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Paladin Zealer - Lets Conversate.

Discussion in 'Paladin' started by SyCoMiDgEt, Jul 20, 2009. | Replies: 21 | Views: 1496

  1. SyCoMiDgEt

    SyCoMiDgEt IncGamers Member

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    Paladin Zealer - Lets Conversate.

    Hello all, and thanks for viewing this. Im pretty set on the fact that im a 1 point smite, rest zeal, do not tell me smiters are better, blah blah blah, I like zeal better, alot more fun to play.

    Anyways. Skill Tree:

    20 Sacrifice
    20 Zealot
    20 Holy Shield
    20 Fanat
    1 Smite

    The rest, I am not to sure about.

    My Gear, Gah, I am so confused. Please Help! (Btw, I Mainly Use Perf Gear)

    Sheild:
    Eth HoZ, Socketed With Zod (About 250 More Defence)
    HoZ, Socketed With Um (22 More Resist On All)

    Weapon:
    Grief Or LW
    Lots Of Pros and Cons, Please Help!

    Armor:
    I pretty much have no idea.

    All my large skill charms, should they all be +life?
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    Re: Paladin Zealer - Lets Conversate.

    When you go "1 point smite", Grief is almost a must-have.

    If you need the res, go HoZ. If you don't, go Eth HoZ.

    A Zealot doesn't use skill charms. They use max/ar/lifers. Note that +max dmg won't work with Smite, only Zeal.

    As for armor:
    Fortitude or Duress if you need res but not a lot
    Chains of Honor if you need a lot of res
  3. SyCoMiDgEt

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    Re: Paladin Zealer - Lets Conversate.

    Why not skill charms with 45 life? Even 5 of those, thats 200 more life. And 5 skill points...
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    Re: Paladin Zealer - Lets Conversate.

    Skill points mean nothing for a Zealot.

    15x 20life/5 res scs, now that's a much better use of your inventory space.

    If you can get those without duping, of course.
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    Re: Paladin Zealer - Lets Conversate.

    and sheild:

    Eth Exile?

    or Eth HoZ?
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    Re: Paladin Zealer - Lets Conversate.

    Exile for safety, HoZ for offense.
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    Re: Paladin Zealer - Lets Conversate.

    Ok so far.
    Im set on.

    Eth Vortex Exile.
    Fortitude.
    Lifers/Resist Charms


    Now why should i strickly be set on grief?
    Last wish offers CB. Lvl17 Might. ED. Life Tap (on top of Exiles)

    Grief
    ED, 400 Damage.
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    Re: Paladin Zealer - Lets Conversate.

    Grief adds to base damage before modifiers, so for a smiter Grief >>> LW
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    Re: Paladin Zealer - Lets Conversate.

    Rings?

    2x Bks?
    1 BK and something else?

    Helmet?
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    Re: Paladin Zealer - Lets Conversate.

    rings: 1 Ravenfrost for sure.
    helm: guillaume face is hard to beat, especially if you go for Grief. (Grief >> LW).
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    If you can meet the IAS breakpoints, I recommend eth death zerker/ettin, gives higher damage to zeal than grief. But for a 1-point smiter, grief>>all of course :).
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    Re: Paladin Zealer - Lets Conversate.

    Well to be 100% honest, i hate smite, and i doubt ill use it much as ive seen plenty of people own ubers without using smite.

    So far I have gotten my.

    Last Wish Zerker
    Perfect HoZ socketed with 22 Resist? Or could i find a jewel thats WAY better?
    CoA - Socketed With Ber Ber = 30% DR (31 would be highest)

    Debating On My Armor Still, I Think Fortitude would be my best guess.
    Also.

    TGods For the 20 Str, 20 Vita, and ED
    or
    Verdungos For Life, More DR, and ED
    or
    SoE for the 8% ll, 15% DR and ED
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    Last Wish zerker? Where's your IAS gear? ...
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    Re: Paladin Zealer - Lets Conversate.

    Ive done many many Zealots using all the various cookie cutter setups and other odd builds utilizing all the various damage auras.

    In my opinion the best pvm zealot is geared and stated this way.


    Numbers: 48% fhr , max all res with sorb all with 85 fire, 75 cold,90 light 75 poison res.

    main setup for all manner of pvm play less ubers

    Skill set

    20 Zeal
    20 Sacrifice
    20 fanant
    20 res light
    10-15 holyshield
    1 salvation


    Helm: Dream
    Helm for Ubers: Gface 15 ias'd
    Shield: Phnx Zak 40+ base res
    Switch Shield: Dream Sacred Targe
    Switch Wep: Lacerator
    Wep: Death BA
    Armor: Fort (coh for Ubers)
    Belt Nos: Coils
    Boots: Gores
    Gloves: Laying of Hands
    Ring1 Wisp
    Ring2 Ravenfrost
    Ammy Highlords

    Merc: Conviction Might Merc



    You end up with 65%cb , about 75-80% deadly strike. A 4fpa Zeal (max speed)
    On switch you have 7K light damage + amp and throwies for both PI's and IM. The Conviction merc is pretty mint making your pally virtually auto hit all monsters with the lower defenses and boosts that light damage massively. Nearly as good as running this yourself.!



    For ubers, you'll have 100% crushing blow and Deadly strike. With amp, you'll kill faster then any smiter could ever hope to.

    My Zealot made this way does 6K min and 28K max damage and he's not even using very good charms. His death is a medium roll. with Amp active this gets doubled.

    This means the avg damage is 17K per hit or 34K avg damage with amp not counting the added light from the helm in phy mode and the crushing blow.

    So in one zeal cycle with a 95% chance to hit under amp =161,500 phy damage per Zeal cycle. This takes 23 frames to complete.

    With just that Dream helm on full time with death and phnx your still adding 1100 avg light damage per hit or after conviction apprx 10K light per zeal cycle as an after thought on your massive phy damage.

    On switch you have about 28K avg light damage on zeal and around 12K damage on throw.

    Running Dream full time gives one a nice hunk of FHR and life, plus adds confuse to go along with your full time redemption. This is a crap-ton of saftey. This char will never die to IM or have to worry about immunes.

    For Smiting, sure grief or astrons is better, but why bother smiting in the first place, zeal is much more powerful and fun .

    One needs 56 ias with death BA and max fanat to have max speed so dont even think about using dracs. (life leach with your massive damage and redemption makes tap pointless. Amps double damage means double leach effectiveness)


    I'd go side by side in kill speed and saftey vs ANY melee pally and cream it with ease.

    This HC Pally of mine is kicking strong at level 90.

    ymmv
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    Re: Paladin Zealer - Lets Conversate.

    don't you need ~60ias to achieve 4fpa zeal with a berserker axe?
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    http://diablo3.ingame.de/tips/calcs/weaponspeed.php?lang=english

    Depends on your level of Fanat. 56% is what I show giving max ias with a level 27 fanat
    15 ias gface
    20 highlords
    20 Loh's
    10 nos

    65 ias.

    5fpa zeal on dream (worth losing the frame for it imo)



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    Well this didnt go so well.

    Im using:

    CoH
    CoA
    HoZ
    Highlords
    Last Wish Zerker
    Nos Belt
    Raven
    BK
    Dracs
    Eth Treks

    20 Zeal, 15 Sac, 20 Fanat, 20 Holy Sheild, 1 Smite

    My damage is pretty damn low...
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    What's yer damage now?
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    Re: Paladin Zealer - Lets Conversate.

    1500-4500

    without pcombs or anni..
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    i wouldn't count on pcombs doing much, i think max charms are a better bet (tho i'm drunk, so i could be wrong :guiness:)

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