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Aerin Spirit or Sacred Targe Spirit?

Discussion in 'Paladin' started by markb, Mar 1, 2012. | Replies: 7 | Views: 2159

  1. markb

    markb IncGamers Member

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    Aerin Spirit or Sacred Targe Spirit?

    I am building a hammerdin atm. He uses aerin spirit with 45 base res. The armor is 1350 def AP engima. My question is, is it worth getting St spirit instead? I know st is better but it only increases def by ~120, which is 1/10 of the def from enigma. After holy shield, both shields should reach 75% (chance to block). The cost for st is much higher. Is there such a performance difference to justify the upgrade? Does st have faster block?

    I play PvM and hammerdin is mostly used for rush.
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    Re: Aerin Spirit or Sacred Targe Spirit?

    You know block is dependent on dex right?
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    Re: Aerin Spirit or Sacred Targe Spirit?

    You won't be able to tell the difference. Spend you dough somewhere else.
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    Re: Aerin Spirit or Sacred Targe Spirit?

    Sacred Targe 60% block
    Aerin Shield 52% block

    Assuming 38% block from holy shield (between level 36 and level 44 holy shield), and a level 90 character, dex needed for max block is:

    Sacred Targe: 153 dex
    Aerin Shield: 165 dex

    That translates to 36 BOable life. It is up to you whether you consider that to be worth the cost of the Sacred Targe.
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    Re: Aerin Spirit or Sacred Targe Spirit?

    I did not put a single point into dex. Is that a big "no no"?

    I'll skip the st spirit. Thanks for replying.
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    Re: Aerin Spirit or Sacred Targe Spirit?

    Most hammerdins max block. Holy shield makes it so affordable to max block that it is hard to justify not doing it.


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    Re: Aerin Spirit or Sacred Targe Spirit?

    Ok I respec'd him to max block. Lost 300 or so BOable life but chance to block went from 2x% to 75%. His dependency on portions noticeably decreased.
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    Re: Aerin Spirit or Sacred Targe Spirit?

    That's what we call portion control.



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