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Questions regarding LF (Pure Lightning) and LF/PJ builds i

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  1. Mantis

    Mantis IncGamers Member

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    Questions regarding LF (Pure Lightning) and LF/PJ builds

    Hello all...

    I have a few questions regarding the 2 builds after reading the guides in the stickies...

    Pure Lightning Fury/Charged Strike Zon (Untwinked):
    1 - Do I max only Lightning Fury, Charged Strike, and Lightning Strike?
    2 - Do I need to raise any other Javelin/Spear skills above 1 hard point?
    3 - Do I raise any of the Passive/Magic skills beyond 1 to 2 points? If so, which?

    Lightning Fury/Plagued Javelin Zon (Untwinked):
    1 - Do I max only Lightning Fury, Plagued Javelin, Poison Javelin?
    2 - If I'm going for more poison damage (and lightning as a backup skill), in what order should I max the Javelin/Spear skills?
    3 - If I'm going for more lightning damage (and poison as a backup skill), in what order should I max the Javelin/Spear skills?

    General questions for both builds (Untwinked play):
    1 - Do I raise any of the Passive/Magic skills beyond 1 or 2 points? If so, which/Why?
    2 - Does critical strike work for both physical and elemental damage? Can anyone provide a link to the formula for calculating the damage with critial strike?
    3 - Is the Infinity runeword recommended/required for both builds?
    4 - Is a Level 1 Lower Resist wand (charges) good enough to break elemental immunities in Hell?
     
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    Re: Questions regarding LF (Pure Lightning) and LF/PJ builds

    A) No, if you're pure light then you want to spend all your spare skillpoints in maxing out other synergies for more Charged Strike (and a little more LF) damage. Non-synergies are 1-pointers. You probably want to raise Crit to L16 for more physical (ie leeching) damage, and of course raise Pierce to 9 and use Razortail belt for 100% piercing. You dont need AR, so 1 pt in Penetrate is enough.

    C) See above. Javazons generally dont want to spend the skillpoints in a Valk or DEA that could be spent on synergies. CS is physical damage only, but thats your source of leech so its important as well. CS is just straight double your physical damage. Infinity doesnt reduce poison resists, IIRC, but for lightning it of course is important. LR won't break all immunes, and not even as many as Infinity, and while LIs break the easiest, Poison Immunes are really tough to break.

    Untwinked, I'd recommend going with a Gunslinger or a Fishyzon. Strafe or FA make the best LI solution for the untwinked Zon.
     
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    Re: Questions regarding LF (Pure Lightning) and LF/PJ builds

    Thanks for the reply droid. Kytja's guide doesn't explain the order in which to max skills and synergies, nor do the other Javazon guides. The lack of info. on the order in which to max skills is part of the reason for me creating the thread. Can you explain?

    You said I don't need AR, but you are recommending a physical bow secondary path. Wouldn't a physical damage bow user need AR or are you referring to using penetrate as a 1 point wonder and +skills to raise it?

    Lastly, are the RuneWord bows really worth making? I don't have any of the heavy hitter unique bows at the moment. Baal and Mephisto are still being tight with the drops.
     

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