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Anyone tried Call to Arms bow?

Discussion in 'Amazon' started by Shadoway, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. Shadoway

    Shadoway IncGamers Member

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    Anyone tried Call to Arms bow?

    Call To Arms
    +1 To All Skills
    +40% Increased Attack Speed
    +250-290% Enhanced Damage (varies)
    Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
    7% Life Stolen Per Hit
    +2-6 To Battle Command (varies)*
    +1-6 To Battle Orders (varies)*
    +1-4 To Battle Cry (varies)*
    Prevent Monster Heal
    Replenish Life +12
    30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

    Decent mods and PMH/MF. 5-soc = many bows to choose from.
    I don't have the runes ATM. But anyone gave it a try?
     
  2. sexyfool

    sexyfool IncGamers Member

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    Interesting idea. I stashed a crusader 5 socket a few days ago with just that idea. I currently use a bo baba on 2nd comp when solo'ing acts or mf'ing but cta is much more convenient. I also thought, like you, that the mods are ideal for a bowazon. Could some very clever person calculate the damge on say, a normal crusader bow?

    Cheers.
    :drink:
     
  3. Herald of Doom

    Herald of Doom IncGamers Member

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    As soon as I get an Ohm I'm making one of those. I already have a Mal and an Ist stashed away together with a 5sock Crusader bow (iirc), I want to make myself a pitrunner with that. Well, it will take a while i guess, because when I find/trade an Ohm my first CtA will be for my blizzard sorc :teeth:
    I think the dmg would be around 60-190, but thats without a calculator, actually it's a rather wild guess :D
     
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    AuraAllan IncGamers Member

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    If u wanna make CTA bow.

    make it in a sup grand matron bow.

    much better then crusader.

    ~AuraAllan~
     
  5. Frenzied Bovine

    Frenzied Bovine IncGamers Member

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    Here, i'll do the math. I'm too stupid to figure out superior's though, so we'll assume a plain white item.

    I'll do two cases: minimum 250%ed, and perfect 290%ed. Should give a good idea of the spread.

    The advantage of a Crusader Bow over Grand Matron Bow is that you can lend it to other chars for BO purposes. Might want to consider a Shadow Bow too, for a Dexazon.

    Crusader Bow: 15-63 damage, 97 str, 121 dex req'd, +10 WSM
    Grand Matron: 14-72 damage, 108 str, 152 dex req'd, +10 WSM

    250% ed..
    Crusader: 52.5 - 220.5
    GMB: 49 - 252

    290% ed..
    Crusader: 58.5 - 245.7
    GMB: 54.6 - 280.8

    Basically GMB wins..
     
  6. KirbyDK

    KirbyDK IncGamers Member

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    i have been wondering the same thing. i found a matriarchal bow the other day with +3 to skills and 5 sox. can it be used or is the dmg too low?
     
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    Battleseed IncGamers Member

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    IMO the Matriarch would be the better choice than the two previous mentioned. Has -10WSM so with CTA runeword you only need to add 35IAS from gear to hit 8 frames. Add the + skills from bow and CTA effects (BC & BO) and its all good. Strength requirement on this bow is less as well.
     
  8. jumbo_SHRIMP

    jumbo_SHRIMP IncGamers Member

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    you add 1 to all damage values before multiplying so all the damages listed in bovines diddy will be 3.5-3.9 points higher, you round the final number down to the nearest lower whole number

    phelix
     
  9. Howler

    Howler IncGamers Member

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    was just about to post about this rune word,

    I found a Superior Matricachal Bow (+12% ED, 5 Sockets and +2 Bow Skills) and was wondering if it was worth it for making a Pit Running Ama.
     

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