FoH Smiter Paladin Build BiS Gear and Runes for Diablo 2 Resurrected

Last updated on Apr 28, 2022 at 12:00 by MrLlamaSC 8 comments

Below, we detail which items and stats you should prioritise for your FOH Smiter and Mercenary in Diablo 2.


Damage Build

This is the standard high damage build for the FOH Smiter Paladin.


Safety Build

This is a defensive FOH Smiter build, favored in Hardcore play.


Budget Build

This is a variety of cheap gear sets to get you started.



Since Mercenaries rarely make it out of Uber Tristram alive, dedicated Smiters rarely opt to even hire a Mercenary. For the FOH Smiter however, you will probably spend a decent amount of time killing stuff outside of Uber Tristram so you can either hire a Defensive (Holy Freeze) or Offensive (Might) Desert Guard Mercenary in Act 2 depending on whether you want to slow monsters for added safety or improve your overall damage as well as that of your Mercenary.


Mercenary Gear


Optimal Mercenary Gear

This is one of the best Mercenary gear setups across many characters, including the FOH Smiter Paladin.


Budget Mercenary Gear

This is a cheap gear set to get your Mercenary some easy damage and survivability.



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