I've got a dragon monarch for him, a hand of justice in a legendary mallet, enigma or coh probably, shako, two soj and mara's, cta for his secondary weapon (and sigons shield, yes, sigons shield. ) I can't afford pcombs, they're three soj each on east non-ladder, apparently. Are there any ways I can make the build more effective? Different items? I'm not horribly poor, i've got a faith and two ebotd zerkers to trade for additional items.
Why max holy shock and conviction at the same time. You'd either use a auradin with holy shock/fire from gears or make pure shocker without conviction. And by the way, holy shield should be maxed, that's what I recommend, defense is really important in hell.
Sorry but BTW I think you can go with a fanatic zealot with the current gear and the following skills since a legendary mallet will attack so slow with out fanaticism and the damage output will of course, be miserable. So I would do:
Max fire resist
Max holy shield
Max sacrifice or defiance
This way you have some fire damage from dragon+hoj and at the same time also some physical damage from fanaticism aura and zeal.