Does anyone agree with him? I don't know, after reading your post, I do agree with you, but I just want to know...are other people having the no-mana problem vs PIs (if you use Freezing Arrow)?shawnh said:I have a mf strafezon. Lvl 90
I personally like to mf the river of flame and then kill Diablo.
She uses a buriza and I didn't put any points into any cold or fire arrow skills. Instead I maxed magic arrow. I know what you are thinking, magic arrow???? Well you can't leech from immune to physical and cold and fire arrows are very mana dependent skills. I have found myself trying to kill immunes with cold arrow and be out of mana in a few shots. So I used magic arrow instead. Costs no bolts or arrows, costs no mana at higher levels and deals 1% per skill level magic damage. So at lvl 20 it deals 20% magic damage to enemy. Zons with average gear probably do around 1500-3000 damage (roughly). So that would be anywhere from 300-600 magic damage per shot. I can easily kill any physical immune monster and I don't need to worry about them being immune to cold. Which you may run into with a cold arrow build.
So I maxed strafe and magic arrow, about 5-10 pts to multi shot and guided. The rest to critical strike, penetrate, dodge, evade, valk etc. 1 pt to pierce, in case I use a non piercing bow.
Gear: Skullders (obviously) or enigma for the rich, Steelskull casque, chance guards, goldwrap, war travs, and rings and ammy can either be for leech if u need or a ravenfrost or go for mf. Your resists will be low with this gear though, you may need a lot of charms for positive resists. A
corruption grip ring is ideal if u can get. Even dual c grips. I didn't prepare this guide ahead of time I'm just kinda stating a basic setup for mf on a zon, which is pretty much what I use except the Steelskull. I use a gaze. I hope this helps a little.