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  1. Harleycooper

    Harleycooper IncGamers Member

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    for my side char i have decided to go freeze bowazon ._. . only low lvl but so far its ok.. lil weak and takes more strategy to bring down basics..... but fun and i like bows >_> what is some good gear to farm for later on
     
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    I've made several Frozen Arrow bowazons, using unique bows as a primary weapon. I like to make sure I have Strafe maxed out as an alternate skills, both for Cold Immunes and for life / mana leaching purposes. Frozen Arrow is powerful, but uses a LOT of mana. Lightning Fury is also a nice alternate skill with a javelin on weapon switch.

    Lycander's Aim is a pretty easy to find bow with some nice stats for Frozen Arrow:

    Lycander's Aim
    Ceremonial Bow

    Two-Hand Damage:
    (72-82) to (152-173)

    Required Level: 42
    Required Strength: 73
    Required Dexterity: 110
    (Amazon Only)

    Bow Class -
    Slow Attack Speed
    +150-200% Enhanced Damage
    Adds 25-50 Damage
    +20% Increased Attack Speed
    +2 To Amazon Skill Levels
    5-8% Mana Stolen Per Hit
    +20 To Energy
    +20 To Dexterity
    +20% Enhanced Defense

    +2 To Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)

    Also, Wizendraw can be pretty easily found, and will reduce enemies' cold resistance:

    Wizendraw
    Long Battle Bow

    Two-Hand Damage: 5 to (30-32)
    Required Level: 26
    Required Strength: 40
    Required Dexterity: 50

    Bow Class -
    Slow Attack Speed
    +70-80% Enhanced Damage
    +50-100 To Attack Rating
    Fires Magic Arrows [Level 5]
    20% Increased Attack Speed
    Cold Resist 26%
    +15 to Energy
    +30 to Mana

    -(20-35)% To Enemy Cold Resistance

    If you can find an Vex and Ist runes (not that easy, but doable with some patience by running Hell Lower Kurast or Tranvincal), you can make Silence. It has a ton of useful stats, including resistances and some good crowd control in the form of blinding monsters or making them run away:

    Result:

    200% Enhanced Damage
    +75% Damage To Undead
    Requirements -20%
    20% Increased Attack Speed
    +50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
    +2 To All Skills
    All Resistances +75
    20% Faster Hit Recovery
    11% Mana Stolen Per Hit
    Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%
    Hit Blinds Target +33
    +2 To Mana After Each Kill

    30% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items
    I really like bowazons - they are excellent for mass killing, such as in the Pit, although they killing bosses with them can be laborious. Getting your Valkyrie to level 17 (where she will equip a rare War Pike) and using Decoy to scout ahead can make it a very safe character to play. Have fun!

    - Noodle
     
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    hmm interesting very ddifferent way than my necro is playd and stat gear wise. really liking it though :). i like diablo 1 archer as well..she owns hahaha was the only one i used. ill do some farming and see what turns up :) as for the vex rune..yes ive heard thats a fairly rare rune ..maybe one day find one :p highest ive had is ist i thin
     
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    ehh only in act 2 amd bowazon notbreally doing well.. kinda takes 10 years to kill stuff..may scrap her n make something else to much time wasted getting through a area :\
     
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    well i gave it another shot..now im in act V have a valkyrie lvl1 and lvl 3 freeze arrowand everything is going smoothly so lucky i didnt quit amazon...just the fist part that reallllly sucks :)
     
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    Yes, it can be quite slow. I like to find a socketed bow and fill it with gems, and keep upgrading this as I find better gems.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Tapatalk
     
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    farming pindle atm that area seems a really good xp farm for me lots of mobs close freeze arrow..bam. may stay on pindle for a bit he also drops fair few runes
     
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    just wanted to say thank for replying to my post noodle and for giving me awesome information it has helped mecut down wasting countless hojrs going..wtf am i doing wrong how do i fix this etc.:) great site great team..do u ever ply online noodle?
     
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    Kind of you to say! I really just play Single Player these days, although there is a group of us who multiplay from time to time via Hamachi / TCP/IP.
     

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