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Which Jewel for Rare Mat Bow?

Discussion in 'Amazon' started by Sokar Rostau, May 15, 2005.

  1. Sokar Rostau

    Sokar Rostau IncGamers Member

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    Which Jewel for Rare Mat Bow?

    OK, so Baal just gave me a rare Matriarchal Bow and as I just yesterday started a Fire Witchyzon I thought I would put in a rare jewel and give it to her...so I looked in my Jewel mule and came up with two possibilities and here they all are:

    Doom Branch
    Matriarchal Bow
    Level 48
    Damage 74-175
    +1 Bow and Crossbow Skills :)( )
    271% Enhanced Damage
    +1 Maximum Damage
    +228 Attack Rating
    24-42 Fire Damage
    1-3 Cold Damage
    1 Socket

    Beast Heart
    Level 37
    +30% Enhanced Damage
    +9 Dexterity
    +14 Mana
    27% Poison Resist

    Stone Whorl
    Level 49
    24% Enhanced Damage
    10-21 Fire Damage
    1-87 Lightning Damage

    The thing is, as much as I would love a bow with 295-301% ed, I would rather put those jewels in a helm or armour but I don't want to waste the potential of this bow by just throwing in an IAS or some other single/dual mod jewel (of Thunder for example). These aren't the only rare ed jewels I have to choose from, just the ones I thought most suitable (and that didn't have 2-3 useless mods like +14 to stamina or 33% extra gold...). My zon will be wearing a Smoke Archon Plate (994def) and either a 70% Kira or a +2 Valk Wing (as fugly as it is), and looks like she'll need a Buriza on switch for FI's in Hell, so the only room for jewels is in the bow and helm.

    So what are your thoughts? Should I add one of these jewels, some other jewel or just give it to a newb because it's only +1 Bow Skills (despite immediately spending a socket quest as soon as I found it lol)?

    EDIT: Lol...did the forums screw up again did they? Once more my avatar looks like something from a modern art gallery...
     
  2. sunami

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    Well, the bow is nice but isnt as good as a faith or even wf as wf will potentially triple the damage of your rare.. I dont know to what extend ias matters to you, I think you need 75 ias for 8 fps and 142 ias for 7 fps so thats a consideration but if you want to use the bow I would socket it with your second choice as I believe that may add more over all damage.
     
  3. Dacar92

    Dacar92 Community, Amazon, DH Moderator & Inc Clan Officer

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    The bow is nice. But I think you'll be able to find better bows, especially ones with more than 1 + to skills. If you plan to use it for a while, I would place the first choice in it. The added fire and L damage will not do much for you. The + damage and the + dex may actually get you farther for a while in mid to late NM, or early hell.
     
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    I would rather trade the jewels for a WF -.-

    Dunno what realm but I would offer more than a WF for the first jewel but that's me.
     
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    I agree with Dacar92...You can find a better bow, and if you choose to use it the first jewel would be sweet, although something with IAS would be even nicer.
     
  6. Sokar Rostau

    Sokar Rostau IncGamers Member

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    Thanks for the input, I'm actually looking at possibly an upped Kuko with Buriza on switch now but until I get around to upping my Kuko I'll use this bow without any jewel. I may even use ebow or something, just have to wait and see. I might even give Hellrack a go.

    As to the Faith and WF...I play Asia realm. Asia is not flooded with dupes. A Ber rune costs around 25 Ist and I simply do not have 50 Ist to throw around on a 'fun' character (as opposed to a 'serious' character that I would play a lot and spend a fortune on). A WF might do a lot of physical damage but the knockback makes my main attack, Immolation, useless.

    I am now thinking that I'll put the Beast Heart in a Mav item for my Frostmaiden.

    BTW is there anything I can do about the cast delay on Immolation? Should I stack up on FCR or IAS or am I stuck with it?
     
  7. RetroStar

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    Cast delay does not decrease from increasing FCR.
     

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