first ZON! want to be a bow zon, please help me!

Clooch

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first ZON! want to be a bow zon, please help me!

in the guides section for PVM i cant seem to figure out what some of the words there mean!


i know i want to be a Bow Zon, i allready have built a LV 50 zon and im naked right now and i have ALL my stat and skill points open because i dont have a guide to follow.



basically i want to destroy monsters in hell, and be a powerful bow zon!


can someone please link me to a god guide i could follw? it would mean allot to me. thank you oh im rich as well so gear isnt a problem!


also any tips you can share is appriciated.
 

nebux

Diabloii.Net Member
the guides are very easy to understand. most of them have a explanation of terms used:
PvM guides
be more explicita about what you don't understand and we will help.
 

Clooch

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what i dont understand is what build to pick! i want to do high dammage and be able to slay anything in hell!

the thing i dont understand about the guildes is the names


like

Medusa-zon
Pallazon
shanksies



could you suggest a build for me?
 

crawlingdeadman

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read each of the guides you mentioned. each one should have, probably near the begining a section that details what that particular build hopes to accomplish.
 

Bladewind

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Remember there is nothing no such thing as a char that simply walks over everything (aside from lit sorc with infinity or hdin with insight) !

If you like to deal damage.

1. Get faith
2. Get enough IAS. Ideally for 7 frame Multishot
3. As much %ED as you can. (Read: Fort, Laying of Hands etc)
4. As much run walk as you can.
5. Get an immunity breaker. Either Atma's or Reaper's toll to tear open PIs.

That's about it.
 

doraemon

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a good straferzon with witchwild can run most of hell (1player private games) as long as you decoy properly...

my first char was a bowazon and i love it to death, built her up for months, i can solo any area in hell with relative ease. since ur after dmg...i dunno how my damage ranks but my strafe is around 100-4000 after all auras. (might+fanat) but i do beleive im dealing more than that, hence the lying character screen.

i suggest a straferzon, and since currency is no problems
faith is a must....absolute beauty that bow.
fort for it's drooling 300ed
that's basically all u need, u can go for a giant skull for it's KB..skill wise, i think 1 bow gc adds about 10 dmg or something, where as 1max damage sc is about 10 itself. so getting max damage charms would be on top of ur list
i'm using laying of hands for even more incredible ED.
since skill isn't an issue, perhaps cats eye for the frw :)

aniway. bowazons ftw :D

good luck with ur zon mate.
 

Clooch

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hey guys, i really apprixiate the comments


i was wondering, can someone direct link me to a Guide for a straferzon that would be good for me? i dont know what one to go by in the guides section, also those guides have 2 different bows it says to go by, why would i need 2 bows?



thanks and i hope someone can help ASAP!
 

doraemon

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well...you don't really need a guide for straferzon...all you need is a merc. lvl16 valk and 20skills in strafe (since there are no synergies)

the rest is up for u to twink. if ur having trouble hitting, then go for penetrate, have some in d/a/e and ur all set to go.

there are essentially only 3 bows to choose from for straferzon, depending on preference and status.
1. witchwild
2. windforce ---- absolute crazy max dmg and knockback.
3. faith gmb ---- godly fanat aura
 

Dacar92

Moderator: Community, D2 Zon, DH, Inc Clan Officer
doraemon said:
well...you don't really need a guide for straferzon...all you need is a merc. lvl16 valk and 20skills in strafe (since there are no synergies)

You want 17 in valk, including + skills.
 

Clooch

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ok so from what i see this is what i do


-get a merc

Skills

-Valk-17
-Strafe-20
-Penitrate
-D/A/E


so from here what do i do with my remaining points? i dont want to waste them!!!

for the bows, whats the best one to go with? i have a near perfect Faith GMB is this good? also what type of Gloves and Boots and Belt should i go for? i allready have fort armour, and i have seen i should use Shako for helm. what type of rings should i go for?


and can you guys give me a idea of what to use my stats on



I REALLY appriciate the help, im sorry for all the questions, this is my first zon
 

doraemon

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no. shako is definetely not your ideal helm....u don't need the +2 skills, nor the mana and 2 stat. a giantskull perhaps for the KB since u are using faith, and yes, faith is number 1.
if u want dmg to PvM then laying of hand is a great choice,
belts is really up to u, verdungo or ears for some DR.
gores for boots for sure.
as for rings, you should have a 20dex ravenfrost, the CBF is awsome. and i'm using a dual leech ring on the other. :)

stats wise
strength for gear
dex pump it all in here
vit personally preference on how much life u want. i have 750 and survive on that easy, remember 1 strafe you'll get all ur life back (unless undead of course)
mana do not touch

for ur skill points...u can invest into multishot....if ur up for some PvP then pump it into guided arrow. really, it's all up to u. make sure u use the decoy, great 1 pointer there.
 

Dacar92

Moderator: Community, D2 Zon, DH, Inc Clan Officer
Clooch said:
ok so from what i see this is what i do


-get a merc

Skills

-Valk-17
-Strafe-20
-Penitrate
-D/A/E


so from here what do i do with my remaining points? i dont want to waste them!!!

for the bows, whats the best one to go with? i have a near perfect Faith GMB is this good? also what type of Gloves and Boots and Belt should i go for? i allready have fort armour, and i have seen i should use Shako for helm. what type of rings should i go for?


and can you guys give me a idea of what to use my stats on



I REALLY appriciate the help, im sorry for all the questions, this is my first zon
Is Faith good? Uhhh, yes.
Helm-Tals Hat--ugly but a great hat or a zon circlet for style
Belt-Razortail
Gloves-Laying of Hands or crafted gloves (See Superdaves glove crafting guide)
Rings-Manald & Ravenfrost or duel leech ring

Stats are the usual: strength to wear your gear, vit until you feel comfortable, maybe up to 700 life or so, maybe more depending on how you like to play, and everything else in dex. Nothing in energy.

Put points in pircce, with razortail you'll need only about 5 or so. Put a few points in FA. Penetrate as you see fit, depending on how well you hit and what other gear you find.
 

superdave

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doraemon said:
yep. sorry. i couldn't remember the exact number, 16-17.

u can always make a harmony bow to give u +2-6 to valk
+3 valk is the max that a harmony bow will give a zon. :wink3:
 

KremBanan

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For high damage there are two choices imo, Faith GmB and Windforce.

Here is a suggestion for Faith GmB Strafer setup:

Weapon: Faith GmB
Armor: Fortitude
Gloves: LoH
Ring: Ravenfrost
Ring: Dual leech ring + dex/str/mindam/res
Amulet: Atma
Belt: Razortail
Boots: Gores
Helm: Andy's sox with 15IAS/30fr jewel
Charms: gcs/scs with maxdam/ar/frw + anni and torch

Might Merc with:
Pride
Gaze/Andys
Fortitude/Shaftstop

Skills:
Strafe Max
Valkyrie Max
Critical 16 after +skills
Pierce 69% Pierce after +skills, Razortail gives 33% = over 100%

Allready here you are good to go, but you will have lots of skillpts available, I suggest 20 in Freezing Arrow + 20 in Cold Arrow(synergy).


And here is my suggestion for Windforce:
http://forums.diabloii.net/showthread.php?p=4744535#post4744535
 

Bladewind

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With lvl13 to lvl15 fana you need this much IAS for a 7 frame MS with a faith GMB.

Helm: 45% (X ED/45 Bone Visage looks sexy or 120/45 Jeweller's tiara of the Whale, if you have nearly 100 hrs to burn or Mav helm with IAS jewel)

Glove: 20% (Many choices, LoH, Crafted CB/KB gloves or even a sanders)

Belt: 10% Nos coil or Goldwrap

Ammy: 20% Cat's Eye, no contest.

Yup 95% ias. If this looks daunting you can get IAS on armor as well but you will lose FORT !!!
 
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