[Build] FAzon Hi all, this is build of amazon focused on FA, made by Richo.I've just added some comments and explonations. Table of Contest 1. Stats 2. Skills 3. Equipment 4. Merc 1. Stats: Strenght: as less as possible just enough to wear your gear Dex: all goes here Vit: 80 Energy: base 2. Skills: [bow & crossbow skills]  Cold Arrow 20 Freezinng Arrow 20 Strafe 10 prereqs: 4 [passive and magic skills] [53-58] Critical Strike 13 Dodge 10 Avoid 10 Evade 10 Penetrate 15-20 Valkyrie 1 Pierce 1 Prereqs: 3 To sum up: 87-92 skill points. With +12 skills from quests whole build may be completet at 75 clvl - quite easy to obtain. No points in Javelins tree as it is not a hybrid! Skills also depand on how much b&c skillers do you have - the more the better ofc. Every skiller gives us significal bonus to damage and also helps us using Strafe/Multi as physical attack. I'm sure you have noticed that only one point is spared at Valky - its of course not a problem to add points here as we should have much of them left. Also we are spending 15-20 points in penetrate which in my view is not so much important - build is based on skills as well as on Ice RuneWord. Ice has build-in ITD (Ignores target defense) which means that it would almost always hit regular monster. Also FA has its own great AR modifer (at slvl 30 its about 300% and we should have about ~35 slvl here). On the other hand Penetrate is reasonable when facing Cold Immune Unique Monster/Super Unique - using strafe would need more AR (but if only unique is left then GA could better probably). Everything else is self-explained I think. CA is a synergy for FA, our main attack (dont need of Ice Arrow as it is waste of skill points in my opinion). With +skill items we should have 50+ dodges - enough with our merc and Valky. 3. Equipment: Helm: Vampire gaze or good ama circlet with +2 skills, FRW, LL and ML. ML is more important here as FA needs just HUGE amount of mana. If we dont need DamReduction we could also consider using Tal's Mask. I think that we should try finding nice circlet with 2 skills and ML. Remember to put 15ias jool here! Also have on mind that gaze has one great bonus - cold damage with 4 sec duration... Sth we could consider is Andariels Face too. Armor: Chains of honor - just awasome piece of armor! 2 skills, 65 all res, ll, edmg... If only it doesn't cost so much... We can also use Arky (2 skills and nice life) or stay with Lionheart (also great armor! for some crappy runes we can have end game armor). weapon: Ice Grand Mathron bow (+3bow skills ofc). Holy Freeze aura, 20ias, 20% deadly strike, ITD, even goldfind (gamble!). But the most important thing here is +25-30% cold skill damage (that makes our skiller so good) and -20% enemies cold res. Another awasome but also rather expensive item. The offside of gmb is that we need 89ias to hit 9frames breakpoint (20 from Ice, 20 from gloves, 20 from amulet and... and we have 56ias which means we make attack in 10 frames... slow... so we can use Andariel with 15ias jool and we are done. We can also use Rare Circlet with 2 sox [30ias]. Or Mavinas. Or Andariel and belt with ias... it just depends on what item we have or can afford... ofc we can also made our ice not in GMB but in Matriarchal Bow) gloves: crafted gloves with 20 ias/ KnockBack, ml... or if we don't like knockback 2bow/20ias/ml is also great choice! boots: Gore Riders. Richo stays with them but I would go for WT. Why? With 20% deadly on Ice, nice boost on Highlord and 13 points in Critical Strike we shouldn't need more. Crushing on Gores are just too small - and even if it would be better, Crashing Blow works much worse on ranged attacks (1/8 regular monster's life and 1/20 bosse's... they should be killed much faster and our main attack is FA, not strafe...). WT on the other hand has 15-25 dmg, 10str/10vit. The only bad thing on it is mf... rings: Raven frost Raven frost Yep, great ring! If we lack on ml, we can put rare ring with dual leech (or ml only with nice other mods). BK could be also considered. Amulet: highlord or cats eye. I would suggest using Highlord. It has +1 skill, 20ias, ~30 deadly strike and nice Lit res. No other choices for me. Some may also look for Mara, that could be nice pick if we have enough ias from other gear... Belt: Nosferatu, for 10 ias mainly. Also has nice ll, 15 str, 2 mana after kill and slows target 10%. Nice mods, however, I would go with ias on other gear and take Razortail here. 100% pierce is really great and helps, especially in open areas like chaos sanct/moo farm. Switch: CtA of course with +1 skill shield (Lidless or Splendor). Why not spirit, someone could ask. Its because Spirit could be made in 4sox shield and Monarch needs 156 str... Inventory: Bow Skillers, 3/ar/life scs, 5res/cold scs and anni ofc... The hardest time with gear choices is how to obtain desired IAS breakpoint still having ml and skills... 4. Mercenary Merc: Act 2 might (nightmare/offensive). Weapon: Infinity (pref eth thresher) - GREAT RW! 40 crushing blow, great damage, life, prevents monster heal, frw aaand... 12 slvl Conviction aura. It has only small radius but should be enough. As great rws, infinity also costs MUCH (2-3hrs) so other possibilty is Reapers Toll or eth Bonehew or Tomb Reaver... i prefer Reapers Toll helm: eth andy face (for LL). Other picks are: Thievs Crown, Tals Mask, Gaze. armor: stone or shaft. If using Gaze, stone could be enough. ====== thats all for now folks! having some advices/hints/etc? Just post them here.