The Dragonair - Holy Caster Guide [1.3]

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why i need max Bless Life ? Damage reduction cap is removed ?
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sacks wrote:why i need max Bless Life ? Damage reduction cap is removed ?


50% cap, no limit on flat dr
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sacks wrote:why i need max Bless Life ? Damage reduction cap is removed ?


Smaxing Blessed Life is just enough to get you to DR cap with trophied TA charm.
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Why use a paladin shield for strength-only requirement when the sceptres have at least 404 dexterity needed?
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stats don't matter endgame unless things cost like 800 to equip, and nearly all non-class shields require str and dex anyways.
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Grasshopper wrote:Why use a paladin shield for strength-only requirement when the sceptres have at least 404 dexterity needed?


Aerin/Heraldic Shields are much more common compared to Crown Shields. You can settle for Rondarche or Targe for the lower stat requirement but I would recommend the ones I first mentioned for more defense. Besides, transitioning to str shields means you won't have to put more points into dex than you already have. This lets you save point and invest more into energy/str for the rest of your gear as you would still have little to no sigs by then. By the time you'll need more dex for a crafted scepter, you should have gone through enough charms that Dragonknight covers the stat requirement.
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Yes that is what I thought was the likely reason. After crafting a full set of the recommended gear I had so many points in dexterity to use the sceptre that I had not much left for mana.

Since the other items are all strength-based, I switched to Vindicatress (also strength requirement) because I could move all the dexterity to energy. I will need to find more charms to use a sceptre.

Presumably the reason for sceptres being chosen is because there are no other items that give +paladin skills?
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Grasshopper wrote:Yes that is what I thought was the likely reason. After crafting a full set of the recommended gear I had so many points in dexterity to use the sceptre that I had not much left for mana.

Since the other items are all strength-based, I switched to Vindicatress (also strength requirement) because I could move all the dexterity to energy. I will need to find more charms to use a sceptre.

Presumably the reason for sceptres being chosen is because there are no other items that give +paladin skills?


Yes, it has a chance to give a good amount of +Paladin Skils. And while Paladin 1h weapons can also spawn that affix, War Scepters have twice as much sockets.