Patriarch Blue, Holy Freeze Zealot

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Yo listen up here's a story
About a little guy that lives in a blue world
And all day and all night and everything he sees
Is just blue like him inside and outside

Blue is the third character to complete his journey in my Colour-Coded Sept. The sept is based around having one character class represent each of the seven colours of the rainbow. Basically, all gear must adhere to the chosen colour, as well as skills where possible.

Blue was an interesting one in terms of choosing the char/build. It's the first colour that I had to split between it's shades. Indigo will be dark blue, so that left light blue and crystal blue for this character. Holy Freeze was the obvious choice for skills, and luckily there was some solid equipment that complimented that build very much (Nightwings, Frostwind). First, his stats.


Stats
Name: Blue
Class: Paladin
Experience: 988599164
Level: 84

Naked/Gear
Strength: 99/116
Dexterity: 61/119
Vitality: 340/340
Energy: 15/30
HP: 1223/1303
Mana: 137/262

Fire: 188/148/88
Cold: 64/24/-36
Lightning: 182/142/82
Poison: 64/24/-36

Skills
Sacrifice: 13/15
Zeal: 20/22

Holy Freeze: 20/30

Resist Cold: 20/22
Salvation: 20/22

Zeal (HF) dmg: 3.1-5.3k

You'll notice he didn't use Holy Shield. That's because, well, it's not blue.

Equipment
Helm: Nightwings (14%)
Armour: Heavenly Garb
Gloves: Laying of Hands
Belt: Credendum
Boots: Rite of Passage
Amulet: Crescent Moon
Rings: Raven Frost x2
Weapon: Frostwind
Shield: Stormchaser
Switch: N/A

Charms: 8x Captain's GC, the rest life/resists as needed.


Merc
Alhizeer - Might
Helm: Delerium
Body: Chains of Honour
Weapon: Infinity

Name: Blue
Class: Paladin
Experience: 988599164
Level: 84

Naked/Gear
Strength: 99/116
Dexterity: 61/119
Vitality: 340/340
Energy: 15/30
HP: 1223/1303
Mana: 137/262
Stamina: 484/505
Defense: 15/1029
AR: 290/1142

Fire: 188/148/88
Cold: 64/24/-36
Lightning: 182/142/82
Poison: 64/24/-36

MF: 0 Block: 39
GF: 0
FR/W: 30
FHR: 0
IAS: 45
FCR: 0

Sacrifice: 13/15
Smite: 0/0
Holy Bolt: 0/0
Zeal: 20/22
Charge: 0/0
Vengeance: 0/0
Blessed Hammer: 0/0
Conversion: 0/0
Holy Shield: 0/0
Fist of the Heavens: 0/0

Might: 1/11
Holy Fire: 1/11
Thorns: 0/0
Blessed Aim: 0/0
Concentration: 0/0
Holy Freeze: 20/30
Holy Shock: 0/0
Sanctuary: 0/0
Fanaticism: 0/0
Conviction: 0/0

Prayer: 0/0
Resist Fire: 0/0
Defiance: 0/0
Resist Cold: 20/22
Cleansing: 0/0
Resist Lightning: 0/0
Vigor: 0/0
Meditation: 0/0
Redemption: 0/0
Salvation: 20/22

Captain's Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x36c66a3f
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Offensive Aura Skills (Paladin Only)

Captain's Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x1b39ec43
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Offensive Aura Skills (Paladin Only)

Garnet Small Charm of Life
Small Charm
Required Level: 20
Fingerprint: 0x30535f89
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+6 to Life
Fire Resist +9%

Garnet Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 20
Fingerprint: 0x6de2a9b7
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Fire Resist +9%

Garnet Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 20
Fingerprint: 0x9eea5fb7
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Fire Resist +9%

Garnet Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 20
Fingerprint: 0x338d6dcd
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Fire Resist +9%

Coral Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 20
Fingerprint: 0x9dd0b181
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Lightning Resist +9%

Captain's Grand Charm of Strength
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x673697a3
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Offensive Aura Skills (Paladin Only)
+5 to Strength

Captain's Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x99fb94a2
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Offensive Aura Skills (Paladin Only)
+26 to Life

Captain's Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x2c76e678
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Offensive Aura Skills (Paladin Only)

Coral Small Charm of Anthrax
Small Charm
Required Level: 36
Fingerprint: 0x6d107dfb
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 50 Poison Damage Over 6 Secs (150 Frames)
Lightning Resist +9%

Garnet Small Charm of Strength
Small Charm
Required Level: 20
Fingerprint: 0x50c9fb99
Item Level: 49
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Strength
Fire Resist +8%

Amber Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0xfbc0e118
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Lightning Resist +11%

Captain's Grand Charm of Thunder
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x75e2a282
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Offensive Aura Skills (Paladin Only)
Adds 1 - 13 Lightning Damage

Captain's Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 53
Fingerprint: 0x58b7b0a0
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Offensive Aura Skills (Paladin Only)
+35 to Life

Captain's Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xf4cca2ce
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Offensive Aura Skills (Paladin Only)

Coral Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 20
Fingerprint: 0xa1e3692f
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+13 to Life
Lightning Resist +9%

Tome of Town Portal
Fingerprint: 0xb4177b38
Item Level: 6
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Horadric Cube
Fingerprint: 0x8a69bea7
Item Level: 13
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Nightwing's Veil
Spired Helm
Defense: 342
Durability: 39 of 40
Required Level: 67
Required Strength: 96
Fingerprint: 0xe250e18c
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+14% to Cold Skill Damage
+114% Enhanced Defense
+15 to Dexterity
Fire Resist +30%
+7 Cold Absorb
Half Freeze Duration
Requirements -50%
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Ral Rune

Ral Rune
Required Level: 19
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
Armor: Fire Resist +30%
Shields: Fire Resist +35%

Crescent Moon
Amulet
Required Level: 50
Fingerprint: 0x4ff290fd
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
13% Mana stolen per hit
5% Life stolen per hit
+45 to Mana
Magic Damage Reduced by 10
10% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
-2 to Light Radius

Heavenly Garb
Light Plate
Defense: 216
Durability: 59 of 60
Required Level: 29
Required Strength: 41
Fingerprint: 0xa8a97d01
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+50% Damage to Undead
+100 to Attack Rating against Undead
+100% Enhanced Defense
+15 to Energy
Regenerate Mana 25%
All Resistances +10
Lightning Resist +30%
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Ort Rune

Ort Rune
Required Level: 21
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 1 - 50 Lightning Damage
Armor: Lightning Resist +30%
Shields: Lightning Resist +35%

Raven Frost
Ring
Required Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0xde92489b
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+207 to Attack Rating
Adds 15 - 45 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
+15 to Dexterity
+40 to Mana
Cold Absorb 20%
Cannot Be Frozen

Raven Frost
Ring
Required Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0xcf73436e
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+205 to Attack Rating
Adds 15 - 45 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
+18 to Dexterity
+40 to Mana
Cold Absorb 20%
Cannot Be Frozen

Credendum
Mithril Coil
Defense: 112
Durability: 16 of 16
Required Level: 65
Required Strength: 106
Fingerprint: 0x40ad7a21
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+50 Defense
+10 to Strength
+10 to Dexterity
All Resistances +15

(2 items): +150 Defense
(3 items): Adds 22 Poison Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)

Rite of Passage
Demonhide Boots
Defense: 53
Durability: 12 of 12
Required Level: 29
Required Strength: 20
Fingerprint: 0x74cea006
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Faster Run/Walk
+25 Defense
+21 Maximum Stamina
Half Freeze Duration

(2 items): +150 Defense
(3 items): Adds 22 Poison Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)

Laying of Hands
Bramble Mitts
Defense: 80
Durability: 12 of 12
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x78792230
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Chance to cast level 3 Holy Bolt on striking
+20% Increased Attack Speed
+350% Damage to Demons
+25 Defense
Fire Resist +50%

(2 items): +150 Defense
(3 items): Adds 22 Poison Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)


Frostwind
Cryptic Sword
One Hand Damage: 16 - 252
Durability: 40 of 44
Required Level: 70
Required Strength: 99
Required Dexterity: 109
Fingerprint: 0x490e69c1
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+25% Increased Attack Speed
228% Enhanced Damage
Adds 237 - 486 Cold Damage Over 6 Secs (150 Frames)
+9 to Arctic Blast
Freezes target +4
Cold Absorb 13%
Half Freeze Duration

Stormchaser
Scutum
Defense: 197
Chance to Block: 34
Durability: 61 of 62
Required Level: 35
Required Strength: 71
Fingerprint: 0xd72f9763
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
4% Chance to cast level 5 Tornado when struck
4% Chance to cast level 6 Blizzard when struck
+10% Faster Block Rate
20% Increased Chance of Blocking
+150 to Attack Rating
Adds 1 - 60 Lightning Damage
+218% Enhanced Defense
All Resistances +19
Lightning Resist +50%
Half Freeze Duration
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Perfect Diamond

Perfect Diamond
Required Level: 18
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +68% Damage to Undead
Armor: +100 to Attack Rating
Shields: Cold Resist +19%
Lightning Resist +19%
Fire Resist +19%
Poison Resist +19%

Mercenary:

Name: Alhizeer
Race: Desert Mercenary
Type: Off-Nightmare
Experience: 71980728
Level: 84
Dead?: false

Naked/Gear
Strength: 184/204
Dexterity: 148/148
HP: 1727/1727
Defense: 1274/2861
AR: 1898/1898

Fire: 213/173/113
Cold: 213/173/113
Lightning: 213/173/113
Poison: 213/173/113

Chains of Honor
Archon Plate
DolUmBerIst
Defense: 1225
Durability: 31 of 31
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 93
Fingerprint: 0x7c63185c
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+200% Damage to Demons
+100% Damage to Undead
8% Life stolen per hit
+70% Enhanced Defense
+20 to Strength
Replenish Life +7
All Resistances +65
Damage Reduced by 8%
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Ethereal
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Dol Rune
Socketed: Um Rune
Socketed: Ber Rune
Socketed: Ist Rune

Dol Rune
Required Level: 31
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Hit Causes Monster to Flee 25%
Armor: Replenish Life +7
Shields: Replenish Life +7

Um Rune
Required Level: 47
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 25% Chance of Open Wounds
Armor: Cold Resist +15%
Lightning Resist +15%
Fire Resist +15%
Poison Resist +15%
Shields: Cold Resist +22%
Lightning Resist +22%
Fire Resist +22%
Poison Resist +22%

Ber Rune
Required Level: 63
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 20% Chance of Crushing Blow
Armor: Damage Reduced by 8%
Shields: Damage Reduced by 8%

Ist Rune
Required Level: 51
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Armor: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Shields: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items


Delirium
Superior Demonhead
LemIstIo
Defense: 362
Durability: 22 of 22
Required Level: 55
Required Strength: 102
Fingerprint: 0x496f133d
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
1% Chance to cast level 50 Delirium when struck
6% Chance to cast level 14 Mind Blast when struck
14% Chance to cast level 13 Terror when struck
11% Chance to cast level 18 Confuse on striking
+2 to All Skills
+261 Defense
+10 to Vitality
50% Extra Gold from Monsters
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Increase Maximum Durability 10%
Level 17 Attract (60/60 Charges)
3 Sockets (3 used)
Socketed: Lem Rune
Socketed: Ist Rune
Socketed: Io Rune

Lem Rune
Required Level: 43
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 75% Extra Gold from Monsters
Armor: 50% Extra Gold from Monsters
Shields: 50% Extra Gold from Monsters

Ist Rune
Required Level: 51
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Armor: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Shields: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Io Rune
Required Level: 35
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +10 to Vitality
Armor: +10 to Vitality
Shields: +10 to Vitality


Infinity
Giant Thresher
BerMalBerIst
Two Hand Damage: 214 - 610
Durability: 28 of 28
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 178
Required Dexterity: 130
Fingerprint: 0xb362bc71
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
50% Chance to cast level 20 Chain Lightning when you Kill an Enemy
Level 12 Conviction Aura When Equipped
+35% Faster Run/Walk
257% Enhanced Damage
-45% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
40% Chance of Crushing Blow
Prevent Monster Heal
+42 to Vitality (Based on Character Level)
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Level 21 Cyclone Armor (30/30 Charges)
Ethereal
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Ber Rune
Socketed: Mal Rune
Socketed: Ber Rune
Socketed: Ist Rune

Ber Rune
Required Level: 63
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 20% Chance of Crushing Blow
Armor: Damage Reduced by 8%
Shields: Damage Reduced by 8%

Mal Rune
Required Level: 49
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Prevent Monster Heal
Armor: Magic Damage Reduced by 7
Shields: Magic Damage Reduced by 7

Ber Rune
Required Level: 63
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 20% Chance of Crushing Blow
Armor: Damage Reduced by 8%
Shields: Damage Reduced by 8%

Ist Rune
Required Level: 51
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Armor: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Shields: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items


Journey

I won't bother you with any gameplay notes here, as they are in the sept thread in full. If you want to read about his adventure and/or look at some of his gameplay screenshots, here are some links to his journey:
Normal
Nightmare
Hell

As always, I will leave a little catalogue of his progression of looks, from beginning through to his final form:

At first the only way he could feel properly blue was to hide behind his shield:


His first halfway decent armor also happened to be his last:


Starting to look better now with a decent shield:


End game helm and weapon made things look even better:


And finally, with some sockets filled and his full Hell gear on:



Other Notes and Final Thoughts

- Very powerful character throughout Hell. He went /p5 just to keep CIs manageable, but could have easily done /p8 witha bit of pateince (and gold for repairs). He was still a bit glassy, but with a bit of extra care around mobs it was perfectly safe. The only drawback to a higher /p setting would have been frequent repairs to Frostwind. As it was he was repairing it multiple times per act, which was plenty enough for me.

- As I said, he was a bit glassy. Had to watch out for strong archers, and be careful to not get swarmed. The physical component of Frostwind is not great either so he didn't get a ton of help from leech and instead relied upon pots to keep himself topped up.

- I didn't miss Holy Shield at all while playing him, so it was definitely worth skipping to keep his blue look intact.

- Overall a super fun character and very powerful despite "sub-optimal" gear. Recommended!



Thanks for reading!
 
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For shame! A blue paladin with -36 cold resist? That's just unacceptable!

Congrats on another themed pat! Frost Zealots are fun, and he looks spiffy.

...And that song is stuck in my head now. Thanks.
 
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...And that song is stuck in my head now. Thanks.
:ROFLMAO: Good to know I'm not the only one...

@Pb_pal since you invoked that song, I'd say that the line
I have a girlfriend, and she is so blue
strongly suggests that Indigo should be a Zon, Sin, or Sorc 😜

WoRG
 
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Another great character. This theme really pushes some underused items to the fore. Who would think a character with Normal Unique armor could be so powerful :eek:
 
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Another great character. This theme really pushes some underused items to the fore. Who would think a character with Normal Unique armor could be so powerful :eek:
Honestly it's been really nice just having runewords off the table for these chars. I think we all get bogged down (myself very much included) with trying to stack only the best items in each slot all the time when sometimes the lesser S/U can be plenty powerful enough, and way more stylish. Truthfully, the only runeword I've missed so far during this sept is CtA on switch, and even that is mostly a convenience thing.
 
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The biggest shock here (besides the lack of resists and holy shield) is your Attack Rating.

Between that and your level, I'm genuinely surprised your ride was as smooth as you say. Kudos!
 
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He actually finished at level 84 (but still on 3600ish AR). That last screenie is just showing off his final blue gear. I'm guessing the Infinity helped out a bunch with chance to hit.
 
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@Vildecor is correct, I forgot to include the final LCS shot in his Pat post, so I'll edit that in to the main post right now. Infinity made all the difference for AR, I didn't notice any real problems for him with hitting things for the most part.
 
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Skezla

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Well, now I know what happened to those brain cells I was looking for. They ran off with that important piece of information and never came back. XD

<3 Thank you both for the explanation.
 
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