Plotting M'avina's Revenge I've had it with the disrespect that the general Battle.net populace has towards a M'avinazon. Just because more than 90% of the idiots out there who try the set don't even know what elemental arrows are doesn't mean the set can't be a basis for a good Frostmaiden or even Mageazon build. In the past couple of months (which really equates to about 10 total gaming sessions because I don't have time), I've gotten my fair share of snarky comments, especially since my character is level 95, albeit built poorly in terms of skill point allocation because the character wasn't originally planned for M'avina's set. I did some analysis of my character the other day and realized that I had misallocated as many as 33 skill points because I've had this character long before skill synergies, the Annihilus and Hellfire Torch, and expecting that I would actually acquire the whole set (Once upon a time, I used to be poor and M'avina's set was actually moderately expensive). Anyway, I cost myself over 1000 cold damage from freezing arrow with those misspent skill points (many of which ended up in the passives, a few points too many in penetrate and pierce, and five misspent points in strafe). Thus, I've made the decision to rebuild a level 95 character that I've had since 2001. I've managed to acquire an ethereal Infinity polearm for my future might merc Emilio after I remake the character, so I'm going to make the cold damage matter and try to exclusively use freezing arrow as my primary attack so I hopefully won't ever have to use strafe or multishot unless I get lazy soloing in a private game. What are some freezing arrow damage numbers to expect out of an optimally built M'avinazon with maxed cold arrow synergies and at least a couple of points in freezing arrow, and then with maxed freezing arrow? I'm doing well under 1000 max cold damage with my screwed up point allocation. I already know what to expect in terms of physical damage, which will never compare to a Windyzon, but can still break 2500 max. I'm only going to be working with 12% mana leech, so I don't want to put all of the remaining skill points I'll have in freezing arrow -- at least, not intially; I'll leave them unallocated. I would like to solo Baal's minions in a full game while everyone else does absolutely nothing, and I would like to hope that I could kill things quicker than I do now because my killing power in a full game right now is absolutely putrid. I think the Infinity merc will go a long way since none of Baal's minions are cold immune aside from the skeletons in the second pack which I can easily take out with freezing arrow anyway. Some of those minions will really be hurting too because conviction will put their resists well into the negatives. I think it's time to earn some respect for M'avina Mageazons (I also use maxed Immolation Arrow as well for the freeze and burn combination which has always worked wonders). I'm not so much bothered by the kiddies on Battle.net as I'm way too old for that, but it would be nice to give them a nice large cup of STFU because I hate people who can't think outside of their tiny box. Besides, it took me long enough to realize I misallocated 33 skill points and it cost my character a ton of killing power in the process over the years.