Why am I having a hard time hitting stuff with my hammers?

antman

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OK, I built a Hammerdin. He is level 85. He has maxed Blessed Hammer, Max Concentration, and Max Blessed Aim. He also has max blocking with Holy Shield, and maxed resists in Hell.

He does like 8000-9000 damage with concentration aura on. Problem is he doesn't hit all the time. There can be a monster standing right in front of him with hammers flying all over the place and none will hit. How do I make my hammers hit???? Should I always use Blessed Aim?

My strategy has been use concentration to thin out a mob. Switch to redemption to restore health and mana, then finish with blessed aim. But, its not working out and I end up getting killed alot because there is alway a few monsters who are not getting hurt, and they are kicking my butt.

Please help, this is my first pally and I though I did a good job.

Thanks.
 

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Its all in learning to aim it my friend, after you have the aiming process then you are good :)

(If your not hitting them, move to another location)
 

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When hammerdin casts blessed hammer, those magic hammer comes out from ur Shield. ok? get my point? use that and aim, u'll have to get used to it. It took me like a day to master it.
 

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i hear wut ur sayin...that someimtes happens, u gotta reposition urself somewhat....btw my first hammerding...couldnt aim the damn things till act 3 ^_^:p
 

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yea, the hammers come from your shield, which should be your left side. ne thing behind wont get hit cuz they spiral out-ward. i run n tap shift so he stops n throws a couple hammers n starts again.. but thats if there are those friggin dolls or a horde of monsters gangin on me. hammerdins own, about 5.1k per hit.
~this was fun, now ur done *hostility*
 

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Aimming is a pain in the ass, yes left side as madkrown said. I feel best stratagy is simply this. Learn the eye ball methood. Go into normal dificulty act 1, look in the blood more, and start trying to hit stuff from different distances. (think there is 4 diferent distances from all angles) Now just keep doing that when you are like helping a guy mule or something, and eventualy your eye will be like a aimer. Bam a hit almost everytime :D hope this helps.
 

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u jus have to get used to it by playing a lot.
 

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Firstly, blessed aim is absolutely pointless. It increases your AR, which is useful for melee only, aka does nothing for blessed hammers. Alwas use concentration when fighting unless you need to use redemption or meditation or something. Concentration GREATLY increases your damage. You should have maxed vigor as well, for increased damage. Aiming is just practice, and thats all there is too it, you'll get better.
 

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its called presquit for hammer, it increases hammer dmg :p and NO meditation.. jeez i should make hammerdin guide or soemthing.
 

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The best way to know how hammer works is to use this .....The hammer starts in the 9 o' clock psotion and goes lock wise around you..
 

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Originally posted by N_LeGeNd)
its called presquit for hammer, it increases hammer dmg :p and NO meditation.. jeez i should make hammerdin guide or soemthing.
y no meditation? it's just 1 extra point and u can still have all the synergy maxed by 85 or so
 

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Thanks for the tips, I have gotten better at aimming now after some practice. Also, I maxed Blessed aim because it is a synergy with Blessed hammer. Vigor and Blessed hammer add 5% per point to Blessed hammer damage. That with concentration is giving me over 8K damage.
 

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my oh my... arent you guys stupid.. blessed aim increasees the dmg by 14% and vigor by 14%.. (this isnt directly at you antman dont worry)

Also.. meditation is USELESS when its compared to redemption.. so dont even bring that up again.
 

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like the others said: reposition yourself if you dont hit... thats all

And if you want real fun with your hammerdin, do a lot of Maggot Lair runs.... i love those with my hammerdin, it's great fun... incredible.
 

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maggot lari runs? remember about the walls man.. it makes hammers disappear.. last place hammerdin should go to is place which is very narrow, and the caves..
 

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Your build sounds ok. Just use shift to create the distance needed to hit with your first hammer. Also get yourself a holy freeze merc to slow down the groups approaching you. Great for Shenk, Pit and Baal runs. Then its down to practice. Good luck with the easiest build in v1.10.
 
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