for the best gear for a smiter i think, you would have to use
grief- for lfie tap
chains of honor- for its all resist and dmg reduction
exhile- (MAKE SURE IT IS A ETH VORTEX) for all resist and life tap, rlly good def to
~or you can use a uped hoz socketed with a ber~
draculas gloves-for life tap
i use 2xravens, but ur choice really
shako-nice dmg reduction
goreriders- for open wounds, cruching blow, and deadly strike
verdungoes-for nice dmg reduction and FHR
and get life sc's exhile and drac's will let u get off life tap in only a few hits lots of times on the first hit. thats how u make a good smiter. there isnt much u can change without making it hoz would also work with the shield but u have less life tap chance then drops from 20% to 5%. 5 for the drac's 15% for exhile.
Uber Tristram Smiter Gear
to be truthfull not entirely my gear build
modified a bit of it though
Armor: Chains of Honor
I recommend CoH because, believe it or not, it lets you do more damage than Fortitude, It also gives the upper edge on resists, which will help you when facing Ubers.
2 skills, can be Ber'd for absorb. Gives life and mana, all at an affordable rate. I personally find CoA to be too expensive, and not as useful, e.g. the mana and life.
Other Options: Crown of Ages
Personally I think there is no other way to go. Grief offers IAS, +Damage, Ignores Target’s Defense, overall a great weapon for a smiter. I recommend the Phase Blade variety, for it is indestructible and does not need to be repaired.
Other Options: HotO (for those who cannot afford a Grief)
Shield: Upgraded Um’d HoZ
Deals a good amount of damage and its very consistent, What I mean is an Exile can hit harder but also hit much weaker, an upgraded HoZ will do say 45-50 dam and a Vortex Exile would do 10-70. I personally think the upgraded HoZ is the better choice, and people who are worried about damage, my smiter can beat smiters with Exile just as easy as they can beat me.
Other Options: Exile (Eth Sacred Rondache, Kurast or Zakarum Shield)
Amulet: Mara’s Kaleidoscope
Great amulet, Gives skills, stats and resists. I personally haven’t been able to test an Armageddon Slippers, although I assure you it is better, Mara’s is MUCH cheaper.
This is how my smiter is configured. I use a 17 strength, 8 all resist ring with a 20 dexterity Raven.
Other Options: 2x Raven Frost
Great belt, gives absorb, vitality, Just overall great. I don’t recommend anything else.
Boots: Gore Riders
Gives Deadly Strike, Crushing Blow, and Chance for Open Wounds. Very good choice among cheaper smiters. If you do have the money, I would recommend a pair of Soul Spurs for the Strength and Dexterity that are given.
Other Options: Soul Spurs
Gloves: Dracul’s Grasp
Gives 5% chance of Life Tap which is absolutely needed on a smiter. Life Tap works great for all smiters, as smite doesn’t have AR. It hits nearly every time giving you a lot of life. A smiter cannot exist without Life Tap. A simple must. I know what you are thinking: some of you would LOVE to show off that pair of 60% enhanced damage Steelrends that you wasted money on, but don’t do it on this character. It is a simple waste of strength to go that high.
i hope that helps every one
if you have your own idea for gear build please post it
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You use Dracul's Grasp, Exile and Last Wish if you want to make a bad manner dueling smiter. Life Tap is kinda lame and a bit unfair in the dueling world.
Also as someone noted Grief doesn't have life tap. It increases attack speed and ignore's target defense and does a very good job at that.
I'd suggest for good manner dueling use some 20% ias gloves, Hoz with a Ber or Um and most definitely use Grief. Other than that the smiter gear you suggest is great. I use Enigma on mine in both duels and ubers, though I swap the gloves and Hoz out for Drac's and Exile for the life tap in Uber Tristram. Use Chains of Honor if you are just killing them for torch. Enigma is a must if you want to set it up for power leveling. With the right charms it doesn't make a difference which armor you use.
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