M2017 Holy Melee Paladin (Retaliator) Videos

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As per request, here are some random videos of me trying to Holy Melee Paladin (emphasis on "trying"). Also, inb4 git gud fgt. I only made 3 for now since I just finished up A4 Destruction with him. Survivability hasn't been a huge problem up to this point, but HMP's damage output makes me sad, especially Divine Judgement.

Early Charms - Binding of Baal


Early Charms - Azmodan


Finishing Act 4 Destruction - Chaos Sanctuary + Diablo
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Yea, Divine Judgment is pretty sad.. There's no reason it should be doing less damage as a single target skill than Retaliate as a crowd control/aoe damage skill.

Still nice video. Why did you choose Shadow influence over light (besides euphoria to boost Plague)?
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I started with Light Influence. I just switched to Shadow Influence to see if Euphoria would increase killspeed of Plague and Glacial Novas.

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To expand, Hoplites were dying fairly quickly and they cost a lot of mana to constantly resummon, so I never even bothered with them after a certain point. And since I wasn't gonna use Hand of God b/c ridiculously slow attack speed, I figured I could get away with not having Rapture for awhile (though I do miss the extra speed).
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thank you for vid :D

quite nice how retaliate keeps the monsters in azmodan uber at bay :D
zod shields oskill chrub strike could be good vs bosses as single target skill but it has some condition before it can be used iirc
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NP. I did try Cherub Strike before. The missiles were just too slow and it's damage was pathetic. If it worked like Retaliate does with Solar Flare active, it might be worth considering, but sadly it doesn't.

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Ok, Imma give Cherub Strike another shot. It's certainly more useful during general gameplay than Divine Judgement. I'll try it in some A5 Ubers and against D-Baal.
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Solfege wrote:Ok, Imma give Cherub Strike another shot. It's certainly more useful during general gameplay than Divine Judgement. I'll try it in some A5 Ubers and against D-Baal.


Good luck with that one! :D
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If you didn't see this one earlier, it was the realm challenge to clear the 3 priestess rooms in 6 minutes using cherub strike - feel free to see how often the avatars actually deal damage and compare it to the EQ/thunderslam/sots procs. The skill is probably the worst median skill I ever tried to use (tied with divine judgment of course but I still think that skill was added as a practical joke) :l
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I can't see the red-on-black of an enemy's health bar (b/c blind), so I can never tell how much damage things do. What's so bad about Cherub Strike exactly? Is it b/c it's so slow or does it have huge ND or something?
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It acquires targets and keeps firing at them, the projectiles are slow as hell and solar flare doesn't make them apply on hit like with retal so it only procs like old retal which as you can see in the video makes it behave like a normal attack in most cases.

This together with it looking like it has a weak ND means that you are effectively attacking monsters with normal attack and trying to clear with normal attack. :D
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Yeah, it was disappointing it didn't behave like Retaliate while Solar Flare was active. Couldn't you just use it as supplemental damage though? Like, use Retaliate as main and just throw out a Cherub Strike when you get hit. It has a huge seek range, doesn't it? Still seems like it would be more useful for general play than Divine Judgement.