Smiter Paladin Build BiS Gear and Runes for Diablo 2 Resurrected

Last updated on Sep 22, 2021 at 09:00 by MrLlamaSC 8 comments

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


Damage Build

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


Safety Build

This is a defensive Smiter build, favoured 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 rest of the game however, you can either hire a Defensive (Holy Freeze) or Offensive (Might) Desert Guard Mercenary in Act 2, Nightmare difficulty, 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 Smiter Paladin.


Budget Mercenary Gear

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



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