Holy Melee Paladin

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Glamdring26
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Celestialray wrote:Yea, this is a nice guide mate, but is your intelligence in a good place, gaming related of course? That's my cut off for following a guide


Although im not an ex dota player like you, nor i can complete WHOLE endgame of poe 1 week into league, i have somewhat of a decent intelligence in a good place, gaming related of course.
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It's not in a good place.
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The Book of Kalen
The Book of Kalen
Targe (Sacred)

Defense: (3513 - 4471) to (3737 - 4757)
Chance to Block: 3%
(Paladin Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 437
Item Level: 105
Dragonform Attribute Bonus is Halved
30% Hit Recovery
1% Base Block Chance
+(20 to 40) to Carnage
+(120 to 180)% Enhanced Defense
+2000 Defense vs. Missile
Maximum Life 10%
Socketed (4)
and this build is at the best for some boss killing, right ?
smiechu
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Ruubel wrote:
The Book of Kalen
The Book of Kalen
Targe (Sacred)

Defense: (3513 - 4471) to (3737 - 4757)
Chance to Block: 3%
(Paladin Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 437
Item Level: 105
Dragonform Attribute Bonus is Halved
30% Hit Recovery
1% Base Block Chance
+(20 to 40) to Carnage
+(120 to 180)% Enhanced Defense
+2000 Defense vs. Missile
Maximum Life 10%
Socketed (4)
and this build is at the best for some boss killing, right ?


Nope, melee hpal has already good boss-killer skill and should stick to 2-hand str based weapons.

This is for SU Bonebreaker users - some kind of unholy melee paladin minibuild.
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smiechu wrote:
Ruubel wrote:
The Book of Kalen
The Book of Kalen
Targe (Sacred)

Defense: (3513 - 4471) to (3737 - 4757)
Chance to Block: 3%
(Paladin Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 437
Item Level: 105
Dragonform Attribute Bonus is Halved
30% Hit Recovery
1% Base Block Chance
+(20 to 40) to Carnage
+(120 to 180)% Enhanced Defense
+2000 Defense vs. Missile
Maximum Life 10%
Socketed (4)
and this build is at the best for some boss killing, right ?


Nope, melee hpal has already good boss-killer skill and should stick to 2-hand str based weapons.

This is for SU Bonebreaker users - some kind of unholy melee paladin minibuild.



As he said, Mad King's Spine is really good with Unholy Melee and this shield, also insanely strong with Azurewrath if by some miracle you get that weapon.
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Ruubel wrote:
The Book of Kalen
The Book of Kalen
Targe (Sacred)

Defense: (3513 - 4471) to (3737 - 4757)
Chance to Block: 3%
(Paladin Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 437
Item Level: 105
Dragonform Attribute Bonus is Halved
30% Hit Recovery
1% Base Block Chance
+(20 to 40) to Carnage
+(120 to 180)% Enhanced Defense
+2000 Defense vs. Missile
Maximum Life 10%
Socketed (4)
and this build is at the best for some boss killing, right ?


Yeah shields are big no for hmp. You dont have the dexterity to get high block chance and you will sacrifice a lot of damage going for 1h weapon.
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Seikun
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I have a question about Act V merc. By "good proc", you mean miasma, am I right?
Also, instead of
Death Touch
Death Touch
Throwing Knife (4)

Throw Damage: 2 to 7
One-Hand Damage: 4 to 6
Required Level: 1
Required Dexterity:
17
Item Level: 1
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.17 per Dexterity)%
2% Chance to cast level 8 Scorpion Blade on Kill
+1 to Assassin Skill Levels
(21 to 50)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(6 to 8)% to Poison Spell Damage
-(6 to 8)% to Enemy Poison Resistance
Requirements +15%
Socketed (1)
Throw Damage: 9 to 10
One-Hand Damage: 8
Required Level: 18
Required Dexterity:
45
Item Level: 20
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.17 per Dexterity)%
3% Chance to cast level 16 Scorpion Blade on Kill
+2 to Assassin Skill Levels
(81 to 110)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(11 to 13)% to Poison Spell Damage
-(11 to 13)% to Enemy Poison Resistance
Requirements +25%
Socketed (2)
Throw Damage: 17 to 18
One-Hand Damage: 12
Required Level: 36
Required Dexterity:
109
Item Level: 40
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.17 per Dexterity)%
5% Chance to cast level 24 Scorpion Blade on Kill
+3 to Assassin Skill Levels
(141 to 170)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(16 to 18)% to Poison Spell Damage
-(16 to 18)% to Enemy Poison Resistance
Requirements +35%
Socketed (2)
Throw Damage: 22 to 23
One-Hand Damage: 14
Required Level: 45
Required Dexterity:
250
Item Level: 72
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.17 per Dexterity)%
6% Chance to cast level 32 Scorpion Blade on Kill
+(4 to 5) to Assassin Skill Levels
(171 to 200)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(18 to 20)% to Poison Spell Damage
-(18 to 20)% to Enemy Poison Resistance
Requirements +50%
Socketed (2)
you meant
Demonic Touch
Demonic Touch
Leather Gloves (Sacred)

Defense: 1136 to 1143
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
908
Item Level: 120
1% Chance to cast level 20 Cataclysm on Striking
Adds 10-25 damage
+666 Defense
Elemental Resists +10%
Physical Resist 5%
1% Reanimate as: Edyrem
Requirements +100%
Socketed (4)
, isn't it so?
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Seikun wrote:I have a question about Act V merc. By "good proc", you mean miasma, am I right?
Also, instead of
Death Touch
Death Touch
Throwing Knife (4)

Throw Damage: 2 to 7
One-Hand Damage: 4 to 6
Required Level: 1
Required Dexterity:
17
Item Level: 1
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.17 per Dexterity)%
2% Chance to cast level 8 Scorpion Blade on Kill
+1 to Assassin Skill Levels
(21 to 50)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(6 to 8)% to Poison Spell Damage
-(6 to 8)% to Enemy Poison Resistance
Requirements +15%
Socketed (1)
Throw Damage: 9 to 10
One-Hand Damage: 8
Required Level: 18
Required Dexterity:
45
Item Level: 20
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.17 per Dexterity)%
3% Chance to cast level 16 Scorpion Blade on Kill
+2 to Assassin Skill Levels
(81 to 110)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(11 to 13)% to Poison Spell Damage
-(11 to 13)% to Enemy Poison Resistance
Requirements +25%
Socketed (2)
Throw Damage: 17 to 18
One-Hand Damage: 12
Required Level: 36
Required Dexterity:
109
Item Level: 40
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.17 per Dexterity)%
5% Chance to cast level 24 Scorpion Blade on Kill
+3 to Assassin Skill Levels
(141 to 170)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(16 to 18)% to Poison Spell Damage
-(16 to 18)% to Enemy Poison Resistance
Requirements +35%
Socketed (2)
Throw Damage: 22 to 23
One-Hand Damage: 14
Required Level: 45
Required Dexterity:
250
Item Level: 72
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.17 per Dexterity)%
6% Chance to cast level 32 Scorpion Blade on Kill
+(4 to 5) to Assassin Skill Levels
(171 to 200)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(18 to 20)% to Poison Spell Damage
-(18 to 20)% to Enemy Poison Resistance
Requirements +50%
Socketed (2)
you meant
Demonic Touch
Demonic Touch
Leather Gloves (Sacred)

Defense: 1136 to 1143
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
908
Item Level: 120
1% Chance to cast level 20 Cataclysm on Striking
Adds 10-25 damage
+666 Defense
Elemental Resists +10%
Physical Resist 5%
1% Reanimate as: Edyrem
Requirements +100%
Socketed (4)
, isn't it so?


Any on striking procs is good because
Razorspine
Razorspine
Hard Leather Armor (Sacred)

Defense: (3714 - 4372) to (3961 - 4663)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 486
Item Level: 105
Indestructible
7% Chance to cast level 20 Spike Nova when Struck
+(58 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
+(41 to 50) to Strength
+(100 to 150) Life Regenerated per Second
Physical Resist 15%
Socketed (6)
procs like crazy(The docs shows the item wrong, its %20 chance to proc level 7 spike nova), and since the proc on this item counts as wdm attack, it can proc other stuff as well. So merc gets hit, merc procs spike nova, spike nova procs other on striking procs.

Other than that, as you mentioned miasma is really good, since it slows down monsters a lot.

Shower of Rocks can be quite good as well because it reduces mobs AR, velocity and attack speed. But since it appears as "on kill" proc, it will not be good in late game(Labs), since merc will not kill anything there.

And yes, it was supposed to be Demonic Touch, thanks.
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Seikun
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I planned to use mine with
Erawan
Erawan
Body Armors

'Nih'
Runeword Level: 100
10% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
25% to Strength
25% to Vitality
Physical Resist (11 to 15)%
Total Character Defense (11 to 20)%
, but anyway.

I thought miasma is good in dlabs (and not just there) because it reduces enemy damage and chance to hit. The crafted greatsword is supposed to have 25% or a bit more slow target anyway, monsters in dlabs can't be slowed any further after all.

If
Demonic Touch
Demonic Touch
Leather Gloves (Sacred)

Defense: 1136 to 1143
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
908
Item Level: 120
1% Chance to cast level 20 Cataclysm on Striking
Adds 10-25 damage
+666 Defense
Elemental Resists +10%
Physical Resist 5%
1% Reanimate as: Edyrem
Requirements +100%
Socketed (4)
is there for phys res, why not add
Rogue Foresight
Rogue Foresight
Heavy Gloves (Sacred)

Defense: 492 to 522
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 484
Item Level: 120
+1 to All Skills
5% Deadly Strike
+(3 to 9) to War Spirit
-10% to Strength
20% to Dexterity
Physical Resist 5%
Socketed (4)
as well? I don't think -10% str makes much difference, but 5% deadly strike is definitely nice. Or not?
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Seikun wrote:I planned to use mine with
Erawan
Erawan
Body Armors

'Nih'
Runeword Level: 100
10% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
25% to Strength
25% to Vitality
Physical Resist (11 to 15)%
Total Character Defense (11 to 20)%
, but anyway.

I thought miasma is good in dlabs (and not just there) because it reduces enemy damage and chance to hit. The crafted greatsword is supposed to have 25% or a bit more slow target anyway, monsters in dlabs can't be slowed any further after all.

If
Demonic Touch
Demonic Touch
Leather Gloves (Sacred)

Defense: 1136 to 1143
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
908
Item Level: 120
1% Chance to cast level 20 Cataclysm on Striking
Adds 10-25 damage
+666 Defense
Elemental Resists +10%
Physical Resist 5%
1% Reanimate as: Edyrem
Requirements +100%
Socketed (4)
is there for phys res, why not add
Rogue Foresight
Rogue Foresight
Heavy Gloves (Sacred)

Defense: 492 to 522
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 484
Item Level: 120
+1 to All Skills
5% Deadly Strike
+(3 to 9) to War Spirit
-10% to Strength
20% to Dexterity
Physical Resist 5%
Socketed (4)
as well? I don't think -10% str makes much difference, but 5% deadly strike is definitely nice. Or not?


Yes miasma is really good, especially in labs.

Demonic touch has proc as a plus, facebreaker has insane ias as a plus, but rogue foresight has no other good stat for merc. And -10% str is a negative to begin with.

Also i would recommend shapeshifter if you wanna run labs. You dont have to get any %dr on them, and can just focus on procs. Act 5 merc doesnt deal any damage in labs anyway, so it would be kinda pointless to use him.