Smite Shield Throw Paladin Guide


This build takes a staple playstyle in the ARPG genre and adds a proccing component to create a flashy and powerful build that uses Smite to call down Lightning from the sky. While similar to the Smite Hammerdin build on the surface, this build offers a different playstyle, better defenses, and more consistent clear while having lower Single Target damage.

The build offers great clear and defensive performance. Shields fly toward enemies and ricochet off them, zapping enemies with Lightning that also chains. This makes clearing packs of enemies an easy and satisfying experience. Every ricochet from Shield Throw adds a substantial armor buff that allows this build to easily clear 10k Armour with minimal investment.

This setup doesn't require any Unique to function but gains tremendous damage scaling from Devotion and defense from Bastion of Honour. It does require Idols with Chance To Cast Smite When You Hit With Throwing Attacks so make sure you have these before trying to play it!

Overall, the Paladin reimagines an ARPG staple while also being fully capable of defeating all of the content in the game. It's easy to play, has great clear and is very tanky. If you love the Shield Throw playstyle and want to maximize your damage and defenses then this is the build you're looking for!

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Shield Throw

This build guide assumes you have a Level 70 Character. Reach Level 70 with our Paladin Leveling Guide.
If you are looking for a different playstyle, check all our Build Guides!

Great Clear
Very Tanky ✔
Iconic Playstyle
Excellent Sustain


Mana Management
Heavy Buff Management
Low Single Target Damage
Vulnerable To DoT Damage