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I started playing as a
Nova
Sorceress and have farmed some currency (
Jah
rune and a few smaller ones). I'm planning to invest everything into a Bowazon (Faith) build. Do you think this character can comfortably farm the
Chaos Sanctuary
(1ppl) without an expensive setup with runes in the inventory? I love the bow feel / gameplay, but it looks like that all tier list rate Bowazones really low.

Thanks in advance for your answers!
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I started playing as a
Nova
Sorceress and have farmed some currency (
Jah
rune and a few smaller ones). I'm planning to invest everything into a Bowazon (Faith) build. Do you think this character can comfortably farm the
Chaos Sanctuary
(1ppl) without an expensive setup with runes in the inventory? I love the bow feel / gameplay, but it looks like that all tier list rate Bowazones really low.

Thanks in advance for your answers!
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Schnorki 3489Moderator

PC
As a general note, tier lists are typically relative rankings, not absolute descriptors of capabilities.
I.e. if a bowzon is ranked as B (or whatever they have her as), that generally means "regardless of what she can or can't do, she's just nowhere near a hdin/javazon/200nova/whatever". It does not mean "she B, she so bad she can't kill anything!". Also, all of those lists should be taken with a (massive) grain of salt, if bothered with at all.

More specifically, a bowzon can very comfortably handle P1 CS in largely budget gear and with no charms and such added. Case and point, my ladder zon did just that for the past few days with a Faith matri and budget everything else, alongside a crap torch, crap anni and no other charms (before then getting randomly insta-geared by a value drop ^^). You obviously won't be anywhere near as fast as a properly geared meta build (or a fully stacked bowzon for that matter) but you do just fine and still get through at decent speed and in (subjectively) a much more enjoyable fashion.
(Note: This applies to
Strafe
, multi and a combination of both - it just all works)

Do note that Faith is optional. You can do the same thing even with a far lower budget using
Windforce
. Only reason I opted for Faith on her was because my main zon (NL) is already using the "slower but harder hitting" WF approach (and she always will).

You caaaaaaaan actually do the same thing with a Hustle matri bow as well though at that point it does still take what I would describe as excruciatingly long so at that stage, I for one still opted for pits over CS. Though since you're starting off with your
Nova
sorc and already a solid budget stacked up, that won't affect you.

Personally, I actually just replaced said ladder Faith zon with a sin now as I just much prefer WF (and didn't want a 2nd zon doing the same thing as the NL one) but either works just fine, with or without otherwise stacked gear or charms.

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I have a Grand Matron Faith Bow
Strafe
Amazon. What I have is GMB Faith, Hustle armor,
Giant Skull
, +2 Amazon skill neck / Mara,
Raven Frost
, one rare ring with +5% mana leech,
Laying of Hands
,
Nosferatu's Coil
,
Aldur's Advance
. The offhand is CTA + Spirit. The Grand charms are +1 passive life skillers and The
Bone Break
. The small charms are just crap ones, 3 / 20 / 20 are jsut too expensive. The last 2 are Anni + Torch.
The merc is Act 1 rogue with Matriarchal Mist Bow, Hustle armor and Cure
Helm
.
1 pp
Chaos Sanctuary
run is just too easy. Maybe not the fastest clearing speed, but it's really fun seeing those knights getting knocked back and die.
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mhlg 1088

Americas PC
Letradanel wrote: 1 week ago
I started playing as a
Nova
Sorceress and have farmed some currency (
Jah
rune and a few smaller ones). I'm planning to invest everything into a Bowazon (Faith) build. Do you think this character can comfortably farm the
Chaos Sanctuary
(1ppl) without an expensive setup with runes in the inventory? I love the bow feel / gameplay, but it looks like that all tier list rate Bowazones really low.

Thanks in advance for your answers!
Added to what Schnorki said regarding budget gear, I've easily cleared CS and dropped Diablo with an upped
Witchwild String
strafezon in under 5 minutes.

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OP
Thank you so much for your answers! Already working on my Bowazone :)
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Leveling a bowazon is amazing. I have a dex only bowazon with
Windforce
. To level it, I used
Raven Claw
,
Kuko Shakaku
and then
Lycander's Aim
. I did not have any problems and afair CS hell was no problem with
Lycander's Aim
. Only Diablo himself needs a bit of movement.

On workdays I am generally available for trade from 19:00 CET to 23:00 CET. Weekends variable.
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Schnorki 3489Moderator

PC
Verband wrote: 1 week ago
Leveling a bowazon is amazing. I have a dex only bowazon with
Windforce
. To level it, I used
Raven Claw
,
Kuko Shakaku
and then
Lycander's Aim
. I did not have any problems and afair CS hell was no problem with that bow. Only Diablo himself needs a bit of movement.
Can't help but agree. They do tend to be among the most fun classes/builds to level imo.

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mhlg 1088

Americas PC
Verband wrote: 1 week ago
Leveling a bowazon is amazing. I have a dex only bowazon with
Windforce
. To level it, I used
Raven Claw
,
Kuko Shakaku
and then
Lycander's Aim
. I did not have any problems and afair CS hell was no problem with
Lycander's Aim
. Only Diablo himself needs a bit of movement.
Here's how
Witchwild String
fared with Diablo.


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Nice. That
Magic Arrow
Binding on right mouse confuses me though. Why not auto shot?

On workdays I am generally available for trade from 19:00 CET to 23:00 CET. Weekends variable.
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I made a
Freezing Arrow
(here is a guide: https://maxroll.gg/d2/guides/freezing-a ... azon-guide). It's fantastic for
Chaos Sanctuary
. Damage and survivability were no issues. I think the 'problem' (if you view it as such) is that the kill speed is noticeably lower (versus decked out Hammerdin for example). Otherwise I recommend it very strong and fun!
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