Paladin is normally a support class in raid content, however in cube and chaos dungeons you need to build for AOE damage for fast and efficient clears. Paladin has one of the fastest chaos dungeons clears due his immense amount of AOE damaging skills that you can rotate per each mob group. Chaos dungeons and cube are fairly easy content and Paladin just excels in both with this AOE build.
- At 268 skill points add
Execution of Justice, Acutenesson Execution of Justice
- At 284 skill points add
Flash Thrust, Chain Attackon Flash Thrust
- At 296 skill points remove
Flash Thrust, Chain Attackfrom Flash Thrustand add Execution of Justice, Express Furyon Execution of Justice
- At 312 skill points add
Flash Thrust, Chain Attackon Flash Thrust
- At 340 skill points add
Flash Thrust, Flash Enhancementon Flash Thrust
- At 340+ skill points start getting
Heavenly Blessingsand Holy Explosionto level 11, while getting other level 10 skills to level 11 as you unlock more skill points.
Heavenly Blessingsis the bread and butter of AOE damage. It has massive range and one-shots every mob in the area and on top of that gives you an attack power buff for your next AOE attack. Holy Explosionis the 2nd best mob clearing skill that has smaller AOE but deals a lot of damage and clears whole packs of mobs in one go. Wrath of Godis similar to Heavenly Blessingswhere it has lower damage but stuns all the mobs in the AOE range while also giving attack power buff. Holy Swordis good for dealing with Elite mobs and bosses due to its high damage to single targets. Executor's Swordhas massive AOE damage when you combine it after attack power buffs. Efficiently clears whole packs of mobs and deal with Elites as well. Execution of Justicedeals massive AOE damage also after self buffing with attack power. Flash Thrustcannot be interrupted while casting, has decent damage and low cooldown while staggering mobs it hits. Chargeis movement skill for repositioning and grouping up mobs. Alithanes's Judgmentis the preferred awakening as the other one is more support oriented and you want damage.
This build focuses heavily on high Swiftness as a primary stat and Specialization as a secondary stat on necklace which will give you you high mobility, high attack speed and low cooldowns.
Runes will help you by enhancing your skills with extra stats or abilities, they are not mandatory in chaos dungeons and cube but will help with faster clears.
Bleed, 4on Flash Thrustto apply bleeding effect and clear groups of mobs faster Galewind, 3on Holy Sword, Executor's Sword, Execution of Justiceand Holy Explosionto increase casting speed even more and clear groups of mobs faster Wealth, 4on Heavenly Blessingsand Wrath of Godto farm identity gauge Quick Recharge, 3for a chance to refresh cooldowns when you use the skill for mobility
Gameplay and Rotation
Since this build is based arround AOE skills, the rotation is as following.
- Rotate between
Wrath of Godand Heavenly Blessingsto apply attack power buffs before using other skills for higher damage.
- Group as many mobs as possible then blast them with
Holy Explosionand Execution of Justicedepending on which one is off cooldown first.
- To clear Elites and bosses make sure to activate your identity for more damage on
- Use your Awakening skill
Alithanes's Judgmentwhenever you group up 3 Elites in Stage 2 as they will reduce the cooldown of it and you will get it back before Boss spawn to use it again.
- Your filler skills are
Flash Thrustand Executor's Swordbut they also deal a lot of damage to big groups of mobs.
- Repeat the same rotation of skills as they come of cooldown. You don't need to have perfect rotation so don't be conservative with using any skill whenever it is available.
- Paladin has one of the fastest and most efficient chaos dungeons clears due to high AOE damage skills
- Group mobs before self buffing with
Wrath of Godand Heavenly Blessingsas they both deal massive AOE damage
- Combine the buff with even more high AOE damaging skills.
- Use the awakening whenever you feel it is needed as the cooldown gets reduced when you kill Elites and the Boss in stage 2.
- Only activate your identity at the start of the Stage as the effect doesn't carry into the next stage.