#### Highly_Illogical

##### Diabloii.Net Member

**So confused ... need help understanding IAS**

Sorry about posting about an issue that seems to never go away but I'm still having trouble understanding ias and break points, any help would be greatly appreciated.

The following charts were posted in another thread:

Strafe breakpoints for bows

-10 WSM Bow

0% IAS 13/3

2% IAS 12/3

13% IAS 11/3

15% IAS 10/3

37% IAS 9/3

60% IAS 9/2

80% IAS 8/2

0 WSM Bow

0% IAS 13/3

13% IAS 12/3

26% IAS 11/3

29% IAS 10/3

56% IAS 9/3

86% IAS 9/2

113% IAS 8/2

5 WSM Bow

0% IAS 14/4

6% IAS 13/3

19% IAS 12/3

34% IAS 11/3

37% IAS 10/3

68% IAS 9/3

102% IAS 9/2

133% IAS 8/2

10 WSM Bow

0% IAS 15/4

3% IAS 14/4

11% IAS 13/3

26% IAS 12/3

42% IAS 11/3

46% IAS 10/3

80% IAS 9/3

120% IAS 9/2

157% IAS 8/2

I have a lv 86 zon on hcl east, basically a stafer. The two bows i use are a an upped WWS (169% w/shael,nef) and a harmony GMB (+3 to bow skills). I dont have the runes for any of the other recipes the only other possible option would be an upped buriza.

Okay as I understand it the WWS has base of (0) and GMB is (10), so according to the chart to reach 9/3 ias i would have to add 56% ias from gear for the WWS and 80% ias for the GMB.

**Confusion point #1**- does this mean that to reach the same breakpoint u have to add more ias from gear for the bow with the faster starting point?

I primarily use my zon for clearing hell CS and pit runs.

**Confusion point #2**- contrary to what I have been reading the harmony GMB seems much more effective than the WWS, by double shaeling the WWS I could easily get to 9/2 86%ias and possible even the 8/2 113% ias, would this be worth doing?

Thanx in advance for the help...