I thought I should reply back with what is really killing it.
I switched my guy to dual dream and respected with lvl25 conviction which solved all my problems…
Then, on the side, i built up another a true Zealot/Fanata build… (again!)
Again, the Azurewrath was doing what it does… but, it’s slow and the Sanctuary was good… but it knocking stuff back, well… arg.
So, I slug’d through to level 96, and, things just got really slow, and with the new Terror Zones being so optimal, there were area’s just not worth the risk of running.
@Moya post really got me to thinking.
I respec’d my guy.
He’s pure Zeal/Fanata as the main, but on weapon swap I went to Veneance/Conviction.
Vengeance (on weapon swap) is lvl17, Conviction is lvl25, and I have 15points each in cold-fire-light-Resistances and 11 in Salvation. (eBotD/HoZ).
He still has (on main weapon swap) lvl17 Zeal, lvl23 Sacrifice, lvl 20 Smite, lvl23 holy shield and lvl25 Fanata… so, he still works good on Zeal/Fanata. (Grief/Exile)
Also finally was able to make a eBOTD Zerker Axe (as I understand ED is converted to elemental with Vengeance?) which is used on weapon swap with the Veng/Conv.
He rocks everything now.
He is Mana intensive, so, I only swap to Veng/Conv for PI’s, but, even on TerrorZone lvl96 most PI’s he 1-shots…
I do have a Sunder BoneBreak lvl12… but, it erases the message you are fighting PI’s, so, I don’t use it… it does get the job done, but, it’s better to know you are facing PI’s and swap to Veng/Conv(efficient)… then to not know and slug it out under Zeal/Fanata/Sunder.
Granted, it took 1.5 years of playing almost daily to make these two builds, but… whatever, it’s a after work de-stress’r.
All points above are end points, with plus from gear/charm’s included.
I update this in case others are google searching for melee options against PI’s…
Admittedly, my final solution is mega expensive, and took 1.5 years…
So, until you’ve gathered all the runes/bases for that… Demon’sArch/GrimmerShred/Azurewrath are still king’s from my experience for PI’s as a melee Pally.
Oh, even this 1.5 year build, with all super gear, is not as fast/efficient as caster/ranged builds… so… not saying he’s a S tier build by any means, simply melee character that can do all content.
Over and Out.