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skelemancer bow or crossbow?

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    uNDEADaNlOVINiT IncGamers Member

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    skelemancer bow or crossbow?

    my personal strategy is to raise my undead minions then stand back a ways and support with arrows and i was wondering:confused11: if there was a bow or cross bow that could help me accomplish that more effectively ie has necro skill enhancements preferably summoning :grin:
     
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    Re: skelemancer bow or crossbow?

    Pusspitter Crossbow may be your best cheap bet. Not sure of any others..

    Arreat Summit:
     
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    Re: skelemancer bow or crossbow?

    Actually, you should be using corpse explosion rather than shoot enemies.
     
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    Re: skelemancer bow or crossbow?

    Yeah, bows and crossbows are not very effective for a Necromancer, since CE is far more effective, besides, you will get more +skills and FCR using a wand and a head, than a crossbow making your army much stronger.

    However, if you're inclined to use bows or crossbows anyway, I recommend Faith runeword for the Fanaticism aura it grants, or Harmony if you're poor. Faith should help immensely in AR problems necros tend to have.
     
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    Re: skelemancer bow or crossbow?

    Thanks for the posts i probably should use ce but i am putting all my points in to summoning actually these are the stats i was hoping to achieve by lvl99:

    20 Raise Skeleton
    20 Skeleton Mastery
    1 Clay Golem
    20 Golem Mastery
    9 Raise Skeletal Mage
    1 Blood Golem
    7 Summon Resist
    1 Iron Golem
    20 Fire Golem
    0 Revive
    so there really is no room for ce plus i have all ways liked to be the odd ball :grin:
     
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    Re: skelemancer bow or crossbow?

    Ya, why should we let our skeles have all the fun :). I forgot about Harmony though- I'd go with that instead. It gives nice elemental damage and the aura helps your summons keep up with you when running.
    Or maybe the Kuku Shaku bow since your pumping Fire Golem (for whatever reason :p)

    As for the AR problems - maybe consider a Blessed Aim merc?
    /e oh and 'edge' bow could be nice too at lower levels
     
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    Re: skelemancer bow or crossbow?

    I wonder why did noone mention faith, it gives up to +2 all skills and level 12-15 fanaticism aura.
     
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    Re: skelemancer bow or crossbow?

    Then I'd like to recommend you a mod called Median. One of the best mods out there, this will make Diablo feel like a totally different game.
    Necromancers have a skill set that supports crossbow gameplay. It may be exactly what you are looking for.
    Have fun trying it out :thumbup:
     
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    Re: skelemancer bow or crossbow?

    Pus Spitter is fun...but not very effective in the long run
     
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    Re: skelemancer bow or crossbow?

    Yeah, I'm running a Median XL Necromancer at the moment. The crossbow skills are very useful and very effective, but usually casting totems takes priority as a combat begins. Totems are Median XL's equivalent of corpse explosion. The totems do a lot of damage and the best part is monsters try to attack them. Then you shoot them with a crossbow skill.

    In unmodded D2 LoD, a crossbow works very well with a summoner Druid also.
     
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    Re: skelemancer bow or crossbow?

    Pre 1.13 I was doing dual Hell Forge runs so was building various toons around items I had found. Built a Necro around the Puss Spitter and he did fine in Norm & NM; but even with a high-level enchantress buff'n him - it wasn't very effective in Hell. (big surprise :D )

    This ladder my Nec used a Harmony for a while and it was quite fun and helpfull but again up to NM. (I've re-rolled him to a bone-nec so no more bow).

    That said I think Faith would be your best choice - but I have not used it myself.
     

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