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ALL dex/No life STRAFER: IS this Possible???

Discussion in 'Amazon' started by Deathlok2001, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. Deathlok2001

    Deathlok2001 Banned

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    ALL dex/No life STRAFER: IS this Possible???

    I AM currently remaking my strafer. She is lvl 30. I have been putting all points into dex, some into strength inorder to wear items.......life is base.

    is it possible to survive in hell with just base life?


    I have my gear I am going to use....

    Crown of thieves (12% LL, 25 to dex)
    Upgraded twitch socketed with a 40/15 IAS jewel (35% IAS, 10 to dex)
    cats eye ( 20 IAS, 25 to dex)
    razortail or nos coil for belt
    2 x ravenforst (19 & 20 to dex)
    IK gloves & boots ( 25 % IAS, 20 to dex & strength, 25% MF)
    WF socketed with sheal (40% IAS, 6 ML)

    it will give me 120% IAS, so speed is not a problem. With my might merc using a bonehew, he will do about 3300 dam later on .... I already have 61% critical strike...I plan to get my valk to lvl 17 & decoy to lvl 7.....for Pi i plan to use Buriza or MA



    I might switch the helm to mavs helm , change the ammy to atma just to see if i can get more damage & retain my 120% IAS
     
  2. Jek

    Jek IncGamers Member

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    I got a level 83 softcore base vit multishot bowazon so I'm pretty sure it's possible. :)
     
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    Deathlok2001 Banned

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    KOOL! :yep: :thumbsup:
     
  4. Anidem

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    All things are possible but your gonna get tagged occasionally because your arse is planted in 1 spot. But thats the price you pay for the extra Dam over MS.
     
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    Deathlok2001 Banned

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    MS? whats that?
     
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    MS=MultiShot
     
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    Deathlok2001 Banned

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    OH, but I have MS. Its @ whatever lvl it has to be to get 7 arrows.........
    I spam it to thin out the herds......


    I also have 1 in GA, MA & CA.....
     
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    I did it in 1.09... In 1.10, I'd suggest an inventory filled with +Life small charms.

    MS and Strafe can't even be compared when talking Dexazon. It's like comparing Extra Fast Leapers to Dim Visioned Blunderbores (In terms of mobility) .

    If you'd use a Might aura... I'd have to say it wouldn't be worthwhile to go all Dex when it only offers a small ed% boost when relating it to the life boost that's possible.

    It can be done... but remember those items with +Life.
     
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    I WILL be using a might merc.....why cannot those 2 skills you mentioned be compared when talking dexazon..........she is a strafer

    well ok, maybe not all dex, but i do have those act 3 life boost quests & there are those 20 life sc...........
     
  10. Kirsty

    Kirsty The Order of Dii Guild Member

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    Base vitality and no-life gear has always been perfectly possible, as long as you use your minions to your advantage. Some decent dodging skills help out as well and resistance should be something to look after when you're up against holy fire and holy shock enchanted creatures. Holy freeze doesn't do that much damage, though be careful with them as well.
     
  11. urban savage

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    the only problem i find in your equipment is that there is pretty much no resistance gear there. so hopefully you've got an inventory full of shimmering small charms of vita of you'll be in a bit of strife. still overall it's viable and it's always good to see massive damage in your character screen.
     
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    It is more than possible

    All dex bowazon is not only possible but is the only way to go.

    But I recommend that you reconsider your gear because with this build you would need two things from your gear.
    One: Crowd control
    Two: Protection from elemental attacks

    The key is to keep the monster away from you at all times. This can be acheived with gears like...
    Blackthorn death mask ( slow down monsters by 20%)
    Windforce hydra bow (knockback)
    Carrion Wind ring (cast Twisters to stun)
    Reaper's Toll Thresher on your merc(cast decrepfy)
    cold attacks charms (chill monsters)

    With these items, you will be nailing the monsters on the wall most of the time. And if you can do that you won't have to worry about being physically hit but you still need to take care of your resists.

    For resists, use items like...
    Blackthorn death mask (absorb 20 lightning damage)
    Highlords wrath amulet (35% lightning resist)
    Duriel's shell (20/50/20/20 resist)
    Dwarf star ring (15% fire absorb, 15 magic damage reduced)
    Natalya's boots (25% cold/lightning resists)
    Thundergod's vigor belt (+10% max lightning resist, absorb 20 lightning damage)


    There you go... that's the setup I use and it's very effective.
    You can stand still in front of the black souls in act5 in hell and not get a scratch.

    For your info, I got
    Str : 80 without item
    Dex : 450 ish at lvl 91
    Vit : base
    Eng : base

    And pump your passives a little.

    Cheers,
     
  13. urban savage

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    sure you can stand and nearly get healed by the lighting damage but you'll be shooting so slow that the rest of your party would have left you for dead.
     
  14. Cybot

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    not really

    With this setup, I can acheive 90 IAS and shoot 9/3.
    9/3 isn't bad for a hydra bow with base 10.

    You could get Mavina's helm and socket it with 15% IAS jewel to go 120 but that would cause serious imbalance problem.
    Again, balance will be the key here. If you can settle with 90 IAS instead of 120 IAS, you can have a lot more valued features.

    If you shift too much towards a certain aspect, like attack speed, with sacrificing other aspects, you become more vulnerable... and this is why people pump up vitality... thus getting less dex... which leads to less damage and attack rating... less efficient.... less killing power...so on.

    Cheers.
     
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    This disscusion is based on a Strafazon, but would it work for a Multizon also?

    And how much extra damage does a pure dex-bowazon gain really? (compared to a "normal" setup where points are distributed fairly reasonable between vit and dex)
    Someone said that the extra gain in damage ain't worth the hassle of low life.

    Btw, I'm not a rich player. No uber-gear, like what the first guy listed.

    Will it work?
     

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