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Ice Bow worth using?

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by [cK]Extreme, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. [cK]Extreme

    [cK]Extreme Diabloii.Net Member

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    Ice Bow worth using?

    Just curious, did a search and couldnt really find anything about it.

    Ice (4 Socket Missile Weapons)
    Amn + Shael + Jah + Lo
    100% Chance To Cast Level 40 Blizzard When You Level-up
    25% Chance To Cast Level 22 Frost Nova On Striking
    Level 18 Holy Freeze Aura When Equipped
    +20% Increased Attack Speed
    +140-210% Enhanced Damage (varies)
    Ignore Target's Defense
    +25-30% To Cold Skill Damage
    -20% To Enemy Cold Resistance

    7% Life Stolen Per Hit
    20% Deadly Strike
    3.125-309.375 Extra Gold From Monsters (Based on Character Level)
     
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    diabloredrum Diabloii.Net Member

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    that sounds good
     
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    Fluffballer Diabloii.Net Member

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    You'd be giving up around 4 or 5 + skills to use that as well as defense and blocking and faster cast rate and +life/mana etc.
     
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    High Lord Bunbun Diabloii.Net Member

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    Death's Fathom.

    Even though Fathom is quite expensive, that bow does also require Jah and Lo (why not Cham, considering Cham is the high rune that deals with icy stuff?). Making the bow would probably be just as/almost as expensive, also it has no resale value. Fathom has far better stats and allows the use of a shield. Fathom also has an extra socket, which can be very helpful. This bow is not worth it.
     
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    Death fathom only gives a maximum of 30% cold damage, same as the bow. In addition, the bow gives minus -20% resist.. which exponentially increases the damage. This can only be MATCHED by a Fathom + 4 socket shield with 4 perfect cold facets. The bow would be much cheaper than that, and has a holy freeze aura to slow melees.

    Fathoms has one extra mod over this bow that would benefit a cold sorc, and its not worth losing the -resist. If you are using a shield that you "think" has good sorc mods, your are still missing those -resists... Hell, the shield could have +5 skills, and it still wouldnt be as valuable as minus resists IMO.

    I see the bow as being superior in every way, and only matched by fathom + 4 perfect facet shield... which would be much more expensive.
     
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    you missed one vital point. the 3 sorc skills that fathom gives give you -15 enemy cold resist from cold mastery, which is in turn basically better(because it also adds to the damage of the attack with +3 skills) than the -20 that the bow gives. and this +5 skills shield that you think is a piece of crap, -25 more to their resists(sadly it doesnt exist). fathom pretty much completely dominates this bow.

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