Best gem/rune in a Buriza

Snake

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Best gem/rune in a Buriza

I found a Buriza with MF meteororb a copple of days ago, so I decided to start a multizon. Now I was wandering what the best gem or rune was to put into it.

I was thinking about a hel (-20 req) rune, because that way I would't have to pump my strength to much. But If I ever want to use a windforce, I would need some serious strength anyway.

A nef rune seems fine too. Is knockback really worth it?

Any tips/suggestions are welcome.
 

Spook_Cell

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Actually the hel would be good especially if you upgrade it since it needs aound 150 str I think if you do and knockback is also good. There are maybe better options let ohm but I doubt many have the funds for the rare runes.
 

vajurewi

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I asked this ? a little while back. the consensus was
Amn - life steal
Nef - knockback
Shaeal - add 20% IAS to take you to next fps breakpoint

went w Nef - works great on council dudes and knights in CS.
Good Hunting :cool:
 
I would go with either Hel Rune or Amn Rune.

If you're going to upgrade, then Hel is your best bet as Burrito Collosus Xbow takes a stupidly large amount of STR. If you're keeping it as a Ballista, I'd go Amn. With leech so badly nerfed now, you're going to need all you can get.
Just my 3 cents. (I am fully aware the saying is "My 2 cents", I just like to be different :D)

Edit: Nef is a good idea aswell, but I wouldn't go with Shael, Xbows are horribly slow no matter what BP you hit and a multizon doesn't need speed as badly as a Strafer for example. So, if I were in your shoes, I'd buy some new ones!! Man, I truely am humourous...Seriously though, Hel/Amn (depending on whether you are upgrading), then Nef, then in a distant 4th Shael.
 

Vex_Nemox

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I think in your case (non-hybridzon) a Hel rune or even a nice -%Req jewel is a great idea. You might want to see if 15% IAS would do anything for you, Shael isn't a good idea, but a +15%IAS/-15%Req jewel might be. Maybe even a good ED%/-%Req jewel.

Other choices would be a Dol or Nef, but these offer control and that may not be something you need with your build.
 

whomhead

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in general, it is not reccomended to shael a burrito-cannon because you would need a very large amount of external IAS to get to the next breakpoint... i don't remember the exact number, but it is >60 OVER the shael. given that the increase in overall damage output is not that high for hitting the next breakpoint anyway, it probably isn't worth it. a hel is certainly a valid idea as is a jewel with -15% requirements/resists or %ED. nef is nice, but you can craft some VERY nice hit power gloves that always come with knockback and can get resists and + to amazon skills. so, i would go with amn or hel.
 

Vex_Nemox

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whomhead said:
in general, it is not reccomended to shael a burrito-cannon because you would need a very large amount of external IAS to get to the next breakpoint... i don't remember the exact number, but it is >60 OVER the shael. given that the increase in overall damage output is not that high for hitting the next breakpoint anyway, it probably isn't worth it. a hel is certainly a valid idea as is a jewel with -15% requirements/resists or %ED. nef is nice, but you can craft some VERY nice hit power gloves that always come with knockback and can get resists and + to amazon skills. so, i would go with amn or hel.
I have to ask, why an Amn rune and not a PSkull? It isn't like Bowazons are suffering in the Life Leech department.
 

whomhead

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Vex_Nemox said:
I have to ask, why an Amn rune and not a PSkull? It isn't like Bowazons are suffering in the Life Leech department.
heh, i totally forgot about skulls. :) that could be a very suitable choice because it will let you focus the rest of your gear (most likely your amulet) on more important useful mods. especially since you are planning a multizon, which doesn't use that much mana, a Pskull would probably give you enough.
 

Serdash

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PSkull>All

My Hybridzon in 1.09 used a Burzia with a PSkull, that was her only ONLY form of leech. At least for mana. Then I got a crescent moon and so now when I play her in cows she just tosses javelins everywhere. :D
 

Snake

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A lot of people are talking about crafting items. What does this mean? Are they talking about the quest reward(act1), or somthing else?
 

DreamlessDude

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No they do mean the crafted items which are formed by using the cube and some items. Check the arreat summit for more info about this.
 

NorthStarZon

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here's the ISA table:
Crossbows

Weapon: heavy crossbow, ballista, colossus crossbow
Weapon Base Speed: 10
Normal Base Frames: 19
Strafe Base Frames: 5

the ballista has 80 wisa

14/4: 70 to 94
13/3.5: 95 to 137
12/3.5: 138 to 214
11/3: 215 to 285


i read some where once that leach with Amn rune was buged for range weapons. the Pskull does sound good, you might run across a rare jewel
with five or more mods that would be sweet... high elem damage or the like.
good luck :xmad:

peace :bow:
nsz
 

Vorbiss

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Vex_Nemox said:
I think in your case (non-hybridzon) a Hel rune or even a nice -%Req jewel is a great idea. You might want to see if 15% IAS would do anything for you, Shael isn't a good idea, but a +15%IAS/-15%Req jewel might be. Maybe even a good ED%/-%Req jewel.

Other choices would be a Dol or Nef, but these offer control and that may not be something you need with your build.
IAS/-req jewels don't exist, both "of fervor" and "of Ease" affixes are suffixes,
and "of Fervor" can't spawn on rare jewels. :(

EDIT: I'd go with Amn or Shael, KB can be easiy obtained from rare/crafted gloves, along with +2 to Bow/Xbow skills and many other usefull mods. :)
 

NorthStarZon

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what Vorbiss said up there^^ you can't get isa & -reg on the same jewel. but
i wouldn't put any isa on that bow... if you need the -reg i have this rare:

Grim Eye
Jewel
Required Level: 9
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 65
Fingerprint: 0xa3af0a35
+17% Enhanced Damage
+4 to Minimum Damage
Requirements -15%

I don't what happens to jewels in 1.10 when you udgrade.

nsz
:bow:
 

Snake

Diabloii.Net Member
NorthStarZon said:
what Vorbiss said up there^^ you can't get isa & -reg on the same jewel. but
i wouldn't put any isa on that bow... if you need the -reg i have this rare:

Grim Eye
Jewel
Required Level: 9
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 65
Fingerprint: 0xa3af0a35
+17% Enhanced Damage
+4 to Minimum Damage
Requirements -15%

I don't what happens to jewels in 1.10 when you udgrade.

nsz
:bow:
It looks really nice. If you would send it to:

[email protected]

I would appreciate it.
 

NorthStarZon

Diabloii.Net Member
mule sent.... enjoy its a fun bow... one shot kills. even in hell.

peace
nsz :bow:

edit: if you need knockback and isa you can get it on gloves with
the cube using crafting recipes.. good luck
 

Snake

Diabloii.Net Member
NorthStarZon said:
mule sent.... enjoy its a fun bow... one shot kills. even in hell.

peace
nsz :bow:

edit: if you need knockback and isa you can get it on gloves with
the cube using crafting recipes.. good luck
Thanks.

I have been to the battle.net site, but I am not shure what recipe you are refering to. Can you post it here?
 
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