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Are there any good bow runewords?

Discussion in 'Theorycrafting and Statistics' started by Bert, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. Bert

    Bert IncGamers Member

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    Are there any good bow runewords?

    Hi

    Yesterday i found an elite class specific bow 4 soc + 3 bow skills in hell cow game.

    On the trade value forum someone told me it's worth Ist but it's hard to find a buyer.

    Now i've been thinking... are there any good bow runewords?

    Brand or faith or so?


    Bert
     
  2. eLight

    eLight IncGamers Member

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    Faith is very very good. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Myrakh-2

    Myrakh-2 IncGamers Member

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    It probably depends on the bow --- "elite class specific" still doesn't tell what bow. If I were to stick high runes into a bow, I'd probably want a good base item...
     
  4. Decebal

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    IMO Faith is the best runeword for an amazon! GMB with +3 bow and xbows skills /4 sockets. Pray that u get a good roll that has lev 13 fana and up!

    Some people prefer MB instaed of GMB! I prefer GMB for more damage! :D

    Brand, Ice and Wrath are not good! Weel maybe Ice is better than the othe 2 cause it has som ias!

    /Dec
     
  5. krischan

    krischan Europe Trade Moderator

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    If you spend two HR for the bow, I suggest to spend another one for a Fortitude armor as well. I did. My zon is happy :)
     
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    Now that she has 3 fire res sc charms;)

    /Dec
     
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    krischan Europe Trade Moderator

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    I just needed two because I made a small miscalculation, but now she carries another allres GC instead of an extra quiver of arrows in her stash and finally she has maxed resists with a little excess res in case she gets decrepped :)
     
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    My Ama doesnt have max res...but i get by very well with high level Merc + Valkyrie...Sometime i switch to Harmony and raise a new army to aid me! :D

    /Dec
     
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    krischan Europe Trade Moderator

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    She had resists in the 60s before and going from 65% to 75% means suffering 1/3 less elemental damage than before. I like my zon to make solo Baal minion runs (when I'm fed up with Baal runs with my Enigma zealot :D) and maximum resists are very useful for that if you can't teleport. I skip Baal, however. He cannot really become dangerous, but it's so annoying to kill him for a zon.

    The problem with the Harmony army probably is that the skeletons will disappear when you switch back to Faith. Which bow did you make it in ?
     
  10. Wmeredith

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    I beg to differ, Brand is a Fantastic bow for an Enchantress, or just a Strafe-a-zon. Ice is THE bow for an Ice Maiden (Fa-zon.)

    Wrath sucks.
     
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    Are you talking about excess physical resist? Why would you need excess resist when decrepped?
     
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    For me, that bow would be a candidate for Passion. That runeword has great crowd control potential with a bow (monster flee, and if they don´t flee, all non-bosses WILL get blinded) as well as good damage, attack speed and a huge AR bonus.
     
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    Good point :) I still like excess resists because of conviction bosses, although it would be very hard to fully counter that aura.
     
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    Brand = No IAS for either enchatress or amazon. Especially amazon if u want to shoot fast! Brand price in runes is not worth it as faith is! OFC maybe if u play on us realms where HR costs nothing nowdays on ladder... ;)

    Ice is the bow fro FA-maiden though...

    Still I rank Faith as the best bow for a strafer. Rwa damage WF might be better above level 90...

    /Dec
     
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    Missile runewords, suggested bows and builds

    .09

    Melody, 3oS spider bow/matriarchal bow
    Silence, 6oS crusader bow
    Venom, 3oS great bow/grand matron bow
    Zephyr, 2oS razor bow/reflex bow

    .10

    Breath of the Dying
    Call to Arms
    Hand of Justice
    Passion

    .10 Ladder-only:

    Brand
    Edge
    Faith
    Fortitude
    Harmony, 4oS blade bow/matriarchal bow - summoner (expensive recharges, suggest a gold-finding design)
    Ice
    Phoenix
    Wrath

    Anyone like to add to it?
     
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    Imagine how often firestorm will trigger when using phoenix on strafer ama... :D

    Playing on Ladder i Rank the bows as follow not just runewords. All bows for strafer amazon! I will not list for multi ama, FA-ama, Magezon and so on cause i have no experience...

    Faith
    Windforce
    Upped WWS (2 x shael)
    Harmony
    Call to Arms (never tried this one, but i'm nery tempted)

    Dec
     

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