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I need SHOCKADIN help please!

Discussion in 'Paladin' started by eguff, Apr 12, 2006. | Replies: 20 | Views: 7025

  1. eguff

    eguff IncGamers Member

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    I need SHOCKADIN help please!

    Hi all. Thinking of making a shockadin. I have a bunch of questions though.

    are they any good?
    if i use DREAM helm and DREAM shield, am i doing an overkill?
    will one dream piece of gear do as well as using both above?
    what weapon should i use?
    what other skills do i use?
    what kind of damage will a fully loaded shockadin do?

    Also, any other tidbits of info would be GREATLY appreciated.

    Thanks!!!!
  2. gorash

    gorash IncGamers Member

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    are u making a holy shock or shock / fire type (auradin)

    otherwise check the dreamer builds sticky'd up.
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    One good dream shocker:
    max zeal
    max resist light
    max holy shield
    max conviction
    rest into sacrifice or salvation

    Main gears:
    beast caddy
    coh archon
    dream helm
    dream shield
    the rest are up to you, just remember that you should get extra ias to achieve max zeal.
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    jake007 IncGamers Member

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    Pretty much what megaflame described. You're looking to annihilate pretty much anything on Player 1, and will have decent killing speed till Player 5 (Killing speed is quite slow in River of flame.)

    Don't max sacrifice though, because of conviction, synergy from salvation actually gets amplified x-folds, so max that instead.
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    eguff IncGamers Member

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    sweet. thanks for the quick replies. Keep 'em coming!!
  7. eguff

    eguff IncGamers Member

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    SHOCK only. I've been told that the holy fire ones are weak. What about MAX'd out HOLY SHOCK and HOLY FIRE? I could do HOZ weap, DRAGON armor, DREAM helm and shield. Would that be worth doing?
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    But he's asking for a aura shocker so maybe we shouldn't astray from topic.
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    xLiChx IncGamers Member

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    HOZ is a sheild :wink3:
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    mclarke IncGamers Member

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    Nitpcikers these days

    im sure all of us knew he was talking about HOJ (hand of justice) and not HoZ, i prefer the idea of using both holy fire + lightning so a pala who thinks hes cunning getting out a + 1xx resist light shield an pwn u, skills would probs look like this;
    Max resist fire,
    Max resist lightning
    Max Conviction
    1 point in charge (will hurt with the auras, the conviction will remove defense)
    1 point in vengeance (holy fire + light + conviction with this? OUCH, defense removed by conviction again)
    Max salvation.
    GL :).
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    mclarke IncGamers Member

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    (i corrected it to hoj not hoz)

    If your using dreams/ hoz + dragon you should not put a single point into holy fire/lightning, thats what the dreams etc are for. Unless you need them to get conviction i cant remember if they're necessary. I still reccomend my build, although 1 point in holy shield is obviously necessary, more after rest = maxed. This is a plain aura killer build, NOT hybrid with charge/zeal.
  14. eguff

    eguff IncGamers Member

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    excellent replies all. Thank you and keep them coming!!!


    QUESTION: If using DREAM HELM/SHIELD, do i put any pts into holy shock? Do i max out holy shock?
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    Evrae Altana IncGamers Member

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    No, you don't. You just max out the synergies.
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    everyone keeps saying use conviction aura with the elemental auras from runewords, but i'm curious; if i use a lvl 20 holyshock aura and put on some dreams, would i have a lvl 50 holyshock on me?
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    And BTW holy fire is not so weak anyways. If some dude can use dual dragon+hoj with max salvation and resist fire then he'd be 3.5k+ average damage, coupled with conviction it's still good.
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    mclarke IncGamers Member

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    Put simply NO
    Put more complicated
    consider this being your pala:
    1 dream (has lvl 15 holy shock)
    a lvl 20 holy shock aura
    lets say you used both at the same time: D2 gets confused so it does as normal with other auras: uses the better one so you'd be using a lvl 20 holy shock
    now lets say you put on another dream:
    2 dreams (lvl 30 holy shock total)
    a lvl 20 holy shock aura
    Now that the dreams have a higher level holy shock than the pala, it overides leaving you with a lvl 30 holy shock from dreams.

    Palas use conviction + dreams because a lvl 20 or so conviction + lvl 30 holy shock from dreams is far more damaging than a lvl 55 holy shock (thats pretty close to highest possible).
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    eguff IncGamers Member

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    SWEET. That saves me 20 skill points. Now what do i do?? lol
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    mclarke IncGamers Member

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    cant people work out a build for themselves? i just worked out a full fireball pala cos i was bored in 30 mins, although i just realised his firebaal damage will suck but nvm that.

    http://forums.diabloii.net/showthread.php?t=318235 this is a charger/dreamer which i dont think you want,

    http://forums.diabloii.net/showthread.php?t=360950 This seems to be a pure fire with foh, still probs not what we need

    http://forums.diabloii.net/showthread.php?t=365416&page=1&pp=10 whoa i think we found it :). Saves me writing it, basically a hoj + dragon + dual dream conviction build which WILL hurt. He has a sense of humour but he seems a bit lazy, id prefer a foh hybrid with both auras but it seems they dont exist cos they max salvation for the ++++ dmg. I hope you know this took me 5 mins of research to find these guides look at the pala guides section and u might find em :).

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