Sacred 2:Zeal

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Zeal.png A noble Paladin, fervent in her dedication to righteousness, can draw upon the spirit of that dedication to perform seemingly impossible tasks. When surrounded by her enemies, a Paladin versed in this skill sets upon her adversaries with the zealous fervor of many times her number.

This is a Weapon Damage Based Combat Art.


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See also: Sacred 2:Combat Art Modifications
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  • Focus - Increases the base attack rating of Zeal by 10 + 12.5 per level.
  • Enfeeble - Decreases the opponent's defense rating briefly by 10% + 1% per level.

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Skills and Attributes

The following skills will affect this combat art:

  • Any weapon lore (such as Sword Weapons when the Paladin is wielding a sword) - will indirectly increase this combat art's attack speed, damage and chance to hit, and will allow the equipping of higher level weapons used to execute this combat art.
  • Combat Discipline - will increase its damage and reduce its regeneration time if this Combat Art is placed within a combo. This increase in damage is direct; it increases the +xx% that the CA adds to base damage.
  • Speed Lore - will increase its chance to hit indirectly by increasing a player's attack rating.

The following attributes will affect this combat art:

  • Strength will increase damage for melee weapons, and chance to hit
  • Dexterity will increase damage for ranged weapons (and some melee weapons), and chance to hit
  • Stamina will lower regeneration time

Usage Strategies

  • This can be used by all different forms of weapons.
  • One-handed weapons will allow more hits made, where as two-handed weapons hit 2 or 3 times. Dual Wielding is most effective, landing many more hits.
  • Works well against groups and single targets (bosses).
  • Zeal can be used in a combo for great success with Vengeance and/or Smite.
  • Succession mod only works with melee weapons.

Pros and Cons


  • Very effective in any encounter
  • Combined with a high regen per hit, it is possible for a single usage to recharge all of the users Combat Arts


  • As a weapon-based combat art, it can miss, especially at early levels