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jwei92 wrote:Alright sir bojac, i need your help.

This is my gear: https://imgur.com/a/Aj8Im

And I am having such a hard time, tons of things can pretty much one shot me, for example, binding of baal, the horadic mages pretty much could oneshot me.

I have my resistances 80/82/80/82 and ~324k without Bear Stance, 383k with stance.

I don't do enough damage to even kill the tree wardens in Toraja jungles either.

Question is, how do I stop being so dang squishy?

Like quillbears can take half my health, and I have Blessed Life. (54%/204)




Do you have all the + maximum levels? It really helps to max blessed life. Your crafted gear should be crafted with creepy shrines and blessed with creepy for as much %str and flat str as possible. You can use Quiet Shrines for your crafts until you get Creepy shrines. Also if you can try to get +3-4 pala skills on your helm and burning veil proc on your gloves, all of your crafts should have ED rolled on them, then MO the rest of the ED up until you get 200%. After that MO movement speed and/or reanimates. You can MO flat str to reach the 118 or 120 req. As for your sockets, try to fill them with crafted jewels instead of runes or gems. Try to craft 4-5 life and mana leech jewels with either life or %stats and either Attack speed to get the best frames, faster hit recovery to cap your frames, movement speed and attack rating. After that craft the rest of the jewels with lem runes for +all attributes % str or %attributes life attack rating. Also try to get res on your gear until you can get the res from your charms so you can put flat DR and flat Def on your rings and ammy. Always use colosseum for tanky targets, keep up solar flare and vindicate, also keep up 5 hoplites. If you havent already make sure you gear up an a3 merc just like i said in my guide. Hope it helps and sorry for the delay, i was sleeping.
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Caleb
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jwei92 wrote:Alright sir bojac, i need your help.

This is my gear: https://imgur.com/a/Aj8Im

And I am having such a hard time, tons of things can pretty much one shot me, for example, binding of baal, the horadic mages pretty much could oneshot me.

I have my resistances 80/82/80/82 and ~324k without Bear Stance, 383k with stance.

I don't do enough damage to even kill the tree wardens in Toraja jungles either.

Question is, how do I stop being so dang squishy?

Like quillbears can take half my health, and I have Blessed Life. (54%/204)


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Stats of mine , I can nearly do anything in game (not tried "impossible" quest)


My gear is:

- Full
Yaerius' Grey Omen
Yaerius' Grey Omen
Paladin Neutral Set

Yaerius' Xyston
Yaerius' Simulacrum
Yaerius' Untruth
Yaerius' Alembic
Yaerius' Mediation

Set Bonus with 2 or more set items:
+2 to Paladin Skill Levels
Set Bonus with 3 or more set items:
+50% Damage to Vessel of Retribution
+50% Damage to Vessel of Justice
+13% to Spell Damage

Set Bonus with 4 or more set items:
+3 Extra Targets to Paladin Vessels
Increase Maximum Life and Mana 10%

Set Bonus with complete set:
5% Chance to cast level 1 Uldyssian's Time Freeze on Melee Attack
5% Chance to cast level 18 Rising Dawn when your Enemy is Slain
-15% to All Enemy Resistances
+31 to Brimstone
+5000 Defense
+250 to all Attributes
+1000 to Life

socketed with fhr/stats jools and mo'ed def and LL jools/Attack rating for weapon (2x
Ten Pin Striker
Ten Pin Striker
Mystic Orb

Cube Reagent

Cube with Any Weapon to Add Bonus

10% Faster Run/Walk
100% Bonus to Attack Rating
Target Takes Additional Damage of 100
+10 Required Level
)
- Amu
Beads of the Snake Queen
Beads of the Snake Queen
Amulet (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
20% Chance to cast level 43 Venomous Spirit on Kill
Adds 7-13 damage
Stun Attack
(21 to 25)% Bonus to Dexterity
(21 to 25)% Bonus to Strength
+(201 to 500) Defense
+100 Life after each Kill


- Ring
Seal of the Nephalem Kings
Seal of the Nephalem Kings
Ring (Sacred)

Required Level: 120
+2 to All Skills
(11 to 15)% Bonus to Vitality
(11 to 15)% Bonus to Strength
Total Character Defense plus (11 to 15)%
(51 to 75)% Extra Gold from Monsters

and
Assur's Bane
Assur's Bane
Assur's Bane (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
+1 to All Skills
Adds 7-13 damage
+150% Damage to Undead
+1 to Purify
Increase Maximum Life and Mana 10%
+2 to Light Radius


- boots
Nephilim
Nephilim
Boots

'Nih'
Runeword Level: 100
100% Chance to cast level 51 Fire Splash when you Die
10% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
(21 to 25)% Bonus to Vitality
+(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
(21 to 25)% Bonus to Strength
+150 Defense
+50 to Strength
+50 to Vitality



Base 300vita and all the rest in str
It's really really solid for that cheap build , I can farm most of charm with some confort
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Johnny Impak
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You have your breakpoint on FHR ? Some mobs, including those that you mention can stun'ock you easily with the morph strangely. Especially Khazra Clans in Torajan jungles. I always Colloseum on mobs that can do this to prevent the issue. Got 50% dr with Blessed Life ?

Edit: You call THAT a cheap build :shock:


Also why Yaerius set ? Cinacide is built for melee and would suit your needs much better imo. If you don't have it, mid game runewords with Ber crafted jewels are a solid alternative.


Question for OP. How in the name of %#@$ are you supposed to do soul of wrath now ? With Smaxed sacred armor and as much magic resistance as I can get my hands on, I instadie. Proc from SU short staff have been modified, so this strat ain't viable anymore.
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Caleb
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Johnny Impak wrote:You have your breakpoint on FHR ? Some mobs, including those that you mention can stun'ock you easily with the morph strangely. Especially Khazra Clans in Torajan jungles. I always Colloseum on mobs that can do this to prevent the issue. Got 50% dr with Blessed Life ?

Edit: You call THAT a cheap build :shock:


Also why Yaerius set ? Cinacide is built for melee and would suit your needs much better imo. If you don't have it, mid game runewords with Ber crafted jewels are a solid alternative.


Question for OP. How in the name of %#@$ are you supposed to do soul of wrath now ? With Smaxed sacred armor and as much magic resistance as I can get my hands on, I instadie. Proc from SU short staff have been modified, so this strat ain't viable anymore.


I have 155 fhr and yes there are sometimes where I get stunlock and sometimes don't
Yaerius is better since the nerf of the slow but it's only my opinion, I tried both and yaerius give same dmg and a bit less crushing blow but better tanking
Yaerius' Xyston
Yaerius' Xyston
Yaerius' Grey Omen Set
Tepoztopilli (Sacred)

Two-Hand Damage: (290-309) to (308-328)
Required Strength: 733
Required Level: 100
(Paladin Only)
Current Strength Damage Bonus: (102/256 Per Strength)%
+(101 to 150) Strength Factor to Spell Damage
+(1 to 7) to Paladin Skill Levels
+(144 to 171)% Enhanced Damage
+125 damage
-(14 to 15)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
-(14 to 15)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+(101 to 500) to Strength
All Resists +100%
Socketed (6)
look at this strenght bonus ! strenght is more dmg and more life in holy mellee
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@Bojac with the nerf to Incarnation leech this patch are you putting some points into it to get that base up from 5%?
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aguni wrote:@Bojac with the nerf to Incarnation leech this patch are you putting some points into it to get that base up from 5%?


Yeah i put 7 points to get the exact value of leech pre-nerf.

Johnny Impak wrote:You have your breakpoint on FHR ? Some mobs, including those that you mention can stun'ock you easily with the morph strangely. Especially Khazra Clans in Torajan jungles. I always Colloseum on mobs that can do this to prevent the issue. Got 50% dr with Blessed Life ?

Edit: You call THAT a cheap build :shock:


Also why Yaerius set ? Cinacide is built for melee and would suit your needs much better imo. If you don't have it, mid game runewords with Ber crafted jewels are a solid alternative.


Question for OP. How in the name of %#@$ are you supposed to do soul of wrath now ? With Smaxed sacred armor and as much magic resistance as I can get my hands on, I instadie. Proc from SU short staff have been modified, so this strat ain't viable anymore.


I havent attempted void yet, will reply with a solution when i get there.
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Johnny Impak wrote:You have your breakpoint on FHR ? Some mobs, including those that you mention can stun'ock you easily with the morph strangely. Especially Khazra Clans in Torajan jungles. I always Colloseum on mobs that can do this to prevent the issue. Got 50% dr with Blessed Life ?

Edit: You call THAT a cheap build :shock:


Also why Yaerius set ? Cinacide is built for melee and would suit your needs much better imo. If you don't have it, mid game runewords with Ber crafted jewels are a solid alternative.


Question for OP. How in the name of %#@$ are you supposed to do soul of wrath now ? With Smaxed sacred armor and as much magic resistance as I can get my hands on, I instadie. Proc from SU short staff have been modified, so this strat ain't viable anymore.



Idk how to use the speed calc, so what are the IAS and FHR breakpoints
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Johnny Impak
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I don't know either lol. I usually calculate 200% and call it a day. I know the dragonknight morph also changes the values. Someone may be able to help you here, and me brw
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The FHR and IAS breakpoints are going to be dependent on how much FHR and IAS you get from Rapture since increased speeds gained from character skills are calculated differently to that gained from items. Also your IAS breakpoints are going to be dependent on the weapon speed modifier of the weapon you're using, for example all Hand of God weapons have a WSM of 40 which greatly increases the necessary IAS to hit frame 7 attack speed in dragonform.

To work out your exact needed character speeds, open SpeedCalc, on the top left corner where it says select class, select Dragonform (Assuming you're using it). Next in the box that says "Mainhand weapon parameters" under WSM enter the weapon speed modifier of your weapon, you can find the exact value on this website by going to documentation -> items -> base items. Next in the box that says "Attack1 animation" enter the IAS you get from Rapture in "Skill IAS" and enter the IAS you get from gear/charms in "Other item IAS". The result should tell you what frame you're currently attacking and how much more item IAS you need to get to a faster frame of attack. Do the same thing in the "Get hit animation" box with your FHR from skills/items to work out your FHR breakpoints.
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Johnny Impak
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Thanks for the explanation. Will try if to see if my random guesses were far from reality