Splendor(Rune Word) - A nice and inexpensiveMagic Finding Shield Runeword that works surprisingly well on a Hammerdin. -1/2 resist fire 1/2 resist fire, (10 into each was target) 1 point HS. Heart of the Oak(Runeword) - This amazing Runeword will not only significantly boost your Hammers' damage with its +3 Skills, but also provide you with a solid boost to all Resistances and pretty much eliminate any mana problems you might have had without it. Spirit. You can hit max block and 125% FCR easily. (16/20/23/27/36). A Magic/Rare Amulet with + Magic Find Affixes -Magic Amulets can have up to 50% MF and Rares can roll up to 35%. as you can see though, level 20 holy shield is only 3% block lower then level 36. this 3% costs around 6 dex but you save 16 skill points. Magefist(Light Gauntlets) -If you plan on achieving the 125% FCR breakpoint with this build, you pretty much have to use Magefists over Chance Guards. Wealth (Runeword) - If you really want to run this build on a budget, Wealth might be a decent option that will let you farm for an Enigma quicker. It's also nice if you like gambling as 300% extra gold is quite a lot. (your lite res goes from 75 to 83, that means instead of you receiving 25% of lightning damage getting through, you are only getting hit with 17% instead.). -Defense is not very important compared to your %chance to block/FCR/Resis/FHR. And still do 12k hammers, HoZ, because I have a HoZ and I don't have a 35 spirit in a 45 res sacred targe . We recommend picking up Act 2 Defiance Mercenary for extra damage mitigation bonuses. It will boost your offensive power by giving you +1 to all skills, increase your FCR by 10%, and make you a bit better at Magic Finding by giving you +20% MF. Grief already have enough +damage to make smite with hammerdin easy. Tarnhelm(Skull Cap) - If you're trying to build your Hammerdin as cheaply as possible, this lowly unique helmet might interest you. Lastly you have a lot PCombs thus you are a lot less dependent on +skills on the gear. We're going to use Offensive Auras to take Blessed Hammer's damage to a whole new level. You should supplement it with a shield that gives +2 to All Skills for the best effect. You just have to get the FCR from a 2/20 circlet and a 2/15+ Ammy instead. Skin of the Vipermagi(Serpentskin Armor) - This budget Armor will take care of some of this build's basic needs - Skills, FCR, and Resistances. you should aim for one of these breakpoints based on +skill gear. Techincally its probably HoZ but if you have to ask in the first place you don't have the GG FCR gear you need to make it work. People saying hoz are smoking the good shit. Spirit Sword (Runeword) -Don't be fooled by this Runeword's low level requirement.
these levels add 34/35/36/37/38% chance to block. extra points should go into resist lightning for farming baal and uber mephisto. With spirit it has insane resists. FCR and Res then go spirit. Nagelring - Stacking two of these Rings can give you up to 60% extra Magic Find, which is very solid (especially when you lack MF from other slots). i never said 1 point Hs was the way to go, it just happens to work for me because i have so many +skills and pcombs. using my grief PB and 1 point fanaticism i dont need any additional ias from equipment to hit max IAS. It gives half the Skills Shako does, but can potentially provide the same amount of Magic Find. If you are not adding to the equation open wounds with at least 40%CB you HAVE to push your resist cap high enough so with absorb gear you can more or less completely ignore incoming damage. War Traveler (Battle Boots) -These boots are a staple of most Magic Finding builds as there's no real alternative. my main point is holy shield is not to MAX it, i even said to aim for the block breakpoint levels for HS depending on your +skills. Spirit makes it way easier to hit 125 FCR which is equal to +2-3 all skills at high gear levels. The downside is, your Magic Find is going to suffer. So while in your case 1 point in HS might be enough for rest of the crowd situation is different. Are we mfing or trying to roflstomp baal ? I'm using a Vipers Magi which adds FCR to the chest so I'm using the HoZ. i kill all 3 ubers in under a minute, grief is just too good for raw base damage. imo maximum efficiency also means in cost. thats 2 points of dex you are saving vs 9 skill points. I guess correct statement should be like this hola!!! Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I seen several youtube clip where min-max folks swap the gear during Ubers for that (and I am sorry, I am to old and to lazy for that ). Call to Arms(Rune Word) - This powerful Runeword will allow you to pre-buff yourself up with Warcries (buffs persist through weapon swap). I found a +30 all resistances shield in my first normal run through and used larzuk to add four sockets. i have pretty gg gear with average rolls (enigma/hoto/anni/torch/5 pcomb) my combat skills are +22 and my holy shield is lvl 23 with 1 pt into it.
If you can afford one of these, go for it. i would like to hear anyone who believes maxing HS is better route though for hammerdin. Shako is simply amazing and if you're after Magic Find and Skill Levels, there's no better alternative. HOZ on that smiter thoooooo, 44 res vortex with 4os, take my str it's worth it.1, I see most ppl voted for hoz but if youbare trying to hit the bp for fcr a spirit with 35 fcr and 45 rez is superior, Nah HoZ is still the higher damage setup. This subreddit is for people who want to discuss Diablo 2 and Diablo II Resurrected. Who tf uses HoZ on a Hammerdin? If you have any Build requests, please post them in the Comments section below. Also, we will be happy to receive constructive criticismthat will help us improve our future work, so don't hesitate to give us your feedback. Extra Health and Vitalityis always welcome as well, as it makes you a bit tankier. I am IT pro and main principle under we operate - if things are working - dont touch it :). Month ago Ohm would be to much nowadays? They are extremely rare, however, and their price is likely to scare you off even if you manage to find one for sale. Pictures used in this article are the intellectual property of Blizzard Entertainment, One of the best Magic Find setups for the Paladin class in Diablo 2 Resurrected. All things being equal more defence always equals less chance to be hit. -level 27 holy shield (so couple hard points), rest into resist light It not only increases your offensive power (+4 to Blessed Hammer in total! If you take Magic Finding with this build seriously, Enigma is the only choice. From molecular biology here and I am agree Grief is ultimate weapon here and with it you dont need upping HOZ.
It not only gives you two things you're looking for the most - +Skills and Faster Cast Rate, but also gives you quite a lot of health and mana. Thus, it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that It is the most popular build for season 1 of Diablo 2 Resurrected. Registration on Odealo is free and takes only about 30 seconds. Next thing life tap proc - you got it from dracs, I prefer getting it from Exile (comes faster) and have 20% IAS in gloves as well. ive done: Easier to come by/cheaper. The fcr and fhr from spirit are way too good and not having the fcr severely limits your other gear options. Spirit every day of the week. Goldwrap (Heavy Belt) - The only real Magic Finding-oriented choice for the belt slot. Actually with an ideal setup you do want HoZ over Spirit. The Stone of Jordan- If you're interested in damage more than Magic Find, double Stone of Jordan is the way to go. Sadly, MF is the only really useful stat a Hammerdin gets from it. What is considered the best shield to use on a Hammerdin? (outside of mass production PnB necros lol). The reason Spirit is so common/recommended is because the ideal setup requires some insanely rare gear (mainly the 2/20 circlet and the 2/15+ ammy) to still hit the 125 fcr breakpoint that is so easy to reach with Spirit, I sold one of these for an Um a few weeks ago and I might be regretting not keeping it for a Hammerdin build, Right? Plus hammerdins are so stupid strong you can sacrifice some damage for more mf in a shako, i would use hoz for a smiter and spirit for hammer. It depends somewhat on what you need. Whether you need help or you're just looking to chat - come join us!
i just dont see the hype in exile i guess. gores/gface/dracs provide all the life tap/cb/ow needed. We will be happy to cover your most requested builds in the future! Arachnid Mesh(Spiderweb Sash) - This offensively-oriented belt will boost your damage and Faster Cast Rate.
Faster Cast Rate is a must-have for Hammerdin and you should get enough of it to make your Hammers and your Enigma better (the 75 FCR Breakpoint is a must, we'd say, but your ultimate goal should be achieving the 125 FCR Breakpoint).