What is the best Paladin build?
Well, that depends:

Paladin is the second most popular character in Diablo 2, after the Sorceress
The most played builds are Blessed Hammer (Hammerdin) and Smiter.
Hammerdin meets almost no immune monsters and has a great damage output, but requires Enigma to be enjoyable and effective.
Smiter can kill Uber Tristram bosses with non-expensive gear, but requires practise and quick hands. The expensive variation is able to gather Organs in solo and deathless.

Strategy:
Hammerdin: With maxblock (75% chance to block), teleport onto any monster and use Blessed Hammer & Concentration. Nothing should hurt you hardly. This build can clear almost any area without dying. Note: build is not deathless, but with proper skills, you wont really die.
Smiter: Smite and Fanaticism with high %Crushing Blow allows you to rapidly decrease boss monster’s hp, while Life Tap heals you. Rejuvenation Potions are highly recommended. To kill Uber Tristram bosses, you should lure Mephisto to kill him solo first, afterwards Diablo and Baal should be much easier to do. Video guide here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn3OaUBBvi8

Diablo 2 Resurrected - Paladin Character

What skills do I need for a Hammerdin?

20pt Blessed Hammer
20pt Concentration
1pt Holy Shield
20pt Vigor
20pt Blessed Aim
Add the remaining points to Holy Shield

Diablo 2 Resurrected - Hammerdin Skills
Diablo 2 Resurrected - Smiter

What skills do I need for a Smiter?

20pt Smite
20pt Fanaticism
20pt Holy Shield
20pt Resist Lightning*
1pt Salvation
1pt Vigor
20pt Defiance

Paladin Gear Sets

Budget Hammerdin build gear:

Budget Smiter build gear:

Act 2 Mercenary with Insight


Note:
using Annihilus, Hellfire Torch and Call to Arms (with Paladin Spirit Shieldor Lidless Wall) are always recommended as they offer incredible boosts to your character’s stats. Inventory should be filled with 5-9 Grand Charms with +1 to Combat Skills. Remainder should be small charms to cap your resistances, increase life, and raise your magic find.

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