Unholy Caster Paladin

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Dejani wrote:When does Lightning Absorb enemies stop being a nuisance? Currently sitting at -120% -lightningres (D2Stats check) and on Dunc Its taking quite some time to get them, even at four beams.


What's your sheet damage? Gotta do more damage. No way around it. 120 pierce is pretty much 150 with MF debuff so you already have more than enough pierce for farming. Now just focus on capping EF factor with crafts, jewels and charms, and get more lsd.
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NotCube wrote:
Dejani wrote:When does Lightning Absorb enemies stop being a nuisance? Currently sitting at -120% -lightningres (D2Stats check) and on Dunc Its taking quite some time to get them, even at four beams.


What's your sheet damage? Gotta do more damage. No way around it. 120 pierce is pretty much 150 with MF debuff so you already have more than enough pierce for farming. Now just focus on capping EF factor with crafts, jewels and charms, and get more lsd.


My mind flay is currently doing 6k-7,4k. Guess it's kinda low...? Gonna farm ACs for more jewel farm then.
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Dejani wrote:
NotCube wrote:
Dejani wrote:When does Lightning Absorb enemies stop being a nuisance? Currently sitting at -120% -lightningres (D2Stats check) and on Dunc Its taking quite some time to get them, even at four beams.


What's your sheet damage? Gotta do more damage. No way around it. 120 pierce is pretty much 150 with MF debuff so you already have more than enough pierce for farming. Now just focus on capping EF factor with crafts, jewels and charms, and get more lsd.


My mind flay is currently doing 6k-7,4k. Guess it's kinda low...? Gonna farm ACs for more jewel farm then.

7.4k is not bad at all in mid game. Good news is there's a lot of room for improvement so keep at it.
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Hey thanks for the great guide and for answering questions.

I'm having some bad luck finding a crown shield. I was wondering what gives the crown shield the edge over other paladin shields?

Edit: this is for the mid game ornate craft.
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chirps42 wrote:Hey thanks for the great guide and for answering questions.

I'm having some bad luck finding a crown shield. I was wondering what gives the crown shield the edge over other paladin shields?

Edit: this is for the mid game ornate craft.


Crown shield has the highest base defense, and we can pretty much wear any shield thanks to Stormlord, but any paladin shield will work fine for crafting in mid game. For example, I used a heraldric shield for my first craft just because it dropped first. Hope that helps.
Thanks for asking. I'll probably clarify the base choices.
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Not that you'd want to do this here but you can also use the Charsi quest imbue to make a gray or blue crown shield into a rare one for crafting. That would open up your options for finding any crown shield that is grey, blue or gold. But it's probably not worth wasting a Charsi in this case, just thought I'd throw that out as an option in a pinch.
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Does the defense on a crown shield outweigh the two extra sockets from an Aerin Shield?
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Diaco wrote:Does the defense on a crown shield outweigh the two extra sockets from an Aerin Shield?

All paladin shields have a maximum of 4 sockets.
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When we respec to vit build for The Void & Nymyr's Light, instead of
Wall of Fire
Wall of Fire
Shields

'On'
Runeword Level: 100
+1 to All Skills
40% Block Speed
+(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
(31 to 40)% to Strength
(31 to 40)% to Vitality
Increase Maximum Life and Mana 2%
Total Character Defense (11 to 20)%
Attacker Takes Fire Damage of 500
, perhaps we can use
Sangreal
Sangreal
Paladin Shields

'Lo'
Runeword Level: 59
Level 1 Demon Blood Aura
25% Attack Speed
25% Hit Recovery
-10% Base Block Chance
+33 Defense
Lightning Resist +20%
? I think Demon Blood will give us more life.
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OverSky wrote:When we respec to vit build for The Void & Nymyr's Light, instead of
Wall of Fire
Wall of Fire
Shields

'On'
Runeword Level: 100
+1 to All Skills
40% Block Speed
+(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
(31 to 40)% to Strength
(31 to 40)% to Vitality
Increase Maximum Life and Mana 2%
Total Character Defense (11 to 20)%
Attacker Takes Fire Damage of 500
, perhaps we can use
Sangreal
Sangreal
Paladin Shields

'Lo'
Runeword Level: 59
Level 1 Demon Blood Aura
25% Attack Speed
25% Hit Recovery
-10% Base Block Chance
+33 Defense
Lightning Resist +20%
? I think Demon Blood will give us more life.

Sadly Demon Blood Aura isn't what it used to be. When I tested Sangreal vs Wall of Fire, the latter gave slightly more hp. This is because with all the %life from gear and charms, an extra 20% life won't do much. On the other hand, 40% more vit on a max vit spec is significant. The difference is only ~500 life though. So if you don't have an On, Sangreal will work just fine.