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Better gear for Frost Maiden?

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  1. Lyndis

    Lyndis IncGamers Member

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    Better gear for Frost Maiden?

    Is it better to use Mavina's set or go for a setup revolving around the Ice runeword in a GMB or even a MB??
     
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    KremBanan IncGamers Member

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    A setup around the ICE Matriarchal Bow +3sk is waay better. Remember to use Razortail belt to get 100% Pierce.

    Edit: I will write some more when Im over 1k posts:) In the mean while, just read some guides and previous threads. There are many questions answered there.
     
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    Lyndis IncGamers Member

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    Can you give me a setup? I'm thinking Mavina's Diadem socketed with 15 ias jewel, Crow Caw or Twitchthroe, and either a crafted glove with 20ias (can it have knockback as well?) or Laying of Hands to reach the last breakpoint for a 7 frame attack.

    Also, do you think it'd be possible that if I use A Faith GMB myself, and buy a Might merc wearing Pride it would do even MORE damage overall even as a Frost maiden?
     
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    Evrae Altana IncGamers Member

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    Yes, crafted gloves can get knockback.
    You could if you need/want more physical damage, but I'd rather toss an Infinity on him to boost my own damage.
     
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    So what would be the best practical setup in your opinion for a frost maiden (hopeuflly it has at least 10% mana leech)
     
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    I don't know about the best setup, but this is what my own Frostmaiden uses, and she turns out fine:
    Ice in a +3 GMB (I would love a matriarchal bow, but whatever)
    865 def CoH dusk shroud
    +20/-5 Nightwing's Veil (faceted with 5/-5 cold jewel)
    Crescent Moon amulet (my main source of leech; up to 15% mana leech)
    Waterwalks boots
    Razortail belt (for the pierce)
    +2 bow/20 IAS/strength rare gloves
    Ravenfrost
    rare dual leech ring with dex and resists
    7 bow GCs
    Amazon Torch
     
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    I don't have any bow skillers... :( Will she be able to kill well in Hell?

    And can rare/crafted gloves have +3 to bow skills?
     
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    Bow skillers aren't essential, so you don't have to get them. They're pretty cheap anyways; I bought all 7 off my friend for an Um.

    No, they can't. Magical gloves can however.
     
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    Wait, what about how many frames per attack Can you hit 7 frames per attack with your setup (oh yeah, what merc are you using?) Will hitting 7 frames be worth it to sacrifice some damage and perfects some resists?
     
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    I only hit 11 FPA with my setup. I could go faster if I buy a matriarchal Ice, but I'm content for right now.

    My merc is currently using:
    eth Reaper's Toll
    Vampire Gaze
    Shaftstop
    He's just there to tank and slow down enemies with Decrepify.
     
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    Here are the breakpoints:
    8 IAS
    22 IAS
    42 IAS
    75 IAS
    142 IAS

    If you use A1 RogueFaith, these would be lower ofc. Bowskillers arent essential, but +skills does boost your damage. Knockback arent really needed either, since you freeze the monsters.
     
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    I plan on using Faith merc. It'll be good becuase I only need like 44 to 48% more IAS to reach 7 fpa with it.
     
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    20 from gloves
    20 Cats
    15 IAS jewel in Helm
    could be a setup if you are going with the nice setup Evrea mentioned earlier.
     

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