Diablo 2 Paladin Builds

Diablo 2 is a cultic RPG that every gamer knows. Now we are all waiting for the release of Diablo 2 Resurrected where you’ll see all the things you loved in this classical RPG. Though you will need to prepare for the start and pick both class and D2 build to play. In this post, we have gathered all Diablo 2 Paladin builds. You can easily navigate through the post by clicking on the name of the build you are interested in.

Paladin Diablo 2 Resurrected

The Paladin is one of the classical Diablo 2 classes. He is a melee warrior with the ability to use auras that can assist him in battle by weakening his enemies or strengthening allies.

Paladins are religious characters who are ought to be the light in this world, but due to recent events their church has split up and you will play for one of the representatives of Kurast corrupted line.

Even though Paladin is designed as a melee class you can modify your builds and use the skill Blessed Hammer for damage, like one of the best Paladins builds the Hammerdin.

As we have already mentioned Paladins remarkable ability is to use auras that can be both offensive and defensive. By default, you can apply only one aura but you can equip rune word to overlap auras (you can search for them in Diablo 2 Runewords). Paladins’ auras come in handy to compensate for the lack of vital attributes like resistance or mana.

Below you can see the most popular builds in Diablo 2 to play for the Paladin class. Click on any of them in the list below to scroll to the details of that build.

Paladin Builds

Blessed Hammer Paladin

Skills

  • Combat Skills
    • Blessed Hammer – 20
    • Holy Shield – 10
    • Holy Bolt – 1
    • Smite – 1
    • Charge – 1
  • Offensive Auras
    • Concetration – 20
    • Blessed Aim – 20
    • Might – 1
  • Defensive Auras
    • Salvation – 10
    • Prayer – 1
    • Cleansing – 1
    • Defiance – 1
    • Vigor – remaining points

Attributes

  • Strength: Enough to wear all your gear
  • Dexterity: Enough to wear all your gear
  • Vitality: Everything Else
  • Energy: 10-25

Equipment

  • Weapon: Heart Of The Oak Runeword Weapon + Herald of Zakarum
  • Helmet: Harlequin Crest
  • Armor: Enigma Runeword (Mage Plate)
  • Gloves: Magefist
  • Boots: War Traveler
  • Belt: Arachind Mesh
  • Amulet: Mara’s Kaleidoscope
  • Rings: Raven Frost + Bul Kathos
  • Weapon Switch: Call to Arms Runeword Weapon + Spirit Runeword Shield
  • Charms: Hellfire Torch, Annihilus, Grand charms with +to Combat Skills (Paladin)/Life

Mercenary

  • Act 2 Nightmare Defense (Holy Freeze)
    • Weapon: Eth Breath of the Dying Runeword
    • Helmet: Eth Andariel’s Visage
    • Armor: Eth Fortitude Runeword

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Smite Paladin (Uber Tristram)

Skills

  • Combat Skills
    • Smite – 20
    • Holy Shield – 20
    • Holy Bolt – 1
    • Blessed Hammer – 1
    • Charge – 1
  • Offensive Auras
    • Fanaticism – 20
    • Might – 1
    • Blessed Aim – 1
    • Concentration – 1
  • Defensive Auras
    • Resist Lightning – 20
    • Salvation – 1
    • Resist Fire – remaining points

Attributes

  • Strength: Enough to wear all your gear
  • Dexterity: Enough to wear all your gear
  • Vitality: Everything Else
  • Energy: None

Equipment

  • Weapon: Black Runeword Weapon + Herald of Zakarum
  • Helmet: Guillaume’s Face
  • Armor: Lionheart Runeword
  • Gloves: Dracul’s Grasp
  • Boots: Goblin Toe
  • Belt: Credendum
  • Amulet: Highlord’s Wrath
  • Rings: Raven Frost + Dwarf Star
  • Weapon Switch: Call to Arms Runeword Weapon + Spirit Runeword Shield
  • Charms: Hellfire Torch, Annihilus, Charms with Resistances/Life

Mercenary

  • None

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Smite Paladin (Diablo Clone Killer)

Skills

  • Combat Skills
    • Smite – 20
    • Holy Shield – 20
    • Holy Bolt – 1
    • Blessed Hammer – 1
    • Charge – 1
  • Offensive Auras
    • Fanaticism – 20
    • Might – 1
    • Blessed Aim – 1
    • Concentration – 1
  • Defensive Auras
    • Resist Fire – 10
    • Resist Cold – 10
    • Resist Lightning – 10
    • Prayer – 1
    • Cleansing – 1
    • Meditation – 1
    • Defiance – 1
    • Vigor – 1
    • Redemption – 1
    • Salvation – 1

Attributes

  • Strength: Enough to wear all your gear
  • Dexterity: Enough to wear all your gear and reach max block chance
  • Vitality: Everything Else
  • Energy: None

Equipment

  • Weapon: Last Wish Runeword (Phase blade) + Exile Runeword (Vortex Shield)
  • Helmet: Kira’s Guardian
  • Armor: Lionheart Runeword
  • Gloves: Crafted gloves with 20 IAS (Increased Attack Speed) and Crushing Blow
  • Boots: Goblin Toe
  • Belt: Thundergod’s Vigor
  • Amulet: Mara’s Kaleidoscope
  • Rings: Raven Frost + Dwarf Star
  • Weapon Switch: Call to Arms Runeword Weapon + Spirit Runeword Shield
  • Charms: Hellfire Torch, Annihilus, Charms with Resistances/Life

Mercenary

  • None

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Vengeance Paladin

Skills

  • Combat Skills
    • Vengeance – 20
    • Holy Shield – 10
    • Sacrifice – 1
    • Zeal – 1
    • Smite – 1
    • Charge – 1
  • Offensive Auras
    • Conviction – 20
    • Might – 1
    • Holy Fire – 1
    • Holy Freeze – 1
    • Thorns – 1
    • Sanctuary – 1
  • Defensive Auras
    • Resist Fire – 10+
    • Resist Cold – 10+
    • Resist Lightning – 10+
    • Prayer – 1
    • Cleansing – 1
    • Defiance – 1
    • Vigor – 1
    • Redemption – 1
    • Salvation – 1

Attributes

  • Strength: Enough to wear all your gear
  • Dexterity: Enough to wear all your gear and reach max block chance
  • Vitality: Everything Else
  • Energy: None

Equipment

  • Weapon: Breath of the Dying Runeword Weapon + Herald of Zakarum
  • Helmet: Vampire Gaze
  • Armor: Chains of Honor
  • Gloves: Soul Drainer
  • Boots: Sandstorm Trek
  • Belt: Verdungo’s Hearty Cord
  • Amulet: Highlord’s Wrath
  • Rings: Raven Frost + Dwarf Star
  • Weapon Switch: Call to Arms Runeword Weapon + Spirit Runeword Shield
  • Charms: Hellfire Torch, Annihilus, Grand charms with +to Combat Skills (Paladin)/Max damage/Life

Mercenary

  • Act 2 Nightmare Defense (Holy Freeze)
    • Weapon: Eth The Reaper’s Toll
    • Helmet: Eth Vampire Gaze
    • Armor: Eth Treachery Runeword

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Zeal Paladin

Skills

  • Combat Skills
    • Zeal – 20
    • Sacrifice – 20
    • Holy Shield – 1
    • Holy Bolt – 1
    • Blessed Hammer – 1
    • Smite – 1
    • Charge – 1
  • Offensive Auras
    • Fanaticism – 20
    • Might – 1
    • Blessed Aim – 1
    • Concentration
  • Defensive Auras
    • Salvation – 20
    • Resist Lightning – 20
    • Redemption – 1
    • Prayer – 1
    • Cleansing – 1
    • Defiance – 1
    • Vigor – 1

Attributes

  • Strength: Enough to wear all your gear
  • Dexterity: Enough to wear all your gear and reach max block chance
  • Vitality: Everything Else
  • Energy: None

Equipment

  • Weapon: Grief Runeword (Phase blade) + Dream Runeword (Paladin Shield)
  • Helmet: Dream Runeword
  • Armor: Fortitude Runeword
  • Gloves: Laying of Hands
  • Boots: Goblin Toe
  • Belt: String of Ears
  • Amulet: Highlord’s Wrath
  • Rings: Raven Frost + Rare ring with Attack Rating, Life and Mana Leech, Resistances
  • Weapon Switch: Call to Arms Runeword Weapon + Spirit Runeword Shield
  • Charms: Gheed’s Fortune, Hellfire Torch, Annihilus, Grand charms with +to Combat Skills (Paladin)/Life/Attack Rating/Max damage

Mercenary

  • Act 2 Nightmare Offensive (Might)
    • Weapon: Eth Infinity Runeword
    • Helmet: Eth Andariel’s Visage
    • Armor: Eth Fortitude Runeword

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Zeal Paladin (Holy Freeze)

Skills

  • Combat Skills
    • Zeal – 20
    • Holy Shield – 10+
    • Sacrifice – 1+
    • Holy Bolt – 1
    • Blessed Hammer – 1
    • Smite – 1
    • Charge – 1
  • Offensive Auras
    • Holy Freeze – 20
    • Might – 1
    • Holy Fire – 1
  • Defensive Auras
    • Resist Cold – 20
    • Salvation – 20

Attributes

  • Strength: Enough to wear all your gear
  • Dexterity: Enough to wear all your gear and reach max block chance
  • Vitality: Everything Else
  • Energy: None

Equipment

  • Weapon: Doom Runeword (Berserker Axe) + Herald of Zakarum
  • Helmet: Nightwing’s Veil
  • Armor: Chains of Honor Runeword (Archon Plate)
  • Gloves: Rare gloves with 20 IAS (Increased Attack Speed) and other good stats
  • Boots: Sandstorm Trek
  • Belt: Verdungo’s Hearty Cord
  • Amulet: Rare amulet with +2 to Paladin Skills and Mana Leech, Life, Resistances
  • Rings: Raven Frost + Rare ring with Life Leech, Life, Resistances
  • Weapon Switch: Call to Arms Runeword Weapon + Spirit Runeword Shield
  • Charms: Hellfire Torch, Annihilus, Grand charms with +to Offensive Auras and Life, Resistances

Mercenary

  • Act 2 Normal Offensive (Blessed Aim)
    • Weapon: Eth Infinity Runeword
    • Helmet: Eth Vampire Gaze
    • Armor: Eth Shaftstop

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Blessed Hammer Paladin (Magic Find Build)

Skills

  • Combat Skills
    • Blessed Hammer – 20
    • Holy Bolt – 1
    • Smite – 1
    • Charge – 1
    • Holy Shield – remaining points
  • Offensive Auras
    • Concetration – 20
    • Blessed Aim – 20
    • Might – 1
  • Defensive Auras
    • Vigor – 20
    • Redemption – 1
    • Prayer – 1
    • Cleansing – 1
    • Defiance – 1

Attributes

  • Strength: 70+
  • Dexterity: 100+
  • Vitality: Everything Else
  • Energy: None

Equipment

  • Weapon: Heart Of The Oak Runeword Weapon + Herald of Zakarum
  • Helmet: Harlequin Crest
  • Armor: Skin of the Vipermagi OR Enigma Runeword (Archon Plate)
  • Gloves: Chance Guards
  • Boots: War Traveler
  • Belt: Arachind Mesh
  • Amulet: Mara’s Kaleidoscope
  • Rings: 2x Nagelring
  • Weapon Switch: Call to Arms Runeword Weapon + Spirit Runeword Shield
  • Charms: Gheed’s Fortune, Hellfire Torch, Annihilus, Grand charms with +to Combat Skills (Paladin)/Life

Mercenary

  • Act 2 Nightmare Defense (Holy Freeze)
    • Weapon: Eth Breath of the Dying Runeword
    • Helmet: Eth Andariel’s Visage
    • Armor: Eth Fortitude Runeword

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We have written the best builds for every class in Diablo 2. You can follow the link: Diablo 2 Resurrected Classes’ Builds to see all D2 classes builds.

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