Muilpeer wrote:Miasma is awesome, I can tell you that since I made an A5 Miasma Merc, my life has become considerably easier
It seems like the correct proc for the build. Especially with all the -enemy resists and the fact that the build doesn't have a poison proc from it's full set bonus yet (except for the carpet of spiders on the boots).
Btw, I converted my existing paladin to a Blood pally with full Malthael set. I put miasma on the weapon but what MO's and socket fillers do you recommend? Most blessed lucky upgrades failed so my DR is on the low side, around 30%.
I agree, Miasma meshes very well with the build.
I'm personally going to MO %TCD on at least my helm and armor (after two %ED MOs to max out to 350% Enhanced Def). Gloves/Belt/Boots, I might MO with %FSD to get over 300%, or possibly just more %TCD. Having 200k plus defense pre-Terror Strike sounds great to me, especially since we have the cushion of the Malthael's belt doubled TS duration.
As for socket fillers, the end-game is probably Zod-crafted jewels with at least +3% fire spell damage (with +3% spell damage and +3% fire spell damage in one roll, you could get +6%FSD in one jewel, which is the goal) and at least one of +vitality, +% bonus to vitality, or flat life. Damage and extra tankiness is always nice, plus whatever other bonuses a particular jewel might provide outside of that (extra resists, other stats, etc.).
The %DR problem can be helped by 5% with the Tran Athulua trophy, and this build--especially with full Malthael's set, from my experience--shouldn't have a problem with TA. It was actually the first trophy I've ever obtained. c: Beyond that trophy, I'd also suggest smaxing Blessed Life if you're not, since it adds 2% per hard point. I'm going this route, especially while my gear isn't tip-top yet; Blood Thorns will melt pretty much everything even without a few extra skill points in it (I left it at 1 point for a long time).
EDIT: Btw, Stealthmaster, for Quov Tsin, you need +500% all resists and 95 max to make him do no damage. It might be closer to the high 400s, I'm not sure, but 500 definitely works.