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Bowazon in 1.13

Discussion in 'Amazon' started by Icelander, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Icelander

    Icelander IncGamers Member

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    Bowazon in 1.13

    Cant seem to find clear answers on these topics for 1.13.

    First, and im sure this is opinion, is the bowazon better or worse now in 1.13?

    Has multi-shot or strafe changed much? Any advantage of one over the other?

    Does the buff to immolation arrow make that worth while?

    thanks for any input.
     
  2. droid

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    Re: Bowazon in 1.13

    -Better, a little...really the only major diff is that you can use an A2 merc while running the CS now

    -Nope. And its not a question of one vs the other, any zon using MS uses Strafe too

    -Nope. Fire still sucks because of the cooldown timer
     
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    Re: Bowazon in 1.13

    i guess there is cooldown cause otherwise it will crah the games
     
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    Re: Bowazon in 1.13

    I dont think it has much to do with crashing servers, but more a stupid dream of blizzard coders, from the time when they added timers to all the skills(no skills had timers back in the ole' days)
     
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    Re: Bowazon in 1.13

    I don't think it crashed the game, I think it's added because of people desyncing the server using the torch multiple times to dupe. So if the game detects too many torches going off in a time period, it drops the game.

    I remember when torches first came out people were duping with that method.


     
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    Re: Bowazon in 1.13

    Torches crashed games, yes, but Immo Arrow never really did

    They put the timer on it because they felt that stacking fire-fields at 8-9 FPA was a little too overpowered, I guess...
     
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    Re: Bowazon in 1.13

    it wasnt good as a general skill, only for boss killing so not imba at all
     
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    Re: Bowazon in 1.13

    hmm stacking 30 k meteors is not overpowered...
     
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    Re: Bowazon in 1.13

    meteor is also timered...imagine if you could cast Meteor at 8 frames like Fireball :D
     
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    Re: Bowazon in 1.13

    You can man play old patches. And guess what? people still prefered static+orb, the legendary "tweaker" build, and not untimered blizz/meteor
     
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    Re: Bowazon in 1.13

    Thats not entirely fair, though....if you untimer Blizz/Meteor, then you also un-nerf SF and go back to when it could bring monsters down to 1 HP even in Hell. Of course a spammable spell that takes the entire screen down to 1 hit in a few casts is going to be better than a spammable cold or fire with a small AoE :)

    Both were in need of a nerf, but SF's nerf was much greater
     
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    Re: Bowazon in 1.13

    I disagree with the need of nerf(bowazons are way WAY more powerful in comparison to sorcs in the ole' pre-expansion patches) but yeah that is off topic lol
     
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    Re: Bowazon in 1.13

    I just started playing again, and I'm finding that for starting out fresh with no gear at all, a Magezon build (Freezing Arrow/Immolation Arrow) is a viable way to go.

    It doesn't matter how bad your gear is, because you're killing with your spells, not your gear. So far the only Unique I've found for myself is a 5% Manald Heal; my bow is still a 3os Stag bow with 2 x Tir's and a Ral in it. lol

    Honestly it reminds me a lot of playing a Meteorb Sorc, just something different for a change. I've made so many of those, the timer on Immolation Arrow doesn't even bother me. I just spam a couple of freezing, drop an Immolation, repeat.

    I'm still in Nightmare, so obviously Hell will be the real test, but I'd like to see what this build can do when geared. I know the Magezon is nothing new, but in the past people have always seemed to favor Explosive Arrow. I'm determined to see what Immolation can do.



     
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