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V/C Shield Socketing Query

Discussion in 'Paladin' started by DSpy, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. DSpy

    DSpy IncGamers Member

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    V/C Shield Socketing Query

    Hi, I'm in the midst of building my new v/c. Need some help from fellow paladins.
    I had interest in Exile, but then again...the lack of +skills, +str, and BM turns me off.
    Thus back to HoZ WestNLSC.

    Basically, I'm gonna use:
    'ber ber' 15dr CoA = 31dr
    Enigma or CoH = 8dr
    TGods - for +str and lt absorb
    I prefer TGod as I do not wish to switch belts. IE: Verdungo for melee, etc. And I find TGod is more versatile.
    I do not wish to weapon switch during duels if possible due to the fact that sometimes the switch is unsuccessful and my ear will drop. :(

    Weapons are not my concern atm, just the following...
    For my HoZ options,
    1) Ber it for 47dr
    2) Ohm it for 30-42 smite
    3) Socket a +dmg jewel for higher ave smite

    My questions:
    1) Has someone been successful in melee duels with <40dr? Due to the high def and 75%block of this build nature, is 39dr viable?
    I'm in favor of 39DR tho, cuz it allows me to have more smite dmg.
    2) I know ed adds to smite dmg, and +dmg modifier from items like Redeemer also does the same, but do +min-max dmg jewels add as well? And does it add like what the faq has stated (no pvp penalty, etc), or does it add straight to shield's smite dmg?
    3) I would also like to know your preference for socketing a HoZ in my case. Thanks in advance.

    PS: Pls answer only if you are 100%positive for Q1 & Q2. I'm open to suggestions for Q3. Sorry for being demanding, but some of those Bers/Ohms/jewels that I got are costly in my eyes.
     
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    DSpy IncGamers Member

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    "2) Ohm it for 30-42 smite"

    I really do mean socket a 40ed jewel for 28-39 smite. :p
     
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    ch33s3 m4st3r IncGamers Member

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    the +dmg from jewels wont help, and the ed wont help much

    id go for ber
     
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    DSpy IncGamers Member

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    Hi, thanks for helping.
    Is ed calculated same way on the smite dmg?
    I was thinking of getting an ed/fhr jewel so i can reach 86fhr for 4 framers.

    Anyone else have or are using <40dr in dueling?
     
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    ch33s3 m4st3r IncGamers Member

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    i use 18 dr, it works alright for me. im on west too, you wanna duel some time?
     
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    What about 1.10 griswold's shield?

    I normally go for as much dr as possible if i am not using a doom berserker axe.

    when i use the doom axe, i use 1.10 griswold shield. gives more utility value in pubbies

    but if in legit duels, dont be surprised if dr is capped to like 35% or something for paladins
     

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