building in a penalty for holy shield would be that he would have to sacrifice some of his damage for getting points in that. Still 8-10k max damage blessed hammer is still plenty. also, this does not solve the problem that every hammerdin would become a lvl 37 conviction torch, all while having 100% hammerdin damage. The tooltip in D2R hasnt been updated and just shows benefits from blessed aim and vigor.
if you get rid of conc completely and boost the hammer base damage, you dont have that damage penalty for using a different aura than conc. I guess if you were very skilled, a wind druid could have Lacerator on swap and try to proc amp damage But this is still a lot harder to do than simply switching on an aura. Source: D2R 1.12 PC PTR(Public Test Realm). I was kinda estimating more or less but i believe max 9k dmg blessed hammer wont break anything for online playthrough, but if we are to put hammers down a little, we need to buff some others as an alternative. We consider Herald Of Zakarum as one of the Best Armor to use with the Blessed Hammer Skill. It is **alot** of fun. 12-13k is more than enough. Synergy with blessed shield is to keep lvl investment needed to aquire dps. The effects of an active consecration lead to a buffed blessed hammer. I've played a hammerdin up to level 84, he can solo hell without any problems. that is not a good way to go. Not all bnet people are bad, but alot seem to be fairly young with the aol mentality. he would think twice before switching to conviction, because he does half of the damage then. but this topic is about the hammerdin. yea, like I said in your other thread, best off checking the Single Player Forum, or the Stat forum if you want detailed information on drops that nobody really understands, I don't know if this will help but I always use F5-F8 as my main auras and F1-F4 as my main attacks--F1 is almost always set to normal attack in case I need to quickly turn something 'off'. RankedBoost is not affiliated with the game companies, publisher and its licensors. Feel free to ask if you are wrongly understood. THEN, maybe we start to see some diversity again. It's not a bug nor is it a synergy.