I've been reading up on making an end-game runeword for my bowazon and I think I messed it up. Where did I go wrong? I was using the Crafting Compendium topic on the forum as a guide. Here's what I did:
-Started With Superior Sacred Long Battle Bow (couldn't find a superior sacred reflex bow)
-Cubed with oil of renewal until 30+ ED and >100% AR bonus
-Applied oil of luck
-Socket punched it
-Crafted four jewels using Ber runes for +dex% and life leech
-MO'd with 5x ED orbs
-Placed in four jewels, Ber Rune, then Xis rune to make the "Hive" Runeword listed on the Runewords page.
Instead, what I got was a BerXis rune, without any of the stats I wanted. It's also level 140 (I assume I should not have put the MOs in it).
By that same token, I'm still using SuchBalance's Bowazon guide from old XL versions, so I have no idea if any of the EQ he suggests (Chamstriker, Dear Esther, etc), are still best for the bowazon. Has anyone seen an updated guide? I'm still using the Pantheon set, but am having trouble with level 125+ ubers (I simply don't do enough damage and get one-shotted by everything because I run ecstatic frenzy). Kabraxis, Quov Tsin, etc all smoke me just about instantly. Took me FOREVER to kill Athulua (and I hear her bow is useless anyway). I also get insta-gibbed when teleporting in Duncraig (what's the best way to stop this - should I equip something with a proc on death and just keep suiciding until it eventually clears a path for me?)
Any advice on a) where I went wrong, b) What gear would be best for me to craft, and c) What bow I should be looking for to bump me to late-game stats, would be awesome. For reference, my wyrmshot is listed at 2150-4078 dmg with 14,329 attack rating at level 126, using the Pantheon set + some random stuff that was recommended from the bowazon guide. I have no idea how much dmg a late game bowazon is capable of, but it's by far my favorite playstyle so far, so I'd like to see how far I can take it.
Thanks for your help!