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This sounds fun! (is it hell-viable)

Discussion in 'Paladin' started by Man Stones, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Man Stones

    Man Stones Diabloii.Net Member

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    This sounds fun! (is it hell-viable)

    I want a 100% CB (or close) zealot that is safe, has respectable killing speed, unique, not TOO expensive :wink:. This is what I came up with.

    stats: I'll work it out

    Equip
    wep option 1: up'd, cham'd ribcracker
    OR
    wep option 2: cham'd Astreon's Iron Ward with Rhyme Pally shield
    armor: eth up'd ptopaz'd Skullders
    helm: ptopaz'd Guillame's
    boots: gores
    belt: Nosfo's or dungos (wep2)
    gloves: cleglaws
    ammy: metal grid
    rings: raven + leecher with res
    Charms:
    offensive skillers

    Skills
    zeal: max
    Holy freeze: max
    resist frost: max
    salvation: max
    rest: either sacrifice or blessed aim or both (Damage or AR)


    Pros:
    100 CB (83 wep2)
    20 DS
    10 OW
    86 FHR breakpoint
    ~2k cold damage
    SLOW ENEMIES!!! (slow enemies 35%(nosfo's +cleg's (60% with wep2!)) 56ish from holy freeze, cold damage all stack)
    freeze enemies (cham)
    MF (at lvl 85) ~150 before charms (175 wep2)
    Unique (?)
    7fps zeal (6 frame wep 2)

    cons:
    No Blocking
    LOW resists

    I figure the REALLY slow enemies will make up for resists and blocking.

    Questions:
    What merc/merc setup would be best suited? (might defiance or Blessed aim?)
    Is AR enough without blessed aim? (passive bonus and merc)
    Any obvious problems you are foreseeing?

    I plan on testing this build extensively when I get some idea of equipment and skills. I would love to make my first guide something nifty like this guy.

    Thanks for peeking!
    -Man Stones
     
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    Re: This sounds fun! (is it hell-viable)

    Why not use Astreon's Ward, Heaven's Light, Stormlash (all 33% CB) or Death? Death in a War Spike will get you to 100% CB and you'll only need 42 ias to reach a 5 frame zeal.
     
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    Re: This sounds fun! (is it hell-viable)

    1st, because I will not look even close to bad*** enough
    2nd, Up'd Ribcracker damage = HOLY LULZ!
    3rd, I want something UNIQUE!
     
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    Re: This sounds fun! (is it hell-viable)

    Maybe I was doing it wrong, but I've tried a zealot with a perfect upped shaeled ribby and it was kinda disappointing. Imo with MF gear and without maxed resists, and no defense bonus of any kind (like holy shield or the ctc armor from fort) you'll be torn to shreds. I do have a problem with writing builds off too quickly... with holy freeze and all the slow it might work. You're not gonna cruise through hell though, even with good gear a two-handed zealot can be squishy.

    I think Astreon's fits nicely in this build. It has a 150-200% bonus to AR, 33% CB, slows target by 25% and isn't used that much on cookie-cutter builds. If you make Rhyme in a good pali shield you'll get another 25% MF and potentially up to 70 resists.
     
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    Re: This sounds fun! (is it hell-viable)

    Okay, with Astreon's and Rhyme pally shield, I will have slightly less damage (and therefore leech) faster zeal (6 frame, 5 frame with 22 more IAS) 83% CB (93 with goblin toe), more slow, more res, and blocking, more AR, less FHR.

    Should I split the remaining points between Holy Shield, Blessed aim, and sacrifice, or pump holy shield?

    Also, how do Slow enemies (25 from wep, 25 from gloves, and 10 from belt), Holy Freeze (around 56), and cold damage stack?

    Also, with the cannot be frozen mod on Rhyme, should I have dual leech rings, dual ravens (AR + dex), Wisps ( I have feeling gloams are going to be a beach), or a combo.

    MERC COMMENTS!
     
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    Re: This sounds fun! (is it hell-viable)

    Try to get last wish but its more of a uber smiter weapon and most expensive runeword in the game.
     
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    Re: This sounds fun! (is it hell-viable)

    no IAS and I can't cham it. I need freeze target~!
     
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    Re: This sounds fun! (is it hell-viable)

    You cannot have 100% CB unless you use 5 Ber on weapon (Runemaster with 5 Ber looks impressive and is useless)
    For example 50 CB on weapon + 50 CB on "fantasy boots" gives you 75% chance to swing with CB.
     
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    Re: This sounds fun! (is it hell-viable)

    ^Maybe you're confusing CB with deadly/critical strike?

    @Stones: You don't need freeze target. You've already got heaps of slow from items and HF, just add a merc with reaper's toll to that and watch them crawl.
     
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    Re: This sounds fun! (is it hell-viable)

    You are right - sorry for confusion.



     
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    Re: This sounds fun! (is it hell-viable)

    What about this: (ULTRA expensive)

    heavens light berber (83% cb)
    gores (15% cb)
    blood gloves (5-10% cb)

    for a total of maximum 98% cb

    then go for example the elemental damage route with a dream set up and holy freeze aura running and a act 2 merc with infinity. (although everything will pulse to near death before you can sliver their life away with cb i guess)
     
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    Re: This sounds fun! (is it hell-viable)

    For PvM I quite like the 100% CB and 100% DS set-up (with 4 frame zeal of course).

    Items:

    Death BA
    Guillaume Helm (15% IAS jewel)
    HL Amu
    Forti
    Nosferatu Belt
    20% IAS +str +dex Gloves
    Gores
    2x Ravens.

    Its a great set-up, its cheap (death isnt too expensive), and you own in PvM with max resists too (with Um'ed Zaka for instance).

    Easy as pie.
     

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