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best pk bow?

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by the pow wow, Mar 28, 2004.

  1. the pow wow

    the pow wow Banned

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    best pk bow?

    in 1.09 it was the cruel mat of quickness with two sockets

    however in 1.10, what is best?

    1: cruel mat of quickness with two sockets
    2: windforce
    3: bloodraven charge mat bow
    4: widowmaker ward bow
     
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    what about a botd or another one of the runewords?
     
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    i'd have to say a BOTD hyrdra is best for mid - to high levels, but at dueling at its highest level, nothing beats that damage on a WF, especially if you get a big number of +min damage jewels/charms/etc to make up for that huge damage difference. widowmaker is great for other classes to use for a nice suprise, and blood ravens is awesome for that "huh? revives?" effect and HUGE ar.
     
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    BoTD Crusader, Windforce or a 450% ed 2 socketed Crusader/Grand Matron/Matriarch/Diamond bow of Alacrity(20%ias) the +20max dmg mod and either 5% chance of amplify dmg or +20 dext.

    I think that those should be on the top.
     
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    Omikron8 IncGamers Member

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    BoTD hydra is a complete freakin waste of runes and strength. At least make it in a crusader bow for a significantly lower strength req (97) which will save you points for dex or vitality. Both bows have the same average damage which is more important than max damage.
     
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    BOTD for a bow imo is a waste of runes period.

    Hand of Justice is decent for a bow, but in all the pubby dueling i'd still say classic is the best "WF" good dmg, if you can afford it then use CMBE with 2" 40/15's
     
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    WF is probably the best choice right now because it's actually the cheapest option (well it's ridiculously cheap on west ladder anyways). I do agree with you that HoJ bow is good for dueling. The deadly strike mod on the bow is pretty good. If you Lo the bow and use it with a highlord's, you'll be doing double damage a lot.
     
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    huh? but windforce has steep requirements. a botd crusader would be relative low with a maximum of 410ed. windforce is only 250ed with the scaling of max damage plus it probably couldn't hit as fast.
     
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    anyways, i just got a windforce west ladder for a ko rune. now that is cheap! i dont think i can get anything else for that price.
     
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    i was wondering, would a upgraded perfect riphook do well? good min and can go 7 fps

    only bad thing is the slow, but if its in pubby, it shouldnt matter too much
     
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    An upgraded, perfect 220ed RipHook Blade Bow does 67-131 damage. The 7fps potential and open wounds is nice I suppose, but besides that there aren't really any other bonuses imo that make up for the lack of physical damage in the bow. If guided still pierced it could be considered, but then again, budget burizons would run rampant in pk games yet again :lol: .
     
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    I'd just like to clarify things,

    "Alacrity" suffix is the highest IAS mod that can spawn on a bow.
    415 ED BotD is the most ED with superior 15 ED bow.

    The best bow IMO would be a nice rare such as Fool's + 450% ED + IAS etc. Magicals are nowhere near as good as the possible rares.
     
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    there was a recent bow comparision in the zon forum with the strafe skill. botd colossus bow won. you might want to check there for ideas on "good" bows. of course, without piercing GA, the entire pvp zon strategy would change.

    maybe fast blade bows (which free up a lot of eq) will become dominant...who knows?

    from what i've heard, bow quality is no longer as relevant as BW and poison.
     
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    I picked up a 251% ed, +20 max, fool's, +17 dex, amp damage great bow that seems to do really well. It's a nice alternative to one of those mass-used bows.
     
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    Especially when upgraded...

    I gave a friend of mine a rare Bladebow with about 340 ED for his "Speedzon". Strafe speed was really fun to watch.

    Anybody plz tell me why Slow is considered bad manner in PvP ?
     
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    colossus bow?!

    whats bw?
     
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    Slow is considered extremely bm in 1.09 because it's effects were stronger in pvp. It was overused by bowzons, which turned other pvpers into 1mph walking ducks.
     
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    colossus crossbow.

    bw = bleeding wounds. from what i can understand, there's no resist for it, so they take full damage no matter what.
     

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