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Which bow to upgrade/use?

Discussion in 'Amazon' started by Xanadu, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. Xanadu

    Xanadu IncGamers Member

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    Which bow to upgrade/use?

    Right now I am trying to decide if I want to use and upgrade my 178% Buriza or my 166% Lycanders. Which bow is better all-around for a strafeazon? Also, should I try to find a higher ED% on those bows before I upgrade one of them? Thanks.
     
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    Shanksie1337 IncGamers Member

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    For which bow from Buriza / Lycanders - dunno :D

    as for the upgrading i'd always try and trade the best ED possible before i upgraded - as getting a much better ED after you upgraded the lower one is always so annoying.
     
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    hm. my choice would be a good Goldstrike Arch. they pack in 50 ias, just nef em if u don't have a 20ias / knockback glove for the crowd control of knockback with strafe. they reach 9/2 (120 ias) quite easily.
    they do decent dmg too if they have good +dmg demons and +dmg undead mods too.

    nb. i *assumed* u're using strafe =)
     
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    I have found with my non-ladder zon that delirium works great for the crowd control (confuse spell), it's like having 20 valks with you . I dont need the gaze because I'm getting the leach from my botd bow.
    I also have a quick question for ladder. I just started a ladder amazon and was wondering if a buriza could be upgraded to a collosus crossbow? I was thinking it could be handy until I had the resources to make my delirium/botdbow build.
     
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    Buriza can be upgraded, but the strength requirement of a colossus crossbow (163) puts most people off.
     
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    Have you seen one in ladder yet? I was wondering what the dmg on it was.
    Thanks.
     
  7. Gaff

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    You can work it out from the properties of the base items.
    Buriza = 150%-200% ed (say 200%) + 2.5 max dmg * clevel

    Ballista base damage = 33 to 55
    Colossus xbow bas damage = 32 to 91

    cold damage, piercing, dex bonus, etc will all remain unchanged.

    Therefore: (lets take clevel = 80)
    Buriza base damage = 33 to 55 (base) + 33 to 55 * 2 (enh.) + 2.5 max * clevel
    min dmg = 99, max damage = 365, average = 232

    Upg Buriza dmg = (same formula)
    min dmg = 96 (less :) ), max dmg = 473, average = 284


    You basically get yourself an extra 52 points of damage per shot on average. Not bad, but you have to trade the extra points in strength against the advantages you could get from having them in dex or vit. Incidentally I believe Barbs and whatnot that use a bow as a 2ndary weapon often use upgraded Buri.
     

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