6-socket bow for a Bowazon - What do I put in?

Spikem

Diabloii.Net Member
6-socket bow for a Bowazon - What do I put in?

I've got a 60th level Bowazon.

In the bow I'm currently using (4 sockets), I have 3 Tal runes and 1 Nef rune.
The Tals give a total of 225 poison points in 5 second, the Nef gives knockback.

For this bow, I'm wondering if I should go the same way.

I'm VERY willing to listen to the opinions and expertise of the people here.

Thanks!
 

skoolbus

Diabloii.Net Member
Personally, I would look for a 5 socket hydra or crusader bow and put Honor runeword in it, very easy to get, but I dont recall any 6 socket runewords being good for a bow short of BOTD. Tal runes would be ok, but max/min damage jewels are probably the best. Short of those, Prubys or Psaphs
 
Well i have a silence runeword in a 6 socket bow, but that my be out of reach, so maybe a easier to get runeword, or lots of elemental jewels.
 

Spikem

Diabloii.Net Member
skoolbus said:
Personally, I would look for a 5 socket hydra or crusader bow and put Honor runeword in it, very easy to get, but I dont recall any 6 socket runewords being good for a bow short of BOTD. Tal runes would be ok, but max/min damage jewels are probably the best. Short of those, Prubys or Psaphs
It's a Gothic Bow but it has the 6 sockets because I used the reward from the 5th Act to get the sockets put in, so I cannot go the Runeword route.

Would you (collectively) think a mix of perfect stones (Emerald and Sapphires?) be the best way to go? Is Nef (Knockback) sort of an essential?
 

TopHatCat64

Diabloii.Net Member
Does Honor even work with bows? It says 5 socket melee weapons on the AS (although it certainly could be wrong).

Melody is a fairly cheap option although it requires 3 sockets so you'd need to find another bow.

Melody
Shael + Ko + Nef
+50% Enhanced Damage
+300% Damage To Undead
+3 To Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)
+3 To Critical Strike (Amazon Only)
+3 To Dodge (Amazon Only)
+3 To Slow Missiles (Amazon Only)
20% Increased Attack Speed
+10 To Dexterity
Knockback

If you can get trade/find for one, an upgraded Witchwild String is a perfectly viable bow for Hell diff.
 

skoolbus

Diabloii.Net Member
Spikem said:
It's a Gothic Bow but it has the 6 sockets because I used the reward from the 5th Act to get the sockets put in, so I cannot go the Runeword route.

Would you (collectively) think a mix of perfect stones (Emerald and Sapphires?) be the best way to go? Is Nef (Knockback) sort of an essential?
cleglaws gloves are the best gloves ever for a bowazon if you dont need IAS and are very common, they give knockback and slows target

I dont know if you want to put poison damage in your bow, poison is fairly easy to get in charms and every other monster in hell is immune to it
 

Sleepless

Diabloii.Net Member
TopHatCat64 said:
Does Honor even work with bows? It says 5 socket melee weapons on the AS (although it certainly could be wrong).

Melody is a fairly cheap option although it requires 3 sockets so you'd need to find another bow.

Melody
Shael + Ko + Nef
+50% Enhanced Damage
+300% Damage To Undead
+3 To Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)
+3 To Critical Strike (Amazon Only)
+3 To Dodge (Amazon Only)
+3 To Slow Missiles (Amazon Only)
20% Increased Attack Speed
+10 To Dexterity
Knockback

If you can get trade/find for one, an upgraded Witchwild String is a perfectly viable bow for Hell diff.
You're right, honor doesn't work in a bow.
 

Spikem

Diabloii.Net Member
skoolbus said:
cleglaws gloves are the best gloves ever for a bowazon if you dont need IAS and are very common, they give knockback and slows target

I dont know if you want to put poison damage in your bow, poison is fairly easy to get in charms and every other monster in hell is immune to it
It's not like Cleglaws Gloves are able to be picked up at WalMart, so since I cannot find or make them, I'm out of luck!
 

Sleepless

Diabloii.Net Member
Spikem said:
It's not like Cleglaws Gloves are able to be picked up at WalMart, so since I cannot find or make them, I'm out of luck!
Well, if you dont mind taking item from another player. I can throw a pair on you if you give me your email address
 

Spikem

Diabloii.Net Member
Sleepless said:
Well, if you dont mind taking item from another player. I can throw a pair on you if you give me your email address
So how does that work?

Ever since I've been around DII, most people say to never do something like this due to people sending you corrupted files (or worse).
 

Sint Nikolaas

Diabloii.Net Member
TopHatCat64 said:
Melody is a fairly cheap option although it requires 3 sockets so you'd need to find another bow.

Melody
Shael + Ko + Nef
+50% Enhanced Damage
+300% Damage To Undead
+3 To Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)
+3 To Critical Strike (Amazon Only)
+3 To Dodge (Amazon Only)
+3 To Slow Missiles (Amazon Only)
20% Increased Attack Speed
+10 To Dexterity
Knockback
Or.. you could just put it in twice!

''Melody Melody''
Gothic bow
ShaelKoNefShaelKoNef
Req Dexterity: 118
Req Strength: 95
Damage: 20-100
Bow Class - Very fast attack speed
+100% Enhanced Damage
+600% Damage To Undead
+6 To Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)
+6 To Critical Strike (Amazon Only)
+6 To Dodge (Amazon Only)
+6 To Slow Missiles (Amazon Only)
40% Increased Attack Speed
+20 To Dexterity
Knockback
Sockets: 6

:D Seriously though, tal runes or perfect emeralds give quite nice poison damage but perhaps you might need more to finish off the monsters. Consider using other elemental damages and if you don't have knockback, definately put that nef in there :)

''Mil & Sam''
 

TopHatCat64

Diabloii.Net Member
Through the wonders of ATMA, the single player muling program.

We send each other stashes (.d2x) or mules (.d2s).

I (and many others) can vouch for Sleepless' trustworthiness in trading and as a person on this forum in general.
 

Sleepless

Diabloii.Net Member
Spikem said:
So how does that work?

Ever since I've been around DII, most people say to never do something like this due to people sending you corrupted files (or worse).
Well, when we trade on SP trading forum we have to send .d2s (i.e d2 character extension) that you open with ATMA to send the item to the other trader. Though, feel free to refuse my offer. I'm the kind of person that can't open any stranger's file w/o virus scanning them 10 times :D

PS: I wouldn't accept any files from any other forums and should do the same heh. I trust almost every members though.
 

Spikem

Diabloii.Net Member
TopHatCat64 said:
Through the wonders of ATMA, the single player muling program.

We send each other stashes (.d2x) or mules (.d2s).

I (and many others) can vouch for Sleepless' trustworthiness in trading and as a person on this forum in general.
I have no idea what "ATMA" is. Sorry for my ignorance in this matter!
 

Sint Nikolaas

Diabloii.Net Member
Click the link he supplied to you, also look up the thread here in the SPF. It is a device we SP'ers use to mule our items and store them.

''Mil & Sam''
 
necrolemming said:
Huh?

10 chars
Gothic bow can have up to 5 sockets (or the one he found only had 5, dunno about its max. its one of the 2 anyway), he added 1 more with larzuk's quest reward, but the runeword he was hoping to make needed 5 sockets, not 6. i think thats the problem.
 

whomhead

Diabloii.Net Member
You smoking crack or something, Bob?

The problem is that he used Larzuk to socket an unsocketed bow. This is the only option because you can't add sockets to an item that already has sockets. Second, Larzuk adds the maximum number of sockets to an item. In the case of a Gothic Bow this is 6. He can't make Honor because 1) it can't be made in bows and 2) it uses 5 sockets and as such can't be made in a 6 socket bow.
 
whomhead said:
You smoking crack or something, Bob?

The problem is that he used Larzuk to socket an unsocketed bow. This is the only option because you can't add sockets to an item that already has sockets. Second, Larzuk adds the maximum number of sockets to an item. In the case of a Gothic Bow this is 6. He can't make Honor because 1) it can't be made in bows and 2) it uses 5 sockets and as such can't be made in a 6 socket bow.
Hmmm, i really am getting tired i think. Right, its 3:30 in the morning, im fioanlly going to bed. damn sleep, its getting in the way of my life again.
 

Spikem

Diabloii.Net Member
whomhead said:
You smoking crack or something, Bob?

The problem is that he used Larzuk to socket an unsocketed bow. This is the only option because you can't add sockets to an item that already has sockets. Second, Larzuk adds the maximum number of sockets to an item. In the case of a Gothic Bow this is 6. He can't make Honor because 1) it can't be made in bows and 2) it uses 5 sockets and as such can't be made in a 6 socket bow.
Also, you cannot take an item that Larzuk puts the sockets in to make a runeword item. (I'm **fairly** certain of this, though I suppose I now need to check!)
 

Sint Nikolaas

Diabloii.Net Member
Spikem said:
Also, you cannot take an item that Larzuk puts the sockets in to make a runeword item. (I'm **fairly** certain of this, though I suppose I now need to check!)
Wrong there..
1. If you BUY a socketed item at larzuk (IE Jewelers Archons Plate of Stabillity - 4 sockets) you can't put runes in it and get a runeword out of it. It will just consume your runes and look pretty.
2. If you SOCKET a piece of equipment using the socketing quest reward it will net you with plain socketed piece of equipment (IE grey looking Archonplate - 4 sockets) and then you can put your runes in it, getting that runeword.

''Mil & Sam'' :buddies:
 
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