Guess I have to write something since I took the screen shot..
Awhile back myself and Jason Maher, decided to do a play through. Despite one really early death a few bad judgement deaths from us both and some really buggy beetles, it all went pretty smoothly. He played a Double Swing Barb, Roethlisberger. I thought why not go for a smiter, Keelin, and we were off. We played P8 the entire trip and pretty much mowed through the game. That was mostly due to his crazy gear. But enough of that, heres my build.
I went pure Smiter. 20 Smite, 20 Holy shield, 20 Defience, and 20 fanaticism. The rest not that there were many went into 1 point zeal and Holy Shock.
The thing that stood out the most, at least to me, was the defense on this guy. He had 27,646 defense just with holy shield. When Fortitudes Chilling armor went off it knocked it up to 30,656. With Roethlisberger's Shout it went up to 41,183.
So with Smite the LCS damage redout lies even more than usual. The added damage from grief doesnt show or the Bonus from Fort's ed%.
My gear choices were pretty strait forward as well.
As far as playing goes, its fairly strait forward. Run up ignore everything hitting you because its not really hurting you and even if it is, life tap will go off soon enough. While your doing that smash everythings face off with your shield.Code:Grief Phase Blade 'EthTirLoMalRal' One-Hand Damage: 31 to 35 Required Dexterity: 136 Required Strength: 25 Required Level: 59 Sword Class - Fastest Attack Speed Indestructible Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 85 Fingerprint: 0xcc1edee7 Adds 5-30 fire damage +10 Life after each Kill 40% Increased Attack Speed Adds +381 Damage Ignore Target Defense -25% Target Defense Prevent Monster Heal +2 to Mana After Each Kill 20% Deadly Strike 35% Chance to cast Level 15 Venom on striking 161% Damage to Demons (Based on Character Level) -21% to Enemy Poison Resistance Socketed (5: 5 used) Fortitude Superior Archon Plate 'ElSolDolLo' Defense: 1658 Durability: 63 of 68 Required Strength: 103 Required Level: 63 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 85 Fingerprint: 0x17757363 +200% Enhanced Defense +13% Enhanced Defense +300% Enhanced Damage +15 Defense Damage Reduced by 7 Fire Resist +30% Lightning Resist +30% +5% to Maximum Lightning Resist Cold Resist +30% Poison Resist +30% Replenish Life +7 Increase Maximum Durability 14% +1 to Light Radius 25% Faster Cast Rate 12% Damage Taken Goes to Mana 20% Chance to cast Level 15 Chilling Armor when struck +118 to Life (Based on Character Level) Socketed (4: 4 used) Exile Sacred Rondache 'VexOhmIstDol' Defense: 494 Chance to Block: 58% Smite Damage: 35 to 58 Durability: 68 of 68 (Paladin Only) Required Strength: 109 Required Level: 57 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 79 Fingerprint: 0x2ebcd41 +225% Enhanced Defense Fire Resist +37% +5% to Maximum Fire Resist Lightning Resist +37% Cold Resist +37% +5% to Maximum Cold Resist Poison Resist +37% Replenish Life +7 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items 30% Faster Block Rate Freezes Target +1 Level 15 Defiance Aura When Equipped +2 to Offensive Aura Skills (Paladin Only) 15% Chance to cast Level 5 Life Tap on striking Repairs 1 durability in 4 seconds Socketed (4: 4 used) Goblin Toe, Raven Frost, BKWB, Highlords Wrath, Guillaume's Face, and Credendum Mithril Coil.
I have decided that I disagree with the premise that Smite has no use outside of B Net Ubers. PI's are a pain, and it isnt the fastest killer out there. But its very safe, and can kill in hell on players 8, thats good enough for me!