Unholy Caster Paladin

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Joe90NZ wrote:
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Joe90NZ wrote:Hi OP,
Great reading guide - thank you.
Presently I am struggling to pick up some of the 120 ubers even at level 129. Is my gear still too low and should i grind it out to get my 400 sigs ? (not armoury link below)
Problem now is ive run out of ornate shrines so still need to farm (mostly in Duncraig and K3BA) in order to improve gear before i can get the rest of the 120 ubers and move on to higher lvl farm areas to get SU/SSU drops ?.
Specifically i think I need another increase max level charm to go to lvl 27 slayers and then get 3 shots on mindflay, with that make alot of difference ?
I am still running scourges and euphoria build, i have 295% dmg and 102% pierce without Euphoria on so not bad, not perfect.

https://tsw.vn.cz/acc/char.php?name=BKW-Slopestyle
http://skillplan.median-xl.com/char?name=BKW-Slopestyle

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Any helpful ideas from would be appreciated. - Oh and I play NL.
Thanks.
Joe90.


I can't see what's in the sockets but they don't seem to be zod jewels, at least not all of them. So that's one area that can be improved. The EF and lsd on the jewels make a big difference. Check your factor cap on the 2nd page of d2stats. Seems like you could use an eerie craft. There are some odd choices of MOs like poison resist on ring and FBR on shield (you don't need these btw).
What's your sheet damage of Mind Flay and Slayer? Getting the Jday upgrade is big. You can do Kab, Astro, Valthek charms for the nice dmg boost. Depending on your dps, you can try upgrading your Black Road charm and clear Fauzt or do Bremm. Bremm charm will get you that last Mind Flay beam for better dps.
Btw, if you need shrines, cows in patch 1.5 yield a lot more shrines/hr.


OK thanks, alot, I hadnt really understood the EF equation, so had mostly concentrated on Zod craft jewels with high lighting dge (4%) and magic damage bonuses. I have on Erie craft / blessed boots from memory as i was draining Mana too quick, and will now recraft these to ornate blessed when i get some more shrines...
I am sitting at approx 20% energy cap at present and damage output once buffed is @ 6200 to 7500 approx

Yea you definitely needs more energy and EF. A Zod jewel with 12-15 EF and 2% lsd is most likely to be better than 4% without EF at your stage. And you can definitely get Bremm charm with that kind of damage.
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what total EF should i be aiming for, i am 267 at present.
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Joe90NZ wrote:what total EF should i be aiming for, i am 267 at present.

You most likely won't reach the point where you don't want more EF anytime soon, so as high as you can get with enough energy to max factor cap.
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Hi,

First of all, I'm very new to Median and I would like to thank you for making this guide. I'm currently at level 123 and cleared all the challenges, dungeons and rifts below level 120. My problem is that I literally can't drop base items for crafting. I'm clearing High Heavens for sacred rares over and over but nothing for this build drops. I only managed to drop 2 base items with useless affixes so I did not used them for crafting. I'm at 96% MF, maybe I should increase that? I'm also running Duncraig for SUs but since I stuck with my early game gear, I can't fully clear there, die easily and kill too slow to farm. I also dropped
Imperius' Radiance
Imperius' Radiance
Imperius' Edict Set
Targe (Sacred)

Defense: 1597 to 1699
Chance to Block:
2%
(Paladin Only)
Required Level: 90
Required Dexterity:
437
30% Cast Speed
15% Block Speed
1% Base Block Chance
+(10 to 15)% to Lightning Spell Damage
+(10 to 15)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
(15 to 20)% to All Attributes
Requirements -40%
Socketed (4)
and
Imperius' Aura
Imperius' Aura
Imperius' Edict Set
Breast Plate (Sacred)

Defense: 2568 to 2943
Required Level: 90
Required Strength:
550
+(1 to 2) to Paladin Skill Levels
25% Cast Speed
+(10 to 15)% to Lightning Spell Damage
+(10 to 15)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
Cold Resist +(30 to 50)%
Lightning Resist +(50 to 80)%
Fire Resist +(30 to 50)%
Poison Resist +(30 to 50)%
Requirements -40%
Socketed (6)
so I'm trying to complete the set by farming k3k but not a single set item drops there for me. Clearly I'm doing something wrong and I'm open for suggestions.

Thanks
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Legar wrote:Hi,

First of all, I'm very new to Median and I would like to thank you for making this guide. I'm currently at level 123 and cleared all the challenges, dungeons and rifts below level 120. My problem is that I literally can't drop base items for crafting. I'm clearing High Heavens for sacred rares over and over but nothing for this build drops. I only managed to drop 2 base items with useless affixes so I did not used them for crafting. I'm at 96% MF, maybe I should increase that? I'm also running Duncraig for SUs but since I stuck with my early game gear, I can't fully clear there, die easily and kill too slow to farm. I also dropped
Imperius' Radiance
Imperius' Radiance
Imperius' Edict Set
Targe (Sacred)

Defense: 1597 to 1699
Chance to Block:
2%
(Paladin Only)
Required Level: 90
Required Dexterity:
437
30% Cast Speed
15% Block Speed
1% Base Block Chance
+(10 to 15)% to Lightning Spell Damage
+(10 to 15)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
(15 to 20)% to All Attributes
Requirements -40%
Socketed (4)
and
Imperius' Aura
Imperius' Aura
Imperius' Edict Set
Breast Plate (Sacred)

Defense: 2568 to 2943
Required Level: 90
Required Strength:
550
+(1 to 2) to Paladin Skill Levels
25% Cast Speed
+(10 to 15)% to Lightning Spell Damage
+(10 to 15)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
Cold Resist +(30 to 50)%
Lightning Resist +(50 to 80)%
Fire Resist +(30 to 50)%
Poison Resist +(30 to 50)%
Requirements -40%
Socketed (6)
so I'm trying to complete the set by farming k3k but not a single set item drops there for me. Clearly I'm doing something wrong and I'm open for suggestions.

Thanks

That set isnt that good after the serious nerf, and you need that -enemy light res from crafts to actually kill something. Remember you can also use oil of renew on anything and imbue them rares with Charsi. If you have others chars you have a set of rares in no time.
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Jampula wrote:
Legar wrote:Hi,

First of all, I'm very new to Median and I would like to thank you for making this guide. I'm currently at level 123 and cleared all the challenges, dungeons and rifts below level 120. My problem is that I literally can't drop base items for crafting. I'm clearing High Heavens for sacred rares over and over but nothing for this build drops. I only managed to drop 2 base items with useless affixes so I did not used them for crafting. I'm at 96% MF, maybe I should increase that? I'm also running Duncraig for SUs but since I stuck with my early game gear, I can't fully clear there, die easily and kill too slow to farm. I also dropped
Imperius' Radiance
Imperius' Radiance
Imperius' Edict Set
Targe (Sacred)

Defense: 1597 to 1699
Chance to Block:
2%
(Paladin Only)
Required Level: 90
Required Dexterity:
437
30% Cast Speed
15% Block Speed
1% Base Block Chance
+(10 to 15)% to Lightning Spell Damage
+(10 to 15)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
(15 to 20)% to All Attributes
Requirements -40%
Socketed (4)
and
Imperius' Aura
Imperius' Aura
Imperius' Edict Set
Breast Plate (Sacred)

Defense: 2568 to 2943
Required Level: 90
Required Strength:
550
+(1 to 2) to Paladin Skill Levels
25% Cast Speed
+(10 to 15)% to Lightning Spell Damage
+(10 to 15)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
Cold Resist +(30 to 50)%
Lightning Resist +(50 to 80)%
Fire Resist +(30 to 50)%
Poison Resist +(30 to 50)%
Requirements -40%
Socketed (6)
so I'm trying to complete the set by farming k3k but not a single set item drops there for me. Clearly I'm doing something wrong and I'm open for suggestions.

Thanks

That set isnt that good after the serious nerf, and you need that -enemy light res from crafts to actually kill something. Remember you can also use oil of renew on anything and imbue them rares with Charsi. If you have others chars you have a set of rares in no time.


Unfortunately I don't have the free time to level more than one character but I will keep that in mind. I just wish it was easier to drop items for your own class.

edit: Forgot to mention that I'm not playing on TSW.
nazh202
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I'm still using
Voidstream
Voidstream
Grand Scepter (4)

One-Hand Damage: 6 to 9
Required Level: 4
Required Dexterity: 40
Item Level: 6
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.17 per Dexterity)%
+1 to Paladin Skill Levels
5% Cast Speed
+50% Damage to Undead
+(6 to 8)% to Lightning Spell Damage
+(6 to 8)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
Regenerate Mana +(21 to 25)%
Physical Damage Reduced by (3 to 5)
Slows Attacker by (3 to 5)%
Socketed (1)
One-Hand Damage: 12 to 16
Required Level: 23
Required Dexterity: 67
Item Level: 25
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.17 per Dexterity)%
+2 to Paladin Skill Levels
15% Cast Speed
+50% Damage to Undead
+(11 to 13)% to Lightning Spell Damage
+(11 to 13)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
Regenerate Mana +(31 to 35)%
Physical Damage Reduced by (9 to 11)
Slows Attacker by (9 to 11)%
Socketed (2)
One-Hand Damage: 19 to 25
Required Level: 41
Required Dexterity: 139
Item Level: 46
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.17 per Dexterity)%
+3 to Paladin Skill Levels
25% Cast Speed
+50% Damage to Undead
+(16 to 18)% to Lightning Spell Damage
+(16 to 18)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
Regenerate Mana +(41 to 45)%
Physical Damage Reduced by (15 to 17)
Slows Attacker by (15 to 17)%
Socketed (3)
One-Hand Damage: 22 to 29
Required Level: 51
Required Dexterity: 279
Item Level: 80
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.17 per Dexterity)%
+4 to Paladin Skill Levels
30% Cast Speed
+50% Damage to Undead
+(18 to 20)% to Lightning Spell Damage
+(18 to 20)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
Regenerate Mana +(46 to 50)%
Physical Damage Reduced by (18 to 20)
Slows Attacker by (18 to 20)%
Socketed (3)
but just picked up a
Dreamflange
Dreamflange
Mace (Sacred)

One-Hand Damage: 44 to 50
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 442
Item Level: 105
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.18 per Strength)%
+(51 to 75) Energy Factor to Spell Damage
+(3 to 4) to All Skills
50% Cast Speed
+50% Damage to Undead
+(16 to 20)% to Spell Damage
+(51 to 100) to Energy
Maximum Elemental Resists +2%
+2 to Light Radius
Socketed (3)
. Do you think it's a good upgrade?
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nazh202 wrote:I'm still using
Voidstream
Voidstream
Grand Scepter (4)

One-Hand Damage: 6 to 9
Required Level: 4
Required Dexterity: 40
Item Level: 6
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.17 per Dexterity)%
+1 to Paladin Skill Levels
5% Cast Speed
+50% Damage to Undead
+(6 to 8)% to Lightning Spell Damage
+(6 to 8)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
Regenerate Mana +(21 to 25)%
Physical Damage Reduced by (3 to 5)
Slows Attacker by (3 to 5)%
Socketed (1)
One-Hand Damage: 12 to 16
Required Level: 23
Required Dexterity: 67
Item Level: 25
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.17 per Dexterity)%
+2 to Paladin Skill Levels
15% Cast Speed
+50% Damage to Undead
+(11 to 13)% to Lightning Spell Damage
+(11 to 13)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
Regenerate Mana +(31 to 35)%
Physical Damage Reduced by (9 to 11)
Slows Attacker by (9 to 11)%
Socketed (2)
One-Hand Damage: 19 to 25
Required Level: 41
Required Dexterity: 139
Item Level: 46
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.17 per Dexterity)%
+3 to Paladin Skill Levels
25% Cast Speed
+50% Damage to Undead
+(16 to 18)% to Lightning Spell Damage
+(16 to 18)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
Regenerate Mana +(41 to 45)%
Physical Damage Reduced by (15 to 17)
Slows Attacker by (15 to 17)%
Socketed (3)
One-Hand Damage: 22 to 29
Required Level: 51
Required Dexterity: 279
Item Level: 80
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.17 per Dexterity)%
+4 to Paladin Skill Levels
30% Cast Speed
+50% Damage to Undead
+(18 to 20)% to Lightning Spell Damage
+(18 to 20)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
Regenerate Mana +(46 to 50)%
Physical Damage Reduced by (18 to 20)
Slows Attacker by (18 to 20)%
Socketed (3)
but just picked up a
Dreamflange
Dreamflange
Mace (Sacred)

One-Hand Damage: 44 to 50
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 442
Item Level: 105
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.18 per Strength)%
+(51 to 75) Energy Factor to Spell Damage
+(3 to 4) to All Skills
50% Cast Speed
+50% Damage to Undead
+(16 to 20)% to Spell Damage
+(51 to 100) to Energy
Maximum Elemental Resists +2%
+2 to Light Radius
Socketed (3)
. Do you think it's a good upgrade?

If it's a good roll yes.
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Legar
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So I have been farming crafting bases for 3 days and still couldn't drop any sacred rare Hundsgugel or Crown Shield. Spent 30x10 ornate shrines + 50 jewels for crafting and none of my rolls where nowhere near the suggested ones, they were all awful compared to yours. I have enough damage (4476 - 5453 Mind Flay) but I die way too easily (need to increase resistance cap) so I'm struggling to clear any +120 rift/dungeon.

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(Level 126)

Any suggestions? I'm way too close to giving up.
Diaco
Grubber
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your pierce is way too low, you want at least 130 when fully buffed. for crafting bases go to the library just outside of silver city, it has drop bias towards rare items. keep in mind you should only craft ilvl99 jewels until ilvl84 and then drop them if you didn't get decent stats, always using a Zod rune of course