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6 o/s eth archon staff...

Discussion in 'Druid' started by juhnny, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. juhnny

    juhnny IncGamers Member

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    6 o/s eth archon staff...

    Ok I just got my hands on one and will be BOTD'ing it. I want to know what Druid build will best benefit from it. Post stats if possible.
     
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    It's base 10 (-10 on goon calc) 91 average., 83-99 damage, range 2.
    Glorious Axe, which is range 4, 92 average, 60-124, 10 base. So technically better, but the min dmg on archon staff is awesome. Dmg will be something like 600-700, check the speed on goon's calc.

    Edit: One great thing about the Archon staff is the LOW strength req, meaning you could probably go a base str build if you used enigma too, and have a bit more freedom of gear.
     
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    Probably best on a Fury Werewolf. I think it hits 5 frames for that.

    Good luck!
     
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    is glorious axe the best for botd for druids? which builds?

    (got a eth superior one so i'm curious :p)

    C-Beat
     
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    Does Glorious Axe get 6 sockets?
     
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    Lazy pants! :surprise:

    Yes it does. 1 Avg. dmg difference is nothing to worry about. The range of archon is only 2 though, while glorious axe is 4. But if you're going for a glorious axe you might as well go for a great poleaxe because they have similiar requirements.

    For c-beat, that axe really shines for 2hand on a barbarian since you'll likely have BoTD zerker and then that axe against casters so you'll benefit from the axe mastery.
     
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    potential of the ethereal botds->
    glorious axe: 4 range, 9/5 fpa fury
    great poleaxe: 5 range, 8/5 fpa fury

    personally i prefer the gpa for dueling and the glorious axe for pvm.
     
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    Style is Queen. Damage is King.
     
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    Speed is king.
    50k damage at 100fpa is no good.
     
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    another question then, what would be the best BOTD wpn for a druid?
     
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    Hmm that rule assumes maximum possible speed :)

    It's a rather dead rule though. Rather a druid with 3k dmg & 6k life than 5k dmg & 3k life. Not so true in .09 but now it is ;) (for all-around pvp that is, pvm is a joke anyway if you have the BoTD :scratch: )
     
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    hrm, i just said it.

    potential of the ethereal botds->
    glorious axe: 4 range, 9/5 fpa fury
    great poleaxe: 5 range, 8/5 fpa fury

    personally i prefer the gpa for dueling and the glorious axe for pvm.

    well to be more clear, 8/5fpa is probably the fastest speed you can do with botd wep fury. iirc, you'll lack like 5%ias to hit 4fpa with a giant thresher.
     
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    while 20 damage at 5fpa is awesome
     
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    5fpa is not good to compare to 50k dmg.
    More like, 100 dmg at 1fpa is nice.
     
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    1 frame per attack you would just always be attacking, right?

    -Mepersoner, Furry Admin
     
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    im sorry I am a noob when it comes to druids. Ask me about pally's and sorcs and im an expert-lol. So an Eth BOTD Archon Staff is not as good as an eth BOTD GPA? Is it even worth making a BOTD out of it?
     
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    Mathamaticly, a BOTD Archron Staff, while good, is not the best weapon for either type of druid. It is still a very sound weapon and the sheer rarity (both of the runes and of an Etheral Archron Staff) give it major style points, to anyone who understands a bit about the game
     
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    Archon Staff is highly worth it. Very close to having equal damage, much cooler, much rarer... I'd do it. Besides, Ethereal Great Poleax is going to be pretty hard to acquire.

    Five frame Fury with better damage can beat 4 frame Fury with lower damage. That's why Damage is King.
     
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    Ya I've done it with a werebear on open, it's cool, you hear a lot of the snarls, but you're just sitting there in pre-hit animation while their health drops like a lot of poison.
     
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    How did you manage to do that? O_O
     

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