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I know the general consensus is that xbows are inferior to bows, but there's something immensely satisfying with running around slaying hordes of mobs indiscriminately using a
Hellrack
and
Multiple Shot
. Whatever immunities that any mobs have doesn't matter, because of the tri-elemental damage of the weapon, plus I stacked a bunch of anthrax SCs and sharp charms. Also, some Druid shapeshifter builds use xbows, hence why Buriza is also a thing with them apparently. Xbows are also incredibly cheap and affordable compared to their bow counterparts.
Anyone else appreciate these?
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I know the general consensus is that xbows are inferior to bows, but there's something immensely satisfying with running around slaying hordes of mobs indiscriminately using a
Hellrack
and
Multiple Shot
. Whatever immunities that any mobs have doesn't matter, because of the tri-elemental damage of the weapon, plus I stacked a bunch of anthrax SCs and sharp charms. Also, some Druid shapeshifter builds use xbows, hence why Buriza is also a thing with them apparently. Xbows are also incredibly cheap and affordable compared to their bow counterparts.
Anyone else appreciate these?
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I used to level my Bow-Amazon with a
Buriza-Do Kyanon
for a long time - came to find a
Windforce
, I just had to drop it then :/. I'd love to see more powerful Crossbows tho.

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Fen wrote: 4 months ago
I used to level my Bow-Amazon with a
Buriza-Do Kyanon
for a long time - came to find a
Windforce
, I just had to drop it then :/. I'd love to see more powerful Crossbows tho.
My main weapon is a
Shael
'd
Windforce
. I keep the
Hellrack
as a weapon swap, comes in handy against wraiths or phys immunes. Sometimes when I'm low on
Arrows
, I just use it regularly until more
Arrows
show up. When I know I'm not against any cold immunes, I sometimes swap the rack for a Buriza to guarantee freeze. I love collecting bows and xbows, so I find an excuse to use my collection from time to time ;D
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I'm stuck with my Bow-Amazon right now. Guess I need more damage Charms. I also keep some bows and x-bows some can be handy sometimes.
Forgot about the
Shael
... that will improve my dps a bit :D.

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Fen wrote: 4 months ago
I'm stuck with my Bow-Amazon right now. Guess I need more damage Charms. I also keep some bows and x-bows some can be handy sometimes.
Forgot about the
Shael
... that will improve my dps a bit :D.
What armor do you use? Phys dmg bowazon is tricky, becuz she can't really improve damage with increasing level + skill points, not by themselves. It basically all comes down to gear and equipment.
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Peace right now, longing for Chains of Honor.
Other Equip:
Guillaume's Face

Highlord's Wrath

Windforce
(now with
Shael
:D)
+2 Bow Skills/20% AtkSp, LL, CB gloves
2x
Raven Frost

Razortail

Sandstorm Trek


Do have some AR Charms only a few with max dmg - yet.

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I found a
Pus Spitter
once. I used it with my poisonmancer for about 15 minutes. It sucked.

Counteroffers are always welcome
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A pretty good way to buff bows I think would be to enable ethereal bows. Give bows durability that decreases per 1,000
Arrows
fired.

Would also increase
Zod
value, which should make sense given its rarity.
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cujokila wrote: 4 months ago
I found a
Pus Spitter
once. I used it with my poisonmancer for about 15 minutes. It sucked.
Damn, haven't got one of those bad bois since LoD. Back when my crapmancer ran that and
Rattlecage
. Lol, but classic D2 Burzia is king.

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Fen wrote: 4 months ago
Peace right now, longing for Chains of Honor.
Other Equip:
Guillaume's Face

Highlord's Wrath

Windforce
(now with
Shael
:D)
+2 Bow Skills/20% AtkSp, LL, CB gloves
2x
Raven Frost

Razortail

Sandstorm Trek


Do have some AR Charms only a few with max dmg - yet.
Peace is good until NM, I recommend if you don't get Fortitude, Lionheart or Duress is a good stand-in. CoH is decent too. I'm using Duress, I rolled 17% ED so I'm pretty satisfied until I get a
Lo
rune.

Why x2 Ravens instead of only 1? You can probably get more LL/ML and effect dmg such as poison, element, and resists if not x2 Ravens. Not criticizing or anything, I use a
Raven
also for the CBF effect.
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Buriza is really nice, especially at lower levels or if you have mana problems using
Freezing Arrow
, since the high phys damage boosts your mana leech, and you can completely skip putting points in
Pierce
, and can wear any
Belt
you want since no need for
Razortail
.
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halflife wrote: 4 months ago
Peace is good until NM, I recommend if you don't get Fortitude, Lionheart or Duress is a good stand-in. CoH is decent too. I'm using Duress, I rolled 17% ED so I'm pretty satisfied until I get a
Lo
rune.

Why x2 Ravens instead of only 1? You can probably get more LL/ML and effect dmg such as poison, element, and resists if not x2 Ravens. Not criticizing or anything, I use a
Raven
also for the CBF effect.
Will have a look on those armors :).
I wear them for the AR and ye CBF, didn't find a good one to replace it yet.

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cujokila wrote: 4 months ago
I found a
Pus Spitter
once. I used it with my poisonmancer for about 15 minutes. It sucked.
Yeah, that weapon is shite. It would be Alot better if that poison effect is when striking instead of when struck, which is useless on a necro. Amongst other problems...
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For bowa, I highly recommend usin
Carrion Wind
ring with ravenfrost - these twisters are of noticeable help on a battlefield, also decent poison resist and ll helps alot. This combo of rings also proves awesome on shifter as well.
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sonnytai331 wrote: 4 months ago
Trang Oul wrote: 4 months ago
Demon Machine
+
Razortail
+
Holy Fire
paladin/
Enchant
sorceress = weapon-based
Fireball
-like build.
Is this hell viable? It sounds fun
I expect the same obstacle as have all single element builds: immunes (to be fair, this is also true for standard
Fireball
sorc). It can be mitigated partially by using items with
Conviction
or
Lower Resist
, but won't work as well as for lightning immunes.
For even more fun (and to deal with fire immunes), a ranged/mêlée hybrid (with dual Dream) can be built - strike enemies from afar with exploding
Arrows
, then finish the leftovers with
Holy Shock
-empowered mêlée attacks. Probably hell viable, but I don't expect performance anywhere near of more orthodox builds.
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