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Need some advice on Witchwild Strafezon

Discussion in 'Amazon' started by Leto`, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. Leto`

    Leto` IncGamers Member

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    Need some advice on Witchwild Strafezon

    Hello there, my eye fell on this bow and I think that could be a very useful weapon for a strafezon, upgraded of course.
    Now my question is, how much ias do I need to reach a nice BP ? I'm not so good in calculating these things :s
    So would it be advisable to put 2 Shael in the bow, or use the sockets for something else?

    Greetz !

    edit : found in this thread I need 85% ias for 2 frame strafe ! That's nice, can someone confirm this? :D
     
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    Leto` IncGamers Member

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    with 'this' i ment http://www.rpgforums.net/showthread.php?t=160076 :)

    budget setup in mind atm (to reach the 85% ias) (when she's lvl 61):
    Witchwild string + 2 shaels
    nosferatu's coil
    20% ias gloves + 1 b&s skills + 3% mana leech
    crown of thieves with 15% ias/43 ar jewel

    that should cover the 85% ias.

    with a raven, vipermagi (rest manald heal, eye of etlitch, need replacement)

    no idea for the boots tho
     
  3. JoJeck

    JoJeck IncGamers Member

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    In the FAQ at this site the 9/2 stafe needs 86% IAS... so be careful 85% might not do what you want. It is fairly easy to get other sources of IAS in helmet and amulet or even armour.

    I'd say putting 2 shaels in the bow could be a disadvantage when you could put jewels that give %ED or Maxdam ... assuming you can get IAS elsewhere. The WWS is a low damage bow even when upgraded and despite the DS and Amp damage benefits, so boosting its damage on the bow is especially useful.
     
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    d2isnotanrpg IncGamers Member

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    Sorry to disappoint you, but you'll need 90 ias. The breakpoint is 86% and you're missing 1 ias, and ias comes in set's of five.

    http://diablo2.ingame.de/tips/calcs/weaponspeed.php?lang=english

    Items that may prove useful in your quest for ias:
    (45) Fervered m'avinas helm, set diadem
    (30/35) Fervered crowcaw/twitchthrow (preference to crow), unique tigulated/studded leather
    (20) Cat's Eye, unique amulet
    (20) Highlords Wrath, unique amulet
    (25) Fervered Steelskull, unique casque
    (35) Fervered Andariel's Visage, unique demonhead
    [Fervered means socketed with 15 ias jewel]

    Plus nos/goldwrap and multitude of gloves, as well as partial set bonuses to sigons/Immortal Kings/death's sets (and some others I don't remember on the top of my head).

    As a site note, with 105% ias you'll reach 8/2 strafe instead of 9/2. Not worth it IMO, but worth knowing.

    Edit: One minute too slow.
     
  5. adddm

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    Here's what I outfitted my Strafazon with:

    Tals Mask with 15% IAS Jewel
    Lionheart Armor with 15% IAS Jewel
    Laying of Hands Gloves 20% IAS
    WWS (Upgraded) Bow 20% IAS Shael, 2nd socket Cold Facet (ED Jewel may be better here)
    Highlords Amulet 20% IAS (Catseye good alternative)

    This gives you the 90% IAS for 9/2 BP.

    Razortail Belt (to save points in Pierce) or Rare Belt with Resists
    Goreriders Boots (for extra damage) or Rare Boots with Resists/FRW
    Ravenfrost Ring and Rare Ring with Resists/Life/Leech (if possible).

    Seems like a nice combination of resists, mana and life leech, and speed.
     
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    Omikron8 IncGamers Member

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    I don't see how your put an IAS jewel in a lionheart armor unless ITH items have come back :)
    As for the rest of your setup that is how i achieve 90 or 90% ias on my zon
    Laying of hands beat any zon gloves out there except for some extremly good crafting ones which are rarer than a zod rune.
    Lionheart is an excellent choice
    IAS jewel tal's mask of course
    Cat's eye for the 20% ias as witchwild string and 1 point in critical strke gives you all the deadly/critical you need, any more from highlords is effectively a waste.
    Use razortail instead of nosferatu's coil, a bowazon needs as much pierce as possible.
     
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    adddm IncGamers Member

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    Doh on the armor. Was thinking of IAS jewel in Duriels Shell armor (almost as good as Lionheart and gives you Cannot Be Frozen which might free up the Ravenfrost for a different ring). I guess with Lionheart, best to add that 2nd Shael to WWS to get to 90% IAS.
     

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