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Patches Changelog
Patch 1.7
  • All ewd sources and weap dex scaling reduced by 40%, but ls penalty and monster hp down to compensate.
  • Ecstatic Frenzy lost 40ms in echange for an irrelevant dmg bump.
  • Zakarum Set gutted: 2 slots for ~400ewd (old) → 3 slots for 111ewd (new). Removed from suggested items.
All in all, we lost 80ms. It's pretty significant, but nothing game breaking. I now recommend 5 points in Wild and Free for a slight ms bump.



Introduction
I decided to present a different type of guide. In a Solo Self-Found run, one cannot anticipate which items will be found. It's therefore important to plan for all eventualities and make do with what drops.

    I will do three things in this guide:
    • Provide a chronological progression milestone list to assure the smoothest progression throughout your journey.
    • Present videos for each Uberquest, including the hardest ones.
    • Lay out loads of gear suggestions that are upgrades to an easy-to-get basic item setup.

    Why Bowzon?
    • It's a very simple and easy-to-play build for newcomers.
    • Even with budget items, Bowzons are among the best farmers in the game. Being a good farmer allows you to gear up easily for harder uber content.
    • Bowzons are also decent at bossing. You'll be able to grab most charms without any outside help. I completed all Ubers except 2.

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Table of Contents
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Base Item Setup Quick Tips Uberquests Milestones Items Upgrades




ATTRIBUTES | SKILLS | BREAKPOINTS

    Strength:
    Dexterity:
    Vitality:
    Energy:

    Bow Tree: Trinity Arrow (24) | Barrage (6) | Phalanx (15) | Dragonlore (Max) | Wyrmshot (28)
    Neutral Tree: Wild and Free (5) | Ecstatic Frenzy (Rest) | Defensive Harmony (1)
    Reward Tree: Paragon (Max) | Spellbind (1) | War Spirit (1)

      * Wyrmshot is for killing trash mobs and Phalanx against tanky targets.


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Leveling Items
(1-105)

    Main Weapon:
    Shark
    Shark
    Weapons

    'Tal'
    Runeword Level: 17
    5% Chance to cast level 9 Bloodlust on Kill
    +(7 to 9)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    20% Attack Speed
    +(24 to 35)% Enhanced Damage
    +0.125 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
    +5 to all Attributes
    -1 to Mana
    Reflex Bow T1
    Herald of Skartara
    Herald of Skartara
    Reflex Bow (4)

    Two-Hand Damage: (20 - 25) to (34 - 45)
    (Amazon Only)
    Required Level: 11
    Required Dexterity: 103
    Item Level: 18
    Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.15 per Dexterity)%
    1% Chance to cast level 3 Phalanx on Kill
    1% Chance to cast level 6 Celerity on Kill
    15% Attack Speed
    +(35 to 57)% Enhanced Damage
    Adds (11 to 15)-(21 to 30) damage
    10% Magic Find
    Socketed (2)
    Two-Hand Damage: (57 - 71) to (88 - 102)
    (Amazon Only)
    Required Level: 30
    Required Dexterity: 150
    Item Level: 33
    Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.15 per Dexterity)%
    2% Chance to cast level 7 Phalanx on Kill
    2% Chance to cast level 10 Celerity on Kill
    25% Attack Speed
    +(81 to 103)% Enhanced Damage
    Adds (25 to 35)-(41 to 50) damage
    20% Magic Find
    Socketed (4)
    Two-Hand Damage: (124 - 142) to (173 - 204)
    (Amazon Only)
    Required Level: 48
    Required Dexterity: 290
    Item Level: 53
    Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.15 per Dexterity)%
    3% Chance to cast level 11 Phalanx on Kill
    3% Chance to cast level 14 Celerity on Kill
    35% Attack Speed
    +(126 to 149)% Enhanced Damage
    Adds (36 to 45)-(51 to 70) damage
    30% Magic Find
    Socketed (5)
    Two-Hand Damage: (168 - 187) to (230 - 263)
    (Amazon Only)
    Required Level: 57
    Required Dexterity: 570
    Item Level: 90
    Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.15 per Dexterity)%
    4% Chance to cast level 13 Phalanx on Kill
    4% Chance to cast level 20 Celerity on Kill
    40% Attack Speed
    +(149 to 171)% Enhanced Damage
    Adds (51 to 60)-(71 to 90) damage
    40% Magic Find
    Socketed (6)
    T2 T3 T4 (MO: luck first, 2x mana stolen, ed to 195, ewd, max)
    Quiver: any
    Swap Weapon:
    Pax Mystica
    Pax Mystica
    Staves

    'Nef'
    Runeword Level: 13
    +1 to All Skills
    +15% Bonus to Poison Skill Duration
    +(2 to 5) to Blink
    Elemental Resists +(11 to 15)%
    (11 to 13)% Magic Find

    Helm:
    Cannonball
    Cannonball
    Helms

    'Ral'
    Runeword Level: 19
    1% Chance to cast level 6 Celerity on Melee Attack
    (5 to 8)% Movement Speed
    +(4 to 6)% to Fire Spell Damage
    3% Chance of Crushing Blow
    +10 Maximum Stamina
    Level 5 Blast Wave (5/5 Charges)
    T2
    Topspin
    Topspin
    Skull Cap (4)

    Defense: (76 - 83) to (115 - 125)
    Required Level: 3
    Required Strength: 25
    Item Level: 4
    5% Attack Speed
    +(31 to 50)% Enhanced Defense
    (3 to 5)% to Dexterity
    (3 to 5)% to Energy
    +(31 to 50) Defense
    Maximum Elemental Resists +1%
    Total Character Defense 10%
    Socketed (1)
    Defense: (277 - 301) to (365 - 397)
    Required Level: 20
    Required Strength: 37
    Item Level: 23
    15% Attack Speed
    +(61 to 80)% Enhanced Defense
    (6 to 8)% to Dexterity
    (6 to 8)% to Energy
    +(71 to 100) Defense
    Maximum Elemental Resists +1%
    Total Character Defense 20%
    Socketed (3)
    Defense: (704 - 760) to (876 - 943)
    Required Level: 37
    Required Strength: 78
    Item Level: 43
    25% Attack Speed
    +(91 to 110)% Enhanced Defense
    (9 to 11)% to Dexterity
    (9 to 11)% to Energy
    +(151 to 200) Defense
    Maximum Elemental Resists +2%
    Total Character Defense 30%
    Socketed (4)
    Defense: (1182 - 1258) to (1471 - 1564)
    Required Level: 47
    Required Strength: 160
    Item Level: 78
    30% Attack Speed
    +(121 to 140)% Enhanced Defense
    (12 to 14)% to Dexterity
    (12 to 14)% to Energy
    +(301 to 400) Defense
    Maximum Elemental Resists +2%
    Total Character Defense 40%
    Socketed (4)
    1os
    Siegfried
    Siegfried
    Amazon Helms

    'Jah'
    Runeword Level: 65
    40% Attack Speed
    Adds 42-125 fire damage
    Adds 42-125 lightning damage
    Adds 42-125 cold damage
    5% Chance of Crushing Blow
    +(1 to 8) to Vanquish
    +(87 to 115)% Enhanced Defense
    +50 to Dexterity
    Elemental Resists +(21 to 25)%

    Body Armor:
    Rebel
    Rebel
    Body Armors

    'El'
    Runeword Level: 11
    Enhanced Weapon Damage +(4 to 6)%
    +(12 to 23)% Enhanced Defense
    +20 to Strength
    +20 to Dexterity
    -10 to Vitality
    -10 to Energy
    Elemental Resists +(16 to 20)%
    +1 to Light Radius
    Akara's Robe (3)
    Akara's Robe
    Quilted Armor (3)
    Defense: 496 to 599
    Required Level: 50
    Required Strength: 40
    Item Level: 255
    +1 to All Skills
    +250 Defense
    +(11 to 20) to all Attributes
    +100 to Life
    Elemental Resists +(21 to 25)%
    Cannot be Upgraded
    Socketed (5)
    (nightmare Cain quest reward)
    Gloves: any T2
    Featherclaw
    Featherclaw
    Chain Gloves (4)

    Defense: (28 - 30) to (49 - 54)
    Required Level: 5
    Required Strength: 38
    Item Level: 8
    5% Attack Speed
    (21 to 50)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +(18 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
    +(6 to 10) to Dexterity
    Socketed (1)
    Defense: (149 - 161) to (203 - 218)
    Required Level: 22
    Required Strength: 56
    Item Level: 26
    15% Attack Speed
    (81 to 110)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +(41 to 52)% Enhanced Defense
    +(16 to 20) to Dexterity
    Socketed (2)
    Defense: (393 - 420) to (519 - 554)
    Required Level: 40
    Required Strength: 118
    Item Level: 46
    25% Attack Speed
    (141 to 170)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +(64 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
    +(26 to 30) to Dexterity
    Socketed (3)
    Defense: (581 - 617) to (759 - 807)
    Required Level: 48
    Required Strength: 244
    Item Level: 80
    30% Attack Speed
    (171 to 200)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
    +(31 to 35) to Dexterity
    Socketed (4)
    Honorific T4 Leather Gloves (@res)
    Belt:
    Rainbow
    Rainbow
    Belts

    'Eth'
    Runeword Level: 15
    +3 to Maximum Damage
    +3% to Spell Damage
    +(6 to 10)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
    Elemental Resists +(16 to 20)%
    (6 to 8)% Magic Find
    +2 to Light Radius
    Honorific T4 Sash (@res)
    Boots:
    Epicenter
    Epicenter
    Boots

    'Ith'
    Runeword Level: 15
    0.0625% Chance of Crushing Blow (Based on Character Level)
    +(14 to 25)% Enhanced Defense
    Maximum Life (11 to 15)%
    T2
    Death Spur
    Death Spur
    Heavy Boots (4)

    Defense: 27 to 39
    Required Level: 3
    Required Strength: 28
    Item Level: 5
    1% Chance to cast level 6 Spike Nova on Kill
    (0 to 40)% Movement Speed
    +0.09375 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
    +(11 to 15) to Strength
    +(11 to 15) to Dexterity
    Socketed (1)
    Defense: 109 to 141
    Required Level: 20
    Required Strength: 41
    Item Level: 24
    1% Chance to cast level 10 Spike Nova on Kill
    (0 to 40)% Movement Speed
    +0.15625 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
    +(21 to 25) to Strength
    +(21 to 25) to Dexterity
    Socketed (2)
    Defense: 248 to 310
    Required Level: 38
    Required Strength: 87
    Item Level: 44
    1% Chance to cast level 14 Spike Nova on Kill
    (0 to 40)% Movement Speed
    +0.21875 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
    +(31 to 35) to Strength
    +(31 to 35) to Dexterity
    Socketed (3)
    Defense: 346 to 427
    Required Level: 46
    Required Strength: 179
    Item Level: 77
    1% Chance to cast level 16 Spike Nova on Kill
    (0 to 40)% Movement Speed
    +0.25 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
    +(36 to 40) to Strength
    +(36 to 40) to Dexterity
    Socketed (4)

    Rings: any
    Amulet: any
Note: Don't uptier your armor TU's, you'll switch to Honorifics at lvl 105. All is explained in the Milestones section.




Base Item Setup (105-120)
    Main Weapon: +165ed +250dmg Craft Reflex Bow, (check the Item Upgrades section on what to bless/MO bow with)
    Quiver: Magic 10-15%ls
    Swap Weapon: T4
    Koth's Lesson
    Koth's Lesson
    Mace (4)

    One-Hand Damage: (5 - 6) to (7 - 9)
    Required Level: 5
    Required Strength: 36
    Item Level: 8
    Strength Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Strength)%
    15% Chance to cast level 4 Bloodlust on Kill
    +1 to All Skills
    +(6 to 9)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    +(31 to 50)% Enhanced Damage
    +(87 to 122)% Damage to Undead
    +(51 to 100) Defense
    +(11 to 15) to Strength
    Maximum Life (3 to 5)%
    Socketed (1)
    One-Hand Damage: (17 - 19) to (23 - 26)
    Required Level: 23
    Required Strength: 62
    Item Level: 26
    Strength Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Strength)%
    21% Chance to cast level 12 Bloodlust on Kill
    +(1 to 2) to All Skills
    +(12 to 18)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    +(71 to 90)% Enhanced Damage
    +(159 to 194)% Damage to Undead
    +(151 to 200) Defense
    +(21 to 25) to Strength
    Maximum Life (9 to 11)%
    Socketed (2)
    One-Hand Damage: (40 - 44) to (60 - 66)
    Required Level: 42
    Required Strength: 130
    Item Level: 46
    Strength Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Strength)%
    27% Chance to cast level 20 Bloodlust on Kill
    +2 to All Skills
    +(21 to 27)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    +(101 to 120)% Enhanced Damage
    +(231 to 266)% Damage to Undead
    +(251 to 300) Defense
    +(31 to 35) to Strength
    Maximum Life (15 to 17)%
    Socketed (3)
    One-Hand Damage: (55 - 60) to (80 - 87)
    Required Level: 51
    Required Strength: 261
    Item Level: 81
    Strength Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Strength)%
    30% Chance to cast level 24 Bloodlust on Kill
    +(2 to 3) to All Skills
    +(30 to 36)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    +(131 to 150)% Enhanced Damage
    +(267 to 302)% Damage to Undead
    +(301 to 350) Defense
    +(36 to 40) to Strength
    Maximum Life (18 to 20)%
    Socketed (3)
    +
    Kodo
    Kodo
    Shields

    'Ath'
    Runeword Level: 90
    5% Chance to cast level 8 Bloodlust on Kill
    +(7 to 9)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    15% Hit Recovery
    5% Chance of Crushing Blow
    +(115 to 143)% Enhanced Defense
    (11 to 20)% to Strength
    (11 to 20)% to Vitality

    Helm: 4os
    Siegfried
    Siegfried
    Amazon Helms

    'Jah'
    Runeword Level: 65
    40% Attack Speed
    Adds 42-125 fire damage
    Adds 42-125 lightning damage
    Adds 42-125 cold damage
    5% Chance of Crushing Blow
    +(1 to 8) to Vanquish
    +(87 to 115)% Enhanced Defense
    +50 to Dexterity
    Elemental Resists +(21 to 25)%
    (2x ias Jewels) (MO order: max, dex, str, mf)
    Body Armor: T4
    The War Cloak
    The War Cloak
    Quilted Armor (4)

    Defense: (28 - 30) to (59 - 64)
    Required Level: 1
    Required Strength: 10
    Item Level: 1
    Adds 5-9 damage
    2% Life stolen per Hit
    Enhanced Weapon Damage +(7 to 15)%
    +(18 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
    +20 Life Regenerated per Second
    Socketed (2)
    Defense: (149 - 161) to (224 - 241)
    Required Level: 18
    Required Strength: 19
    Item Level: 20
    Adds 10-14 damage
    3% Life stolen per Hit
    Enhanced Weapon Damage +(16 to 30)%
    +(41 to 52)% Enhanced Defense
    +40 Life Regenerated per Second
    Socketed (4)
    Defense: (403 - 430) to (572 - 610)
    Required Level: 35
    Required Strength: 40
    Item Level: 41
    Adds 15-18 damage
    4% Life stolen per Hit
    Enhanced Weapon Damage +(31 to 45)%
    +(64 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
    +60 Life Regenerated per Second
    Socketed (5)
    Defense: (595 - 632) to (834 - 887)
    Required Level: 44
    Required Strength: 83
    Item Level: 73
    Adds 20-25 damage
    5% Life stolen per Hit
    Enhanced Weapon Damage +(46 to 60)%
    +(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
    +80 Life Regenerated per Second
    Socketed (6)
    (MO order: max, dex, str, mf)
    Gloves: Honorific T4 Leather Gloves (MO order: @res, max, dex, str, mf)
    Belt: Honorific T4 Sash (MO order: @res, max, dex, str, 2x fhr, mf rest)
    Boots: Honorific T4 Boots (35-40ms, MO order: @res, max, dex, str, mf)
    Rings: 2x
    Ripstar
    Ripstar
    Ring

    Required Level: 60
    Item Level: 60
    +0.5625 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
    +20 Life on Attack

    Amulet:
    Scarab of Death
    Scarab of Death
    Amulet

    Required Level: 40
    Item Level: 70
    50% Cast Speed
    50% Attack Speed
    50% Hit Recovery
    Elemental Resists +25%
    Physical Resist -5%
    5% Reanimate as: Searing Vermin
Sockets: Perfect Skulls in weapon | Perfect Amethysts in armors




Quick Tips
Before you start:
  • If you plan to play SSF, be aware that Multiplayer has reduced droprates. Therefore, gearing up takes longer.

  • If you are a new player, I highly recommend you follow the Milestone section to the letter. It's foolproof and specifically designed to take you by the hand and have you progress as far as possible. Diverge at your own risk.

  • Pickup all uniques you find to disenchant. They're used to uptier/create uniques (lottery rolls), to shrine bless crafts, for jewelcrafting and opening high Lab portals.

  • Use D2Stats for the drop notifier and stats reading. Here's a basic script you can edit to your liking: (simply copy/paste into program Notifier tab)
    ► Drop Notifier Basic Script

Playthrough tips:
  • Pick up Bloodstone/Onyx/Amber/Turquoise gems in the early game for armor sockets, resists are very important.

  • Mercenaries: aren't that useful early game since you'll die a lot. I only hire them at lvl 140 to help with speed runs. Saving Ornate shrines and keeping an eye out for Abjurer gear is a small price to pay for faster Fauzt runs.
    ► A3 Abjurer Guide

  • Limit attribute points spent into str. Stick with low requirement bases and maximize dex. As you reach midgame, you'll rely on str given from charms to equip sacred items.

  • Always rerun ubers for high or perfect charm rolls. Newer players often omit doing this. These stats add up and make up a significant part of your dmg and survivability. Especially considering there are more than 40 uber charms.

Troubleshooting: (middle game)
  • My dmg is low, why?
    • Did you MO all your item slots up to your level?
    • Do you have perfect amethysts on all your armor slots?
    • Do you have a crafted weapon with 200ed and 300max?
    • Did you consume 400 sigs?
    • Did you spend all your base attribute points in dex?
    • Do you proc on-kill Bloodlust with weapon swap?
    • Did you gather all uber charms up to your level?
    • Did you rerun ubers for high or perfect roll charms? ← Most people omit this; they shouldn't.
      If you answered yes to all, you simply need better gear. Check the Item Upgrades section and farm Duncraig.
  • Why do you MO str in your build?
      A lot of good sacred items require above 550 str to wear. Str given from charms, MO's and gear are attribute points you save that go in dex. So in a way, 1 str = 1 dex (until you have enough str to equip everything).
  • What do I MO my gear with?
    • Weapons: inti/aban bless+luck first → %ed to 196 → ewd → ds → max (In doubt, use a dmg calculator).
    • Armor: max → dex. Bless with aban.
    • Rings/Amulet/Quivers: Psn length reduction → rest open for when resists are needed.
  • Is an elemental build (Stag Bow) good?
      Unfortunately, not from what I've seen. I tried to make it work, but the dmg and sustain simply isn't there. I suspect you'd need loads of very rare items to just have it be on par with a basic physical bow build.
  • How much mf should I have?
      As a general rule, killspeed is always preferable to mf. Through many farming runs, I've found that 200-250mf is a excellent and easy number to reach. Mf above that number has big diminishing returns, see data below. Upon reaching 200-250 mf, I focus on dmg and ms for faster runs.
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Uberquests

Butcher
Location: Act 1 Tristram inside western House (lvl 105)

Strategy: Spellbind → Barrage while kiting him in circle. Things go bad if he hits you.






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Infernal Machine
Location: Act 1 Tamoe Highland Pit lvl 2 (lvl 105)

Strategy: Stay mobile → kill adds with Wyrmshot/Phalanx.When things are manageable, kill Machine with Phalanx. Rerun for [email protected]





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Island of the Sunless Sea (IotSS)
Location: Act 2 Rocky Waste Stony Tomb lvl 2 kill Grubber portal (lvl 105)

Strategy: Invisible enemies → Lead with Wyrmshot. Spellbind bosses → Kill with Phalanx/Barrage. Runs get easier as you get more MO's. Best place to farm gold. Rerun for high res charm.





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Tal Rasha
Location: Act 2 Tal Rasha Tomb kill guardians at Duriel entrance portal (lvl 110)

Strategy: Kill adds with Wyrmshot. Against boss → Use Barrage if Stone Skin, use Phalanx if Magic Resistant. Rerun for 20%aa charm.





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Death Projector
Location: Act 3 Frayer Jungle Swampy Pit lvl 3 (lvl 110)

Strategy: Kite mobs in circle → Kill tower with Phalanx.






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Creature of Flame (CoF)
Location: Act 3 Lower Kurast Entrance kill guardian portal to Caldeum (grab wp) Bottom-Left Portal (lvl 110)

Strategy: Dodge things → Spellbind boss and kill with Phalanx/Barrage. Rerun for 5%ls and 25aa charm.




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Lord Aldric Jitan
Location: Act 3 east of Kurast Docks Torajan Jungle portal (lvl 110) north [map here]

Strategy: Progress slowly → Kill everything with Phalanx. Annoying, but you only need to run him once (important charm for its teleport). Allows you to ditch "nef" staff for bloodlust buffs.





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Akarat
Location: Act 3 east of Kurast Docks Torajan Jungle portal (lvl 110) north-east [map here]

Strategy: Aim for a nice Phalanx angle to race his healing. Becomes trivial as you get more gear.






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Bul-Kathos (Arreats)
Location: Act 5 Arreat Summit kill Narthal portal (lvl 110)

Strategy: Wyrmshot adds → Spellbind and Trinity Arrow boss. Rerun for 30ewd charm.






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Kurast 3000 BA (K3K)
Location: Act 3 east of Kurast Docks Torajan Jungle portal north-east portal (lvl 115) (grab wp) [map here]

Strategy: Wyrmshot trash, Phalanx orbs. Best area for pgems and shrines.





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Azmodan
Location: Act 4 Chaos Sanctuary kill Ghom right-click Key of Sin for portal (lvl 115)

Strategy: Spellbind and Phalanx from far away. If annoying position → Get on platform and Barrage until he moves.





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Library of Fate (Khalimgrad)
Location: Act 4 Plains of Despair kill Izual portal (lvl 115) north-west to Silver City (grab wp) north-west

Strategy: Clear stuff using Phalanx/Wyrmshot. Progress slowly, tanky mobs. Rerun for 10%aa.





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Bull Prince Rodeo (BPR)
Location: Act 1 grab leg in Tristram cube leg in Town portal kill Cow King cube other leg in Cow level portal (lvl 115)

Strategy: Spellbind and kill with Phalanx/Barrage. Stay close to walls to not get hit by exploding cows. You can enter red portal to dodge chicken attack. Rerun for 60str+dex.




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Black Road Challenge (BRC)
Location: Act 1 south of Rogue Encampment Bramwell (lvl 115) north

Strategy: Get in fire circle to dmg boss → Leave circle when swarmed. Clear with Phalanx.






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Cathedral of Vanity (CoV)
Location: Act 4 Silver City north of Library of Fate portal (lvl 115)

Strategy: Cast summons before you enter portal. Kill orb with Phalanx as soon as you enter → Clear everything with Phalanx.





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Legacy of Blood (Bartuc)
Location: Act 3 Torajan Jungle wp south-east [map here]

Strategy: Dodge things at your feet → Kill everything with Phalanx. Phalanx can cc Bartuc → Don't stunlock him, else he remains invulnerable. Rerun for 5%ls.





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Rathma Square (Primus)
Location: Act 3 Caldeum west stairs (lvl 115)

Strategy: Kill Crawlers with Wyrmshot → Phalanx/Barrage boss. There's no hurry, you can do it in several tries.





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Tran Athulua (TA)
Location: Act 2 Dry Hills Halls of the Dead kill guardian portal (lvl 115)

Strategy: Phalanx/Wyrmshot everything. Be mindful of Arrowside death procs. Rerun for a 15%hp charm.





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Judgment Day
Location: Act 4 Silver City portal next to Halbu follow path to Spire 2 portal middle (lvl 120)

Strategy: Start with Imperius and take your time → Kill bosses with Phalanx → Wyrmshot if bad Phalanx angle.





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Duncraig (Dunc)
Location: Act 1 south of Rogue Encampment Bramwell (lvl 115) north-most entrance (lvl 120) reach next entrance (grab wp)

Strategy: Wyrmshot everything. Cube 5 boss sigils with Ring of the Five (dunc drop). Use its Purify oskill to kill Assur. Duncraig is the best place for SU's and SSU’s. Good experience as well up to lvl 135. is worth getting (10speeds).



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Kabraxis
Location: Act 1 Bramwell head north to kill boss portal (lvl 120)

Strategy: Very easy for bowzon. Stay half a screen away → Run off when boss releases the slow moving things around him → Kill with Spellbind and Phalanx/Barrage.





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Quov Tsin
Location: Act 3 Caldeum head east and kill guardian next to goliaths portal (lvl 120)

Strategy: Equip as much max resist as you can. Dodge beam laterally and cast Phalanx.






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Baal (Hell difficulty)
Location: Act 5 same location, Hell Baal is just buffed to uber status (lvl 120)

Strategy: Stay mobile → Spellbind Baal and kill with Trinity/Phalanx. Drag Baal off while you kill act bosses he spawns.





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Xazax
Location: Act 2 Skartara wp Maggot Passage next to wp reach lvl 3 (lvl 125)

Strategy: Debuff with Spellbind and spam Phalanx. Stay away from invulnerable adds. Rerun for +2zon and 40psn res.





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Teganze
Location: Act 3 Torajan Jungle wp east to Torajan Cemetary [map here] head east to entrance (lvl 120)

Strategy: Wyrmshot everything → Kill Zagraal with Phalanx. Get a 50str+dex charm (upgrade 5 essences at a time, ditch when low rolls). You'll get approximately 1.5 runestone and 4 essences per full run.



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Athulua
Location: Act 2 Tran Athulua north-east to Skartara (grab wp) north, summon boss on platform with Askari Scroll (a Priestess drop)

Strategy: Kill with Phalanx → Keep her busy with summons.





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Triune
Location: Act 3 Caldeum Rathma Square kill boss portal (lvl 120)

Strategy: Grab Tome of Possession → Lure Lucion to Malic → Possess Lucion repetitively to have Malic kill him. Make a 22speeds charm → Leftover space with dex. Return later to cycle charm up to lvl 140. Keep the frags and empty charms for trophy to upgrade Sleep charm.




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Vizjun
Location: Act 3 Frayer Jungle Swampy Pit lvl 3 (lvl 110) west portal (lvl 125)

Strategy: Equip pr → Spam Phalanx and let life leech do its work. Teleport away from mines. Rerun for a 50str+dex charm.





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Astrogha
Location: Act 3 east of Kurast Docks Torajan Jungle portal (lvl 110) north [map here]

Strategy:Spellbind boss → Phalanx whole screen. You'll die a bunch, but that's okay. Rerun for a 400hp charm. Pick up the Jitan charms while you rerun Astro for future amulet lotteries.





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Belial
Location: Act 4 Chaos Sanctuary Kill Maghda right-click Key of Lies for portal (lvl 125)

Strategy: Belial is a very small and very fast moving rat. He doesn't look like his human-form clones. Stack 300+ fire res → Spam Phalanx at the small rat and stay mobile. Rerun for a 400+ hp charm.





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Bremmtown
Location: Act 5 Fauztinville east portal (lvl 130) [Fauzt map here]

Strategy: Start slow by casting a minion in front of you to bait teleports. When at long corridor → Stop casting minions and Wyrmshot every meter on your way to the boss. That place is merely a gear check (dmg, leech and pr). Rerun until 625+ hp charm.




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Kingdom of Shadow (Ureh)
Location: Act 3 Caldeum head east to Quov Tsin portal enter portal past the boss follow fire arrow to entrance (lvl 120)

Strategy: Will need 50pr and 88psn res. I suggest
Witchhunter's Hood
Witchhunter's Hood
Cap (Sacred)

Defense: (2136 - 2611) to (2161 - 2642)
Required Level: 90
Required Strength:
228
Item Level: 1
+(80 to 120)% Enhanced Defense
10% to Strength
10% to Dexterity
Maximum Elemental Resists +2%
Elemental Resists +(31 to 40)%
Physical Resist 5%
Total Character Defense (16 to 20)%
Requirements -50%
Socketed (4)

Witchhunter's Attire
(Assassin Claw Set)
, 1% luckied
Truce
Truce
Belts

'Vith'
Runeword Level: 98
-5% Cast Speed
-5% Attack Speed
Stun Attack
+5% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 10%
Slows Attacker by 5%
and 8 perf turqoises. Walk to near platform → Teleport → Kite boss in circle while spamming Phalanx. Might need several tries; sometimes you get surrounded on bridge. Rerun for a +2 zon charm and never return.



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Yshari Sanctum (Valthek)
Location (set): Act 3 Caldeum center entrance (lvl 125) (Yshari Sanctum map with paths)
Location (boss): Act 3 Caldeum north entrance (lvl 125)

Strategy:
Maze → Takes 30-60 mins to gather the set, but you only have to run the maze once.
Boss → Arcane Blast to clear trash, Holybolt to dmg boss. Always leave a handful of mobs alive and dodge things. Rerun boss for a +1sk, [email protected] charm.


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Fauztinville (Fauzt)
Location: Act 5 cube any rune with Kabraxis-upgraded Black Road charm right-click scroll for portal (lvl 130) [Fauzt map here]

Strategy: Difficult to grind efficiently. The best way to clear on budget gear is to have reanimates (Scarab ammy, TU Chain Mail, SU Quilted, SU Skull Cap). I recommend 17k hp and 50pr for efficient runs under 6 mins. Fauzt is only good for jewelry and experience up to lvl 140. If you just want SSU's, you're better off in Dunc. Fauzt farming route here.




Uldyssian
Location: Act 4 Silver City portal next to Halbu follow path to Spire 2 portal north-most portal (lvl 130)

Strategy: Equip pr → Spellbind+Phalanx and dodge things. Rerun for a +2sk charm.




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Toraja
Location: Act 3 Torajan Jungle wp east to Torajan Cemetary [Jungle map here] head west, kill mob with Edyrem portal (lvl 125)

Strategy: Easier when you get additional Edyrem tankiness from Uldy charm. Run south quickly → Clear room → Progress slowly to Lilith. Use Phalanx to cc mobs while your Edyrems position themselves. Only have to succeed once.



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Atanna Khan (Witch)
Location: Act 3 Caldeum head east to Quov Tsin portal enter portal past the boss north-west-most portal (lvl 125)

Strategy: Purify fight. Respec into full vitality and swap armor gems to perfect Rubies. Use 6os scepter, 6os shield and 4os boots for more hp from Paragon. The fight itself is simple: Dodge things → Purify/Spellbind on cooldown → Run off to refill belt with pots from inventory. Upgrade charm with Duncraig (60ewd) or Triune (15%aa, 45dmg) trophy.


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Spirit of Gay Giyua
Location: Act 3 Torajan Jungle wp east to Torajan Cemetary [map here] Teganze portal at center of map (lvl 125)

Strategy: The first uber requiring effort. Equip high pr and dmg. Kite around untargetable minions on a big platform while spamming Phalanx/Spellbind at boss. Purify Harvesters as soon as they spawn. When you die, just go back in TP at entrance and run back. It will take a couple of tries to get used to it.


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The Void
Location: Act 4 Silver City north of Library of Fate Cathedral Kill boss Portal (130)

Strategy:
Sloth: Rekill until scroll drop, dodge death proc by side movement.
Glutony: Spellbind and Phalanx.
Greed: Phalanx from top-left stairs.
Lust: Phalanx everything.
Wrath: Get 50pr and use shield to survive him; He’ll kill himself. Leech off Darkwraiths with Phalanx.
Envy: Phalanx everything.
Pride: Boss loses hp from his summons’ atks. Summon stuff to tank. Kill adds when there’s too much.

Inarius & Lilith:
Sequence: bring Lilith to center → When she Blood Pools, chase her away → Teleport behind pool → Cast Edyrems in the pool to keep Inarius still → dmg him with Phalanx → Repeat.

General tips: Don’t War Spirit | Spellbind Inarius | Walk over ice balls near Lilith | Only commit on the well set-up Blood Baths.

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Brother Laz
Location: Act 3 Frayer Jungle Swampy Pit lvl 3 north-east of Vizjun Portal (130) [map here]

Strategy: This is a space management uber. The idea is to keep Laz inside the big room and use the narrow corridor to clear the opposide side, where Laz isn’t. This uber is all about experience. It will take many practice runs just to get a good grasp on what to do and not do. You only need to succeed twice: one for the charm and the other for Samael key.

Sequence: Let Laz stomp you → Slowly run away while purifying him → Lead him to empty areas → When big room is near full of adds, break chase (teleport away when Laz is almost out of your screen) → Use corridor to go to other side of big room → Clear adds with Wyrmshot → Repeat.

Recommended Setup:
  • Berith
    Berith
    Weapons

    'Vith'
    Runeword Level: 98
    50% Combat Speeds
    +(115 to 143)% Enhanced Damage
    +5% to Summoned Minion Damage
    +100 to Strength
    +100 to Dexterity
    Total Character Defense (11 to 15)%
    40% Gold Find
    (Javelin) or
    Charged Cloud
    Charged Cloud
    Maiden Javelin (Sacred)

    Throw Damage: 71 to 88
    One-Hand Damage: 46 to 54
    (Amazon Only)
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 310
    Required Dexterity: 600
    Item Level: 118
    Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.13 per Dexterity)%
    +(1 to 3) to All Skills
    50% Block Speed
    (1 to 2)% Base Block Chance
    +(11 to 25)% to Lightning Spell Damage
    -(11 to 20)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
    (21 to 25)% to Dexterity
    Socketed (3)

    Thunderstorm
    (Amazon Oskill Set)
    + T4
    The Sightless Eye
    The Sightless Eye
    Athulua's Hand (4)

    Defense: (43 - 47) to (84 - 92)
    Chance to Block: 4%
    (Amazon Only)
    Required Level: 1
    Required Dexterity: 21
    Item Level: 3
    +5 to Maximum Damage
    Adds 4-5 cold damage
    Slow Target 5%
    +(12 to 23)% Enhanced Defense
    (2 to 5)% to Dexterity
    +1 Mana on Striking
    Socketed (1)
    Defense: (171 - 185) to (271 - 293)
    Chance to Block: 4%
    (Amazon Only)
    Required Level: 19
    Required Dexterity: 32
    Item Level: 22
    +10 to Maximum Damage
    Adds 11-15 cold damage
    Slow Target 7%
    +(35 to 46)% Enhanced Defense
    (10 to 13)% to Dexterity
    +1 Mana on Striking
    Socketed (3)
    Defense: (436 - 466) to (658 - 704)
    Chance to Block: 4%
    (Amazon Only)
    Required Level: 36
    Required Dexterity: 67
    Item Level: 43
    +15 to Maximum Damage
    Adds 33-40 cold damage
    Slow Target 9%
    +(58 to 69)% Enhanced Defense
    (18 to 21)% to Dexterity
    +1 Mana on Striking
    Socketed (4)
    Defense: (643 - 685) to (964 - 1027)
    Chance to Block: 4%
    (Amazon Only)
    Required Level: 45
    Required Dexterity: 139
    Item Level: 76
    +20 to Maximum Damage
    Adds 100-120 cold damage
    Slow Target 10%
    +(69 to 80)% Enhanced Defense
    (22 to 25)% to Dexterity
    +1 Mana on Striking
    Socketed (4)
    → 75block, 174fbr, 174fhr, 50pr, cbf from
    Athulua's Oracle
    Athulua's Oracle
    Amulet

    Required Level: 60
    Item Level: 60
    +(1 to 2) to All Skills
    40% Attack Speed
    (150 to 250)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Cannot Be Frozen
    .
  • Remove skill points from Barrage & Phalanx and put them in Wild and Free.
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Samael
Location: Act 5 farm Baal for shard cube shard repetitively cube shard with void ring+assur ring+uldy+laz+spirit charms cube shard with taha rune+sig (25) to open portal (lvl 130)

Strategy: Not attempted yet.





Deimoss
Location:

Strategy: Not attempted yet.





I do not gratefully thank Ben-, Acry, mortimer_85 and ryunp for their useless and very mean comments.

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Item Upgrades

    Pantheon
    Pantheon
    (Amazon Bow Set)

    Frost
    Water
    Earth
    Fire

    Set Bonus with 2 or more set items:
    50% Attack Speed
    Elemental Resists +50%

    Set Bonus with 3 or more set items:
    Enhanced Weapon Damage +60%
    +150 to Life

    Set Bonus with complete set:
    3% Chance to cast level 40 Trinity Nova on Kill
    5% Chance to cast level 11 Time Strike on Striking
    Adds 63-125 damage
    -45% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
    Enhanced Weapon Damage +60%
    +200 to Dexterity

    Set: strong set and somewhat common. It takes several SU's to dethrone it. However, it has 3 main problems:
    • Trinity proc prevents you from casting skills. This can kill you in a densely packed area.
    • The set locks you into using 4 items. Finding a good item will probably not be enough to be worth not using the set.
    • The set has low life leech.
    I tried it for a long while and found I prefered using crafts and uniques; smoother character gear progression. But I highly suggest trying it for yourself and seeing what you prefer.


The following items are listed from weakest to strongest

MAIN WEAPON


  • Craft (sacred Reflex Bow)
      Crafted bows will follow you the entire game. Your first craft will kickstart your build into the mid game. As you roll more bows on the side, you'll find amazing ones that beat every other bow in the game for the lategame, including a perfectly rolled
      Ice Breaker (Xis)
      Ice Breaker
      Amazon Bows

      'SuXis'
      Runeword Level: 120
      30% Chance to cast level 60 Flamestrike on Kill
      +(172 to 200)% Enhanced Damage
      +(1 to 500) to Maximum Damage
      (1 to 25)% Chance of Crushing Blow
      Regenerate Mana +15%
      Cold Resist +(81 to 100)%
      Cannot Be Frozen
      Cannot be Unsocketed
      .

      How to craft:
      After finding your first sacred ilvl99 Reflex Bow (around lvl 100-120), imbue it by Charsi and roll the rare with shrines until you find a craft with 165-200ed and 250-300dmg. It can be a mix of min and max dmg together, it makes no difference. These bows are typically called "200-300s" (for 200ed-300dmg). These affixes roll together once every ~25 full shrines, so expect to need several hundred rolls per bow. Ideally, you want to craft with Intimidating shrines, but realistically you should dump every single shrines (except aban/ornate) you find into a reflex bow. Keep spare bows for future shrines. Aban shrines are best used on armor pieces and ornate will be used for lategame merc gear. The bow stats you're after are part of a common pool of affixes; the shrine bonuses are very minor. Here is a couple of examples of bad/decent/excellent bows rolls.

      Relevant affixes: 200ed, 320max, 120min, 15%ls, 30slow, 60mf, 15%dex, 60dex, on strike arrow/knife/time strike.

      Bow upgrades:
        1) Cube bow with Oil of Luck.
        2) Bless with: Abandonned if bow has 200ed, Intimidating if under 200ed.
        3) If bow still isn't at 200ed, MO 15ed until 196ed (continue at 195ed, stop at 196ed).
        4) MO 12ewd (5x).
        5) MO 1ds (5x). Careful, don't MO over your character's level.
        6) MO max dmg (rest).
        7) Put in 6x Perfect Skulls.


QUIVER


  • Magic
      This will last you until you find a nice rare with life leech that beats it. Buy a bunch of ilvl99 quivers, and oil of enhancement them until you roll 10-15%ls. Life stolen is very important for bowzon. Rare quivers are plentiful so it will not that take long, but this magical piece only requires gold, which you'll have plenty of anyways when farming IotSS around lvl 110-115.

  • Locust Hive
    Locust Hive
    Arrow Quiver

    Required Level: 5
    Item Level: 1
    4% Chance to cast level 1 Arrow on Striking
    +50 poison damage over 2 seconds
    Poison Length Reduced by (15 to 25)%
    (lotteried)
      BiS for farming when lotteried (trash if not). A very generic TU whose sole purpose is to be used as cannon fodder for lottery rolls. It can be any unique quiver to be honest, the important part is the 50mf. It is where you will use all your AC's after Ripstars. Plenty of MO space, but jewelry/quiver MO’s aren't really exciting. I just MO mf and plr and leave the rest open for when I need resists.

  • Rare
      Relevant affixes: 15%ls, 25min, 30max, 25%ias, 30dex, cryo beam/sunstrike on striking.
      Excellent potential rolls. Cryo beam shoots a fast moving lazer that pierces and freezes enemies (cc proc). Sunstrike is a 0.85 wdm scaling skill that converts all dmg into fire (dmg proc). In my opinion, 15%ls + 1 affix or any 3-4 affixes will beat all other quivers for bossing, including SU’s. Keep an eye out for Tantrum oskill, because
      The Petulant
      The Petulant
      Hard Leather Armor (Sacred)

      Defense: 7053 to 7521
      Required Level: 100
      Required Strength: 486
      Item Level: 120
      While Tantrum is Active:
      +0.5% Deadly Strike per Tantrum Skill Level
      +0.5% Crushing Blow per Tantrum Skill Level
      +3% Enhanced Weapon Damage per Tantrum Skill Level
      25% Movement Speed
      Enhanced Weapon Damage +(30 to 60)%
      +200% Enhanced Defense
      (15 to 20)% to All Attributes
      Physical Resist 10%
      Socketed (6)
      is a relevant lategame item you can drop.


SECONDARY WEAPON


  • Koth's Lesson
    Koth's Lesson
    Mace (4)

    One-Hand Damage: (5 - 6) to (7 - 9)
    Required Level: 5
    Required Strength: 36
    Item Level: 8
    Strength Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Strength)%
    15% Chance to cast level 4 Bloodlust on Kill
    +1 to All Skills
    +(6 to 9)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    +(31 to 50)% Enhanced Damage
    +(87 to 122)% Damage to Undead
    +(51 to 100) Defense
    +(11 to 15) to Strength
    Maximum Life (3 to 5)%
    Socketed (1)
    One-Hand Damage: (17 - 19) to (23 - 26)
    Required Level: 23
    Required Strength: 62
    Item Level: 26
    Strength Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Strength)%
    21% Chance to cast level 12 Bloodlust on Kill
    +(1 to 2) to All Skills
    +(12 to 18)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    +(71 to 90)% Enhanced Damage
    +(159 to 194)% Damage to Undead
    +(151 to 200) Defense
    +(21 to 25) to Strength
    Maximum Life (9 to 11)%
    Socketed (2)
    One-Hand Damage: (40 - 44) to (60 - 66)
    Required Level: 42
    Required Strength: 130
    Item Level: 46
    Strength Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Strength)%
    27% Chance to cast level 20 Bloodlust on Kill
    +2 to All Skills
    +(21 to 27)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    +(101 to 120)% Enhanced Damage
    +(231 to 266)% Damage to Undead
    +(251 to 300) Defense
    +(31 to 35) to Strength
    Maximum Life (15 to 17)%
    Socketed (3)
    One-Hand Damage: (55 - 60) to (80 - 87)
    Required Level: 51
    Required Strength: 261
    Item Level: 81
    Strength Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Strength)%
    30% Chance to cast level 24 Bloodlust on Kill
    +(2 to 3) to All Skills
    +(30 to 36)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    +(131 to 150)% Enhanced Damage
    +(267 to 302)% Damage to Undead
    +(301 to 350) Defense
    +(36 to 40) to Strength
    Maximum Life (18 to 20)%
    Socketed (3)
    (TU4 Mace) +
    Kodo
    Kodo
    Shields

    'Ath'
    Runeword Level: 90
    5% Chance to cast level 8 Bloodlust on Kill
    +(7 to 9)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    15% Hit Recovery
    5% Chance of Crushing Blow
    +(115 to 143)% Enhanced Defense
    (11 to 20)% to Strength
    (11 to 20)% to Vitality
    (any T1 Shield)

      Equip this setup as soon as you grab Jitan charm (before then, you need the "nef" staff for the teleport). If enemies die from bow skills while you have your Mace out, it will trigger the "on kill" proc and give you a second bloodlust buff (bloodlust and innate bloodlust are two separate skills, so they stack together additively). Cast 2-3 Wyrmshots/Phalanx with bow out, and swap to your Mace as enemies start dying.

  • Qarak's Will
    Qarak's Will
    Giant Sword (Sacred)

    One-Hand Damage: (150 - 163) to (233 - 246)
    Two-Hand Damage: (206 - 225) to (285 - 305)
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 480
    Item Level: 105
    Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
    6% Chance to cast level 40 Pentagram on Melee Attack
    15% Chance to cast level 34 Spike Nova on Melee Attack
    10% Chance to cast level 36 Bloodlust on Kill
    +(30 to 60)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    +(140 to 170)% Enhanced Damage
    Adds 50-125 damage
    Adds 84-167 fire damage
    +(26 to 38)% to Fire Spell Damage
    5% Reanimate as: Flesh Clan
    +(100 to 250) Life after each Kill
    Socketed (4)
    (SU Giant Sword)

      Identical function to TU4 Mace, but gives a bigger damage bonus. It's a very common item because it's only a SU. Socket -req jewels if you dont meet the str req, replace with Nih runes as you get more str from charms.

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HELM


  • Witchhunter's Hood
    Witchhunter's Hood
    Cap (Sacred)

    Defense: (2136 - 2611) to (2161 - 2642)
    Required Level: 90
    Required Strength:
    228
    Item Level: 1
    +(80 to 120)% Enhanced Defense
    10% to Strength
    10% to Dexterity
    Maximum Elemental Resists +2%
    Elemental Resists +(31 to 40)%
    Physical Resist 5%
    Total Character Defense (16 to 20)%
    Requirements -50%
    Socketed (4)

    Witchhunter's Attire
    (Assassin Claw Set)
    (Cap)

      Super common and strong defensive item. Keep picking them up until you find a 1% luckied. Keep in stash for when defense is needed.

  • Abandonned Craft (sacred Einherjar)
      Relevant affixes: 50ias, 15%dex, 40aa, 60dex, 30max, +4zon, 5%ls.
      In theory, this piece sounds very worthy to craft since it can roll insane things, but %dex affix is very rare. Find a decent placeholder with ias, and move on to using aban shrines on gloves/belts/chest. Return to helm crafting when you have good gloves/belt/chest. If you can get your hands on a dex% and max dmg roll, it will be similar to Asgard and Rygnar in terms of dmg.

  • Zerae's Refinement
    Zerae's Refinement
    Einherjar Helm (Sacred)

    Defense: (2349 - 2643) to (2527 - 2843)
    (Amazon Only)
    Required Level: 90
    Required Dexterity: 534
    Item Level: 1
    +(51 to 75) Spell Focus
    +(0 to 1) to Amazon Skill Levels
    (21 to 25)% Attack Speed
    +(11 to 13) to Maximum Damage
    Enhanced Weapon Damage +(31 to 36)%
    +(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
    +100 to Dexterity
    Socketed (4)

    Zerae's Divinity
    (Amazon Storm Set)
    (Einherjar)

      23ias, 12dmg, 33ewd, 100dex. An excellent dmg piece. Eventhough its a set piece (sets are common), it's on a rare base item (Einherjar) so it might take a while to find. But when you do, it will take a big drop to dethrone it.

  • Idol of Rygnar
    Idol of Rygnar
    Mask (Sacred)

    Defense: (2068 - 2350) to (2208 - 2510)
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 540
    Item Level: 120
    +2 to Necromancer Skill Levels
    25% Life stolen per Hit
    Enhanced Weapon Damage +(60 to 90)%
    Hit Causes Monster to Flee +1%
    +(120 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
    +(40 to 50) to Strength
    +(40 to 50) to Dexterity
    Target Takes Additional Damage of 500
    25% Gold Find
    +5 to Light Radius
    Socketed (4)
    (SSU Mask)

      75ewd, 25%ls and 45aa. High dmg and sustain make it strickly better than everything above. Rare to find as well. Side note: I tested it, and the 500ttad doesn’t work for bowzon (only works on direct melee hits, not projectiles).

  • Royal Circlet
    Royal Circlet
    Tiara (Sacred)

    Defense: (1740 - 1957) to (1968 - 2214)
    Required Level: 100
    Required Dexterity: 392
    Item Level: 105
    +2 to All Skills
    +90% Damage to Demons
    +90% Damage to Undead
    +(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
    (21 to 25)% to All Attributes
    Elemental Resists +(25 to 30)%
    Physical Resist 5%
    (21 to 25)% Magic Find
    Socketed (4)
    (SU Tiara)

      BiS for farming and still very good for bossing. 90ewd, 25%aa, 5pr and 25%mf. Is an excellent all around option (high dmg, def and mf). It's somewhat uncommon because Tiara is a rare base, but it's only a SU so you're bound to find one eventually.

  • Asgardsreia
    Asgardsreia
    Spangenhelm (Sacred)

    Defense: (2894 - 3192) to (3206 - 3537)
    (Amazon Only)
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength:
    303
    Item Level: 120
    Indestructible
    5% Chance to cast level 1 Arrow on Striking
    -2% Base Block Chance
    -(29 to 35)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
    -(29 to 35)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
    -(29 to 35)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
    +(4 to 7) to Resurrect
    +(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
    (31 to 40)% to Dexterity
    Requirements -50%
    Socketed (4)
    (SSU Spangenhelm)

      Striking proc and 35%dex. It beats the helms above in terms of dmg output. Is very rare to find however.

  • Rainbow Maiden
    Rainbow Maiden
    Cervelliere (Sacred)

    Defense: 939 to 989
    (Amazon Only)
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 516
    Item Level: 120
    +(1 to 2) to Amazon Skill Levels
    Adds 38-75 fire damage
    Adds 38-75 lightning damage
    Adds 38-75 cold damage
    (10 to 15)% Life stolen per Hit
    -16% to Enemy Fire Resistance
    -16% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
    -16% to Enemy Cold Resistance
    Maximum Elemental Resists +3%
    5% Chance to Avoid Damage
    Physical Resist 5%
    Total Defense = 0
    Socketed (4)
    (SSU Cervelliere)

      BiS for bossing. 12%ls, 5pr, 5avoid and 3%max res. Highest surviability helm there is. However, it's excessively rare because it’s a SSU on rare base.


BODY ARMOR



  • Zerae's Redemption
    Zerae's Redemption
    Plate Mail (Sacred)

    Defense: (7374 - 8171) to (8485 - 9421)
    Required Level: 90
    Required Strength:
    432
    Item Level: 1
    (11 to 15)% Life stolen per Hit
    +(18 to 25) to Stormeye Totem
    +(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
    (26 to 30)% to Dexterity
    (26 to 30)% to Energy
    +1000 Defense
    +(101 to 200) to Life
    Requirements -25%
    Socketed (6)

    Zerae's Divinity
    (Amazon Storm Set)
    (Plate Mail)

      13%ls and 28%dex. Very common and similar dmg to TU4 Quilted, but has 2-3 times more life leech. It's therefore better.

  • Bilefroth Skin
    Bilefroth Skin
    Gothic Plate (Sacred)

    Defense: 9198 to 11157
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 614
    Item Level: 120
    50% Combat Speeds
    10% Movement Speed
    5% Deadly Strike
    +200% Enhanced Defense
    Socketed (6)
    Physical Resist 10% (#s2)
    5% Deadly Strike (#s3)
    +1500 Defense (#s4)

    Henchmen Trophies
    (Legendary Set)
    (Henchmen Set - Gothic Plate)

      50speeds, 10frw and 5ds. Makes reaching ias and fcr breakpoints easier. You'll lose significant dmg, but some of it is mitigated by the 5ds. This specific set piece is very rare, so don't count on finding it. Even if you do find it, it's easy to beat it in terms of dmg, but it's good to keep your options open with high speeds pieces.

  • Hratli's Craft
    Hratli's Craft
    Ring Mail (Sacred)

    Defense: (6628 - 7311) to (7292 - 8043)
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength:
    307
    Item Level: 105
    +1 to All Skills
    25% Cast Speed
    50% Hit Recovery
    +(41 to 50)% to Summoned Minion Life
    +(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
    +75 to Dexterity
    Physical Resist 10%
    40% Magic Find
    Requirements -40%
    Repairs 1 Durability in 25 Seconds
    Socketed (6)
    (SU Ring Mail)

      75dex, 10pr and 40mf. Excellent armor for farming. It's also very easy to find because it's a SU on a common base item. Decent tankiness and helps reaching higher fcr and fhr frames. Bowzon needs 117fcr to reach max cast speed (8 frames): 50 ammy, 35 charms, 10 dunc (easy to get), and the other 25 you get from this armor.

  • Abandonned Craft (Quilted Armor)
      Relevant affixes: 15%aa, 60aa, 15%dex, 60dex, 40fhr, 500hp, +2sk, 60mf.
      I suggest saving your aban shrines for other pieces first (craft chest once you already have decent gloves/belt and an okay helm). Contrary to zon helms, %dex and %aa rolls are very common on body armors. Early, settle for something that rolled %dex and mf (2 affixes), and swap armor to a better roll with %dex, dex and mf (3 affixes). Keep in mind that the aban shrine bonus on body armors rolls up to 12% dex, not 8% like other armor pieces. You can go up to 39%dex with affix+aban+bless. Such a craft with high dex will last you a while.

  • Auriel's Robe
    Auriel's Robe
    Light Plate (Sacred)

    Defense: (7692 - 8433) to (9037 - 9926)
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 602
    Item Level: 120
    Level 10 Wolf Stance
    Indestructible
    +(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
    +1000 Defense
    +3000 Defense vs. Missile
    Physical Resist 10%
    Socketed (6)
    (SSU Light Plate)

      Gives 10pr and Wolf Stance (73ewd, 40ms and 62ias). However, +all skills will not benefit this aura. Remember that ms is always good for speedfarming.

  • Wolverine Skin
    Wolverine Skin
    Plate Mail (Sacred)

    Defense: (6374 - 7171) to (7485 - 8421)
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength:
    288
    Item Level: 120
    15% Chance to cast level 20 Crucify on Melee Attack
    +(1 to 2) to All Skills
    50% Hit Recovery
    +40 to Maximum Damage
    (10 to 15)% Life stolen per Hit
    +(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
    +(50 to 100) to Strength
    +(50 to 100) to Dexterity
    +25 Life Regenerated per Second
    50% Magic Find
    Requirements -50%
    Socketed (6)
    (SSU Plate Mail)

      BiS for farming. 40max, 12%ls, 75aa and 50mf. Enormous dmg, sustain and mf. It's quite literally a better version of
      Hratli's Craft
      Hratli's Craft
      Ring Mail (Sacred)

      Defense: (6628 - 7311) to (7292 - 8043)
      Required Level: 100
      Required Strength:
      307
      Item Level: 105
      +1 to All Skills
      25% Cast Speed
      50% Hit Recovery
      +(41 to 50)% to Summoned Minion Life
      +(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
      +75 to Dexterity
      Physical Resist 10%
      40% Magic Find
      Requirements -40%
      Repairs 1 Durability in 25 Seconds
      Socketed (6)
      for farming. It won't beat a good mf craft in terms of pure dmg, but the %ls makes it more useful for harder places like Fauzt.

  • The Petulant
    The Petulant
    Hard Leather Armor (Sacred)

    Defense: 7053 to 7521
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 486
    Item Level: 120
    While Tantrum is Active:
    +0.5% Deadly Strike per Tantrum Skill Level
    +0.5% Crushing Blow per Tantrum Skill Level
    +3% Enhanced Weapon Damage per Tantrum Skill Level
    25% Movement Speed
    Enhanced Weapon Damage +(30 to 60)%
    +200% Enhanced Defense
    (15 to 20)% to All Attributes
    Physical Resist 10%
    Socketed (6)
    (SSU Hard Leather Armor)

      45ewd, 17%aa, 25ms and 10pr. Even ignoring the Tantrum part of this item, its stats are still excellent. Tantrum is an oskill that is similar to Barrage, but shorter ranged, lasts longer and hits more time per second. The skill itself isn't good, but the active time is 3-6 seconds depending on its lvl. Tantrum oskill can spawn on crafted bows (+18 to 26), rare quivers (+9 to 13) and relics (+6 to 11). Ideally, you would want the oskill on both your rare quiver and on a crafted 200-300 bow (3 affixes, very rare), so keep an eye out for them during your playthrough. If by some miracle you find both those pieces, Petulant becomes BiS for bossing. Alternatively, you could use
      Amok (Xis)
      Amok
      Bows

      'OrXis'
      Runeword Level: 120
      3% Chance to cast level 17 Gift of Inner Fire on Kill
      60% Attack Speed
      +200% Enhanced Damage
      +3% to Lightning Spell Damage
      -25% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
      -25% to Enemy Cold Resistance
      +(26 to 42) to Tantrum
      +5 Life on Striking
      Cannot be Unsocketed
      on your alt weapon: swap, cast Tantrum, swap back and shoot. However, you lose valuable uptime doing that (especially with online lag), time you would otherwise spent casting more stuff.

  • Strength Beyond Strength
    Strength Beyond Strength
    Gothic Plate (Sacred)

    Defense: (8339 - 9198) to (10115 - 11157)
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 614
    Item Level: 120
    1% Chance to cast level 36 Pyroblast on Striking
    Adds 25-38 damage
    150% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +90% Damage to Demons
    25% Life stolen per Hit
    10% Deadly Strike
    +(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
    1% Reanimate as: Inarius
    -5 to Light Radius
    Socketed (6)
    (SSU Gothic Plate)

      10ds, 63dmg and 25%ls. Complete heresy. The 90ewd vs. demons might also come in relevant in some instances. Petulant will beat this armor for bossing if you have the 2 Tantrum pieces needed to abuse it, but SBS isn't conditional; it’s amazing on its own. It's a moot debate to have though, because both armors are very rare. Use whichever you find or prefer.



GLOVES


  • Abandonned Craft (Leather Gloves)
      Relevant affixes: 25ias, 25min, 30max, 30dex, 40aa, 5%ls, 2zon, 20fcr, ctc burning veil.
      Burning Veil is a large fire wall that gives you 89ewd for 60 secs when you pass through it. Try to find a pair with ias and 2 other relevant affix. Otherwise, I doubt it's worth replacing the Honorific. Aban crafted gloves can potentially be BiS if you roll 3-4 good affixes and high %dex on the aban rolls, but it would require a lot of shrines. Hammerfists are very hard to beat in terms of dmg and are very common. When Hammerfist drops, forget crafting gloves and switch to using most of your aban shrines to some other slot that needs upgrading.

  • Hammerfist
    Hammerfist
    Gauntlets (Sacred)

    Defense: (1227 - 1450) to (1436 - 1697)
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 574
    Item Level: 105
    Adds (1 to 15)-(20 to 30) damage
    5% Life stolen per Hit
    5% Chance of Crushing Blow
    +(15 to 25) to Spiral Dance
    Enhanced Weapon Damage +(30 to 60)%
    +(120 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
    Elemental Resists +15%
    Socketed (4)
    (SU Gauntlet)

      32 dmg, 45ewd, 5cb and 5%ls. What I like of these gloves is that they're only SU, so they are relatively easy to find. I usually find several in my playthroughs, which is a good thing because there aren't a lot of glove choices for bowzon. Hammerfists also have a lot of variability in their rolls, so it's good to be able to find new rolls to replace a shit pair.

  • Rogue Foresight
    Rogue Foresight
    Heavy Gloves (Sacred)

    Defense: 492 to 522
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 484
    Item Level: 120
    +1 to All Skills
    5% Deadly Strike
    +(3 to 9) to War Spirit
    -10% to Strength
    20% to Dexterity
    Physical Resist 5%
    Socketed (4)
    (SSU Heavy Gloves)

      BiS for bossing. 5ds, 20%dex and 5pr. Slightly more dmg than Hammerfists, but also give pr which makes them strickly better. Not by a lot though, and they're much rarer.
      Note: War Spirit level only increases duration, it doesn't do more dmg (it saves you 1 hard skill point at best).



BELT


  • Abandonned Craft (Sash)
      Relevant affixes: 40fhr, 5%ls, 40aa, 30dex.
      Nothing really exciting here, but it will still beat all other belts beside SSU's in terms of dmg. I would settle on one that rolls at least 14%dex and 50 dex on base roll (bless included). Such a belt is very easy to roll. That said, it's worth it to spend a bunch of aban shrines here for a better roll, because the only better dmg belt is Black Void. All others are either for speeds or tankiness.

  • Rainbow (Xis)
    Rainbow
    Belts

    'EtXis'
    Runeword Level: 120
    +3 to Maximum Damage
    +13% to Spell Damage
    +(41 to 50)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
    Elemental Resists +(31 to 40)%
    50% Magic Find
    +7 to Light Radius
    Cannot be Unsocketed
    (T4 Sash)

      Requires a Xis rune and gives a flat 50mf. Its purpose is just to increase your drop quality without sacrificing too much dmg. Belts are only 2os, so you don't lose too much from the loss of 2 amethysts. Use a "ber" crafted jewel with 15ias and at least one of those affixes: %aa/%dex/dex/str/min dmg/max dmg/hp. This runeword will be used to farm until you find a Lilith's (a somewhat common piece).

  • Lilith's Temptation
    Lilith's Temptation
    Plated Belt (Sacred)

    Defense: (3680 - 4089) to (4031 - 4479)
    Required Level: 100
    Item Level: 105
    3% Chance to cast level 2 Time Strike on Striking
    +(170 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
    -100 to Life
    (60 to 100)% Magic Find
    Requirements -100%
    Socketed (2)
    (SU Plated Belt)

      This belt is common and spawns with outrageous amounts of mf. Excellent for farming until (or rather if) you find a Black Void.

  • Dementia
    Dementia
    Belt (Sacred)

    Defense: (3111 - 3348) to (3272 - 3524)
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength:
    634
    Item Level: 120
    -(15 to 20)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
    +(15 to 25) to Fowl Fight
    Slow Target 5%
    +(120 to 140)% Enhanced Defense
    +500 Defense
    Maximum Life 5%
    Maximum Elemental Resists +1%
    Physical Resist 5%
    Requirements +20%
    Socketed (2)
    (SSU Belt)

      Slow and cool defensive affixes. A very nice piece to find as it will significantly increase your surviability. Wear it when max resist is needed.

  • The Endless Loop
    The Endless Loop
    Light Belt (Sacred)

    Defense: 1101 to 1143
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 490
    Item Level: 105
    40% Combat Speeds
    +(10 to 19) to Charged Strike
    Slow Target 10%
    +50 to all Attributes
    +50 Life Regenerated per Second
    +(0 to 1) Mana on Striking
    Socketed (2)
    (SU Light Belt)

      40speeds, 50aa and 10slow. Amazing piece for bossing. The fcr will help cap Phalanx cast speed. Remember that Phalanx is our main boss killer. Loop also makes reaching 292ias easier, which allows you to free up some other armor slots that would otherwise have to be ias. Very nice (and common) piece to have in stash for bossing.

  • Black Void
    Black Void
    Heavy Belt (Sacred)

    Defense: (3060 - 3442) to (3304 - 3717)
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 568
    Item Level: 120
    20% Attack Speed
    Adds 10-15 damage
    (10 to 15)% Life stolen per Hit
    Slow Target 10%
    +(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
    10% to Strength
    10% to Dexterity
    Target Takes Additional Damage of (25 to 50)
    30% Magic Find
    Socketed (2)
    (SSU Heavy Belt)

      BiS belt for bossing, and it's also very good for farming (mf). 20ias, 25 dmg, 12%ls, 10%slow, 10%aa and 30mf. It's a SSU though, so limit your expectations in finding it.


BOOTS


  • Wind Runner

    Wind Runner
    Boots

    'EaEaEaEa'
    Runeword Level: 100
    +(0 to 1) to All Skills
    35% Attack Speed
    10% Movement Speed
    Adds 37-70 damage
    250% Bonus to Attack Rating
    (10 to 15)% Life stolen per Hit
    +(171 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
    (T4 Boots)

      You lose 4 perf amethysts, but provides you with 107dmg, 50ms and 15%ls. They will beat perfectly rolled crafted boots in the mid-late game. It's well worth the 4 amethysts loss. There aren't any other exciting boots for bowzon, so you will keep these boots for your entire playthrough. Base should be T4 Boots with 40ms and 1pr. Reroll runeword until you get 1sk and 15%ls.


RINGS


  • Ripstar
    Ripstar
    Ring

    Required Level: 60
    Item Level: 60
    +0.5625 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
    +20 Life on Attack

      78dmg at lvl 140. Your bread and butter. They are easy to find and very hard to beat. Lottery roll them as you find more (do not "luck" them), you will drop a bunch in your SSF journey.

  • The Hunger
    The Hunger
    Ring

    Required Level: 100
    Item Level: 123
    (25 to 50)% Cast Speed
    -50 Life Regenerated per Second
    With The Catalyst and The Judgement Equipped:
    Immersion Leeches Life

    Vizjerei Dominion
    (Sorceress Arcane Set)

      32fcr. A terrible piece, but will help you reach max cast frames for Phalanx in the early-mid game. Stash it and equip when you enter a uber that requires Phalanx. Ditch the ring as soon as you find
      The Endless Loop
      The Endless Loop
      Light Belt (Sacred)

      Defense: 1101 to 1143
      Required Level: 100
      Required Strength: 490
      Item Level: 105
      40% Combat Speeds
      +(10 to 19) to Charged Strike
      Slow Target 10%
      +50 to all Attributes
      +50 Life Regenerated per Second
      +(0 to 1) Mana on Striking
      Socketed (2)
      ,
      Adrenaline Rush
      Adrenaline Rush
      Ring

      Required Level: 100
      Item Level: 120
      +1 to All Skills
      40% Combat Speeds
      40% Movement Speed
      Maximum Elemental Resists +1%
      or [
      Hratli's Craft
      Hratli's Craft
      Ring Mail (Sacred)

      Defense: (6628 - 7311) to (7292 - 8043)
      Required Level: 100
      Required Strength:
      307
      Item Level: 105
      +1 to All Skills
      25% Cast Speed
      50% Hit Recovery
      +(41 to 50)% to Summoned Minion Life
      +(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
      +75 to Dexterity
      Physical Resist 10%
      40% Magic Find
      Requirements -40%
      Repairs 1 Durability in 25 Seconds
      Socketed (6)
      + Dunc ].

  • Adrenaline Rush
    Adrenaline Rush
    Ring

    Required Level: 100
    Item Level: 120
    +1 to All Skills
    40% Combat Speeds
    40% Movement Speed
    Maximum Elemental Resists +1%

      40speeds, 40ms (faster farming) and 1max res. BiS for farming trash due to the huge ms. Gotta go fast. It's also excellent for places where resist is needed.

  • Giant's Knuckle
    Giant's Knuckle
    Ring

    Required Level: 100
    Item Level: 120
    20% Attack Speed
    Adds 10-15 damage
    (5 to 10)% Life stolen per Hit
    5% Deadly Strike
    +25 Life Regenerated per Second
    Physical Resist 5%

      Absolute BiS by far. 20ias, 25dmg, 7%ls, 5pr. They have slightly less dmg output than Ripstars, but the other affixes make it better for most content. They are somewhat rare. Your best chances to find some is in Dunc or Fauzt.



AMULET


  • Scarab of Death
    Scarab of Death
    Amulet

    Required Level: 40
    Item Level: 70
    50% Cast Speed
    50% Attack Speed
    50% Hit Recovery
    Elemental Resists +25%
    Physical Resist -5%
    5% Reanimate as: Searing Vermin

      This amulet surprised me the most out of all other items for two reasons. First, it makes reaching important ias, fcr and fhr breakpoints easier. This frees up your other gear slots. Second, they are very common, which means you can lottery upgrade them (don't "luck" them) until you find a 2%max res roll. You'll reach capped cast frames if you pair it with
      The Hunger
      The Hunger
      Ring

      Required Level: 100
      Item Level: 123
      (25 to 50)% Cast Speed
      -50 Life Regenerated per Second
      With The Catalyst and The Judgement Equipped:
      Immersion Leeches Life

      Vizjerei Dominion
      (Sorceress Arcane Set)
      ,
      The Endless Loop
      The Endless Loop
      Light Belt (Sacred)

      Defense: 1101 to 1143
      Required Level: 100
      Required Strength: 490
      Item Level: 105
      40% Combat Speeds
      +(10 to 19) to Charged Strike
      Slow Target 10%
      +50 to all Attributes
      +50 Life Regenerated per Second
      +(0 to 1) Mana on Striking
      Socketed (2)
      ,
      Adrenaline Rush
      Adrenaline Rush
      Ring

      Required Level: 100
      Item Level: 120
      +1 to All Skills
      40% Combat Speeds
      40% Movement Speed
      Maximum Elemental Resists +1%
      , [
      Hratli's Craft
      Hratli's Craft
      Ring Mail (Sacred)

      Defense: (6628 - 7311) to (7292 - 8043)
      Required Level: 100
      Required Strength:
      307
      Item Level: 105
      +1 to All Skills
      25% Cast Speed
      50% Hit Recovery
      +(41 to 50)% to Summoned Minion Life
      +(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
      +75 to Dexterity
      Physical Resist 10%
      40% Magic Find
      Requirements -40%
      Repairs 1 Durability in 25 Seconds
      Socketed (6)
      + Dunc ] or [22speeds Triune charm + Dunc ]. The reanimate is also very useful in some places like Fauzt. I find myself returning to that ammy a lot of time eventhough I've found "big dick dmg" ammys. You can also use the MO space for huge amounts of resist. In the lategame, I recommend spending AC's to find more of this amulet to do lottery rolls until you get a 2%max roll.

  • Rare
      Relevant affixes: 25ias, 25min, 30max, 40aa, 30dex, 20fcr, lightning arena oskill, banish/doom proc.
      Doom adds ~150 phys dmg to every wdm source. Banish adds bonus rainbow dmg on top of your own. Keep picking rare ammys up in hopes of finding a good one with 4 or more good affixes. Note: +skill will only help Paragon (~125hp per sk) and Spellbind duration. It will not help anything else in any relevant manner. All-skills is useable, but it's not an important affix to get on bowzons.

  • Khanduran Royal Pendant
    Khanduran Royal Pendant
    Amulet

    Required Level: 100
    Item Level: 120
    1% Base Block Chance
    Maximum Skill Level Increased by 1

      Just a "prebuff" ammy after respecs to push your maxed skills a bit further (allows you to get +1 target from Wyrmshot, yay!). Keep in stash. It's a very rare amulet.

  • In For The Kill
    In For The Kill
    Amulet

    Required Level: 100
    Item Level: 120
    2% Chance to cast level 20 Thunder Hammer Nova on Kill
    2% Chance to cast level 20 APF-20 'Maelstrom' MkI on Kill
    2% Chance to cast level 20 Widowmaker on Kill
    20% Movement Speed
    Elemental Resists -20%
    (25 to 50)% Magic Find

      20ms and 37mf. BiS for speed farming trash areas involving a lot of running like dunc. Also a very rare amulet.

  • Beads of the Snake Queen
    Beads of the Snake Queen
    Amulet

    Required Level: 100
    Item Level: 120
    4% Chance to cast level 33 Scorpion Blade on Kill
    Adds 5-10 damage
    Stun Attack
    (20 to 25)% to Strength
    (20 to 25)% to Dexterity
    +(200 to 500) Defense
    +100 Life after each Kill

      15dmg and 22%dex. Biggest dmg ammy. Use this for bossing if ias is already capped and Phalanx is not needed.

  • Dyers Eve
    Dyers Eve
    Amulet

    Required Level: 100
    Item Level: 120
    5% Chance to cast level 5 Time Strike on Striking
    +2 to All Skills
    Adds 15-20 damage
    5% Life stolen per Hit
    Elemental Resists +10%
    Physical Resist (1 to 10)%

      On-strike wdm proc, 35dmg, 5%ls and 5pr. A bit less dmg than BotSQ (3-4% dmg difference), but has some defense on it and a strike proc (good vs. stationary targets) which makes it slightly better. Always remember that not dying is more important than more dmg. Use this if ias is already capped and Phalanx is not needed.



RELICS

  • Farming
    • Relic (Lion Stance)
      Cornerstone of the World
      Relic
      Required Level: 120
      Can be Inserted into Socketed Items
      Level 6 Lion Stance
      Enhanced Weapon Damage +(19 to 30)%
      :
      Gives ewd and a pr reduction.
    • Relic (Wolf Stance)
      Cornerstone of the World
      Relic
      Required Level: 120
      Can be Inserted into Socketed Items
      Level 1 Wolf Stance
      :
      Gives 40ms alongside some ias/fhr/ewd.
    • Relic (Wyrmshot)
      Cornerstone of the World
      Relic
      Required Level: 120
      Can be Inserted into Socketed Items
      +2 Wyrmshot Targets
      +(4 to 12) to Wyrmshot
      :
      Gives +2 targets. You'll clear dense rooms ~11% faster.
  • Bossing
    • Relic (Tantrum)
      Cornerstone of the World
      Relic
      Required Level: 120
      Can be Inserted into Socketed Items
      +(6 to 11) to Tantrum
      +2000 Defense vs. Melee
      :
      Keep around in case you find
      The Petulant
      The Petulant
      Hard Leather Armor (Sacred)

      Defense: 7053 to 7521
      Required Level: 100
      Required Strength: 486
      Item Level: 120
      While Tantrum is Active:
      +0.5% Deadly Strike per Tantrum Skill Level
      +0.5% Crushing Blow per Tantrum Skill Level
      +3% Enhanced Weapon Damage per Tantrum Skill Level
      25% Movement Speed
      Enhanced Weapon Damage +(30 to 60)%
      +200% Enhanced Defense
      (15 to 20)% to All Attributes
      Physical Resist 10%
      Socketed (6)
      .
    • Relic (Rapture)
      Cornerstone of the World
      Relic
      Required Level: 120
      Can be Inserted into Socketed Items
      Rapture Duration Increased by 15 seconds
      +(9 to 17) to Rapture
      :
      25s buff that gives fcr and ms (save an item slot by maintaining 117fcr).
    • Relic (Timefield)
      Cornerstone of the World
      Relic
      Required Level: 120
      Can be Inserted into Socketed Items
      +(3 to 8) to Timefield
      Slow Target 5%
      :
      For the passive 5%slow.
    • Relic (Firedance)
      Cornerstone of the World
      Relic
      Required Level: 120
      Can be Inserted into Socketed Items
      +1 to Sorceress Skill Levels
      +(4 to 7) to Firedance
      :
      Ground buff that gives ewd while in circle. Amazing when you don't have to run too much.
  • Everything
    • Relic (Pounce)
      Cornerstone of the World
      Relic
      Required Level: 120
      Can be Inserted into Socketed Items
      +(13 to 18)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
      +(7 to 12) to Pounce
      :
      for the bonus 15ewd to bloodlust.
    • Relic (Tainted Blood)
      Cornerstone of the World
      Relic
      Required Level: 120
      Can be Inserted into Socketed Items
      +(3 to 7) to Tainted Blood
      Slain Monsters Rest in Peace
      :
      Buff that regens %hp.
    • Relic (Mark of the Wild)
      Cornerstone of the World
      Relic
      Required Level: 120
      Can be Inserted into Socketed Items
      100% Duration Bonus to Mark of the Wild
      +(4 to 8) to Mark of the Wild
      :
      Buff that gives ewd.
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This guide is amazing, but I notice you didn't actually talk about the skill points except for recommendations for specific ubers. During normal farming, do you just spam Wyrmshot? Do you recommend having a separate spec for high level farming after bosses are done?
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funfrock wrote:This guide is amazing, but I notice you didn't actually talk about the skill points except for recommendations for specific ubers. During normal farming, do you just spam Wyrmshot? Do you recommend having a separate spec for high level farming after bosses are done?

I like simplicity. I use the same skill point allocation for farming and for bossing. Bowzons aren't really starved for skill points, so there's no real big sacrifice.


However the skill I use depends on the mob type. Wyrmshot for farming trash (squishy monsters), Phalanx/Barrage/Trinity for single-target (tanky bosses).
Edited by Wulf 3 months.