The Dream Paladin plays like a dream. Also known as a "Tesladin", this Paladin effortlessly clears all content. Commanding a Level 30 Holy Shock Aura from both a Dream Helmet and Dream Shield, this build vaporizes everything it touches...and even things it doesn't touch! If you enjoy jumping directly into the fray and melting monsters with reckless abandon, the Dream Paladin is the build for you!
This build wields massive Lightning and Physical Damage simultaneously, making the Dream Paladin one of the most powerful, versatile late-game builds. In addition to insane on-hit damage, the Tesladin's Dream-granted Holy Shock Aura passively deals significant Lightning Damage to surrounding enemies in an Area of Effect (AoE). Having a strong active Conviction and Decrepify from the Mercenary's The Reaper's Toll, this build very rarely encounters issues with monster Immunities. The only real drawback of the Dream Paladin is its expense - it requires 2 Jah Runes at a minimum.
This build guide assumes you have a Character at Level 75 before transitioning to it. Check out our Paladin Leveling Guide and our General Leveling Strategies to reach Level 75.
Enjoyable Playstyle ✔
Can Farm Everything ✔
Easy to Learn and Master ✔
❌ Requires Rare Items
❌ Dangerous Playstyle
❌ Repetitive Skill Usage
The Dream Paladin puts Skill Points into all 3 Skill Trees.
Put 1 Skill Point into each of the following Skills:
1. Zeal (Max Last)
3. Holy Shield
Max out the following Skills in this order:
1. Resist Lightning
3. Conviction (Till Level 25)
Alternatively, put 5-10 additional Skill Points into Holy Shield before maxing Zeal for increased Holy Shield duration, Chance to Block, and Defense.
In this build, we allocate as many Stat Points to Strength as we need to equip all of our gear. Be mindful of how much Strength your gear needs and how much it provides when equipped. If the gear piece with the highest Strength requirement also provides you with additional Strength, you can use the Strength bug to equip that item. Check out the Mechanics Section below for details.
Optional: Put additional Stat Points into Strength to increase your Physical Damage.
After you put your points into Strength and Dexterity, make sure to check if it is recommended to put Stat Points into Energy. Meet the suggested amount of Energy and put any remaining Stat Points into Vitality.
In this build, we allocate Dexterity to reach 75% Chance to Block. Make sure that Holy Shield is active prior to putting Dexterity Points in. Each Stat Point in Dexterity increases your Chance to Block. Be aware that different Shield bases require different amounts of Dexterity for 75% Chance to Block. Leveling also causes a need for more points to maintain 75% Chance to Block.
In this build, we don't put any Stat Points into Energy. This build gets enough Mana from gear, buffs, Mana Potions, and Mana Leech.
- The Dream Paladin requires both a Dream Helmet and a Dream Shield. This build does not work without these items.
- Teleport using the Faster Cast Rate gear on your Weapon-Swap.
- Make sure to keep Conviction active at all times while attacking with Zeal on your main weapon loadout.
- Take advantage of Holy Shield: put enough Stat Points into Dexterity to achieve maximum Chance to Block (75%) with Holy Shield active.
- The Dream Paladin can farm virtually anything with ease. With both strong Magic Find and incredible Lightning-Physical hybrid Damage, this build dominates nearly every Max Level Area. Even farming Uber Bosses for Hellfire Torches is highly effective on this Tesladin.
Guide by DarkHumility
We hope you enjoy this build! Not even the toughest monsters can long withstand the ruthless onslaught of the "Dream Machine". Take him for a spin and watch everything melt before you!