No Items or Cubed stuff as this is a leveling build.
The build above represents a "build breakpoint" wherein your power reaches an acceptable level. Play around with the runes before you reach the runes listed above - the skill set, however, is generally what you want - barring game-changing legendaries.
LET GO OF THE SHIELD!!!
USE A 2 HANDED WEAPON
Below is the skill/rune progression per slot:
L - Punish (1) ; Slash (3) ; Slash - Electrify (9) ; Smite - Shatter (14) ; Smite - Surge (37) this is optional
R - Shield Bash (2) ; Sweep Attack (5) ; Sweep Attack - Blazing Sweep (11) ; Fist of Heaven - Divine Well (32) ; Fist of Heaven - Fissure (42)
1 - Shield Glare (4) ; Shield Glare - Divine Verdict (12) ; Condemn (21) ; Condemn - Vacuum (26) ; Condemn - Unleashed (33)
2 - Provoke (9) ; Steed Charge (13) ; Steed Charge - Spiked Barding (19) ; Steed Charge - Nightmare (25)
3 - Laws of Valor (14) ; Laws of Valor - invincible (21) ; Laws of Valor - Unstoppable Force (45)
4 - Falling Sword (19) ; Falling Sword - Superheated (24) ; Falling Sword - Rise Brothers (38)
P1 - any (really depends on what weapon u have on) ; Righteousness (16)
P2 - Fanaticism (20) ; Holy Cause (27)
P3 - Wrathful (30)
DO NOT USE A SHIELD: USE CRAFTED 2H AXES
That is not a joke, the insane power level of a slow 2Hander without Heavenly Strength is very surprising.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTES
- Only use FERVOR if you're absolutely forced to (picked up an amazing 1-hander). The +AS% Is difficult to manage with massive wrath costs - it also reduces our "damage per skill" quite a bit. Be cautious.
- Found an amazing 2-Hander? Again, DO NOT USE HEAVENLY STRENGTH. Simply go without a shield.
- Found an amazing shield? Well, sadly, adjust your build accordingly with either of the passives mentioned just above. If you picked up one, consider Insurmountable (passive).
Between Wrathful, Smite+Holy Cause, you have a beefy amount of sustainability thru healing. Basically, as you go along your easy road to 70 - Use your "basic attacks" to kill trash, and SAVE CONDEMN AND FALLING SWORD FOR ELITES. While you can be a little trigger happy with Condemn, avoid using Falling Sword as a traveling tool except in the utmost important scenarios (IE, not just for covering ground - use it to leap through ravines and go to higher/lower platforms).
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