Havent played pallys in awhile, but I wanted to try a pally that was a little different (not interested in hammerdin or smiter). Most info I read for tesladins use zeal, and i'm kind of wondering why. in order to make holy shock most effective, you need to max salvation and resist lightning, both of which are synergies to vengeance. with the cold length and synergies, why not focus on that instead? my idea for the build was to use crescent moon...i was actually thinking of using a mighty scepter, since u could get some skill adds. but cryptic sword probably is the best overall option (I'm guessing). not sure about the rest of the equip...if i remember right vengeance is pretty mana intensive, so some % damage to mana, +mana to kill, and/or mana leech would prob be needed. i could switch to zeal (prereq anyway) for the leech, with the ignore def from cresc moon, getting mana back that way shouldnt be a prob.
skills i would go as follows
20 - holy shock, res lightning, vengeance, salvation
5 - prereqs and holy shield
that takes me to 88 skil pts, and i guess after that point i'd just dump the rest into holy shield.
for the rest of equip, i was considering gloom or duress for armor. probably ancients pledge for shield...cheap, and helps with resists as well as my mana problem with the % damage to mana. i was considering a runeword for a helm, lore and radiance are cheap and decent items. belt - string of ears? the damage reduction would probably help. i think i have a ravenfrost so that'd have to be one of the rings (melee character frozen in hell = bad news), the rest of the stuff could be a lot of things i guess. the build sounds viable (and fun) to me, but i figured the pally pros would know best