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1 Missile Weapons

Brand

Patch 1.10 Runeword

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Req level: 65

4 socket  Missile Weapons

35% Chance To Cast Level 14 Amplify Damage When Struck
100% Chance To Cast Level 18 Bone Spear On Striking
+260-340% Enhanced Damage
Ignores Target's Defense
20% Bonus to Attack Rating
+280-330% Damage To Demons
20% Deadly Strike
Prevent Monster Heal
Knockback
Fires Explosive Arrows or Bolts [level 15]

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Description

A unique runeword, as it is the only runeword as of date with % chance to cast
Amplify Damage
.

Though powerful, it remains an unpopular choice among Bowazons mostly for two reasons:

1. The
Amplify Damage
proc that comes on this runeword is useful but frequently you won't get that many procs from the targets that you'll be fighting since you'll be doing your best to go ranged and not get hit.

2. It has no inherent Increased Attack Speed, which helps in attack speed breakpoints for late game considering other runewords of the similar cost like Ice and especially Faith (probably the most popular choice for Bowazons due to
Fanaticism
).

Still, Brand has the benefit of dealing two types of damage: being Fire, from its Explosive Arrow/Bolt effect, and Magic, from a ridiculous 100%
Bone Spear
cast upon striking.

This effects make Brand suited to non-Amazon variant builds by players like:

- Paladins with benefits from
Fanaticism
or max
Holy Fire
synergy to strengthen Explosive
Arrows
/
Bolts
.
- Enchantress Sorceresses that empower Exploding
Arrows
/
Bolts
with
Enchant
.
- Necromancers with maxes to
Bone Spear
's synergies, and with the proper build, can be capable of firing faster than you could cast
Bone Spear
if you loaded up on Faster Cast Rate items.
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A unique runeword, as it is the only runeword as of date with % chance to cast
Amplify Damage
.

Though powerful, it remains an unpopular choice among Bowazons mostly for two reasons:

1. The
Amplify Damage
proc that comes on this runeword is useful but frequently you won't get that many procs from the targets that you'll be fighting since you'll be doing your best to go ranged and not get hit.

2. It has no inherent Increased Attack Speed, which helps in attack speed breakpoints for late game considering other runewords of the similar cost like Ice and especially Faith (probably the most popular choice for Bowazons due to
Fanaticism
).

Still, Brand has the benefit of dealing two types of damage: being Fire, from its Explosive Arrow/Bolt effect, and Magic, from a ridiculous 100%
Bone Spear
cast upon striking.

This effects make Brand suited to non-Amazon variant builds by players like:

- Paladins with benefits from
Fanaticism
or max
Holy Fire
synergy to strengthen Explosive
Arrows
/
Bolts
.
- Enchantress Sorceresses that empower Exploding
Arrows
/
Bolts
with
Enchant
.
- Necromancers with maxes to
Bone Spear
's synergies, and with the proper build, can be capable of firing faster than you could cast
Bone Spear
if you loaded up on Faster Cast Rate items.
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Main disadvantage of this costly and otherwise powerful runeword is the lack of inherent speed. Compared to massive stopping power of an Ice, or speed of Faith, Brand remains unpopular choice.
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This runeword seems designed for necromancers/non-amazons:

synergizable proc? Check (for necros only)
Ignore target defence? Check - no ar issues on normal monsters
Bonus to attack rating? Check - helps against bosses
Turns regular
Arrows
into fire
Arrows
? Check - extra damage at no mana/skill point investment
Chance to do double damage? Check
Bonus damage to boss? Check - and all demons
Knockback? Check - adds lots of safety
Prevent monster heal? Check - ‘cause it sux without
Procable amp damage? Check - if you get hit it can be beneficial

All you need is some increased attack speed and leach and anyone can make this as a viable main weapon.

It works best on a necro, but can be useful on a shape shifting druid, and with the 2.6 patch an enchantress really can put this to use too.
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It works pretty well on Amazon. You have to use it in a different way. Unlike regular Bowzon pursuing IAS%, the Brand runeword on a
Colossus Crossbow
can bring quite heavy damage. By casting AMP frequently, counter-attack CrossbowZon perform well at all places.
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Brand's "Fires Explosive Arrows or Bolts" attribute causes the basic Attack to replicate the effects of a slvl 15
Exploding Arrow
. This will cause the Arrow to deal an additional 86-97 fire damage, as well as dealing this and any other fire damage applied to the attack in a 3.3 yard radius. This damage can be further improved with synergies,
Enchant
,
Holy Fire
, or any other source of fire damage.

A slvl 18
Bone Spear
deals 168-178 magic damage.

A slvl 14
Amplify Damage
has a 10.6 yard radius and a 47 second duration.
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