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Zealot weapons for leveling?

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  1. liquid_mage

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    Zealot weapons for leveling?

    Hello All,

    Long time D2 player coming back to the game for the 4th or 5th time. I want to start a zealot and i've reviewed some guides and I think I have a grasp on end game gear. But what is some good gear to use while leveling? Especially weapons.

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    Re: Zealot weapons for leveling?

    Basically the highest dps weapon you can find. Some stand out off the top of my head:

    Very low levels: robo weapons (socketables with damage gems inside)

    Low levels: 'Strength'

    Mid levels: Butcher's Pupil, 'Black'

    High levels: Azurewrath (though this one is end-game worthy and somewhat expensive), Lightsabre, Windhammer, Baranar's Star
     
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    Re: Zealot weapons for leveling?

    If you know what mods to look for on end-game gear, you should be able to browse the arreat summit to find what you need to level. Download RuneWord Wizard (everyone should have this) to see which runewords are available at what level and which bases to look out for.

    Good place to start: http://classic.battle.net/diablo2exp/items/normal/uarmor.shtml
     
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    Re: Zealot weapons for leveling?

    The General's Tan-do-li-ga (is that right?) is super at low levels, especially vs. anything that can kick your butt in melee.
     
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    Re: Zealot weapons for leveling?

    Its hard to argue with butcher's. Does more damage than other exceptional uniques and runewords, is decently fast, it just works
     
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    Re: Zealot weapons for leveling?

    Steel is a very good deal, too.

    Stick one in a falchion and it takes you as far as late a3 in norm.
     
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    Re: Zealot weapons for leveling?

    i think a flail is a better option for that though.. fast and good damage and in a2 shoppable
     
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    Re: Zealot weapons for leveling?

    Malice
    3 Socket Melee Weapons
    Ith + El + Eth
    +33% Enhanced Damage
    +9 To Maximum Damage
    100% Chance Of Open Wounds
    -25% Target Defense
    -100 To Monster Defense Per Hit
    Prevent Monster Heal
    +50 To Attack Rating
    Drain Life -5


    To counter the -5 life use: Manald Heal or Angelic Halo as they both give Replenish Life. Or you can just find a replenish life mod on a ring.

    It doesn't have any IAS on it, but 3 OS melee weapons, means that it can be put into anything.

    Axes
    Maces
    Scepters

    Really though when you're building your zealot, going PvM don't worry about speed as much, but damage. Let fanaticism do the work once you have reached level 30, or if you happen to run by some IAS gloves. It also depends on how poor you are. Here's my lower end guide:
    Middle Zealot
     
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    Re: Zealot weapons for leveling?

    Full Cleglaws Set is what I use until lvl 40 or so. It gives good Crushing Blow, Deadly Strike and dmg per level. Plus, it has lower lvl req that most runewords. After that I may have found a better unique, like Butcher's Pupil. Even Hexfire is useful for a while with its Ignore Target Defense and it seems to drop alot.
     
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    Re: Zealot weapons for leveling?

    With Cleglaw's you waste a shield and glove space...

    Defense: 25-27 (varies)(Base Defense: 8-10)
    Required Level: 4
    Required Strength: 22
    Durability: 16
    Paladin Smite Damage: 2 to 3
    Chance to Block: Pal: 35%
    Poison Length Reduced by 75%
    +17 Defense
    All Resistances +15 (2 Items)

    It's just not a very good set item, especially if you're going at it alone, if you're level 40 and haven't found a better shield or gloves by then you may want to rethink the character. ^^

    The Malice can be set in any 3os Melee weapons and has extremely easy to find runes. It is one of THE best LL weapons out there, in fact ghostins use them in their claws... OWs does a lot more damage than you may think.

    Not to mention Knockback is ridiculous for zealots.
     
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    Re: Zealot weapons for leveling?

    Eh you better give me some of whatyoure smoking tidol :p clegs is THE BEST weapon, even LLD's use it. A 5 max jewl scepter with good skills could compare to it but malice..
     
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    Re: Zealot weapons for leveling?

    Come on guys!!!!!!

    Nothing beats Death Gloves, belt and sword in normal!!!! Period!!
    Combine these with Angelic ring and amulet, Cathans Armor and ring and Sigon boots and helm.

    This setup gives decent Physdam, colddam from the Deathset, firedam from the two Cathans pieces lots of resist 28% LL(From Deathset and the 2 Sigon pieces and Cathan ring) The only thing you lack is ML but you can always drink manapotions since you will never have to drink healingpotions with this setup.....

    Regards Beltt
     
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    Re: Zealot weapons for leveling?

    Or get a manald heal ring.
     
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    Re: Zealot weapons for leveling?

    Cliverb's weapon is amazingly powerful as well. If you don't use the Death's Set you should use Cliverb's - it can take you as far as NM, and then switch it for a Butcher's Pupil. :)
     
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    Re: Zealot weapons for leveling?

    Both civerb and Death do less damage than clegs - fact(and are aslower).
     
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    Re: Zealot weapons for leveling?

    You could start out using either steel, black, malace, or whatever rare weap you find. When you build up you have a choice of using grief pb or ebotdz but I prefer grief pb. When you are a high level around 80-90's, then baal in public baaling games to hit high level 90.
     

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