Which bow for an Frost Maiden Act1 Rogue Merc?

Zigot_HD

Diabloii.Net Member
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
 

Chimaira

Diabloii.Net Member
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....
 

YogiRat

Diabloii.Net Member
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
 

superdave

Diabloii.Net Member
YogiRat said:
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 9 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
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?
 

YogiRat

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

Zigot_HD

Diabloii.Net Member
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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