Harmony? or Passion? howabout 'Help!'

Muzzy Roberto

Diabloii.Net Member
Harmony? or Passion? howabout 'Help!'

My lvl 74 Strafeazon just got into hell difficult, and the ol' Witchwild string just ain't cutting it. It's time for Muzzy to get a new bow.

Regrettably, I'm unable to get a Windforce or a Faith, But these two runewords caught my eye...

Passion (Dol Ort Eld Lem)

+25% Increased Attack Speed
+160-210% Enhanced Damage
50-80% Bonus To Attack Rating (varies)
+75% Damage To Undead
+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage
+1 To Berserk
+1 To Zeal
Hit Blinds Target +10
Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%
75% Extra Gold From Monsters
Level 3 Heart of Wolverine (12 Charges)

Okay! We got some IAS, Some good damage mods, A nice AR jump, but I think it's 'Hit Blinds Target' and 'Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%' that interests me. I've learned the usefulness of Dim Vision with the Necromancer, but does it port over well via a bow attack?
And monsters running away from me, well, I think that explains itself.
And, the Heart of the Wolverine poses some possibilites. It's only gonna give me 34% Damage and 39% AR, but those could make all the difference...

Now, option numero 2...

Harmony (Tir Ith Sol Ko)

Level 10 Vigor Aura When Equipped
+200-275% Enhanced Damage (varies)
+9 To Minimum Damage
+9 To Maximum Damage
Adds 55-160 Lightning Damage
Adds 55-160 Fire Damage
Adds 55-160 Cold Damage
+2-6 To Valkyrie (varies)
+10 To Dexterity
Regenerate Mana 20%
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
+2 To Light Radius
Level 20 Revive (25 Charges)

Level 10 Vigor... 36 FWR. That's nice.
Large damage bonus, but lack of AR hurts it, I think
Note the elemental damages it has...
My Valkyrie can ALWAYS use more points...
And level 20 revives... That has merit. Expensive merit, but merit none the less.

And the rest of the equipment is as follows:

A +3 passive Circlet.
'Treachery' Runeword on ancient plate.
Cat's Eye Amulet
Shoddy rings
Sanders boots
Clegaws pincer
razortail

I'm aware the a lot can be improved, but I can only afford the bow right now.

So, what should it be? Harmory, or Passion? I'm torn between the two!

Any other advice you may have would be aprreciated.
 

windwingwind

Diabloii.Net Member
If you really wanna choose between Passion and Harmony, I would say Harmony is the better one simply because it provides more damage. Try making it in a -10 WSM bow.

Passion's hit blind target and mosnters to flee are stylish but you dont really need them to survive.

Another cheap option is Eaglehorn, it's my bowazon's first companion through Hell :grin:.
 

Muzzy Roberto

Diabloii.Net Member
Eaglehorn, huh?

Also, I got a semi-good LF game (19 points, and then +4 from Titans)
Should I be blazing my way through with that?
 

smeer

Diabloii.Net Member
I agree with Wmeredith and slightly prefer harmony:

http://forums.diabloii.net/showthread.php?t=394800

Quote
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"Harmony"
-This is the best bow in the whole effing game if price is considered as a factor in any way, shape, or form.
-Combine this RW with Lionheart/Treachery/Duress for deadly-on-a-budget. You'll be surprised.

"Passion"
-Actually pretty nice for the price.
-I haven't seen one of these in a long time, if ever.
-Hmmm... I might make one of these tonight...

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Unquote
 

windwingwind

Diabloii.Net Member
Muzzy Roberto said:
Also, I got a semi-good LF game (19 points, and then +4 from Titans)
Should I be blazing my way through with that?
Sorry I dont quite understand what do you mean? :undecided:
 

Perfect Hatred

Diabloii.Net Member
Muzzy Roberto said:
My lvl 74 Strafeazon just got into hell difficult, and the ol' Witchwild string just ain't cutting it. It's time for Muzzy to get a new bow.

Regrettably, I'm unable to get a Windforce or a Faith, But these two runewords caught my eye...

Passion (Dol Ort Eld Lem)

+25% Increased Attack Speed
+160-210% Enhanced Damage
50-80% Bonus To Attack Rating (varies)
+75% Damage To Undead
+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage
+1 To Berserk
+1 To Zeal
Hit Blinds Target +10
Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%
75% Extra Gold From Monsters
Level 3 Heart of Wolverine (12 Charges)

Okay! We got some IAS, Some good damage mods, A nice AR jump, but I think it's 'Hit Blinds Target' and 'Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%' that interests me. I've learned the usefulness of Dim Vision with the Necromancer, but does it port over well via a bow attack?
And monsters running away from me, well, I think that explains itself.
And, the Heart of the Wolverine poses some possibilites. It's only gonna give me 34% Damage and 39% AR, but those could make all the difference...

Now, option numero 2...

Harmony (Tir Ith Sol Ko)

Level 10 Vigor Aura When Equipped
+200-275% Enhanced Damage (varies)
+9 To Minimum Damage
+9 To Maximum Damage
Adds 55-160 Lightning Damage
Adds 55-160 Fire Damage
Adds 55-160 Cold Damage
+2-6 To Valkyrie (varies)
+10 To Dexterity
Regenerate Mana 20%
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
+2 To Light Radius
Level 20 Revive (25 Charges)

Level 10 Vigor... 36 FWR. That's nice.
Large damage bonus, but lack of AR hurts it, I think
Note the elemental damages it has...
My Valkyrie can ALWAYS use more points...
And level 20 revives... That has merit. Expensive merit, but merit none the less.

And the rest of the equipment is as follows:

A +3 passive Circlet.
'Treachery' Runeword on ancient plate.
Cat's Eye Amulet
Shoddy rings
Sanders boots
Clegaws pincer
razortail

I'm aware the a lot can be improved, but I can only afford the bow right now.

So, what should it be? Harmory, or Passion? I'm torn between the two!

Any other advice you may have would be aprreciated.
Harmony is hardly a bow one wanna end up with as a main weapon but its an ideal switch weapon since it gives vigor for times when you wanna travel fast.
Revive sounds like a great thing, I mean what amazon doesnt wanna be a necro summoner and have 20 Moon lords as a meat shield? All fine and well but when the time comes to repair your harmony you will wake up to reality (costs about 400000 gold to repair 20 charges lol) and your amazon willl be bankrupt for all time to come.
 

Wmeredith

Diabloii.Net Member
I got an Ohm'd 6% WF I'll give you. Add me to your f-list (*I_amSalmon) and hit me up for it next time you see me on.
 

GrissomsBeard

Diabloii.Net Member
Wmeredith said:
I got an Ohm'd 6% WF I'll give you. Add me to your f-list (*I_amSalmon) and hit me up for it next time you see me on.
Hi, I would really need that WF, I started my first bowazon not long ago and she just started hell but her buriza is running out of steam... What do you want for it? You can PM me here if you want or in game *Retro_FC3S

Thanks!
 

channimal

Diabloii.Net Member
Howdy all.. new here.. but some may know me from The Amazon Basin <waves hi>.

This is a great topic! I've just recently come back from a 3 year hiatus and am amazed at how much I have forgotten.

I just dinged lvl 39 tonite and I am struggling with my equip. setup. I'm untwinked as all of my old accounts went "poof" and it's been tough "finding" good equipment. The great thing is the it appears MF is still as fickle as ever <chuckles>.

I was able to put together enough runes for a "Edge" Razor Bow. Mana management is tough :( What should be my next bow? With my luck at drops (and the lottery) I'll be a pauper forever. My only hope at a decent bow is through the runewords.

Question for you vets, should "Harmony" be the next bow for me?

edit: I'm on Normal-level ladder currently.
 

windwingwind

Diabloii.Net Member
@channimal: indeed harmony is your best bet. Alternatively, since you play online on ladder, you may gather 3 pgems and go to the trade forum and try to buy one of these bows: Goldstrike arch, Eaglehorn, Lycander's aim.
 

channimal

Diabloii.Net Member
windwingwind said:
@channimal: indeed harmony is your best bet. Alternatively, since you play online on ladder, you may gather 3 pgems and go to the trade forum and try to buy one of these bows: Goldstrike arch, Eaglehorn, Lycander's aim.
Thanks wind! I used to have an Eaglehorn back a few years ago. Good to hear they still are around. It's amazing how many people talk about having a Windforce. Back 4 years ago those things were mythical. I don't ever remember seeing one.

Thanks for the response! :thumbsup:
 

harley98

Diabloii.Net Member
i have a harmony gorgon crossbow on my strafer and have no problems in hell. the thing does insane damage with a might merc. gets even better if your merc has pride or infinity.

crossbows rock!!!!!!
 

Calizzar

Diabloii.Net Member
(costs about 400000 gold to repair 20 charges lol) and your amazon willl be bankrupt for all time to come.
thats actually not that bad. If your playing through the game, just pick up all the big armors you find. They usually always net 35k. Pick up orbs and stuff too, stuff you know will be worth a lot, and 400k isn't that bad. I gather 400k mfing on my pally doing meph runs in like 15 minutes.
 
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