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Which bow for an Frost Maiden Act1 Rogue Merc?

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  1. Zigot_HD

    Zigot_HD IncGamers Member

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    Which bow for an Frost Maiden Act1 Rogue Merc?

    Hi,

    Plan on making an Ice bow for my Act1 girl,

    Crusader bow for dmg ( speed 10 ) or Blade bow for speed ( speed -10 ) ?

    I also have a 14+ ed great bow ( speed -10 ) but the STR req is steeper than Blade bow.

    Thx for your inputs
     
  2. Chimaira

    Chimaira IncGamers Member

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    Since no one else will answer I'll give it a try...

    Crusader Bow 10 base speed.

    0 % 17
    5 % 16
    11 % 15
    22 % 14
    34 % 13
    50 % 12
    78 % 11
    120 % 10
    215 % 9

    Great Bow/Blade Bow -10 base speed

    0 % 14
    7 % 13
    18 % 12
    35 % 11
    60 % 10
    109 % 9

    Since Ice only has 20% IAS I'd definitely recommend the Blade Bow/Great Bow option. 12 frames is much better than 15 and will outweigh the damage difference, she'll also be casting a lot more Frost Novas which is very nice for crowd control. I'm not completely sure about the breakpoints because 12 seems kind of slow, but this is the calculator that I usually use, and it's been correct in the past and I have about zero experience using act 1 mercs....
     
  3. itsPizzarific

    itsPizzarific Banned

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    yep, use a -10 speeder.
     
  4. YogiRat

    YogiRat IncGamers Member

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    Rogue Scout

    For all bows with a base speed (WSM): -10
    IAS FPS APS
    0 14 1.7
    7 13 1.9
    18 12 2
    35 11 2.2
    60 10 2.5
    109 0 2.7



    For all bows with a base speed (WSM): 10
    IAS FPS APS
    0 17 1.4
    5 16 1.5
    11 15 1.6
    22 14 1.7
    34 13 1.9
    50 12 2
    78 11 2.2
    120 10 2.5
    215 9 2.7
     
  5. superdave

    superdave IncGamers Member

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    i seem to recall that the rogue also takes some time out from shooting to cast inner site...also correction made in the above table for -10 wsm

    i think rtb has a link to a spreedsheet with all mercs attack speeds...maybe he can dig this up for us?
     
  6. YogiRat

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    Ack! I thought I canceled that post after I saw Chimaira had already covered it. Pardon the redundance :p My stats came from the dnet merc section. Yes I think the Rogue does take time out for casting IS. She also takes a lot of time out to reposition herself, and (I think) powder her nose :D

    But when she shoots, the bow speed/IAS does matter a great deal since she seems to shoot several vollies before moving again.
     
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    Zigot_HD IncGamers Member

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    Thx for your inputs, to be more precise, she 'll be helping my Zealot. With an Ice bow, she will be great for crowd control !!!

    I also found a +9 ED blade bow, so for sure, i'll be making Ice with that +ed bladebow.

    ** Her AI is kinda slow when swarmed by monsters....
     

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