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    IncGamers Member smilts's Avatar
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    Pat and MP play through Patriarch Keelin

    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%.
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    My gear choices were pretty strait forward as well.
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    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.
    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.

    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!

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    Re: Double Pat and play through Roethlisberger and Keelin

    Despite my best attempts to arrange a sneaky swapping of Griefs when he wasn't looking, I was never able to pull it off (mine is +348 and 36 IAS). We certainly had a lot of fun, including laughing at each other's deaths. I'll add all the useful bits of info about my guy later. The name was chosen because: a) I'm a Steelers fan; and b) I wanted it to stand out among my other characters in ATMA (due to having a really long name, which I don't normally do).

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    Re: Double Pat and play through Roethlisberger and Keelin

    Congrats!
    Sounds like you had a fun time.

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    Re: Double Pat and play through Roethlisberger and Keelin

    Congrats! Too bad about the laggy beetles. Also too bad Jason couldn't swap Griefs.

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    Re: Double Pat and play through Roethlisberger and Keelin

    Congratulations. I agree with you about Smite, it's a good all-round skill. Sure it's single-target, but so are normal attack, Berserk, Vengeance, Concentrate, and numerous others. Most of those aren't auto-hit like Smite, though- this makes it great on a cleric sort of build that would otherwise have big trouble hitting stuff.

    The only thing I was puzzled about was the Exile in a non-ethereal base. It seems a waste of the runes, because you could have got so much more for the same price, rune-wise.

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    Re: Double Pat and play through Roethlisberger and Keelin

    Yes I know and I would have preferred eth 45 all res, But I didnt have one. Yea auto hit goes a long ways in making it a much better single-target skill.

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    Re: Double Pat and play through Roethlisberger and Keelin

    It's a pity they don't have a way to recover socketables from items. I'd even be happy with the mechanism used by Torchlight or Fate, where one NPC in town will smash the gems and recover the item, while another will smash the item and recover the gems. They could even have a once-per-playthrough thing, by replacing one of the unused merc quests in LoD. I mean, how many people get the Gidbinn or rescue the barbarians before killing Blood Raven?

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    Re: Double Pat and play through Roethlisberger and Keelin

    Most useless IMO quest reward is in Act5. Why do I really want to name a item?

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    Re: Double Pat and play through Roethlisberger and Keelin

    For style points?
    Smite isn't bad, but it knocks back the monsters which is really annoying, that's why I like it only vs act bosses and such.

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    Re: Double Pat and play through Roethlisberger and Keelin

    thats not a problem really and times more than a little useful. If the monster is up against another montster it doesnt move. or against a wall, also if its between you and your moron. And when you need some space its nice to knock them out of the way and since there stunned there out of the way and not moving. Not just for style points I really enjoyed the build all the way through the game.

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