I decided to go for Blood Thorns and this character is really fun to play for your first hardcore experience.
Now on lvl 92 my goal is to reach lvl 115 and to farm the easiest/most beneficial charms before the new ladder starts tomorrow.
Never thought I will end up a night crafting this weapon and deciding which further MOs to pick.
More %AR for bosses or Life on Attack first? Probably more %AR but does it really pay off? You think twice if you only have one life
After all, this is my second paladin after trying Unholy Caster and my first serious melee char in my D2 history since may 2000!!
I'm glad this updated guide exists. Thank you bapcja against all negative votes.
edit: died at lvl 103 at Baal NM, must have been a lag spike (9200hp,full ele res,19% phys res, one shotted)