Arrowless Bowazaon A Bowazon without arrows you say? What can I say I'm a glutton for punishment. Before I talk about the plan for this build I want to mentions I read a couple Bowazon guides in the FAQ: Lone_Wolf's sniperzon guide and Moog_Playa's Simple Bowazon guide were very helpful. Thank you. Knowing this build I'm playing may be a little (or very) weak so I twinked here with the following gear: 25: Gorefoot Heavy Boots Defense: 20 Durability: 14 of 14 Required Strength: 18 Required Level: 9 Item Version: 1.10 Expansion Item Level: 60 Fingerprint: 0xf7211477 +24% Enhanced Defense +12 Defense 2% Mana stolen per hit Attacker Takes Damage of 2 20% Faster Run/Walk +2 to Leap (Barbarian Only) 26: Cleglaw's Pincers Chain Gloves Defense: 8 Durability: 16 of 16 Required Strength: 25 Required Level: 4 Item Version: Expansion Item Level: 90 Fingerprint: 0x428496f6 Knockback Slows Target by 25% 27: Snakecord Light Belt Defense: 15 Durability: 14 of 14 Required Level: 12 Item Version: 1.10 Expansion Item Level: 86 Fingerprint: 0xad754832 +28% Enhanced Defense +10 Defense Poison Resist +25% +11 poison damage over 3 seconds Replenish Life +5 Poison Length Reduced by 50% 41: Grand Charm of Anthrax Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus Required Level: 15 Item Version: 1.10 Expansion Item Level: 21 Fingerprint: 0xaacb4c8b +50 poison damage over 6 seconds 42: Grand Charm of Anthrax Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus Required Level: 15 Item Version: 1.10 Expansion Item Level: 23 Fingerprint: 0x39f479c3 +50 poison damage over 6 seconds The Gorefoot was for the FRW and mana leach. The Cleglaw's Pincers was for knockback and slows target (of course). And the rest is for damage. Here is my stat and skill point thoughts: Strength: 75 I believe this is the required strength for the elite composite bow. I am looking for speed not damage because of the lack of Strafe ands Multishot. Dex: will be split with Vit for the remainder Vit: will be split with Dex for the remainder Energy: Base Magic Arrow: 20 Critical Strike: 8 Dodge: 12 Avoid: 7 Evade: 12 Pierce: 5 These are my main skills. The numbers represent when 50% is reached and will be the base (no +skill equipment on). That is 64 skill points. The remainder will go into prerequisists, Penetrate, Valkyrie, and Decoy as needed. I will probably max Valkyrie. My merc, I believe, will be a Act2 NM defense merc. The Holy Freeze will help. Future equpiment will probably have mods as described in these two guides and are as follows: FRW, dual leach (mana being less important than life), knockback, IAS and of course resistances. The strategy will be a combination between the two guides. I plan to cast Decoy at edge of screen to attract any monsters. Start firing or recast Valkyrie if needed. Run a round a lot and hope not to get hit. Here is were my merc will help. The Holy Freeze will slow down monsters that decide to attack me so that I can recast Decoy or Valkyrie or reposition my merc or Valkyrie. It will also help if I need to run away So what do you guys think? I have played very little NM and no Hell levels so I'm not sure of mods spawning.