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Great to know. :thumb:
I like to discover most things myself but there have been so many questions about that build.

And seems good so far.
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Wulf wrote:
patrick_pkl wrote:Anybody got a guide on skilling bow druid?


max entire hunter tree
max barkskin
4 point in symbiosis
1 point vine for phys/1 point surv instinct for ele
rest harvesters


Thanks let me try it out!
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Isn't Elvensong better, to get 20% avoid?
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You won't ever get to 20%. Leftover points are fewer and fewer as you get closer and closer to lvl 140 with most charms. Once at lvl 140 with all +max charms, you only have 1 leftover point T.T

But it doesn't matter. If you feel better server with 0.75% avoid, by all means go elvensong instead of harvesters :) The difference isn't noticeable.
Edited by Wulf 5 months.
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cheloo wrote:Isn't Elvensong better, to get 20% avoid?


You can spec into evelsong and get the 20% avoid. But you'll probably have to keep cascade at 1 point and heaetseeker at one point also. You will have less points into bear reducing his hp pool.

With 26 points into Elvensong you will have to choose between more points into cascade or heaetseeker or points into bear or harvesters.

Its not like you have to max all the hunter tree skills. But you'll have to adjust your play style to what you spec into.

Without a bear some ubers can be more difficult. Some ubers you won't need the bear at all.

There is one place where I wouldnt spec bear at all: Samael. I don't think the bear can survive there.
Edited by MagnuS 5 months.
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I understand, thank you! I will try to see what fits my playstyle best (and my current gear). I am lvl 130, and atm using max bear, and 20% avoid. Can't say I'm thrilled, but I still need to get a lot of gear.
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What are people socketing and MOing into an elemental base bow such as
Zephyr
Zephyr
Maple Bow (Sacred)

(Druid Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 600
Item Level: 105
Innate Fire Damage: (48.0% of Dexterity)
+1% Attack Speed per 25 Dexterity
Adds 600-900 fire damage
-(15 to 30)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
10% Chance of Crushing Blow
+9 to Cascade (Druid Only)
+9 to Heartseeker (Druid Only)
+25% to Summoned Minion Resistances
25% Magic Find
Socketed (6)
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Captcha wrote:What are people socketing and MOing into an elemental base bow such as
Zephyr
Zephyr
Maple Bow (Sacred)

(Druid Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 600
Item Level: 105
Innate Fire Damage: (48.0% of Dexterity)
+1% Attack Speed per 25 Dexterity
Adds 600-900 fire damage
-(15 to 30)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
10% Chance of Crushing Blow
+9 to Cascade (Druid Only)
+9 to Heartseeker (Druid Only)
+25% to Summoned Minion Resistances
25% Magic Find
Socketed (6)
?

Disclaimer: I haven't played bow druid this patch.

But, in my experience with elemental weapons, I would highly suggest socketing pRainbows and MO with IED. You gain 18% and 10% boosts, which is a 29% total damage boost.

Some people will say socket/MO for Dex, but in my opinion that isn't as beneficial since you're not also crafting a Dex-boosting weapon. The 18% from pRainbows is just too good to pass up.
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Semigloss wrote:
Captcha wrote:What are people socketing and MOing into an elemental base bow such as
Zephyr
Zephyr
Maple Bow (Sacred)

(Druid Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 600
Item Level: 105
Innate Fire Damage: (48.0% of Dexterity)
+1% Attack Speed per 25 Dexterity
Adds 600-900 fire damage
-(15 to 30)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
10% Chance of Crushing Blow
+9 to Cascade (Druid Only)
+9 to Heartseeker (Druid Only)
+25% to Summoned Minion Resistances
25% Magic Find
Socketed (6)
?

Disclaimer: I haven't played bow druid this patch.

But, in my experience with elemental weapons, I would highly suggest socketing pRainbows and MO with IED. You gain 18% and 10% boosts, which is a 29% total damage boost.

Some people will say socket/MO for Dex, but in my opinion that isn't as beneficial since you're not also crafting a Dex-boosting weapon. The 18% from pRainbows is just too good to pass up.

It only depends on how much dext you have. The more dexterity you have the more you benefit from the 5%. At some point you gain more damage from dexterty boost. Late game it's 100% IO rune but early game you will have to make the test.
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Cog
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Semigloss wrote:
Captcha wrote:What are people socketing and MOing into an elemental base bow such as
Zephyr
Zephyr
Maple Bow (Sacred)

(Druid Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 600
Item Level: 105
Innate Fire Damage: (48.0% of Dexterity)
+1% Attack Speed per 25 Dexterity
Adds 600-900 fire damage
-(15 to 30)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
10% Chance of Crushing Blow
+9 to Cascade (Druid Only)
+9 to Heartseeker (Druid Only)
+25% to Summoned Minion Resistances
25% Magic Find
Socketed (6)
?

Disclaimer: I haven't played bow druid this patch.

But, in my experience with elemental weapons, I would highly suggest socketing pRainbows and MO with IED. You gain 18% and 10% boosts, which is a 29% total damage boost.

Some people will say socket/MO for Dex, but in my opinion that isn't as beneficial since you're not also crafting a Dex-boosting weapon. The 18% from pRainbows is just too good to pass up.

That sounds sensible, thanks.