Unholy Caster Paladin

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stevofasho
Gravedigger
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NotCube wrote:
stevofasho wrote:just to point out(and correct me if i am wrong) but lightning spell dmg is not an affix that will roll on crafted boots. i'm also pretty sure EF cannot be rolled onto boots so i'm pretty sure you can't get 100+


Boots don't innately roll EF nor spell damage, but with eerie (60 EF a pop) craft + bless you can get a maximum of 120 EF.
You're right about spell damage though. I switched from ornate to eerie for boots but didn't remove that part. Thanks.


Oh so shrine blessing the boots can essentially double the EF to 120 if they are rolled perfectly?
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NotCube
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If you're lucky, yes.
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mortimer_85 wrote:A small hint on the Crafted Weapon part:

Paladin Blunt and Sceptres:
-max + Paladin skill is now 4 down from 5
-max innate single pierce: 15
-Sockets: 3(Paladin) 6(War Scepter)
-max innate single sd%: 50(Paladin) 40 (Scepter)
-max innate EF: 50

Crsytal Swords:
-max all skill is now 4 up from 3.
-max innate single pierce: 20
-Sockets 6
-max innate single sd%: 40
-max innate EF:100
-less phys dam affixes

So Crystal Swords seems to be far superior for crafting a good one handed caster weapon, especially for oskills that only roll on non weapon items.
Have not tested much though….

That's pretty neat. I'll update the guide after doing some test on this. Thank you.
Edited by NotCube 1 week.
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kissofaries
Onyx Knight
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your breakpoints chart is wrong, please fix it

imo superbeast isn't worth using now because of new paladin breakpoints.

also
Heartrend
Heartrend
Large Axe (4)

Two-Hand Damage: (8 - 9) to (10 - 11)
Required Level: 1
Required Strength: 18
Item Level: 1
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.26 per Strength)%
1% Chance to cast level 6 Lifeblood on Death Blow
+1 to All Skills
+(18 to 29)% Enhanced Damage
+(6 to 10)% to Lightning Spell Damage
-(3 to 5)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+(21 to 30)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
Socketed (2)
Two-Hand Damage: (19 - 21) to (22 - 24)
Required Level: 18
Required Strength: 39
Item Level: 20
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.26 per Strength)%
2% Chance to cast level 12 Lifeblood on Death Blow
+(1 to 2) to All Skills
+(41 to 52)% Enhanced Damage
+(11 to 20)% to Lightning Spell Damage
-(6 to 10)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+(31 to 40)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
Socketed (4)
Two-Hand Damage: (39 - 42) to (45 - 49)
Required Level: 37
Required Strength: 88
Item Level: 41
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.26 per Strength)%
3% Chance to cast level 18 Lifeblood on Death Blow
+2 to All Skills
+(64 to 75)% Enhanced Damage
+(21 to 30)% to Lightning Spell Damage
-(11 to 15)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+(41 to 50)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
Socketed (5)
Two-Hand Damage: (50 - 53) to (57 - 61)
Required Level: 46
Required Strength: 180
Item Level: 73
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.26 per Strength)%
4% Chance to cast level 21 Lifeblood on Death Blow
+3 to All Skills
+(75 to 86)% Enhanced Damage
+(31 to 40)% to Lightning Spell Damage
-(16 to 20)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+(51 to 60)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
Socketed (6)
is a great TU weapon for uhc
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kissofaries wrote:your breakpoints chart is wrong, please fix it

imo superbeast isn't worth using now because of new paladin breakpoints.

also
Heartrend
Heartrend
Large Axe (4)

Two-Hand Damage: (8 - 9) to (10 - 11)
Required Level: 1
Required Strength: 18
Item Level: 1
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.26 per Strength)%
1% Chance to cast level 6 Lifeblood on Death Blow
+1 to All Skills
+(18 to 29)% Enhanced Damage
+(6 to 10)% to Lightning Spell Damage
-(3 to 5)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+(21 to 30)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
Socketed (2)
Two-Hand Damage: (19 - 21) to (22 - 24)
Required Level: 18
Required Strength: 39
Item Level: 20
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.26 per Strength)%
2% Chance to cast level 12 Lifeblood on Death Blow
+(1 to 2) to All Skills
+(41 to 52)% Enhanced Damage
+(11 to 20)% to Lightning Spell Damage
-(6 to 10)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+(31 to 40)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
Socketed (4)
Two-Hand Damage: (39 - 42) to (45 - 49)
Required Level: 37
Required Strength: 88
Item Level: 41
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.26 per Strength)%
3% Chance to cast level 18 Lifeblood on Death Blow
+2 to All Skills
+(64 to 75)% Enhanced Damage
+(21 to 30)% to Lightning Spell Damage
-(11 to 15)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+(41 to 50)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
Socketed (5)
Two-Hand Damage: (50 - 53) to (57 - 61)
Required Level: 46
Required Strength: 180
Item Level: 73
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.26 per Strength)%
4% Chance to cast level 21 Lifeblood on Death Blow
+3 to All Skills
+(75 to 86)% Enhanced Damage
+(31 to 40)% to Lightning Spell Damage
-(16 to 20)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+(51 to 60)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
Socketed (6)
is a great TU weapon for uhc


Updated with values from the latest speedcalc. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
Also added Heartrend to the list.
Ruubel
Monkey King
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At early game and at midgame still very viable helm
Stillwater
Stillwater
Bone Helm (4)

Defense: (73 - 85) to (106 - 123)
Required Level: 10
Required Strength: 61
Item Level: 17
+(11 to 15) Energy Factor to Spell Damage
1% Chance to cast level 8 Mana Sweep when Attacked
+(21 to 40)% Enhanced Defense
+(151 to 200) to Mana
Regenerate Mana +(5 to 7)%
+20 Mana after each Kill
Socketed (1)
Defense: (277 - 312) to (371 - 418)
Required Level: 27
Required Strength: 90
Item Level: 32
+(21 to 25) Energy Factor to Spell Damage
1% Chance to cast level 12 Mana Sweep when Attacked
+(51 to 70)% Enhanced Defense
+(251 to 300) to Mana
Regenerate Mana +(10 to 12)%
+40 Mana after each Kill
Socketed (3)
Defense: (716 - 831) to (933 - 1083)
Required Level: 45
Required Strength: 189
Item Level: 53
+(31 to 35) Energy Factor to Spell Damage
1% Chance to cast level 20 Mana Sweep when Attacked
+(81 to 110)% Enhanced Defense
+(351 to 450) to Mana
Regenerate Mana +(14 to 16)%
+55 Mana after each Kill
Socketed (4)
Defense: (1195 - 1352) to (1553 - 1757)
Required Level: 54
Required Strength: 391
Item Level: 90
+(36 to 40) Energy Factor to Spell Damage
2% Chance to cast level 28 Mana Sweep when Attacked
+(121 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
+(501 to 600) to Mana
Regenerate Mana +(18 to 20)%
+70 Mana after each Kill
Socketed (4)
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Ruubel wrote:At early game and at midgame still very viable helm
Stillwater
Stillwater
Bone Helm (4)

Defense: (73 - 85) to (106 - 123)
Required Level: 10
Required Strength: 61
Item Level: 17
+(11 to 15) Energy Factor to Spell Damage
1% Chance to cast level 8 Mana Sweep when Attacked
+(21 to 40)% Enhanced Defense
+(151 to 200) to Mana
Regenerate Mana +(5 to 7)%
+20 Mana after each Kill
Socketed (1)
Defense: (277 - 312) to (371 - 418)
Required Level: 27
Required Strength: 90
Item Level: 32
+(21 to 25) Energy Factor to Spell Damage
1% Chance to cast level 12 Mana Sweep when Attacked
+(51 to 70)% Enhanced Defense
+(251 to 300) to Mana
Regenerate Mana +(10 to 12)%
+40 Mana after each Kill
Socketed (3)
Defense: (716 - 831) to (933 - 1083)
Required Level: 45
Required Strength: 189
Item Level: 53
+(31 to 35) Energy Factor to Spell Damage
1% Chance to cast level 20 Mana Sweep when Attacked
+(81 to 110)% Enhanced Defense
+(351 to 450) to Mana
Regenerate Mana +(14 to 16)%
+55 Mana after each Kill
Socketed (4)
Defense: (1195 - 1352) to (1553 - 1757)
Required Level: 54
Required Strength: 391
Item Level: 90
+(36 to 40) Energy Factor to Spell Damage
2% Chance to cast level 28 Mana Sweep when Attacked
+(121 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
+(501 to 600) to Mana
Regenerate Mana +(18 to 20)%
+70 Mana after each Kill
Socketed (4)
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Ok helm, but Skull Lord gives more EF, plus lightning spell damage and a high chance of a good reanimate so it's overall better for this build. Stillwater is more of a mana sorc helm. But yes, while leveling you can use that if it drops.
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Haven't played this ladder. Unholy caster has always been my go to build. I always ran a pentagram build with vigil for procs. He was always able to smash though fauzt real quick. I was stoked when I read the patch notes but I couldn't get the game to run for some reason after Windows update.

Glad to see the buffs!