I need some help in building a Paladin. Not because I really want to play a Paladin, but because I want to get 5% healing amp past life feat. I'm not asking for a step by step build, but at least some guidance into what to focus on, etc.
This would be a second life toon. For the most part, TRing this toon is about all I will be doing for the foreseeable future, so I don't really need a build that is end-game worthy. My first life was a fair approximation of Unbongwah's Tempest Trap-monkey (but I'm going to use the LR+20 to LR him into a Barbarian because I feel the 10 HP from a barb past life is more useful than 2 extra ranged damage and 2 points of elemental resist from a Ranger past life.)
Since I currently solo exclusively (if running with a plat hireling can be considered soloing), self-sufficiency is a must, which is why my first life was the Tempest Trap-monkey - that play style really suits me. However, with the recent nerfs to stealth and search, that play style may be tough to duplicate in a pally build since Paladins don't get any where near the number of skill points per level as Rangers do.
I was leaning towards Ellisdee's Evasion Paladin, but I'm not sure that build has enough DPS for a soloist - and in my humble and possibly badly informed opinion, DPS is a bit more important than survivability to a soloer.
I'm defintely going to take two levels of Rogue to get Evasion. Other than that I don't really know which way to go. I've seen alot of 12 Pal/6 Rog/2 Ftr running around so I'm kind of leaning that way, but don't really know specifics. Or, since 12 Pal won't get me Holy Sword, Zeal or HotD 2, should I go 14 Pal/6 Rog? Or go 18 Pal/2 Rog and just run thru traps and ignore loot in chests I can't open? Obviously, first level would be Rogue, so I'm thinking 2-7 Paladin, but when would I take other levels? Which stats should I focus on and which should I dump? (although I'm a premium player, I have all six +4 stat tomes, p2w ftw Which enhancement lines would I take? Which feats are a must? TWF or THF? Are the Rogue and Fighter splashes going to be enough to overcome the Paladin's abyssmal DPS?
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