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.