M'avina's Battle Hymn

SeDnA

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M'avina's Battle Hymn

Useful? Useless Set?

M'avina's Caster
Grand Matron Bow
Two-Hand Damage: 40 to 207
(Amazon Only)
Required Dexterity: 152
Required Strength: 108
Required Level: 70
Bow Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0x8c0225f7
+188% Enhanced Damage
+50 to Attack Rating
40% Increased Attack Speed
Fires Magic Arrows

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
Adds 114-377 magic damage
10% Chance to cast Level 15 Nova on striking
+2 to Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)
***Partial Set Item Bonuses***

M'avina's Embrace
Kraken Shell
Defense: 834
Durability: 34 of 48
Required Strength: 122
Required Level: 70
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0xc3bd0ca0
+350 Defense
Magic Damage Reduced by 10
Requirements -30%
+2 to Passive and Magic Skills (Amazon Only)
10% Chance to cast Level 3 Glacial Spike when struck
+4 to Defense (Based on Character Level)

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
30% Faster Hit Recovery
***Partial Set Item Bonuses***

M'avina's Icy Clutch
Battle Gauntlets
Defense: **
Durability: 9 of 18
Required Strength: **
Required Level: 32
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0xc89798e2
+10 to Strength
+15 to Dexterity
+45 Defense
Adds 6-18 cold damage over 6 seconds
56% Extra Gold from Monsters
Half Freeze Duration

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
Adds 131-252 cold damage over 4 seconds
+20% to Cold Skill Damage
***Partial Set Item Bonuses***

M'avina's Tenet
Sharkskin Belt
Defense: 86
Durability: 7 of 14
Required Strength: 20
Required Level: 45
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0xfca27fbd
+50 Defense
5% Mana stolen per hit
+5 to Light Radius
20% Faster Run/Walk

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
All Resistances +25
***Partial Set Item Bonuses***

M'avina's True Sight
Diadem
Defense: 208
Durability: 11 of 20
Required Level: 64
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0x2fe45917
+25 to Mana
+150 Defense
Replenish Life +10
30% Increased Attack Speed

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
+1 to All Skill Levels
50% Bonus to Attack Rating
All Resistances +25
***Partial Set Item Bonuses***

What build works perfectly with this set? I was thinking a freezing arrow amazon, but how would she deal with cold immunes? Also please help to suggest some equipment to fill the Amulet, Ring, Ring, Boots slot. Thanks a lot :)

Edit: I'm poor and unlucky, so no maras for me :lol:

However I do have these:
Raven Frost
Ring
Required Level: 45
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x5ff66c71
+16 to Dexterity
+40 to Mana
+166 to Attack Rating
Adds 15-45 cold damage over 4 seconds
20% Cold Absorb
Cannot Be Frozen

Chaos Mark
Amulet
Required Level: 45
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 77
Fingerprint: 0xc7f5cb7c
+7 to Mana
All Resistances +15
4% Life stolen per hit
5% Mana stolen per hit
+1 to Amazon Skill Levels

The Eye of Etlich
Amulet
Required Level: 15
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x94b573e
+30 Defense vs. Missile
Adds 2-3 cold damage over 3 seconds - Meh
3% Life stolen per hit
+2 to Light Radius
+1 to All Skill Levels
 

FodderCannoned

Diabloii.Net Member
I made a strafer for this set and I had to say i was dissapointed, I might make a CAzon for it though.

Boots=goreriders, jewelry I used a duel leach, maras, and ravenfrost.
 

essojay

Diabloii.Net Member
Freezing Arrow is a good way to go.

Raven Frosts are a good choice for rings, since the cold damage increases FA freezing duration iirc. So does the Eye of Etlich amulet, but if you don't have one, Mara's or a nice rare or crafted ammy can be nice too.
 

GlennDanzig220

Diabloii.Net Member
essojay said:
Freezing Arrow is a good way to go.

Raven Frosts are a good choice for rings, since the cold damage increases FA freezing duration iirc. So does the Eye of Etlich amulet, but if you don't have one, Mara's or a nice rare or crafted ammy can be nice too.
I second that!

M'avina's is very good for a cold zon, just don't add more than 1 to ice arrow.
Also, the set adds a total of 6 to your passive and bow skills, so it saves points in D/A/E, Pierce, Critical, etc. for you to pump Valkyrie (if you want) as well as strafe/multi/magic whatever for cold immunes. Between valk, mercenary, and multi/strafe (I've made both), cold immunes really aren't a problem.

One thing about the set that sucks is the leech. It only has 5 mana leech (belt) and no life leech, so if you wear a Raven (recommended) then it's either the ring or amulet for life leech. I prefer Highlords/Cat's Eye for the amulet, and get life leech from a ring, or you could even put a Pskull in the weapon (sometimes you gotta go ghetto, but that's exactly what's in my bow right now). With 20 ias from the amulet, 40 on the bow, 45 on the helm (with ias jewel), and 15 in the armor (ias jewel), 120 ias total, you reach 9 frames/attack (9/2 strafe), which works quite well. If you go with the dual leech zon ammy, I'd put a shael in the weapon, to reach that 9 frame bp.

For boots, Gores, War Travs, Cow King's boots (mf, 20 dex), Waterwalks (15 dex, lots of life), Aldur's boots (fire res, life), Marrowwalks (17 dex) are all worthy choices.
 

SeDnA

Diabloii.Net Member
Wow, thanks for all the response. I guess I'll make a FA zon with strafe as backup

Equipment:
Helm: M'avina's True Sight 'Jewel of Fervor'
Armor: M'avina's Embrace 'Jewel of Fervor'
Amulet: Chaos Mark
Weapon: M'avina's Caster 'Shael'
Ring: Raven Frost
Ring: Skull Eye
Belt: M'avina's Tenet
Gloves: M'avina's Icy Clutch
Boots: Gore Rider

Skillpoints:
Total: 92 (Level 80+12 Hopefully)

Cold Arrow: 20
Freezing Arrow: 20
Strafe: 20
Magic Arrow: 1
Ice Arrow: 1
Multi-shot: 1
Guided Arrow: 1
Critical Strike: 1
Penetrate: 1
Piercing: 1
Dodge: 1
Evade: 1
Avoid: 1
Inner Sight: 1
Slow Missiles: 1
Decoy: 1
Valkyrie: 11

Unused: 8

Sounds good?

@Kremtok:
brianc84 said:
10 WSM Bow
0% IAS 15/4
3% IAS 14/4
11% IAS 13/3
26% IAS 12/3
42% IAS 11/3
46% IAS 10/3
80% IAS 9/3
120% IAS 9/2
157% IAS 8/2
Yep, I'll post how she works out when I complete her. It'll take a very long time since school started and it's hindering my progress. :rant:
 

Kremtok

Diabloii.Net Member
My M'avina's set Amazon turned out to be a strafer. My original intention was to make her a Cold or Freezing Arrow specialist, but it used way too much mana. Even with over 15% mana steal, the bow didn't have enough base physical damage to keep up.

Laurana wasn't super powerful by any means, but I had over 60 stat points and 20 skill points left unused when she made Matriarch. Have you checked the tables to see if those Jewels of Fervor and the Shael will help you reach a breakpoint? They may be superfluous; check before you waste the socketing quest and runes. And personally, I used Waterwalk, but it may work out better for you if you use Gore Riders. Your build looks good, though. You'll have to let us know how it works out.
 

Liliel

Diabloii.Net Member
If building a FAzon, you might want to consider a Crescent Moon amulet and Manald Heal or rare mana leech ring. You really will need a large amount of leech.
 

adeadrat

Diabloii.Net Member
I tried mav's set and was dissapointed. Sure it can work with FA, but lack of pierce and leech detract from the other bonusus. i think other unique/sets can do a better job, especially with razortail as the belt.
 
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