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2x Shael, 2x ED Jewel, or 2x Light facet in bow?

Discussion in 'Druid' started by Keaka26, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. Keaka26

    Keaka26 IncGamers Member

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    2x Shael, 2x ED Jewel, or 2x Light facet in bow?

    For my hunter build, Im using an Elited Witchwild String bow, the damage isnt so hot, but critical strike is level based (+1 per level) so at level 75, I have a damn good chance of double damage. Right now I have 2 rare ED jewels with some other mods for between 30-45% ED. I was thinking of either double shaeling it (faster FPA = more criticals = more damage), or using my 2 4/4 light facets in it.

    Im not sure how to calculate the FPA in normal form with a bow, so Im not sure if theres any benefit of 2 shaels over just one. Then I could do one ED jewel, and one Shael. Damn, I wish I had some 40ED/15IAS jewels...

    Anywho, any ideas? Suggestions?

    TIA!

    Keaka
     
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    FenrisWulf IncGamers Member

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    Elite Witchwild String: Diamond Bow (base speed [0]), 2 sockets

    Diamond Bow breaks:
    0% IAS: 15 frames
    10% IAS: 14 frames
    20% IAS: 13 frames
    30% IAS: 12 frames
    50% IAS: 11 frames
    75% IAS: 10 frames
    125% IAS: 9 frames (max)

    All sources of equipment IAS for non-shifted Druids are counted equally (ie, no difference between WIAS and OIAS). However, skill-based IAS (Fanatacism, for example) bypasses the diminishing returns part of the formula, so you'd probably want to check out a Weapon Speed Calculator if that's an issue.
     
  3. Keaka26

    Keaka26 IncGamers Member

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    ATM I am using sigons gloves, but not sure for how long.

    Sigons +30% IAS + 40% from shaels is 70%, 5% shy of 10 frames. With no sigons, I am at 40% IAS which is 10% shy of 11.

    So the difference between 15 and 11 frames is pretty big, right? So then would the shaels be more useful than the facets or the ED jewels? I WIIIISH i had 40/15s! Then I'd have exactly 50% IAS for 11 frames and an extra 80% ED!

    Damn.
     
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    I'd dual Shael it, and get an ammy with IAS, or Nos' Coil or something like that. It's worth the speed, probably.

    Good luck!
     
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    im confused, why would u consider putting light facets in it? druids have no lightning dmg based skills.
     
  6. Keaka26

    Keaka26 IncGamers Member

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    Haha, I was just gonna put them in there to have some elemental based damage being delt with the bow, its pretty much a physical only bow.
     

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