alright, i made my hammerdin a little while ago when i was dirt-poor (diablo wise) because i figured if anyone can do well mostly un-twinked, a hammerdin can... and it's turned out pretty nicely. a friend donated two soj's to my cause and after that he rolled nicely along through numerous baal runs and questing around hell.. now that he's managed to trade for and find some decent gear, my question for you pally-experts is.. what piece of gear should i go for next?
im not looking for mf gear suggestions (although with vigor at 24, he can litteraly 'run' meph) but rather, gear for maxium damage and survivabilty in hell.
i know there is a very good maxium damage hammerdin guide, but im looking for a more personalized suggestion on the next couple pieces of gear i should upgrade.. more like 'where is the weakness in my gear' ... and i know a hoto would be great, but i still cant' quite afford that.. so think of something below that price point (us east, non-ladder) ... with that said, here's where i stand
hammerdin, lvl 88 .. 6.8-6.9k hammer damage
blessed hammers - 30
blessed aim - 26
vigor - 26
concentration - 26
holy shield - 21
a point in redemption, plus prereqs
(all additional points are going into holy shield)
head - shako w/ ptopaz
weapon - wizardspike
shield - zak w/ pdiamond
armor - shafstop
boots - ik set boots
belt - string of ears
gloves - vemon grip, unique gloves
rings - 2x soj's
ammy - +2 to pally skill lvls, 43 fire rest. 3 rest resist
it's a decent setup on the cheap.. ive got more than max resistance with wizardspike and zak.. and nice damage reduction with the shafstop and soe's... i could look for a better ammy, but this one is nice. ... is there anything i could improve on before stepping up to a hoto ?