Lemures Ritualist (UHM)

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Lemures Ritualist


Last Updated for Median XL Sigma 2.2.7



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Introduction


This is a build guide for the Unholy Melee Paladin (also known as UHM or UMP) using Lemures from the Ritualist skill tree as the primary attack. This is a melee caster build (more on that in a bit) that's straightforward to play and can do pretty much everything in the game on a budget.

Pros

  • Great build for leveling and beginners
  • Decent at both farming and bossing
  • Straightforward rightclicker playstyle
  • Full vitality build
  • High sustain
  • Minimal gear requirements

Cons

  • Melee with low defense against physical attacks
  • Relies on buff uptime (60 seconds, 3-5 minutes, and 10 minutes)
  • Doesn't scale as well into the extreme endgame as other builds due to low base damage and lack of gear support
  • Can be a little monotonous to play with zero skill switching except to buff and teleport

Why Lemures and not Bloodthorns?

  • Lemures clearspeed with
    Skylord



    Skylord
    Paladin Spears

    'ArcXethGlaMal'
    Runeword Level: 100
    Lemures Explosion Range Increased by 75%
    +(8 to 10) to Paladin Skill Levels
    +(10 to 15)% Bonus to Spell Focus
    90% Attack Speed
    (75 to 100)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +(40 to 60)% to Cold Spell Damage
    (21 to 25)% to All Attributes
    +(75 to 125) Mana on Melee Attack
    +(100 to 150) Mana when Struck by an Enemy
    is comparable to Bloodthorns
  • Lemures has significantly better single-target damage than Bloodthorns
  • Lemures mana cost is lower than Bloodthorns
  • Ghosts are cooler than cinnamon tictacs (pun intended)

2.2 changes

  • Dagger speeds were nerfed so there's no real reason to use a Dirk or Dagger instead of a Crystal Sword while leveling any more. Speed calculator hasn't been updated yet.
  • Crafted paladin helms can roll the new Will o' the Wisp skill (or rather, Ignis Fatuus) which is worth considering since it's a pretty substantial Spell Focus buff (prebuffable with 5 minute duration as an oskill).




Lemures Mechanics


Lemures (and its counterpart Bloodthorns) are a little bit unconventional so it's probably a good idea to start with how the skill works. If you're familiar with the classic Diablo II skill Charged Strike, you already know most of what you need to. Lemures is a melee attack that triggers a spell of 8 ghosts that fly out of the target then pick an enemy to home in on, dealing cold damage in a small area.

The melee attack works exactly like a normal attack. It uses attack speed, attack rating, and can proc life/mana on melee attack if it hits the target. This means that we use attack speed (instead of cast speed) to hit with Lemures more often. And life/mana on melee attack will be our primary source of sustain, so we also need to make sure we have enough attack rating to hit enemies.

The spell works like most spells do, except that the synergy bonus scales with Vitality instead of Energy.The damage is increased by skill level, cold spell damage, spell focus, and cold pierce (reduced enemy cold resistance) as you might expect, and it doesn't require attack rating to hit. However, the damage formula that Lemures uses affects how we prioritize those stats:

Base Damage × (100 + Cold Spell Damage)% × (50 + Vitality Bonus + Spell Focus/10)%
Reference, confirmed by my testing to apply to Lemures as well.

It's difficult to optimize this against all possible combinations of items, so I'll just give some benchmarks for when to use which jewel craft:

CSD  0%SF  15%SF  30%SF
250 - - 50
275 - - 160
300 - 60 270
325 - 160 380
350 20 260 500
375 110 360 610
400 200 460 730
425 290 560 840


Find your current spell damage on the left, then read across the rows to the column that best matches your % spell focus bonus (0%, 15%, or 30%) to see how much spell focus you should have before spell damage crafted jewels are better than spell focus ones.




Breakpoints


Use the Speed Calculator for up-to-date information.

Paladin Breakpoints

Hit Recovery: (9 fpa) 0 / 7 / 15 / 27 / 48 / 86 / 200 (3 fpa)
Cast Speed: (11 fpa) 0 / 9 / 22 / 44 / 80 / 163 (6 fpa)
Attack Speed [-15] (Dagger, Crystal Sword): (10 fpa) 0 / 8 / 26 / 54 / 117 (6 fpa)

Superbeast Breakpoints

Only frames after 75 are shown here, because you should have at least that much from charms and skills.
Hit Recovery: (5 fpa) 194 / 535 (4 fpa)
Cast Speed: (6 fpa) 86 / 194 (5 fpa)
Attack Speed [-15] (Dagger, Dirk, Crystal Sword): 105 (5 fpa)
Attack Speed [-10] (Broad Sword, etc.): 125 (5 fpa)
Attack Speed [5] (Mace): (6 fpa) 78 / 174 (5 fpa)
Attack Speed [10] (Holy Lance): (6 fpa) 109 / 250 (5 fpa)
Attack Speed [20] (Tepoztopilli): (6 fpa) 152 / 377 (5 fpa)

Attack Rating: Not a traditional breakpoint, but since most of our sustain comes from life/mana on attack it's important to know.
30-40k for Fauztinville
40-50k for Scosglen
up to 100-120k for later Dimensional Labyrinth levels (tier 7+)




Build Overview


Stats

Strength: None
Dexterity: None (may need some in lategame for attack rating)
Vitality: Everything (until at least 18k life)
Energy: None

Skills

Ritualist
1 Grim Presence (plus leftovers)
Max Lemures (1-5 in normal, 5-10 in nightmare, max in hell)
Max Possession
1 Bloodthorns (can be used against cold absorbs)
Max Sanguine Covenant

Warlock
1 Mind Flay (prereq)
Max Stormlord (consider taking fewer points in late game when the stats aren't needed so much)

Aspects
1 Elemental Wisdom (prereq)
1 Veneration of Justice (prereq)
10-15 Spark of Hope (for 50-60% move speed)

Reward
1 Superbeast
1 Divine Apparition
1+ Blessed Life (for 50% physical resist with whatever gear you have)

Mastery
1 Melee Devotion
10 Endurance




Early Game Gear (Leveling and farming Teganze, level 1-125)

Weapon: Throwing Axe (1) until level 3 → Dagger (1) with one Mana on Melee Attack mystic orb → Honorific Crystal Sword (3). MO order: Mana on Melee Attack, Attack Speed (if needed), Cold Spell Damage, Attack Rating, Life on Melee Attack.
Shield:
Shadowmoon
Shadowmoon
Crown Shield (4)

Defense: (167 - 191) to (329 - 376)
Chance to Block: 2%
(Paladin Only)
Required Level: 10
Required Dexterity: 43
Item Level: 17
5% Attack Speed
5% Cast Speed
+(4 to 5)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(4 to 5)% to Lightning Spell Damage
+(4 to 5)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(8 to 10)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(18 to 35)% Enhanced Defense
Fire Absorb 2%
Lightning Absorb 2%
Cold Absorb 2%
Socketed (2)
Defense: (535 - 594) to (983 - 1093)
Chance to Block: 2%
(Paladin Only)
Required Level: 28
Required Dexterity: 64
Item Level: 32
10% Attack Speed
10% Cast Speed
+(8 to 9)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(8 to 9)% to Lightning Spell Damage
+(8 to 9)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(14 to 16)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(52 to 69)% Enhanced Defense
Fire Absorb 3%
Lightning Absorb 3%
Cold Absorb 3%
Socketed (2)
Defense: (1325 - 1439) to (2386 - 2590)
Chance to Block: 2%
(Paladin Only)
Required Level: 45
Required Dexterity: 135
Item Level: 53
15% Attack Speed
15% Cast Speed
+(12 to 13)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(12 to 13)% to Lightning Spell Damage
+(12 to 13)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(20 to 22)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(87 to 103)% Enhanced Defense
Fire Absorb 4%
Lightning Absorb 4%
Cold Absorb 4%
Socketed (3)
Defense: (1968 - 2123) to (3529 - 3806)
Chance to Block: 2%
(Paladin Only)
Required Level: 54
Required Dexterity: 280
Item Level: 90
15% Attack Speed
15% Cast Speed
+(14 to 15)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(14 to 15)% to Lightning Spell Damage
+(14 to 15)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(23 to 25)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(104 to 120)% Enhanced Defense
Fire Absorb 5%
Lightning Absorb 5%
Cold Absorb 5%
Socketed (4)
for elemental absorbs or Crafted Heraldric/Aerin Shield with Bear Stance for physical resist.
Helm:
The Celestial Crown
The Celestial Crown
Circlet (4)

Defense: 22 to 47
Required Level: 4
Required Dexterity: 14
Item Level: 7
+30 Spell Focus
+(7 to 12)% to Cold Spell Damage
-(2 to 3)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(11 to 20) to Energy
Cold Resist +30%
Socketed (1)
Defense: 61 to 113
Required Level: 22
Required Dexterity: 29
Item Level: 25
+60 Spell Focus
+(15 to 20)% to Cold Spell Damage
-(5 to 6)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(21 to 30) to Energy
Cold Resist +60%
Socketed (2)
Defense: 126 to 225
Required Level: 39
Required Dexterity: 69
Item Level: 46
+90 Spell Focus
+(23 to 28)% to Cold Spell Damage
-(7 to 10)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(31 to 40) to Energy
Cold Resist +90%
Socketed (3)
Defense: 173 to 304
Required Level: 48
Required Dexterity: 147
Item Level: 81
+120 Spell Focus
+(31 to 36)% to Cold Spell Damage
-(11 to 13)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(41 to 50) to Energy
Cold Resist +120%
Socketed (4)
(softcore) /
Lavadome
Lavadome
Helm (4)

Defense: (78 - 89) to (115 - 131)
Required Level: 4
Required Strength: 29
Item Level: 7
+(0 to 1) to All Skills
+(41 to 60)% Enhanced Defense
+15 to Vitality
(3 to 5)% to Vitality
+(81 to 120) to Life
Fire Resist +(11 to 30)%
Socketed (1)
Defense: (300 - 334) to (391 - 435)
Required Level: 22
Required Strength: 57
Item Level: 25
+1 to All Skills
+(71 to 90)% Enhanced Defense
+30 to Vitality
(6 to 10)% to Vitality
+(121 to 160) to Life
Fire Resist +(31 to 50)%
Socketed (3)
Defense: (753 - 825) to (970 - 1062)
Required Level: 39
Required Strength: 201
Item Level: 46
+(1 to 2) to All Skills
+(101 to 120)% Enhanced Defense
+45 to Vitality
(11 to 15)% to Vitality
+(161 to 200) to Life
Fire Resist +(51 to 70)%
Socketed (4)
Defense: (1191 - 1290) to (1519 - 1645)
Required Level: 48
Required Strength: 402
Item Level: 81
+2 to All Skills
+(131 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
+60 to Vitality
(16 to 20)% to Vitality
+(201 to 240) to Life
Fire Resist +(71 to 90)%
Socketed (4)
(hardcore)
Chest:
Akara's Robe (1)
Akara's Robe
Quilted Armor (1)
Defense: 74 to 100
Required Level: 10
Required Strength: 10
Item Level: 255
+50 Defense
+(6 to 10) to all Attributes
+50 to Life
Elemental Resists +(11 to 15)%
Cannot be Upgraded
Socketed (2)
Iceshell
Iceshell
Plate Mail (4)

Defense: (253 - 285) to (518 - 581)
Required Level: 6
Required Strength: 32
Item Level: 10
5% Chance to cast level 7 Ice Bolt Nova on Melee Attack
2% Chance to cast level 5 Glacial Nova when Attacked
15% Hit Recovery
Adds 10-15 Cold Damage
+(11 to 15)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(41 to 60)% Enhanced Defense
+(21 to 50) Defense
Maximum Cold Resist +1%
Socketed (2)
Defense: (802 - 880) to (1511 - 1657)
Required Level: 23
Required Strength: 63
Item Level: 27
6% Chance to cast level 14 Ice Bolt Nova on Melee Attack
3% Chance to cast level 15 Glacial Nova when Attacked
25% Hit Recovery
Adds 33-38 Cold Damage
+(16 to 20)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(71 to 90)% Enhanced Defense
+(101 to 200) Defense
Maximum Cold Resist +(1 to 2)%
Socketed (4)
Defense: (1867 - 2024) to (3345 - 3633)
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 219
Item Level: 49
7% Chance to cast level 21 Ice Bolt Nova on Melee Attack
4% Chance to cast level 25 Glacial Nova when Attacked
35% Hit Recovery
Adds 65-75 Cold Damage
+(21 to 25)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(101 to 120)% Enhanced Defense
+(201 to 300) Defense
Maximum Cold Resist +2%
Socketed (5)
Defense: (3017 - 3231) to (5347 - 5737)
Required Level: 50
Required Strength: 438
Item Level: 84
8% Chance to cast level 28 Ice Bolt Nova on Melee Attack
4% Chance to cast level 30 Glacial Nova when Attacked
45% Hit Recovery
Adds 130-150 Cold Damage
+(26 to 30)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(141 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
+(301 to 400) Defense
Maximum Cold Resist +3%
Socketed (6)

Gloves:
Featherclaw
Featherclaw
Chain Gloves (4)

Defense: (28 - 30) to (49 - 54)
Required Level: 5
Required Strength: 28
Item Level: 8
5% Attack Speed
(21 to 50)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(18 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
+(6 to 10) to Dexterity
Socketed (1)
Defense: (149 - 161) to (203 - 218)
Required Level: 22
Required Strength: 57
Item Level: 26
15% Attack Speed
(81 to 110)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(41 to 52)% Enhanced Defense
+(16 to 20) to Dexterity
Socketed (2)
Defense: (393 - 420) to (519 - 554)
Required Level: 40
Required Strength: 201
Item Level: 46
25% Attack Speed
(141 to 170)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(64 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
+(26 to 30) to Dexterity
Socketed (3)
Defense: (581 - 617) to (759 - 807)
Required Level: 48
Required Strength: 402
Item Level: 80
30% Attack Speed
(171 to 200)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 35) to Dexterity
Socketed (4)
Honorific with Spell Focus, Cold Spell Damage, Vitality, and Bonus to Defense.
Belt:
Rainbow
Rainbow
Belts

'Eth'
Runeword Level: 15
+5% to Spell Damage
+(6 to 10)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
Regenerate Mana +(5 to 10)%
Elemental Resists +(10 to 15)%
(6 to 8)% Magic Find
+2 to Light Radius
Moonwrap
Moonwrap
Sash (4)

Defense: (16 - 18) to (20 - 21)
Required Level: 1
Required Strength: 25
Item Level: 1
5% Cast Speed
+3% to Spell Damage
+(18 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
Lightning Resist +(11 to 15)%
Cold Resist +(11 to 15)%
Socketed (1)
Defense: (119 - 129) to (131 - 141)
Required Level: 17
Required Strength: 50
Item Level: 20
15% Cast Speed
+9% to Spell Damage
+(41 to 52)% Enhanced Defense
Lightning Resist +(21 to 25)%
Cold Resist +(21 to 25)%
Socketed (2)
Defense: (331 - 353) to (370 - 395)
Required Level: 35
Required Strength: 125
Item Level: 41
25% Cast Speed
+15% to Spell Damage
+(64 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
Lightning Resist +(31 to 35)%
Cold Resist +(31 to 35)%
Socketed (2)
Defense: (493 - 524) to (542 - 576)
Required Level: 43
Required Strength: 250
Item Level: 72
30% Cast Speed
+20% to Spell Damage
+(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
Lightning Resist +(36 to 40)%
Cold Resist +(36 to 40)%
Socketed (2)
Honorific with Spell Focus, Cold Spell Damage, Vitality, and Bonus to Defense.
Boots:
Rabbit's Foot
Rabbit's Foot
Boots (4)

Defense: 8 to 14
Required Level: 1
Required Strength: 25
Item Level: 1
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+10% to Spell Damage
+5 Maximum Stamina
(1 to 5)% Gold Find
(1 to 5)% Magic Find
Socketed (1)
Defense: 75 to 88
Required Level: 17
Required Strength: 50
Item Level: 20
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+12% to Spell Damage
+10 Maximum Stamina
(5 to 10)% Gold Find
(5 to 10)% Magic Find
Socketed (2)
Defense: 184 to 215
Required Level: 34
Required Strength: 175
Item Level: 40
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+16% to Spell Damage
+15 Maximum Stamina
(15 to 20)% Gold Find
(15 to 20)% Magic Find
Socketed (3)
Defense: 258 to 296
Required Level: 43
Required Strength: 350
Item Level: 71
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+20% to Spell Damage
+20 Maximum Stamina
(25 to 30)% Gold Find
(25 to 30)% Magic Find
Socketed (4)
Nephilim
Nephilim
Boots

'ZodThul'
Runeword Level: 85
Indestructible
+(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
+150 Defense
+50 to Strength
(21 to 25)% to Strength
+50 to Vitality
(21 to 25)% to Vitality
Cold Resist +25%

Amulet: Rare Amulet with Cold Spell Damage, Spell Focus, All Skills, Life, Strength, Vitality, resists, etc.
Rings:
Ring of Regha
Ring of Regha
Ring

Item Level: 1
Adds 3-5 Damage
+5% to Spell Damage
+(5 to 15) to Strength
+(5 to 15) to Dexterity
Elemental Resists +10%
/ Rare Rings with Cold Spell Damage, Spell Focus, All Skills, Life, Strength, Vitality, resists, etc.

Sockets: Perfect Bloodstone/Onyx/Amber/Turquoise for resists, Perfect Ruby, or Eth Rune in armor. Perfect Diamond or Eth Rune in weapon.
Mystic Orbs: Spell Focus and Cold Spell Damage on armor. For honorifics, add Vitality and Bonus to Defense. Cold Spell Damage, Defense, and any missing resists on rings and amulet.




Mid Game Gear (Farming Fauztinville, level 125-140)

There are lots of reasonable gear choices for the build here. Use whatever you have.

Note that you should only upgrade from honorifics to crafts once you have enough jewels to fill their sockets.

Weapon:
Skylord



Skylord
Paladin Spears

'ArcXethGlaMal'
Runeword Level: 100
Lemures Explosion Range Increased by 75%
+(8 to 10) to Paladin Skill Levels
+(10 to 15)% Bonus to Spell Focus
90% Attack Speed
(75 to 100)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(40 to 60)% to Cold Spell Damage
(21 to 25)% to All Attributes
+(75 to 125) Mana on Melee Attack
+(100 to 150) Mana when Struck by an Enemy
Holy Lance (4) with attack rating from superior bonus. Socket 2x 15% attack speed jewels (one indestructible crafted, one spell damage crafted) before the runes.
Helm:
The Celestial Crown
The Celestial Crown
Circlet (4)

Defense: 22 to 47
Required Level: 4
Required Dexterity: 14
Item Level: 7
+30 Spell Focus
+(7 to 12)% to Cold Spell Damage
-(2 to 3)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(11 to 20) to Energy
Cold Resist +30%
Socketed (1)
Defense: 61 to 113
Required Level: 22
Required Dexterity: 29
Item Level: 25
+60 Spell Focus
+(15 to 20)% to Cold Spell Damage
-(5 to 6)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(21 to 30) to Energy
Cold Resist +60%
Socketed (2)
Defense: 126 to 225
Required Level: 39
Required Dexterity: 69
Item Level: 46
+90 Spell Focus
+(23 to 28)% to Cold Spell Damage
-(7 to 10)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(31 to 40) to Energy
Cold Resist +90%
Socketed (3)
Defense: 173 to 304
Required Level: 48
Required Dexterity: 147
Item Level: 81
+120 Spell Focus
+(31 to 36)% to Cold Spell Damage
-(11 to 13)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(41 to 50) to Energy
Cold Resist +120%
Socketed (4)
/
Lavadome
Lavadome
Helm (4)

Defense: (78 - 89) to (115 - 131)
Required Level: 4
Required Strength: 29
Item Level: 7
+(0 to 1) to All Skills
+(41 to 60)% Enhanced Defense
+15 to Vitality
(3 to 5)% to Vitality
+(81 to 120) to Life
Fire Resist +(11 to 30)%
Socketed (1)
Defense: (300 - 334) to (391 - 435)
Required Level: 22
Required Strength: 57
Item Level: 25
+1 to All Skills
+(71 to 90)% Enhanced Defense
+30 to Vitality
(6 to 10)% to Vitality
+(121 to 160) to Life
Fire Resist +(31 to 50)%
Socketed (3)
Defense: (753 - 825) to (970 - 1062)
Required Level: 39
Required Strength: 201
Item Level: 46
+(1 to 2) to All Skills
+(101 to 120)% Enhanced Defense
+45 to Vitality
(11 to 15)% to Vitality
+(161 to 200) to Life
Fire Resist +(51 to 70)%
Socketed (4)
Defense: (1191 - 1290) to (1519 - 1645)
Required Level: 48
Required Strength: 402
Item Level: 81
+2 to All Skills
+(131 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
+60 to Vitality
(16 to 20)% to Vitality
+(201 to 240) to Life
Fire Resist +(71 to 90)%
Socketed (4)
/ Sacred/Eerie Crafted Blackguard Helm /
Malthael's Crown
Malthael's Crown
Blackguard Helm (Sacred)

Defense: (2347 - 2640) to (2474 - 2783)
(Paladin Only)
Required Level: 80
Required Dexterity: 387
Item Level: 1
+(1 to 3) to Paladin Skill Levels
(201 to 250)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(8 to 9)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(8 to 9)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
(16 to 20)% to Strength
10% to Vitality
+(21 to 40) Life on Melee Attack
Socketed (4)

Malthael's Sanctuary
(Paladin Ritualist Set)

Relevant craft affixes: +4 paladin skills, 8-15% cold spell damage, Ignis Fatuus oskill, 111-170 life, 15-40 all attributes, 18-20% magic find
Chest:
Erawan

Erawan
Body Armors

'LemKoCham'
Runeword Level: 83
15% Combat Speeds
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
(27 to 30)% to Strength
(27 to 30)% to Vitality
Physical Resist (13 to 15)%
(15 to 20)% Bonus to Defense
Robe of Steel
Robe of Steel
Full Plate Mail (Sacred)

Defense: (6692 - 7471) to (8202 - 9156)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
469
Item Level: 105
+(11 to 20)% Bonus to Spell Focus
25% Cast Speed
+(21 to 30)% to Spell Damage
+(115 to 140)% Enhanced Defense
+100 to Strength
+100 to Energy
Elemental Resists +20%
+250 Life after each Demon Kill
50% Bonus to Defense
Requirements -33%
Socketed (6)
/
Icetomb
Icetomb
Field Plate (Sacred)

Defense: (5937 - 7017) to (7053 - 8335)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 625
Item Level: 105
+(1 to 2) to All Skills
+50 Spell Focus
+(20 to 30)% to Cold Spell Damage
-(20 to 25)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(120 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 40) to all Attributes
(11 to 15)% to Strength
Maximum Fire Resist -1%
Cannot Be Frozen
Socketed (6)
/
Alchemist Apron
Alchemist Apron
Scale Mail (Sacred)

Defense: 4960 to 5538
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 575
Item Level: 105
1% Chance to cast level 50 Cluster Bomb on Death Blow
+(10 to 30)% to Spell Damage
+(15 to 20) to Powder Keg
+100% Enhanced Defense
Elemental Resists +10%
Poison Length Reduced by 75%
Physical Resist (1 to 10)%
Cannot Be Frozen
Socketed (6)
/
Malthael's Halo
Malthael's Halo
Field Plate (Sacred)

Defense: (6477 - 7287) to (7694 - 8656)
Required Level: 80
Required Strength:
375
Item Level: 1
+(2 to 3) to Paladin Skill Levels
+(11 to 20)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(11 to 20)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
Fire Resist +(31 to 50)%
Cold Resist +(31 to 50)%
Requirements -40%
Socketed (6)

Malthael's Sanctuary
(Paladin Ritualist Set)

Gloves: Honorific Gauntlets (Sacred)Sacred/Eerie Crafted Gauntlets /
Lone Wolf's Claws
Lone Wolf's Claws
Heavy Gloves (Sacred)

Defense: (984 - 1230) to (1044 - 1305)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
420
Item Level: 1
20% Hit Recovery
+(6 to 10)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(6 to 10)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(100 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
(11 to 15)% to Energy
Fire Resist +(21 to 25)%
Cold Resist +(21 to 25)%
Requirements -20%
Socketed (4)

Lone Wolf's Path
(Druid Seer Set)

Relevant craft affixes: 8-20% cold spell damage, 21-30 spell focus, 111-170 life, 15-40 all attributes, 19-40 vitality, 25% attack speed, 51-100% attack rating, 18-20% magic find
Belt: Honorific Plated Belt (Sacred)
Malthael's Ward
Malthael's Ward
Sash (Sacred)

Defense: 1013 to 1027
Required Level: 80
Required Strength:
400
Item Level: 1
+1 to Paladin Skill Levels
+(11 to 15)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(26 to 38)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(21 to 40) to Vitality
(11 to 20)% Bonus to Defense
Requirements -20%
Socketed (2)

Malthael's Sanctuary
(Paladin Ritualist Set)
Ashaera's Armor
Ashaera's Armor
Belt (Sacred)

Defense: 1687 to 1760
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 575
Item Level: 105
+(21 to 25) Spell Focus
+(11 to 15)% to Spell Damage
+500 Defense
(11 to 15)% to Energy
Elemental Resists +(10 to 15)%
Physical Resist 10%
Socketed (2)

Boots:
Nephilim
Nephilim
Boots

'ZodThul'
Runeword Level: 85
Indestructible
+(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
+150 Defense
+50 to Strength
(21 to 25)% to Strength
+50 to Vitality
(21 to 25)% to Vitality
Cold Resist +25%
/ Honorific Greaves (Sacred) / good roll
Binding Treads
Binding Treads
Light Plated Boots (Sacred)

Defense: (2224 - 2538) to (3909 - 4256)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 625
Item Level: 105
+100% Duration to Solar Flare
+(1 to 2) to Paladin Skill Levels
(10 to 50)% Movement Speed
25% Hit Recovery
5% Life stolen per Hit
+(5 to 20)% to Spell Damage
+(120 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
+(500 to 2000) Defense
Socketed (4)
/
Lone Wolf's Track
Lone Wolf's Track
Chain Boots (Sacred)

Defense: (1478 - 1847) to (1602 - 2002)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
460
Item Level: 1
20% Cast Speed
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
-(5 to 6)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
-(5 to 6)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(100 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
+(21 to 40) to Vitality
Fire Resist +(31 to 50)%
Cold Resist +(31 to 50)%
Requirements -20%
Socketed (4)

Lone Wolf's Path
(Druid Seer Set)

Amulet: Rare
Black Dwarf
Black Dwarf
Amulet

Required Level: 110
Item Level: 105
+2 to All Skills
20% Cast Speed
20% Hit Recovery
+(15 to 25)% to Lightning Spell Damage
-(5 to 20)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+(15 to 25)% to Cold Spell Damage
-(5 to 20)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(21 to 29) to Supernova
(30 to 40)% Bonus to Defense
-5 to Light Radius
/ high roll
Witchmoon
Witchmoon
Amulet

Required Level: 100
Item Level: 100
1% Chance to cast level 17 Mana Sweep on Death Blow
+(1 to 3) to All Skills
+(10 to 20) Spell Focus
+(10 to 20)% to Spell Damage
Maximum Mana +(30 to 40)%
/
Athulua's Oracle
Athulua's Oracle
Amulet

Required Level: 60
Item Level: 60
+(1 to 2) to All Skills
40% Attack Speed
(150 to 250)% Bonus to Attack Rating
Cannot Be Frozen

Rings: Rares /
Der Nebelring
Der Nebelring
Ring

Required Level: 110
Item Level: 105
+(20 to 30)% to Summoned Minion Life
+15% to Summoned Minion Damage
+1000 Defense
+400 to Life
Physical Resist (4 to 6)%
+(40 to 50) Life after each Kill
+2 to Light Radius
(if phys res is needed)

Sockets: Perfect Bloodstone/Onyx/Amber/Turquoise for max resists as needed, and Crafted Jewels for damage. Use Spell Focus craft if you have Robe of Steel and don't have 990+ spell focus, Spell Damage otherwise.
Relevant craft affixes: 15% Attack Speed, 1-2% Cold Spell Damage, 11-15 Spell Focus, 31-50% Attack Rating, 1-2% Vitality / 1% All Attributes, 31-50 Life
Mystic Orbs: Spell Focus and Cold Spell Damage on armor. For honorifics, add Vitality and Bonus to Defense. Cold Spell Damage, Defense, and any missing resists on rings and amulet.

Set Bonuses:
Malthael's Sanctuary
Malthael's Sanctuary
(Paladin Ritualist Set)

Malthael's Crown
Malthael's Halo
Malthael's Ward
Malthael's Wrath

Set Bonus with 2 or more set items:
10% Chance to cast level 34 Flamestrike on Melee Attack
+150 Life on Melee Attack

Set Bonus with 3 or more set items:
10% Chance to cast level 34 Hailstorm on Melee Attack
20% to Vitality

Set Bonus with complete set:
+3 to Paladin Skill Levels
+12 to Warp Armor
20% to Vitality
Maximum Life +5%
Maximum Mana +15%
Elemental Resists +50%

:
Malthael's Crown
Malthael's Crown
Blackguard Helm (Sacred)

Defense: (2347 - 2640) to (2474 - 2783)
(Paladin Only)
Required Level: 80
Required Dexterity: 387
Item Level: 1
+(1 to 3) to Paladin Skill Levels
(201 to 250)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(8 to 9)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(8 to 9)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
(16 to 20)% to Strength
10% to Vitality
+(21 to 40) Life on Melee Attack
Socketed (4)

Malthael's Sanctuary
(Paladin Ritualist Set)
+
Malthael's Halo
Malthael's Halo
Field Plate (Sacred)

Defense: (6477 - 7287) to (7694 - 8656)
Required Level: 80
Required Strength:
375
Item Level: 1
+(2 to 3) to Paladin Skill Levels
+(11 to 20)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(11 to 20)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
Fire Resist +(31 to 50)%
Cold Resist +(31 to 50)%
Requirements -40%
Socketed (6)

Malthael's Sanctuary
(Paladin Ritualist Set)
+
Malthael's Ward
Malthael's Ward
Sash (Sacred)

Defense: 1013 to 1027
Required Level: 80
Required Strength:
400
Item Level: 1
+1 to Paladin Skill Levels
+(11 to 15)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(26 to 38)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(21 to 40) to Vitality
(11 to 20)% Bonus to Defense
Requirements -20%
Socketed (2)

Malthael's Sanctuary
(Paladin Ritualist Set)
for the 3 piece bonus is very helpful for single target damage. The spear and 4 piece bonus is decent, but I would still prefer Skylord.
Lone Wolf's Path
Lone Wolf's Path
(Druid Seer Set)

Lone Wolf's Claws
Lone Wolf's Fur
Lone Wolf's Maul
Lone Wolf's Track

Set Bonus with 2 or more set items:
+150 Spell Focus
+14 to Firedance

Set Bonus with 3 or more set items:
+50% to Poison Spell Damage
Poison Resist +50%

Set Bonus with complete set:
+1 Hunting Banshee/Ember Spirit Projectile
+6 to Druid Skill Levels
-30% to Enemy Fire Resistance
-30% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+19 to Nova Charge
+400 to Life

:
Lone Wolf's Claws
Lone Wolf's Claws
Heavy Gloves (Sacred)

Defense: (984 - 1230) to (1044 - 1305)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
420
Item Level: 1
20% Hit Recovery
+(6 to 10)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(6 to 10)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(100 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
(11 to 15)% to Energy
Fire Resist +(21 to 25)%
Cold Resist +(21 to 25)%
Requirements -20%
Socketed (4)

Lone Wolf's Path
(Druid Seer Set)
+
Lone Wolf's Track
Lone Wolf's Track
Chain Boots (Sacred)

Defense: (1478 - 1847) to (1602 - 2002)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
460
Item Level: 1
20% Cast Speed
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
-(5 to 6)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
-(5 to 6)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(100 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
+(21 to 40) to Vitality
Fire Resist +(31 to 50)%
Cold Resist +(31 to 50)%
Requirements -20%
Socketed (4)

Lone Wolf's Path
(Druid Seer Set)
gives you the 2 piece bonus of 150 Spell Focus and Firedance oskill (which drops a circle on the ground that adds spell damage), which is quite good.




Late Game Gear (Scosglen and Dimensional Labyrinth)

These are still largely theoretical on my part; I'll get to labs and confirm the setups eventually™.

For Labyrinth, you'll want to choose gear that gets you to 90% elemental resistances and 60% physical resist (10 over cap on phys res to deal with the curse that's cast on you). At tier 6+, you'll start encountering Phoboss, and he reduces your maximum cold resistance so you want [86 + labs tier] max cold res if you want to attempt him. At tiers 9 and 10, you'll also need 260 total stacked resists because enemies start piercing 100 resists as well.

Scosglen doesn't require nearly as much defenses and should be doable at 83 resists and comfortable at 85-86.

Weapon:
Skylord



Skylord
Paladin Spears

'ArcXethGlaMal'
Runeword Level: 100
Lemures Explosion Range Increased by 75%
+(8 to 10) to Paladin Skill Levels
+(10 to 15)% Bonus to Spell Focus
90% Attack Speed
(75 to 100)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(40 to 60)% to Cold Spell Damage
(21 to 25)% to All Attributes
+(75 to 125) Mana on Melee Attack
+(100 to 150) Mana when Struck by an Enemy
Holy Lance (4)Corrupted
Skylord



Skylord
Paladin Spears

'ArcXethGlaMal'
Runeword Level: 100
Lemures Explosion Range Increased by 75%
+(8 to 10) to Paladin Skill Levels
+(10 to 15)% Bonus to Spell Focus
90% Attack Speed
(75 to 100)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(40 to 60)% to Cold Spell Damage
(21 to 25)% to All Attributes
+(75 to 125) Mana on Melee Attack
+(100 to 150) Mana when Struck by an Enemy
Holy Lance (Sacred)

Helm:
Endless Pride
Endless Pride
Cap (Sacred)

Defense: 1187 to 1201
Required Level: 120
Required Strength: 500
Item Level: 130
Restitution
(Based on Restore Percentage)
+2 to All Skills
Total Character Defense +50%
Maximum Elemental Resists +3%
Cube with Trophy Fragment: Restore +20%
+4 to Life (Based on Character Level)
+2 to Mana (Based on Character Level)
Elemental Resists +10%
(1 to 50)% Magic Find
Socketed (4)
for defenses / Sacred/Eerie Crafted Blackguard Helm for damage with +4 paladin skills, 15% cold spell damage, and Ignis Fatuus oskill (200 or more spell focus at total level 40+, at the cost of needing extra fire resistance).
Chest:
Robe of Steel
Robe of Steel
Full Plate Mail (Sacred)

Defense: (6692 - 7471) to (8202 - 9156)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
469
Item Level: 105
+(11 to 20)% Bonus to Spell Focus
25% Cast Speed
+(21 to 30)% to Spell Damage
+(115 to 140)% Enhanced Defense
+100 to Strength
+100 to Energy
Elemental Resists +20%
+250 Life after each Demon Kill
50% Bonus to Defense
Requirements -33%
Socketed (6)

Gloves:
Lorekeeper
Lorekeeper
Light Gauntlets (Sacred)

Defense: (1018 - 1179) to (1159 - 1342)
Required Level: 80
Required Strength:
300
Item Level: 120
+3 to All Skills
20% Combat Speeds
+(5 to 10) to Firedance
+(90 to 120)% Enhanced Defense
Regenerate Mana +(40 to 60)%
Requirements -50%
Socketed (4)
/
Lamha Na Draoithe
Lamha Na Draoithe
Gauntlets (Sacred)

Defense: (1339 - 1506) to (1567 - 1763)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 625
Item Level: 120
+2 to All Skills
+150 Spell Focus
30% Cast Speed
+(16 to 20)% to Spell Damage
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
+75 to Strength
-100 to Life
Elemental Resists +15%
Socketed (4)

Belt:
Ashaera's Armor
Ashaera's Armor
Belt (Sacred)

Defense: 1687 to 1760
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 575
Item Level: 105
+(21 to 25) Spell Focus
+(11 to 15)% to Spell Damage
+500 Defense
(11 to 15)% to Energy
Elemental Resists +(10 to 15)%
Physical Resist 10%
Socketed (2)
/
Lunar Eclipse
Lunar Eclipse
Light Belt (Sacred)

Defense: (2091 - 2422) to (2171 - 2514)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 550
Item Level: 120
+2 to All Skills
+(51 to 60) Spell Focus
25% Cast Speed
30% Hit Recovery
+(10 to 15)% to Spell Damage
+(90 to 120)% Enhanced Defense
+(40 to 50) to Energy
+100 to Life
Elemental Resists +15%
+5 to Light Radius
Socketed (2)

Boots: high rolled
Binding Treads
Binding Treads
Light Plated Boots (Sacred)

Defense: (2224 - 2538) to (3909 - 4256)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 625
Item Level: 105
+100% Duration to Solar Flare
+(1 to 2) to Paladin Skill Levels
(10 to 50)% Movement Speed
25% Hit Recovery
5% Life stolen per Hit
+(5 to 20)% to Spell Damage
+(120 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
+(500 to 2000) Defense
Socketed (4)
Honorific Boots (Sacred) with
Lodestone
Lodestone
Mystic Orb

Right-Click to Apply
+5% to Spell Damage
Requirements +10%
+10 Required Level
,
Auriel's Focus
Auriel's Focus
Mystic Orb

Right-Click to Apply
+2% Bonus to Spell Focus
+25% Enhanced Defense
+15 to Energy
Poison Length Reduced by 5%
+10 Required Level
,
Periapt of Life
Periapt of Life
Mystic Orb

Right-Click to Apply
4% to Vitality
+10 Life Regenerated per Second
+10 Required Level
, etc.
Amulet:
Death Ward
Death Ward
Amulet

Required Level: 110
Item Level: 105
+(1 to 3) to All Skills
Maximum Elemental Resists +1%
Poison Resist +30%
Poison Length Reduced by 30%
30% Curse Length Reduction
/
Black Dwarf
Black Dwarf
Amulet

Required Level: 110
Item Level: 105
+2 to All Skills
20% Cast Speed
20% Hit Recovery
+(15 to 25)% to Lightning Spell Damage
-(5 to 20)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+(15 to 25)% to Cold Spell Damage
-(5 to 20)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(21 to 29) to Supernova
(30 to 40)% Bonus to Defense
-5 to Light Radius
/ high rolled
Witchmoon
Witchmoon
Amulet

Required Level: 100
Item Level: 100
1% Chance to cast level 17 Mana Sweep on Death Blow
+(1 to 3) to All Skills
+(10 to 20) Spell Focus
+(10 to 20)% to Spell Damage
Maximum Mana +(30 to 40)%
or Rare (ideal: +3 skills, 20% csd, 50 spell focus/400 life, 40 aa, and a resist)
Rings:
Adrenaline Rush
Adrenaline Rush
Ring

Required Level: 100
Item Level: 120
+1 to All Skills
40% Combat Speeds
40% Movement Speed
Maximum Elemental Resists +1%
/
Der Nebelring
Der Nebelring
Ring

Required Level: 110
Item Level: 105
+(20 to 30)% to Summoned Minion Life
+15% to Summoned Minion Damage
+1000 Defense
+400 to Life
Physical Resist (4 to 6)%
+(40 to 50) Life after each Kill
+2 to Light Radius
/ Rare (ideal: +1 skills, 15% csd, 30 spell focus, 15 aa, and a resist)

Corruptions: 1% maximum elemental resists is ideal. 10% cold spell damage, 20% movement speed, 4% phys resist, 10% all attributes, other stuff like that is good too. Don't brick what you can't afford to replace.

Sockets: One
Arkenstone
Arkenstone
Jewel

Required Level: 100
Item Level: 120
Can be Inserted into Socketed Items
+10 Life Regenerated per Second
Physical Resist 1%
Cannot Be Frozen
if you have it for Cannot Be Frozen,
Zann Esu's Stone
Zann Esu's Stone
Jewel

Required Level: 100
Item Level: 115
Can be Inserted into Socketed Items
5% Cast Speed
+3% to Spell Damage
Maximum [Random Elemental] Resist +1%
s for max resists (with lottery bonus for labs 9+), perfect gems if necessary for max and overcapped resists, then Spell damage/focus crafted jewels with 31-50% attack rating, 4%/2% cold spell damage and 15/23 spell focus are the best damage option (see the top of the post for an explanation of when to choose spell damage vs. spell focus)

Prebuff Gear:
Shamanka
Shamanka
Long Staff (Sacred)

Two-Hand Damage: 56 to 58
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 203
Item Level: 105
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.06 per Dexterity)%
+(3 to 6) to Sorceress Skill Levels
45% Cast Speed
45% Hit Recovery
+50% Damage to Undead
+(21 to 25)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(21 to 25)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(21 to 25)% to Poison Spell Damage
+(6 to 16) to Bloodlust
Maximum Life +(10 to 13)%
Fire Resist +(50 to 70)%
Lightning Resist +(50 to 70)%
Socketed (4)
, Crafted Throwing Axe with +6 all skills,
Orationis Tenebris
Orationis Tenebris
Rondache (Sacred)

Defense: (3669 - 4503) to (4048 - 4968)
Chance to Block: 2%
(Paladin Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 440
Item Level: 105
Sanguine Covenant Regenerates 3.5% of Maximum Life per Second
+(2 to 3) to Paladin Skill Levels
40% Hit Recovery
+(120 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
Cannot Be Frozen
Socketed (4)
, Crafted Blackguard Helm with +4 paladin skills and Ignis Fatuus oskill

Relics:
  • Relic (Raven Heart)
    Relic
    Required Level: 75
    +(2 to 6) to Raven Heart
    Cannot Be Frozen
    +50 Life when Struck by an Enemy
    and
    Relic (Blood Fury)
    Relic
    Required Level: 75
    +(2 to 7) to Blood Fury
    +(33 to 66) to Life
    +(21 to 30) Life after each Kill
    are big spell damage buffs, but drain your life.
  • Relic (Mark of the Wild)
    Relic
    Required Level: 75
    100% Duration Bonus to Mark of the Wild
    +(4 to 8) to Mark of the Wild
    (1 to 2)% Deadly Strike
    (which is boosted by
    Relic (Mythal)
    Relic
    Required Level: 90
    Mythal: Reduces Enemy Physical/Magic Resistance by 5%
    +(11 to 15)% Bonus Elemental Damage to Mark of the Wild
    +(6 to 11) to Mythal
    and
    Relic (Stormclash)
    Relic
    Required Level: 75
    +(6 to 10)% Bonus Elemental Damage to Mark of the Wild
    +(6 to 12) to Stormclash
    Lightning Absorb (1 to 2)%
    ) is another spell damage buff.
  • Relic (Ice Bolt Nova)
    Relic
    Required Level: 75
    +(8 to 15) to Ice Bolt Nova
    Maximum Cold Resist +1%
    Cold Resist +30%
    Cannot Be Frozen
    is worth considering for Cannot Be Frozen and max cold resist.
  • Relic (Flash)
    Relic
    Required Level: 75
    6% Chance to cast level 50 Flash on Death Blow
    +(31 to 42) to Flash
    Maximum Lightning Resist +(1 to 2)%
    ,
    Relic (Lightning Arena)
    Relic
    Required Level: 75
    5% Movement Speed
    +(11 to 20) to Lightning Arena
    Maximum Lightning Resist +(1 to 2)%
    ,
    Relic (Phoenix Wave)
    Relic
    Required Level: 75
    +(4 to 8)% to Fire Spell Damage
    +(11 to 16) to Phoenix Wave
    Maximum Fire Resist +(1 to 2)%
    ,
    Relic (Bloodstorm)
    Relic
    Required Level: 75
    2% Chance to cast level 60 Bloodstorm on Death Blow
    +(13 to 19) to Bloodstorm
    +(21 to 60) to Life
    Maximum Fire Resist +(1 to 2)%
    ,
    Relic (Harvest)
    Relic
    Required Level: 75
    +(11 to 17) to Harvest
    +80 Life Regenerated per Second
    Maximum Poison Resist +(1 to 2)%
    , and
    Relic (Hive)
    Relic
    Required Level: 75
    +(11 to 21) to Hive
    Maximum Poison Resist +(1 to 2)%
    +10 to Frozen Heart while Carrying Periodic Relics
    (Hive - Nova Charge - Path of Flames)
    are notable for rolling with 2% to a maximum resist.
  • Relic (Hailstorm)
    Relic
    Required Level: 75
    +30 Spell Focus
    +(11 to 22) to Hailstorm
    Cold Absorb (1 to 2)%
    ,
    Relic (Flamestrike)
    Relic
    Required Level: 75
    +(31 to 40) Spell Focus
    +(16 to 25) to Flamestrike
    Maximum Fire Resist +1%
    , and
    Relic (Rain of Fire)
    Relic
    Required Level: 75
    +(21 to 30) Spell Focus
    +(4 to 9) to Rain of Fire (Druid Only)
    +(14 to 22) to Rain of Fire
    Fire Absorb (2 to 3)%
    all have spell focus and a decent defensive stat.
  • Other relics with spell damage, cold spell damage, bonus elemental damage to bloodlust, maximum resists, or other useful stats. Don't neglect
    Relic (Demonic Speed)
    Relic
    Required Level: 75
    +(31 to 40)% Damage to Demons
    +(4 to 7) to Demonic Speed
    +(51 to 100) Life after each Demon Kill
    ; it offers up to 7% cold spell damage with the proper Bone Chimes.

The Sleep:
  • Duncraig trophy (with 18% as cold/poison spell damage Bone Chimes) is 21-22% spell damage and 75 life/mana on melee attack. Very nice for everything we're doing.
  • Quov Tsin trophy offers 20% spell damage and 20 stacked elemental resists, which can be helpful.
  • If you have over 400% spell damage and less than 900 spell focus, The Veiled Prophet trophy with its spell focus bonuses actually adds more damage.
  • Heart of Sin trophy if you have no other source of Cannot Be Frozen.

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Leveling Walkthrough


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Ubers


What follows is a list of all ubers, along with a rating from 1 to 3 stars based on how difficult they felt when I first encountered them and maybe some recommendations for approaching the more difficult ones.

★☆☆ - Very easy, can be namelocked without any trouble.
★★☆ - Might be difficult if you get surrounded or make some major mistakes.
★★★ - Hard but doable.
★★★★ - Special 4-star rating for ubers that are just not worth trying on this build.


Very Easy (105)

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Easy (110)

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Moderate (115)

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Hard (120)

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Very Hard (125)

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Extreme (130)

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Impossible (135)

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Other Notes


I haven't bothered with a mercenary. Act 1 Ranger is probably who I would hire. Equip her with
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Short War Bow (4)

Two-Hand Damage: (8 - 9) to (23 - 29)
Required Level: 8
Required Dexterity:
73 to 77
Item Level: 12
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
Miasma Haunt Duration Increased by 2 seconds
5% Chance to cast level 5 Arachnomancy on Kill
3% Chance to cast level 4 Miasma on Striking
+(11 to 15) to Maximum Damage
+(18 to 35)% Enhanced Damage
+(2 to 3)% to Poison Spell Damage
Slows Attacker by (6 to 10)%
Maximum Life +(2 to 3)%
Requirements -(11 to 15)%
Socketed (2)
Two-Hand Damage: (28 - 32) to (57 - 70)
Required Level: 28
Required Dexterity:
95 to 100
Item Level: 31
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
Miasma Haunt Duration Increased by 2 seconds
6% Chance to cast level 10 Arachnomancy on Kill
4% Chance to cast level 10 Miasma on Striking
+(16 to 25) to Maximum Damage
+(52 to 69)% Enhanced Damage
+(5 to 6)% to Poison Spell Damage
Slows Attacker by (11 to 15)%
Maximum Life +(3 to 4)%
Requirements -(21 to 25)%
Socketed (4)
Two-Hand Damage: (76 - 83) to (135 - 153)
Required Level: 47
Required Dexterity:
161 to 171
Item Level: 52
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
Miasma Haunt Duration Increased by 2 seconds
7% Chance to cast level 14 Arachnomancy on Kill
5% Chance to cast level 16 Miasma on Striking
+(31 to 40) to Maximum Damage
+(87 to 103)% Enhanced Damage
+(8 to 9)% to Poison Spell Damage
Slows Attacker by (21 to 25)%
Maximum Life +(4 to 5)%
Requirements -(31 to 35)%
Socketed (5)
Two-Hand Damage: (102 - 110) to (179 - 199)
Required Level: 54
Required Dexterity:
294 to 313
Item Level: 85
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
Miasma Haunt Duration Increased by 2 seconds
8% Chance to cast level 18 Arachnomancy on Kill
6% Chance to cast level 19 Miasma on Striking
+(41 to 50) to Maximum Damage
+(104 to 120)% Enhanced Damage
+(9 to 10)% to Poison Spell Damage
Slows Attacker by (31 to 35)%
Maximum Life +(5 to 6)%
Requirements -(36 to 40)%
Socketed (6)
for crowd control or
Pantheon
Pantheon
(Amazon Bow Set)

Earth
Fire
Frost
Water

Set Bonus with 2 or more set items:
50% Attack Speed
Elemental Resists +50%

Set Bonus with 3 or more set items:
Enhanced Weapon Damage +60%
+150 to Life

Set Bonus with complete set:
3% Chance to cast level 40 Trinity Nova on Kill
5% Chance to cast level 11 Time Strike on Striking
Adds 63-125 Damage
-45% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
Enhanced Weapon Damage +60%
+200 to Dexterity

set +
Truce
Truce
Belts

'Jah'
Runeword Level: 80
5% Combat Speeds
Stun Attack
Slows Attacker by 5%
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 10%
for help clearing Fauztinville. Any of the Act 3 mercs are probably also reasonable choices.




Credits


Thanks to Ehler and Crash for convincing me to finish the guide.
Thanks to Knack for a couple of item suggestions (like using dagger for leveling and 3 piece set with Skylord).
Thanks to Enigma for a few endgame gear suggestions here in the thread.
Thanks to other folks I've talked to on Discord about the build: midknight, SuperCoolGeezer
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TODO LIST
- Fauzt clear video
- try out divine apparition vs. astrogha
- spend another few hours in fauzt to hit 135+ and try out scos, low labs, and laz
- see how difficult baal is in 2.2
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I thought Superbeast attack speed BPs were always the same no matter what kind of weapon you use, as it is a morph.
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Jampula wrote:I thought Superbeast attack speed BPs were always the same no matter what kind of weapon you use, as it is a morph.


All weapons can get to 5 frames, but it still depends on weapon speed. There's no difference between Holy Lance, Short Staff, Bonebreaker, and Plium like there might be on regular characters, but there still is between Holy Lance and Tepoztopilli.
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Aww there are no videos :( I suspected that lemures is a viable skill now because it has aoe, id like to see it in action in farming zones like k3k/ta/dunc/fauzt.
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Istaryu wrote:Aww there are no videos :( I suspected that lemures is a viable skill now because it has aoe, id like to see it in action in farming zones like k3k/ta/dunc/fauzt.


Dunc is surprisingly difficult and I think BT is just always better there, but I can throw together something for Fauzt tonight or this weekend.
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FYI, I've gone to labs with pretty much BiS gear and a ton of UMOs. The damage just isn't there (almost 9k tooltip dmg). It might be if you gear for full damage, but when you need to balance for 90% resists, there's no chance of going above t8. I've tested with Skylord though, might be doable if darkfeast/aeterna + Vortex yields more damage

I can also say that you can farm Scosglen pretty comfortably, with the exception of corrupted werewolf, who will one shot your mana pool and then promptly kill you in a second.


On another note, both dunc and fauzt are a joke as long as you use
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Lemures Explosion Range Increased by 75%
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+(10 to 15)% Bonus to Spell Focus
90% Attack Speed
(75 to 100)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(40 to 60)% to Cold Spell Damage
(21 to 25)% to All Attributes
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+(100 to 150) Mana when Struck by an Enemy
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Siosilvar wrote:
Istaryu wrote:Aww there are no videos :( I suspected that lemures is a viable skill now because it has aoe, id like to see it in action in farming zones like k3k/ta/dunc/fauzt.


Dunc is surprisingly difficult and I think BT is just always better there, but I can throw together something for Fauzt tonight or this weekend.


Yeah i guess the delay makes it a pain in the ass for dunc, bt just instantly clears whatever is about to hit you.
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Diaco wrote:FYI, I've gone to labs with pretty much BiS gear and a ton of UMOs. The damage just isn't there (almost 9k tooltip dmg). It might be if you gear for full damage, but when you need to balance for 90% resists, there's no chance of going above t8. I've tested with Skylord though, might be doable if darkfeast/aeterna + Vortex yields more damage

So I suppose this is pretty much ur final answer for the question how lemures UMP behave in high labs I asked u once? COOL! Just keep testing, hoping to see ur lemures UMP clearing lab 8+ in less than 17 mins, better with 0 UMOs, btw.

From my experience, I personally dont think lemures UMP in current version is an any better starter than other popular builds such as Javazon, Totem nec or Lightning sorc...
And for endgame, I also see no big major advantage in lemures UMP than other popular builds this season. But that's just my personal experience, I like UMP, but it just keeping getting nerfed maybe since 1.4 or 1.5, sry cant remember correctly. And now the damage for UMP (both lemures and bloodthorns) is just quite not there, just like u said. Maybe unless u are in godlike gear.
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Quick life update: My roommates left a lot more stuff behind when moving out this weekend than I thought they would, so all of my spare time this February has just evaporated. I won't be able to try anything out or update the guide until at least March and more likely next patch whenever it is.