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First Amazon (Glass)

Discussion in 'Amazon' started by Milpitas, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. Milpitas

    Milpitas IncGamers Member

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    First Amazon (Glass)

    I'm fairly new to Diablo 2, and Glass Cannon Bow Amazons look GG. Not sure what to do though. I saved all my skill points and put all my stat points into DEX. Could you guys please critique my build?

    STR-base
    DEX-ALL
    VIT-base
    NRG-base

    Skills
    Bow Skills
    1 Magic Arrow
    20 Multiple Shot

    Passive
    10 Dodge
    10 Avoid
    10 Evade
    1 Critical Strike
    1 Penetrate
    20 Pierce

    37 points leftover
     
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    Re: First Amazon (Glass)

    I suggest you read some Amazon guides from the stickies in this forum.
     
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    Milpitas IncGamers Member

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    Re: First Amazon (Glass)

    I couldn't find anything relating the Glass Cannon build...I thought there would be a certain way I should build my character since it's all points are going toward DEX.
     
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    Dacar92 Community, Amazon, DH Moderator & Inc Clan Officer

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    Re: First Amazon (Glass)

    Welcome to the forums.

    You might be safer with a valk and decoy. Use them liberally. They can take some damage for you. Do you plan to use a merc?
     
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    Milpitas IncGamers Member

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    Re: First Amazon (Glass)

    Yeah, not sure which mercenary is best for me. Is my build okay? I'll add in Valkyrie and Decoy...
    Passive and Magic
    1 Inner Sight
    1 Slow Missiles
    5 Decoy
    5 Valkyrie
    25 points leftover
     
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    Re: First Amazon (Glass)

    I think you should max out Valkyrie if you go at it. Other than that, Glass Cannon or not but you can find very usable information from all of the Amazon guides, exspecially from bowazon guides for this I think! You just have to arrange the puzzles to suite your picture if you don't find a guide for your build. Remember to always ask yourself why to put skill points to a certain skill and think how many you would put, this helps you choose between the skills. Think of what skills your build would benefit from the most to suit your needs. Oh, and welcome to the forums!

    Ask yourself also:
    What items are you going to use?
    How to meet up with the str reguirements for those items? ( maybe you plan on getting str charms?)
    How to deal with phys. immune monsters? Maybe put points to some a skill that deals with them also (freezing/magic/fire arrow)?
     
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    Milpitas IncGamers Member

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    Re: First Amazon (Glass)

    Not really sure about items..If I see something better drop, I'll use it instead :D. And yeah, I was planning on using STR+ charms and STR+ gear. As for the immune monsters, I don't like playing alone, so most likely, someone else could take care of it for me.
    The reason I don't know about which skills to put in is because I don't know what the skill looks like.
    Cheers for all your guys' help so far!
     
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    Re: First Amazon (Glass)

    I had a glass Zon long ago, while she didn't have a great bow she still cut things down quickly due to her high dex. The frustrating part was leveling in the 80's, a bit of lag or an unseen wisp of Lightning from a mob and dead. :(

    More recently I added some vitality to a newer Zon and at about 750hp (with gear) and decent resists for Hell I usually only die(d) due to my own error.

    Regardless have fun whichever route you choose. :)
     
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    Milpitas IncGamers Member

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    Re: First Amazon (Glass)

    Thanks for all your help guys! I've decided on this build:

    Passive and Magic Skills
    10 Critical Strike
    5 Dodge
    5 Avoid
    5 Evade
    10 Pierce
    1 Penetrate
    1 Inner Sight
    1 Slow Missiles
    1 Decoy
    17 Valkyrie

    Bow and Crossbow Skills
    1 Cold Arrow
    1 Magic Arrow
    10 Multiple Shot
    20 Strafe
    20 Guided Arrow

    2 Leftover

    And my final bow will be a Faith Matriarch or w/e it's called. :alright:

    Anymore advice would be nice!
     
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    Re: First Amazon (Glass)

    I wouldn't put so many points into multi shot personally, after about slvl 15 or so (after +skills) aditonal points don't do much. Personally I would sugget maybe 8-10 to start then add more if you want.
     
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    Milpitas IncGamers Member

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    Re: First Amazon (Glass)

    Yeah, I've updated it with my current build two posts above this one. I just need someone to tell me if this build works for PvP and PvM.
     

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