Paladin - Defensive Auras / Offensive Auras / Combat Skills


Defensive Auras

Prayer

Required Level
1
Prerequisites
None
Difference from the LoD version
Improved heal amount.
Pros
Cons
Cleansing and Meditation heal the same amount of life as Prayer heals without consuming Mana.
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Life Healed Per Second (ES)3+1+2+3+5+5
Life Healed Per Pecond (LoD)2+1+1+2+2+3
Radius (yards)10.67+1.33
Mana Cost (ES)1
Mana Cost (LoD)40.1875
Synergy
Holy Bolt: +2 Life Healed Per Second Per Level
Fist of the Heavens: +2 Life Healed Per Second Per Level
Redemption: +2 Life Healed Per Second Per Level

Protection From Fire

Required Level
1
Prerequisites
None
Difference from Resist Fire
Grants Absorb% instead of resists. Grants Damage Reduction%.
Pros
Effective against nasty FE bosses which also deal bugged physical damage.
Cons
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Max Fire Resist% (When Active)+1 per base point (caster only)
Max Fire Resist% (When Inactive)+1 per 2 base boints (caster only)
Damage Reduction%5+1
Radius (yards)10.67+1.33
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Fire Absorb%61216192224262729303132333435
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Fire Absorb%3637383940 (Cap)
Synergy
Salvation: +1% Fire Absorb Per Level

Protection From Cold

Required Level
2
Prerequisites
None
Difference from Resist Cold
Grants Absorb% instead of resists. Grants Damage Reduction%. Grants Cannot Be Frozen.
Pros
Effective against nasty CE bosses which also deal bugged physical damage. Cannot Be Frozen is helpful especially for summoners.
Cons
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Max Cold Resist% (When Active)+1 per base point (caster only)
Max Cold Resist% (When Inactive)+1 per 2 base points (caster only)
Damage Reduction%5+1
Radius (yards)10.67+1.33
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Cold Absorb%61216192224262729303132333435
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Cold Absorb%3637383940 (cap)
Synergy
Salvation: +1% Cold Absorb Per Level

Protection From Lightning

Required Level
3
Prerequisites
None
Difference from Resist Lightning
Grants Absorb% instead of resists. Grants Damage Reduction%.
Pros
Effective against nasty LE bosses which also deal bugged physical damage.
Cons
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Max Ltng Resist% (When Active)+1 per base point (caster only)
Max Ltng Resist% (When Inactive)+1 per 2 base points (caster only)
Damage Reduction%5+1
Radius (yards)10.67+1.33
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Ltng Absorb%61216192224262729303132333435
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Ltng Absorb%3637383940 (Cap)
Synergy
Salvation: +1% Lightning Absorb Per Level

Defiance

Required Level
6
Prerequisites
None
Difference from the LoD version
Improved defense bonus.
Pros
Cons
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Defense% (ES)10025
Defense% (LoD)7010
Radius (yards)10.67+1.33
Synergy
Holy Shield: +5% Defense Per Level
Protection From Fire: +10% Defense Per Level
Protection From Cold: +10% Defense Per Level
Protection From Lightning: +10% Defense Per Level

Cleansing

Required Level
12
Prerequisites
Prayer (1)
Difference from the LoD version
Fixed the bug of the original D2 that higher slvl grants less Poison Length Reduction. Also reduces Curse Duration.
Pros
Cons
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Poison Length Reduction% (ES)diminishing return (30-90)
Poison Length Reduction% (LoD)diminishing return (70-10)
Curse Length Reduction% (ES)diminishing return (15-45)
Radius (yards)10.67+1.33
Synergy
Prayer: Heals Life As Much As Caster's Prayer Does.
(The synergies from other skills to Prayer aren't counted for this bonus.)

Vigor

Required Level
18
Prerequisites
Prayer (1), Defiance (6), Cleansing (12)
Difference from the LoD version
Increases Maximum Life. Improved Faster Run/Walk bonus.
Pros
Cons
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Max Life% (ES)10+3
Faster Run/Walk% (ES)diminishing return (0-90)
Faster Run/Walk% (LoD)diminishing return (7-50)
Max Stamina%50+25
Faster Stamina Recovery%50+25
Radius (yards)10.67+2
Synergies
Prayer: +1% Max Life Per Level
Cleansing: +1% Max Life Per Level

Holy Ward

Required Level
18
Prerequisites
None
Difference from Grim Ward
None.
Pros
Can be a safe firing range for Rangers (Bow Paladins).
Cons
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Duration of each Ward (seconds)40
Duration of Flee Effect (seconds)2.4
Distance to Run (yards)50+6.67
Radius (yards)2+0.67
Mana Cost4

Meditation

Required Level
24
Prerequisites
Prayer (1), Cleansing (12)
Difference from the LoD version
Also grants Faster Cast Rate bonus.
Pros
Cons
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Mana Recovery%300+25
Faster Cast Rate% (ES)10+1
Radius (yards)10.67+1.33
Synergy
Redemption: +10% Mana Recovery Per Level
Prayer: Heals Life As Much As Caster's Prayer Does.
(The synergies from other skills to Prayer aren't counted for this bonus.)

Aura of Divinity

Required Level
30
Prerequisites
None
A new ES skill
Grants Experience Bonus and All Skill Bonus.
Pros
Experience bonus is nice especially in late games.
Cons
Little offensive/defensive effect. You may need another aura from the equipment.
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Experience Bonus%diminishing return (0-25)
All Skill Bonus+2+1 per 10 base points
Radius (yards)3.33+0.67

Redemption

Required Level
30
Prerequisites
Prayer (1), Defiance (6), Cleansing (12), Vigor (18)
Difference from the LoD version
Gains more life and mana.
Pros
Cons
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Chance To Redeem%diminishing return (10-100)
Life and Mana Gained (ES)30+10
Life and Mana Gained (LoD)25+5
Radius (yards)10.67
Synergy
Prayer: +1 Life Recovered Per Level
Meditation: +1 Mana Recovered Per Level

Salvation

Required Level
30
Prerequisites
None
Difference from the LoD version
Less resistances at low slvls, but synergies grant resistances beyond the previous cap.
Pros
Cons
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Resist All% (ES)diminishing return (0-120)
Resist All% (LoD)diminishing return (50-120)
Radius (yards)10.67+1.33
Synergy
Protection From Fire: +2% Fire Resist Per Level
Protection From Cold: +2% Cold Resist Per Level
Protection From Lightning: +2% Lightning Resist Per Level

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