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First and foremost, this guide draws most of if not all of its inspiration and information from Wulf's SSF Bowzon Guide
His Bowzon guide is one of if not the most thorough guide on the forums, it just has a bit of outdated information due to the passing of time.
I will be updating outdated information, while preserving the vast knowledge that hasn't changed. That being said, most of the time when "I" is being used read "wulf"
I am in no way trying to pass off anything in this guide, except very minimal adjustments and tweaks made to update outdated information as my own words or creation.


Feel free to contact me here, on Discord (dimes-.-) or drop by my Twitch where you can most likely find me playing bowzon for a few weeks at the start of every season.

Changelog: V2.1
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Changelog: V2.2
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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.
    • With a little bit of investment , Bowzons are one of the best farmers in the game.
    • With recent additions such as Decoy, we are now rather decent at doing most encounters, we have a fairly easy time obtaining most charms.

► Abbreviations


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




ATTRIBUTES | SKILLS | BREAKPOINTS

    Strength: (Sometime points here when necessary, early)
    Dexterity: (ALL POINT INTO DEX)
    Vitality:
    Energy:

    Note: With the strength requirements to wear Honorific items being much higher now, it is okay to put a little bit of attributes into strength early on, or simply use a lower tier of honorific belt until you reach the required strength

    Bow Tree: Trinity Arrow (1) | Dragonlore (Max) | Wyrmshot (Max*)| Decoy (1-10)| Fire at Will (Max)| Keen Sight (Max)
    Divine Tree: Wild and Free (1*) | Ecstatic Frenzy (Max) | Defensive Harmony (1) | Balance (1) | Fortitude (Max)
    Reward Tree: Paragon (1*) | Spellbind (1) | War Spirit (1)
    Mastery Tree: Specialization (Max)

      Wyrmshot is for killing trash mobs and Trinity Arrow against tanky targets.

    Note: *Be careful of maxing wyrmshot early, put points into it as you notice you're able to sustain the mana more and more, putting points into the Meditation early is okay. With these points allocated at 145, you will have 30 skill points remaining.
    There are a few things you can do here with the remainder of the points.
    You can choose to put more points into Paragon, Wild and Free, Endurance, Tenacity.
    I personally choose to put 5-7 points into decoy for the cooldown and then I put the rest into Wild and Free





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With the addition of the Maiden Bow a new mastercrafted item base, we have a new set of breakpoints, they are the first set of breakpoints in the list and we will need to reach 456 ias to reach 7fpa. The second set of breakpoints is for reflex bow.



Leveling Items
(1-105)

    Main Weapon:
    Shark
    Shark
    Weapons
    Except Necromancer Daggers, Assassin Claws

    'Eld'
    Runeword Level: 8
    5% Chance to cast level 9 Bloodlust on Kill
    +(7 to 9)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    20% Attack Speed
    +5 to Maximum Damage
    +0.125 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
    1.5% Bonus to Attack Rating (Based on Character Level)
    +(24 to 35)% Enhanced Damage
    -1 to Mana
    Any Bow T1
    Herald of Skartara
    Herald of Skartara
    Reflex Bow (4)

    Two-Hand Damage: (23 - 29) to (37 - 48)
    (Amazon Only)
    Required Level: 11
    Required Dexterity: 103
    Item Level: 29
    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
    Adds (11 to 15)-(21 to 30) Damage
    +(35 to 57)% Enhanced Damage
    10% Magic Find
    Socketed (2)
    Two-Hand Damage: (63 - 77) to (93 - 108)
    (Amazon Only)
    Required Level: 30
    Required Dexterity: 150
    Item Level: 40
    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
    Adds (25 to 35)-(41 to 50) Damage
    +(81 to 103)% Enhanced Damage
    20% Magic Find
    Socketed (4)
    Two-Hand Damage: (124 - 142) to (173 - 204)
    (Amazon Only)
    Required Level: 48
    Required Dexterity: 290
    Item Level: 67
    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
    Adds (36 to 45)-(51 to 70) Damage
    +(126 to 149)% Enhanced Damage
    30% Magic Find
    Socketed (5)
    Two-Hand Damage: (168 - 187) to (230 - 263)
    (Amazon Only)
    Required Level: 57
    Required Dexterity: 570
    Item Level: 85
    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
    Adds (51 to 60)-(71 to 90) Damage
    +(149 to 171)% Enhanced Damage
    40% Magic Find
    Socketed (6)
    T2 T3 T4 (MO: luck first, 2x mana stolen, ed to 195, ewd, ar%, max)
    Quiver: any
    Locust Hive
    Locust Hive
    Arrow Quiver

    Required Level: 5
    Item Level: 1
    4% Chance to cast level 1 Arrow on Striking
    Adds (2 to 3)-(8 to 10) Magic Damage
    (4 to 6)% Life stolen per Hit
    (With the lower WPD on Wyrmshot, and 25% of it's damage being converted to a random tri-ele the WPD proc on Locust will greatly help leach and survivability)
    Swap Weapon:
    Pax Mystica
    Pax Mystica
    Staves

    'Tir'
    Runeword Level: 10
    +1 to All Skills
    +7% to Spell Damage
    +(2 to 5) to Blink
    Elemental Resists +(11 to 15)%
    (11 to 13)% Magic Find

    Helm:
    Haareis
    Haareis
    Diadem (4)

    Defense: 36 to 80
    Required Level: 10
    Required Dexterity: 28
    Item Level: 1
    1% Chance to cast level 1 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
    Adds 5-7 Cold Damage
    (2 to 4)% Life stolen per Hit
    (4 to 6)% to Strength
    (4 to 6)% to Dexterity
    (4 to 6)% to Vitality
    Cold Resist +(16 to 25)%
    Socketed (2)
    Defense: 103 to 194
    Required Level: 28
    Required Dexterity: 57
    Item Level: 31
    2% Chance to cast level 5 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
    Adds 18-20 Cold Damage
    (8 to 10)% Life stolen per Hit
    (7 to 9)% to Strength
    (7 to 9)% to Dexterity
    (7 to 9)% to Vitality
    Cold Resist +(36 to 45)%
    Socketed (2)
    Defense: 215 to 386
    Required Level: 46
    Required Dexterity: 137
    Item Level: 51
    3% Chance to cast level 9 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
    Adds 55-65 Cold Damage
    (14 to 16)% Life stolen per Hit
    (10 to 12)% to Strength
    (10 to 12)% to Dexterity
    (10 to 12)% to Vitality
    Cold Resist +(56 to 65)%
    Socketed (3)
    Defense: 296 to 523
    Required Level: 54
    Required Dexterity: 294
    Item Level: 77
    4% Chance to cast level 11 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
    Adds 175-190 Cold Damage
    (17 to 19)% Life stolen per Hit
    (13 to 15)% to Strength
    (13 to 15)% to Dexterity
    (13 to 15)% to Vitality
    Cold Resist +(66 to 75)%
    Socketed (4)

    Body Armor:
    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
    Weapon Physical 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: 50
    Item Level: 31
    Adds 10-14 Damage
    3% Life stolen per Hit
    Weapon Physical 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: 175
    Item Level: 51
    Adds 15-18 Damage
    4% Life stolen per Hit
    Weapon Physical 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: 350
    Item Level: 77
    Adds 20-25 Damage
    5% Life stolen per Hit
    Weapon Physical Damage +(46 to 60)%
    +(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
    +80 Life Regenerated per Second
    Socketed (6)

    Gloves:
    Enlightenment
    Enlightenment
    Gloves

    'El'
    Runeword Level: 6
    10% Combat Speeds
    2% Life stolen per Hit
    2% Mana stolen per Hit
    +5 to all Attributes
    +(3 to 5) Life Regenerated per Second
    Lightning Resist +15%
    +(4 to 6) to Light Radius
    Honorific T4 Leather Gloves (allres)
    Belt:
    Rainbow
    Rainbow
    Belts

    'Eth'
    Runeword Level: 15
    +5% to Spell Damage
    +(6 to 10)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
    Regenerate Mana +(5 to 10)%
    Elemental Resists +(10 to 15)%
    (6 to 8)% Magic Find
    +2 to Light Radius
    Wormtongue
    Wormtongue
    Light Belt (4)

    Defense: (53 - 58) to (71 - 78)
    Required Level: 3
    Required Strength: 26
    Item Level: 1
    (31 to 50)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Adds 5-13 Poison Damage over 2 seconds
    (2 to 4)% Life stolen per Hit
    +(18 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
    +(11 to 15) to Dexterity
    Socketed (1)
    Defense: (214 - 231) to (259 - 279)
    Required Level: 21
    Required Strength: 55
    Item Level: 31
    (71 to 90)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Adds 19-50 Poison Damage over 2 seconds
    (8 to 10)% Life stolen per Hit
    +(41 to 52)% Enhanced Defense
    +(21 to 25) to Dexterity
    Socketed (2)
    Defense: (544 - 581) to (649 - 693)
    Required Level: 38
    Required Strength: 192
    Item Level: 51
    (111 to 130)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Adds 75-150 Poison Damage over 2 seconds
    (14 to 16)% Life stolen per Hit
    +(64 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
    +(31 to 35) to Dexterity
    Socketed (2)
    Defense: (801 - 851) to (946 - 1006)
    Required Level: 46
    Required Strength: 384
    Item Level: 77
    (131 to 150)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Adds 100-250 Poison Damage over 2 seconds
    (17 to 19)% Life stolen per Hit
    +(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
    +(36 to 40) to Dexterity
    Socketed (2)
    Honorific T4 Sash (allres)
    Boots:
    Epicenter
    Epicenter
    Boots

    'Ith'
    Runeword Level: 18
    0.0625% Chance of Crushing Blow (Based on Character Level)
    +(4 to 15)% Enhanced Defense
    +(40 to 60) to Life
    Elemental Resists +(3 to 5)%
    T2
    Death Spur
    Death Spur
    Heavy Boots (4)

    Defense: 27 to 39
    Required Level: 3
    Required Strength: 27
    Item Level: 1
    1% Chance to cast level 6 Spike Nova on Kill
    (10 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: 55
    Item Level: 31
    1% Chance to cast level 10 Spike Nova on Kill
    (10 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: 193
    Item Level: 51
    1% Chance to cast level 14 Spike Nova on Kill
    (10 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: 386
    Item Level: 77
    1% Chance to cast level 16 Spike Nova on Kill
    (10 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: You may not have enough strength to put on T4 Honorific Gloves, and Belt. It is fine to either put some extra points into strength before obtaining charms to alleviate this pressure or to use a lower tier of honorific gloves/boots and lose out on some sockets early, generally once you get one piece of honorific gear on, and mo it correctly you will have enough strength to put the other two pieces on.
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 or Maiden Bow, (check the Item Upgrades section on what to bless/MO bow with)
    Quiver: Rare/Magic 10-15%ls
    Locust Hive
    Locust Hive
    Arrow Quiver

    Required Level: 5
    Item Level: 1
    4% Chance to cast level 1 Arrow on Striking
    Adds (2 to 3)-(8 to 10) Magic Damage
    (4 to 6)% Life stolen per Hit
    (With the lower WPD on Wyrmshot, and 25% of it's damage being converted to a random tri-ele the WPD proc on Locust will greatly help leach and survivability)
    Swap Weapon: T4
    Koth's Lesson
    Koth's Lesson
    Mace (4)

    One-Hand Damage: (7 - 9) to (10 - 12)
    Required Level: 5
    Required Strength: 36
    Item Level: 10
    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
    +(87 to 122)% Damage to Undead
    +(31 to 50)% Enhanced Damage
    +(51 to 100) Defense
    +(11 to 15) to Strength
    Maximum Life +(2 to 3)%
    Socketed (1)
    One-Hand Damage: (22 - 24) to (29 - 32)
    Required Level: 23
    Required Strength: 62
    Item Level: 31
    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
    +(159 to 194)% Damage to Undead
    +(71 to 90)% Enhanced Damage
    +(151 to 200) Defense
    +(21 to 25) to Strength
    Maximum Life +(3 to 4)%
    Socketed (2)
    One-Hand Damage: (40 - 44) to (60 - 66)
    Required Level: 42
    Required Strength: 130
    Item Level: 51
    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
    +(231 to 266)% Damage to Undead
    +(101 to 120)% Enhanced Damage
    +(251 to 300) Defense
    +(31 to 35) to Strength
    Maximum Life +(4 to 5)%
    Socketed (3)
    One-Hand Damage: (55 - 60) to (80 - 87)
    Required Level: 51
    Required Strength: 261
    Item Level: 77
    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
    +(267 to 302)% Damage to Undead
    +(131 to 150)% Enhanced Damage
    +(301 to 350) Defense
    +(36 to 40) to Strength
    Maximum Life +(5 to 6)%
    Socketed (3)

    Helm:
    Haareis
    Haareis
    Diadem (4)

    Defense: 36 to 80
    Required Level: 10
    Required Dexterity: 28
    Item Level: 1
    1% Chance to cast level 1 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
    Adds 5-7 Cold Damage
    (2 to 4)% Life stolen per Hit
    (4 to 6)% to Strength
    (4 to 6)% to Dexterity
    (4 to 6)% to Vitality
    Cold Resist +(16 to 25)%
    Socketed (2)
    Defense: 103 to 194
    Required Level: 28
    Required Dexterity: 57
    Item Level: 31
    2% Chance to cast level 5 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
    Adds 18-20 Cold Damage
    (8 to 10)% Life stolen per Hit
    (7 to 9)% to Strength
    (7 to 9)% to Dexterity
    (7 to 9)% to Vitality
    Cold Resist +(36 to 45)%
    Socketed (2)
    Defense: 215 to 386
    Required Level: 46
    Required Dexterity: 137
    Item Level: 51
    3% Chance to cast level 9 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
    Adds 55-65 Cold Damage
    (14 to 16)% Life stolen per Hit
    (10 to 12)% to Strength
    (10 to 12)% to Dexterity
    (10 to 12)% to Vitality
    Cold Resist +(56 to 65)%
    Socketed (3)
    Defense: 296 to 523
    Required Level: 54
    Required Dexterity: 294
    Item Level: 77
    4% Chance to cast level 11 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
    Adds 175-190 Cold Damage
    (17 to 19)% Life stolen per Hit
    (13 to 15)% to Strength
    (13 to 15)% to Dexterity
    (13 to 15)% to Vitality
    Cold Resist +(66 to 75)%
    Socketed (4)
    (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
    Weapon Physical 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: 50
    Item Level: 31
    Adds 10-14 Damage
    3% Life stolen per Hit
    Weapon Physical 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: 175
    Item Level: 51
    Adds 15-18 Damage
    4% Life stolen per Hit
    Weapon Physical 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: 350
    Item Level: 77
    Adds 20-25 Damage
    5% Life stolen per Hit
    Weapon Physical 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: allres, max, dex, str, mf)
    Belt: Honorific T4 Sash
    Wormtongue
    Wormtongue
    Light Belt (4)

    Defense: (53 - 58) to (71 - 78)
    Required Level: 3
    Required Strength: 26
    Item Level: 1
    (31 to 50)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Adds 5-13 Poison Damage over 2 seconds
    (2 to 4)% Life stolen per Hit
    +(18 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
    +(11 to 15) to Dexterity
    Socketed (1)
    Defense: (214 - 231) to (259 - 279)
    Required Level: 21
    Required Strength: 55
    Item Level: 31
    (71 to 90)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Adds 19-50 Poison Damage over 2 seconds
    (8 to 10)% Life stolen per Hit
    +(41 to 52)% Enhanced Defense
    +(21 to 25) to Dexterity
    Socketed (2)
    Defense: (544 - 581) to (649 - 693)
    Required Level: 38
    Required Strength: 192
    Item Level: 51
    (111 to 130)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Adds 75-150 Poison Damage over 2 seconds
    (14 to 16)% Life stolen per Hit
    +(64 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
    +(31 to 35) to Dexterity
    Socketed (2)
    Defense: (801 - 851) to (946 - 1006)
    Required Level: 46
    Required Strength: 384
    Item Level: 77
    (131 to 150)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Adds 100-250 Poison Damage over 2 seconds
    (17 to 19)% Life stolen per Hit
    +(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
    +(36 to 40) to Dexterity
    Socketed (2)
    (MO order: allres, max, dex, str, 2x fhr, mf rest)
    Boots: Honorific T4 Boots (35-40ms, MO order: allres, 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 Melee Attack

    Amulet:
    Scarab of Death
    Scarab of Death
    Amulet

    Required Level: 40
    Item Level: 70
    50% Attack Speed
    50% Cast Speed
    50% Hit Recovery
    Elemental Resists +25%
    Physical Resist -5%
    5% Reanimate as: Random Monster
Sockets: Perfect Skulls in weapon | Perfect Amethysts in armors
Note: You may not have enough strength to put on T4 Honorific Gloves, Belt and Boots. It is fine to either put some extra points into strength before obtaining charms to alleviate this pressure or to use a lower tier of honorific gloves/boots and lose out on some sockets early, generally once you get one piece of honorific gear on, and mo it correctly you will have enough strength to put the other two pieces on.



Quick Tips
Before you start:
  • 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 Higher Level Script


Playthrough tips:
  • Pick up Bloodstone/Onyx/Amber/Turquoise gems in the early game for armor sockets, resists are very important.
  • 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 Starting/Entry level 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 → +20 to life → rest open for when resists are needed.
  • How much mf should I have?
      As a general rule, killspeed is always preferable to mf. 200-250mf is a great base amount to have, going above this is fine, but don't ever lose clear speed for mf.
      ► Show Spoiler


Uberquests

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

Strategy: Spellbind → Trinity Arrow while kiting him in circle → distract him with decoy



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

Strategy: Stay mobile → kill adds with Wyrmshot/Trinity Arrow. When things are manageable, Spellbind → and kill Machine with Trinity Arrow. Rerun for 15allres.


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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 Trinity Arrow. Good early place to farm gold. Rerun for high res charm.


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Death Projector
Location: Act 3 Frayer Jungle Swampy Pit lvl 3 (lvl 105)

Strategy: Grab 2 of the guardians located in the arena → Each one of them applies a special buff to the Projector and makes him vulnerable to damage → Use decoy once you wrangle 2 of the guardians up → Spellbind Projector→ Kill Projector with Trinity Arrow.

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Invasion I
Location: Act 2 Harem Level 1 The Storm Oasis (lvl 105)

Strategy: Avoid lightning circle → Avoid lightning swirl → Spellbind boss → Kill with Trinity Arrow



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The Binding of Baal - Tal Rasha
Location: Act 2 Tal Rasha Tomb kill guardians at Duriel entrance portal (lvl 110)

Strategy: Kill adds with Wyrmshot/Trinity Arrow → Dodge poison → Dodge Lightning → Stay Mobile → Focus adds whenever they're around → Against boss → Use Trinity Arrow.


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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 aoe attacks → Kill portals and adds → Spellbind boss and kill with Trinity Arrow. 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 Wyrmshot / Trinity Arrow. Careful of the towers he spawns. Important charm, allows you to ditch Pax Mystica weapon swap 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: Can be difficult with the boss healing. Try to hit spellbind and spam wyrmshot, it can shotgun him. If having trouble, kill an add and then Trinity Arrow boss. Becomes much easier with more gear. Rerun for 25aa

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Inquisitor of the Triune
Location: Act 3 east of Kurast Docks Torajan Jungle portal (lvl 110) East [map here]

Strategy: Bird will heal you, He's Immune while casting poison nova. Spellbind → Trinity Arrow



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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.



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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, Trinity Arrow Totems. Great 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 Trinity Arrow from far away. Rerun for 20%resists



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

Strategy: Avoid lightning circle → Avoid lightning swirl → Stand in Ice Circle → Trinity Arrow Ice guy → Spellbind boss → Kill with Trinity Arrow


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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 with Wyrmshot. 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 Trinity Arrow. Rerun for 60str+dex.


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

Strategy: Bring boss to fire circle → Leave circle if overwhelmed. Clear with Wyrmshot. Spellbind → Kill boss with Trinity Arrow


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

Strategy: Instantly cast Decoy upon entering. Kill orb with Trinity Arrow as soon as you enter → Clear everything with Wyrmshot → Trinity Arrow anything that hasn't died from Wyrmshot


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Legacy of Blood (Bartuc)
Location: Act 3 Torajan Jungle wp south-east [map here](lvl 115)

Strategy: Dodge things at your feet → Cast Decoy → Kill everything with Wyrmshot → Trinity Arrow Bartuc Rerun for 5%ls.


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

Strategy: Kill Crawlers with Wyrmshot → Trinity Arrow boss. There's no hurry, you can do it in several tries. Rerun for 100+% ar


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

Strategy: Wyrmshot everything. Archers with golden armor cast Arrowside on death, this will kill you. Always be moving, always be shooting, do not stop unless it is safe to do so. Rerun for a 15%hp charm. is worth getting (5pr).

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

Strategy: Bait trash mobs with Decoy → Spellbind Bosses → Kill bosses with Trinity Arrow is worth getting (5%aa).


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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. Rerun for +2zon is worth getting (10speeds). Dunc farming route here.
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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 → Dodge green shit → Bait with Decoy → Kill with Spellbind and Trinity Arrow. Rerun while farming trophy for 3/3/3/3 or 3/3/3/x charm is worth getting (5-10dmg).

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

Strategy: Max resists can help if you're having trouble. Dodge beam → Spellbind → Bait with Decoy → Trinity Arrow boss down. Rerun for 20/20 str/dex


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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 → Bait Zagraal with Decoy → Spellbind →Kill Zagraal with Trinity Arrow.
Get a 40str+dex charm (upgrade 5 essences at a time, ditch when low rolls)
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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) (lvl 120)

Strategy: Spellbind → Bait with Decoy → Kill with Trinity Arrow. She's your goddess, it is ok to turn off Ecstatic Frenzy here. Can sometimes be a troublesome fight with low gear, do your best to bait with decoy, keep her spellbound, and just spam Trinity Arrow. You will die, just come back.
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The Mirror Temple
Location: Act 2: The Island of Skartara North East to Twin Seas First Tomb on the top left of Twin Seas

Strategy: Area with a rotating full set determined by the season. Navigate the maze and find your Nemesis, defeat them to receive an upgrade to your class charm. Mummy has 50% CTC Crucify on death it hurts, stay mobile and look for your RED Amazon Nemesis. Area can be very difficult, but has undergone some nerfs.
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Heroic Butcher
Location: Transmute Butchers Tooth (lvl 120) Cube charm with Urt Rune Use Scroll (lvl 120)

Strategy: Bait with Decoy Immediately → Wyrmshot/Trinity Arrow down adds → Stand in first top right corner → Spellbind Butcher → Kill Butcher with Trinity Arrow


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Heroic Death Projector
Location: Transmute Laser Focus Crystal (lvl 121) Cube charm with Thal Rune Use Scroll (lvl 121)

Strategy: Grab 3 of the guardians located in the arena → Each one of them applies a special buff to the Projector and makes him vulnerable to damage → Use decoy once you wrangle 3 of the guardians up → Spellbind Projector→ Kill Projector with Trinity Arrow.

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Heroic Infernal Machine
Location: Transmute Optical Detector (lvl 122) Cube charm with Xith Rune Use Scroll (lvl 122)

Strategy: Cold Resistances will help out a lot, move down towards boss → thin out adds → move away when cold pulse shows it's about to pulse (or eat it and leach/heal back up → spamming wyrmshot after cold aoe helps a lot, lot of mobs to leach from) → focus adds when they're around, → Spellbind boss → Trinity Arrow Boss.
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Baal (Hell difficulty)
Location: Act 5 same location, Hell Baal is just buffed to uber status (lvl 125)

Strategy: Stay mobile → Bait with Decoy → Spellbind Baal and kill with Trinity Arrow. Drag Baal off while you kill act bosses he spawns. Rerun for 10%all res. is worth getting (10%@res).


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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 Trinity Arrow. Bait invulnerable adds with Decoy. Rerun for +2zon and 40psn res.


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Triune
Location: Act 3 Caldeum Rathma Square kill boss portal (lvl 125)

Strategy: Grab Tome of Possession → Lure Lucion to Malic → Possess Lucion repetitively to have Malic kill him, Place decoy behind Lucion. Make a Combat speeds charm (early) → Leftover space with dex. is worth getting (30%MF & Application onto The Sleep Charm).

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

Strategy: Spam Wyrmshot, work your way slowly to the wp and then boss. Rerun for a 50str+dex charm. is worth getting (+15aa).


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Astrogha
Location: Act 3 east of Kurast Docks Torajan Jungle portal (lvl 110) north (lvl 125) [map here]

Strategy: Wyrmshot down adds → Kill Totems → Kill Astrogha, he'll split into three → Kill Astrogha 50/50 chance you picked the right one → Kill Astrogha → Kill Astrogha. Rerun for 450+ life charm. is worth getting (-5%enemy resistances).

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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. Stacking fire resist can help → Spam Wyrmshot to thin out area if necessary → Spellbind → Trinity arrow at the small rat and stay mobile. Rerun for a 400+ hp charm. is worth getting (EWD +20%).

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Bremmtown
Location: Act 5 Fauztinville east portal (lvl 125) [map here]

Strategy: Spam Wyrmshot → Bait with Decoy if necessary → ALWAYS stay mobile → 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) [map here green entrence, red boss]

Strategy: High PR & 88psn res will help out a lot. Run → Run → Walk → Run → Bait with Decoy often → Spellbind → Trinity Arrow Boss - Rerun for a +2 zon charm and never return.

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Fauztinville (Fauzt)
Location: Act 5 Right click Kabraxis-upgraded Black Road charm (lvl 125) [map here]

Strategy: Great farming for brains, which will help you obtain a better crafted Maiden Bow. Fauzt farming route here.





Yshari Sanctum (Valthek)
Location (set): Act 3 Caldeum north entrance (lvl 125) (Yshari Sanctum map with paths)
Location (boss): Act 3 Caldeum center 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, 15allres charm.
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Invasion III
Location: Act 4 Chaos Sanctuary Kill Maghda right-click Key of Lies for portal (lvl 125)

Strategy: Very difficult fight for bowzon. Avoid lightning circle → Avoid lightning swirl → Stand in Ice Circle → Trinity Arrow Ice guy → TP onto boss when he is Invulnerable → Spellbind boss → Kill with Trinity Arrow

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

Strategy: Spellbind → Bait with Decoy → Wyrmshot adds → Spellbind → Trinity Arrow Boss and dodge things. Rerun for a +2sk charm. is worth getting (100-150 tri ele dmg).
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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. Clear with Wyrmshot, focus Lilith with Trinity Arrow when vulnerable Only have to succeed once.
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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: Bait orbs with Decoy → Trinity Arrow Nests → Spellbind Boss → Trinity Arrow Boss. This is a dps check. Grab boss, kite to far bottom right area, Decoy Orbs, kill nests, kill boss.

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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)[map here green entrence, blue boss]

Strategy: Dodge things → Bait w/ Decoy → Fire Trinity Arrow → Dodge things → Find good placement in arena → Upgrade charm with Triune trophy.

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Scosglen
Location: Act 5 Ancients Way Waypoint Arreat Summit Defeat Narthal, and then Bul-Kathos Enter Scosglen [map here]

Strategy: Wyrmshot → Bait druids with Decoy → Spellbind Druids → Trinity Arrow Druids → Trinity arrow or buckshot (if applicable) Big Trees and Etherborne.

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

Strategy:
Sloth: Kill until scroll drop, dodge death proc by side movement.
Glutony: Spellbind and Trinity Arrow.
Greed: Wyrmshot when close enough avoid mana drain.
Lust: Wyrmshot / Trinity Arrow everything.
Wrath: Decoy him, he'll kill himself on it.
Envy: Wyrmshot / Trinity Arrow everything.
Pride: Boss loses hp from his summons’ attacks. Decoy adds. Kill adds when there’s too much.

Inarius & Lilith:
Sequence: Bring Lilith to center → When she Blood Pools, chase her away → Teleport behind pool → Decoy to keep Inarius still → dmg him with Trinity Arrow → 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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Item Upgrades

The following items are listed from weakest to strongest

MAIN WEAPON


  • Craft (Mastercrafted Maiden 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 except for
      Valkyrie's Prime
      Valkyrie's Prime
      Two-Hand Damage: (245 - 264) to (362 - 385)
      Required Level: 110
      Required Strength: 666
      Required Dexterity: 666
      Item Level: 105
      Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.15 per Dexterity)%
      Strength Damage Bonus: (0.15 per Strength)%
      100% Chance to cast level 1 Athulua's Wrath when you Die
      35% Chance to cast level 15 Arrow on Striking
      +(1 to 4) to All Skills
      Adds 150-250 Damage
      Ignore Target's Defense
      +(151 to 200)% Enhanced Damage
      +10 to Sky Siege
      Maximum Elemental Resists +(0 to 2)%
      - Athulua's Determination -
      Socketed (6)
      )

      How to craft:
      After finding your first sacred Mastercrafted Maiden Bow, roll the 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 ~30 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) you find into a Maiden Bow. Keep spare bows for future shrines. Aban shrines are best used on armor pieces. 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).
        6) MO max dmg (rest).
        7) Put in 6x Perfect Skulls.

        You may also opt into the use of Unique Mystic Orbs if your bow is worthy
        Warbringer
        Warbringer
        Mystic Orb

        Right-Click to Apply
        3% Chance to cast level 5 Arrow on Striking
        Adds 3-4 Damage
        +10 Required Level
        is an excellent option, some other options would be
        Vizjun's Ball Bearing
        Vizjun's Ball Bearing
        Mystic Orb

        Right-Click to Apply
        2% Deadly Strike
        +25 to Dexterity
        +10 Required Level
        , and even something like
        Larzuk's Round Shot
        Larzuk's Round Shot
        Mystic Orb

        Right-Click to Apply
        +10% Enhanced Damage
        2% Chance of Crushing Blow
        Weapon Physical Damage +30%
        +20 to Strength
        +10 Required Level
        in certain situations where you're trying to doctor the ED% of the bow and haven't acquired 100% perfect %attribute/aa charms to get a little more strength.


  • Valkyrie's Prime
    Valkyrie's Prime
    Two-Hand Damage: (245 - 264) to (362 - 385)
    Required Level: 110
    Required Strength: 666
    Required Dexterity: 666
    Item Level: 105
    Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.15 per Dexterity)%
    Strength Damage Bonus: (0.15 per Strength)%
    100% Chance to cast level 1 Athulua's Wrath when you Die
    35% Chance to cast level 15 Arrow on Striking
    +(1 to 4) to All Skills
    Adds 150-250 Damage
    Ignore Target's Defense
    +(151 to 200)% Enhanced Damage
    +10 to Sky Siege
    Maximum Elemental Resists +(0 to 2)%
    - Athulua's Determination -
    Socketed (6)

      The thing about Valkyrie's Prime is that WDM procs, such as knife/arrow/javelin all have had their dmg buffed from 50% to 100% of WDM.
      This bow has a 35% chance to cast arrow on striking. This is massive.
      With the sheer amount of times Wyrmshot is hitting in dense areas this will be proccing constantly.
      That combined with other sources of WDM procs amounts to a massive amount of damage.
      They can proc themselves they can proc other WDM procs, etc.
      ITD is nice, but we're a dex character and chances are we're @ 95% chance to hit.
      Sometimes in areas such as Scosglen though our chance to hit is 90-93~ so this does have somewhat of an effect even if negligible.
      Maximum elemental resists are really good at higher end content, especially places like lab if that's your thing.
      Lastly you will be at 7 fpa with this bow no matter your IAS, your IAS could be -14 and you're still at 7 fpa


QUIVER


  • Locust Hive
    Locust Hive
    Arrow Quiver

    Required Level: 5
    Item Level: 1
    4% Chance to cast level 1 Arrow on Striking
    Adds (2 to 3)-(8 to 10) Magic Damage
    (4 to 6)% Life stolen per Hit
    (lotteried)
      BiS for farming when lotteried. The WPD proc works very well with leach, given wyrmshot wpd has been nerfed and converts 25% to random tri-ele dmg. 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. This item has an enormous amount of space for UMO/Effigies. Upon successfull lottery you will use some sort of combination of UMO/Effigy on it.
      Elemental Ire
      Elemental Ire
      Occult Effigy

      Cube Reagent
      Cube with a Quiver to Add Bonus
      Adds 40-60 Fire Damage
      Adds 40-60 Lightning Damage
      +10 Required Level
      There isn't a cap on these like there is on UMO's. Ideally you will use 2x
      Marksman's Eye
      Marksman's Eye
      Mystic Orb

      Right-Click to Apply
      5% Attack Speed
      +3 to Minimum Damage
      10% Bonus to Attack Rating
      2% to Dexterity
      +10 Required Level
      2x
      Hand of Yaerius
      Hand of Yaerius
      Mystic Orb

      Right-Click to Apply
      +5 to Maximum Damage
      +12% Damage to Undead
      +20 Life Regenerated per Second
      +10 Life after each Kill
      +10 Required Level
      and then fill the rest of the space depending on your level with
      Elemental Ire
      Elemental Ire
      Occult Effigy

      Cube Reagent
      Cube with a Quiver to Add Bonus
      Adds 40-60 Fire Damage
      Adds 40-60 Lightning Damage
      +10 Required Level

  • Rare
      Relevant affixes: 15%ls, 25min, 30max, 25%ias, 30dex, +life on striking 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). A good rare quiver can in some cases be better than a non full umo/effigy
      Locust Hive
      Locust Hive
      Arrow Quiver

      Required Level: 5
      Item Level: 1
      4% Chance to cast level 1 Arrow on Striking
      Adds (2 to 3)-(8 to 10) Magic Damage
      (4 to 6)% Life stolen per Hit

  • Bag of Tricks
    Bag of Tricks
    Arrow Quiver

    Required Level: 100
    Item Level: 120
    2% Chance to cast level 1 Knife Throw on Striking
    2% Chance to cast level 1 Arrow on Striking
    2% Chance to cast level 1 Javelin on Striking
    Adds 1-63 Fire Damage
    Adds 1-63 Lightning Damage
    Adds 1-63 Cold Damage
    -5% to Enemy Elemental Resistances

      For SSF you're most likely not going to get 10 Elemental Ire, 2x Marksmans eyes and 2x Hand of Yaerius, WPD Procs have got a substantial buff a few seasons ago, 50%-100% WPD. These are very good, they help leach a lot, especially with the recent "changes" to Wyrmshot.


SECONDARY WEAPON


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

    One-Hand Damage: (7 - 9) to (10 - 12)
    Required Level: 5
    Required Strength: 36
    Item Level: 10
    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
    +(87 to 122)% Damage to Undead
    +(31 to 50)% Enhanced Damage
    +(51 to 100) Defense
    +(11 to 15) to Strength
    Maximum Life +(2 to 3)%
    Socketed (1)
    One-Hand Damage: (22 - 24) to (29 - 32)
    Required Level: 23
    Required Strength: 62
    Item Level: 31
    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
    +(159 to 194)% Damage to Undead
    +(71 to 90)% Enhanced Damage
    +(151 to 200) Defense
    +(21 to 25) to Strength
    Maximum Life +(3 to 4)%
    Socketed (2)
    One-Hand Damage: (40 - 44) to (60 - 66)
    Required Level: 42
    Required Strength: 130
    Item Level: 51
    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
    +(231 to 266)% Damage to Undead
    +(101 to 120)% Enhanced Damage
    +(251 to 300) Defense
    +(31 to 35) to Strength
    Maximum Life +(4 to 5)%
    Socketed (3)
    One-Hand Damage: (55 - 60) to (80 - 87)
    Required Level: 51
    Required Strength: 261
    Item Level: 77
    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
    +(267 to 302)% Damage to Undead
    +(131 to 150)% Enhanced Damage
    +(301 to 350) Defense
    +(36 to 40) to Strength
    Maximum Life +(5 to 6)%
    Socketed (3)
    (TU4 Mace)

      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 bloodlust buff that is superior to your innate bloodlust, in the past it would give you a second bloodlust buff, but times change. Cast 2-3 Wyrmshots 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)%
    15% Chance to cast level 34 Spike Nova on Melee Attack
    6% Chance to cast level 40 Pentagram on Melee Attack
    10% Chance to cast level 36 Bloodlust on Kill
    +(30 to 60)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    Adds 50-125 Damage
    Adds 84-167 Fire Damage
    +(26 to 38)% to Fire Spell Damage
    +(140 to 170)% Enhanced Damage
    +(100 to 250) Life after each Kill
    5% Reanimate as: Random Monster
    Socketed (4)
    (SU Giant Sword)

      Same idea as with
      Koth's Lesson
      Koth's Lesson
      Mace (4)

      One-Hand Damage: (7 - 9) to (10 - 12)
      Required Level: 5
      Required Strength: 36
      Item Level: 10
      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
      +(87 to 122)% Damage to Undead
      +(31 to 50)% Enhanced Damage
      +(51 to 100) Defense
      +(11 to 15) to Strength
      Maximum Life +(2 to 3)%
      Socketed (1)
      One-Hand Damage: (22 - 24) to (29 - 32)
      Required Level: 23
      Required Strength: 62
      Item Level: 31
      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
      +(159 to 194)% Damage to Undead
      +(71 to 90)% Enhanced Damage
      +(151 to 200) Defense
      +(21 to 25) to Strength
      Maximum Life +(3 to 4)%
      Socketed (2)
      One-Hand Damage: (40 - 44) to (60 - 66)
      Required Level: 42
      Required Strength: 130
      Item Level: 51
      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
      +(231 to 266)% Damage to Undead
      +(101 to 120)% Enhanced Damage
      +(251 to 300) Defense
      +(31 to 35) to Strength
      Maximum Life +(4 to 5)%
      Socketed (3)
      One-Hand Damage: (55 - 60) to (80 - 87)
      Required Level: 51
      Required Strength: 261
      Item Level: 77
      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
      +(267 to 302)% Damage to Undead
      +(131 to 150)% Enhanced Damage
      +(301 to 350) Defense
      +(36 to 40) to Strength
      Maximum Life +(5 to 6)%
      Socketed (3)
      Cast 2-3 Wyrmshots and hit the weapon swap key and fish for this bloodlust proc. Also, when buffing up before farming buff with this weapon in your hands. In the past the bloodlust proc provided from this weapon stacked with our innate bloodlust. Casting our innate bloodlust in town before we start farming buffs our innate bloodlust damage until we successfully fish for this items procced bloodlust.

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HELM


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

    Defense: (2136 - 2611) to (2161 - 2642)
    Required Level: 90
    Required Strength:
    250
    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%
    (16 to 20)% Bonus to Defense
    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
    +(1 to 2) to Amazon Skill Levels
    +(51 to 75) Spell Focus
    (21 to 25)% Attack Speed
    (21 to 25)% Cast Speed
    Weapon Physical 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: 600
    Item Level: 120
    +2 to Necromancer Skill Levels
    25% Life stolen per Hit
    Weapon Physical 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: 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
    +50% Damage to Demons
    +50% 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)

      Great for farming and still very good for bossing. 50% DMG to demons, 50% DMG to undead... Surprisingly enough most things are either demons or undead, 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.

  • Rainbow Maiden
    Rainbow Maiden
    Cervelliere (Sacred)

    Defense: 939 to 989
    (Amazon Only)
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 550
    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%
    Physical Resist 5%
    5% Chance to Avoid Damage
    Total Defense = 0
    Socketed (4)
    (SSU Cervelliere)

      Helm of choice for high labs. 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.
  • Asgardsreia
    Asgardsreia
    Spangenhelm (Sacred)

    Defense: (2894 - 3192) to (3206 - 3537)
    (Amazon Only)
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength:
    337
    Item Level: 120
    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. The WPD procs are very, very valuable, have been buffed from 50% WPD to 100% WPD, and with the "changes" to wyrmshot help out greatly with leach.



BODY ARMOR



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

    Defense: (7374 - 8171) to (8485 - 9421)
    Required Level: 90
    Required Strength:
    468
    Item Level: 1
    30% Combat Speeds
    (11 to 15)% Life stolen per Hit
    +(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
    +1000 Defense
    (26 to 30)% to Dexterity
    (26 to 30)% to Energy
    +(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.


  • 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.

  • Wolverine Skin
    Wolverine Skin
    Plate Mail (Sacred)

    Defense: (6374 - 7171) to (7485 - 8421)
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength:
    312
    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
    +50 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:
      330
      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%
      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.

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

    Defense: (7583 - 9229) to (8905 - 10882)
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 650
    Item Level: 120
    50% Movement Speed
    Weapon Physical Damage +100%
    +(140 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
    +1000 Defense
    +3000 Defense vs. Missile
    Physical Resist 10%
    Socketed (6)
    (SSU Light Plate)

      50% Movement Speed, 100% EWD, 10pr. In previous iterations of bowzon I would of never worn this piece of gear, over Strength Beyond Strength. This item has changed a bit but is more or less similar to what it was previously. At certain points in bowzon progression, I feel that this item is better than Strength Beyond Strength. It is a lighter armor, you move faster. If everything in the area you are farming is instantly dead wearing this or Strength Beyond Strength I feel it's obvious that this is the better option.

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

    Defense: (8339 - 9198) to (10115 - 11157)
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 675
    Item Level: 120
    1% Chance to cast level 36 Pyroblast on Striking
    Adds 25-38 Damage
    150% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +50% Damage to Demons
    25% Life stolen per Hit
    10% Deadly Strike
    +(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
    1% Reanimate as: Random Monster
    -5 to Light Radius
    Socketed (6)
    (SSU Gothic Plate)

      10ds, 63dmg and 25%ls. Very good armor, if not the best. This armor is heavy and makes you noticeably slower than using Auriel's Robe or The War Cloak. In the past bowzon has had to suck every bit of raw power and strength out of every available source, the last few seasons though I have been running strictly Auriel's Robe. Robe is less damage, but at certain points of progression I feel it is better to sacrifice some of the damage this piece provides for faster movement.



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: 625
    Item Level: 105
    Adds (1 to 15)-(20 to 30) Damage
    5% Life stolen per Hit
    +(15 to 25) to Spiral Dance
    5% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Weapon Physical Damage +(30 to 60)%
    +(120 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
    Elemental Resists +15%
    Socketed (4)
    (SU Gauntlet)

      32 dmg, 45ewd, 5cb and 5%ls. Excellent reliable gloves, they are common and have a big variance in rolls, something to keep an eye on.

  • Savage

    Savage
    Gloves

    'YstFelKa'
    Runeword Level: 110
    +1% Weapon Physical Damage per 50 Strength or Dexterity
    (Whichever is Higher)
    75% Attack Speed
    +10 Damage
    +200% Enhanced Defense
    +(10 to 40) to all Attributes
    10% to Strength
    10% to Dexterity
    Maximum Cold Resist +1%
    Cold Resist +25%
    10% Magic Find
    (Runeword Gloves)

      You lose 4 perf amethysts. 75% ias, +10 damage, 10-40 aa, 10%str, 10% dex, +1max cold resist. So back to the part about farming high/perfect roll %aa and flat attribute charms. It's a reoccurring theme here that we want to squeeze stats out from any available source, we're a physical damaging build that gains massive benefits from every extra attribute point we're able to acquire. That being said, all that dex now gives us 1% EWD per 50. This is great, especially with all the farming we've been doing in terms of obtaining those charms. The ias on these gloves is really high too, and if you're using a Maiden Bow (456 required IAS for 7fpa) it's giving us even more damage. Crafting these and hitting a low roll to all attributes kind of hurts, but it isn't the end of the world. Craft these in 4os/1pr base determined by your available strength. Jewelcraft a max damage jewel w/ %2 dex, and FHR on it to alleviate pressure on the 172 breakpoint

  • Athulua's Blessing
    Athulua's Blessing
    Heavy Gloves (Sacred)

    Defense: (1328 - 1476) to (1409 - 1566)
    (Amazon Only)
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 525
    Item Level: 130
    30% Attack Speed
    +(10 to 15) to Rapid Wyrmshot
    +(170 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
    (12 to 15)% to Strength
    (12 to 15)% to Dexterity
    +(75 to 113) Life Regenerated per Second
    5% Chance to Avoid Damage
    Socketed (4)
    (SSSU Heavy Gloves)

      BiS for bossing. 30%ias, 15% Str/Dex, 5% avoid. The allure of these gloves is that they have Rapid Wyrmshot, while not completely superior to trinity shot in my opinion, much more reliable. You will have to adjust other pieces of your gear to counteract the massive mana cost of firing Rapid Wyrmshot.



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.

  • 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)

      Great MF Belt, I personally will not wear this and think it sucks. I will stick with Honorific/Craft until I obtain a Black Void or Angelic Touch

  • Dementia
    Dementia
    Belt (Sacred)

    Defense: (3111 - 3348) to (3272 - 3524)
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength:
    690
    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 +2%
    Maximum Elemental Resists +1%
    Physical Resist 5%
    Requirements +20%
    Socketed (2)
    (SSU Belt)

      Good for lab or certain boss', outclassed by Black Void and Angelic Touch

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

    Defense: 1101 to 1143
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 550
    Item Level: 105
    40% Combat Speeds
    +(10 to 19) to Charged Strike
    Slow Target 10%
    +50 to all Attributes
    +75 Life Regenerated per Second
    +(0 to 1) Mana on Striking
    Socketed (2)
    (SU Light Belt)

      40speeds, 50aa and 10slow. Great for bossing in tandem with SSSU Heavy Gloves Athulua's Wrath, will help but not negate the massive mana drain associated with using Rapid Wyrmshot

  • Ahriman
    Ahriman
    Belts

    'VezGhal'
    Runeword Level: 115
    +1 to All Skills
    +15 Spell Focus
    Adds 100-300 Fire Damage
    Adds 100-300 Lightning Damage
    Adds 100-300 Cold Damage
    +(31 to 50) to all Attributes
    Maximum Elemental Resists +1%
    Elemental Resists +(31 to 40)%
    Requirements +10%
    (Runeword Belt)

      100-300 Tri Ele dmg, 31-50 aa,1% max resistances, 31-40 elemental resistances. Decent belt you'll probably obtain the runes for before you drop a Black Void or Iah/Yham.

  • Black Void
    Black Void
    Heavy Belt (Sacred)

    Defense: (3060 - 3442) to (3304 - 3717)
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 625
    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)

      20ias, 25 dmg, 12%ls, 10%slow, 10%aa and 30mf. Excellent belt, one of the best. It is only outclassed by Angelic Touch, a very expensive runeword belt. You will most likely want this until you're able to afford/drop a iah/yham required for Angelic Touch

  • Angelic Touch
    Angelic Touch
    Belts

    'YhamIah'
    Runeword Level: 120
    +1000 Life Regenerated per Second While Under 7000 Life
    (11 to 15)% Life stolen per Hit
    (11 to 15)% Deadly Strike
    +(200 to 220)% Enhanced Defense
    +5000 Defense
    (25 to 30)% to Strength
    Maximum Life and Mana +(7 to 9)%
    (Runeword Belt)

      You lose 2 perf amethysts. SHEEEESH, the orange text here... cool, it's nice...but in most cases you're either alive or dead, I've tried not putting points into paragon and being under 7k life permanently and no it's just better to not do this. 13%ls, 13%ds, 27% str, 8% max life/mana. Ok upon obtaining this item you can probably if not already respec and take every single point out of strength. Excellent amount of ls and ds.


BOOTS


  • Knight's Grace
    Knight's Grace
    Greaves (Sacred)

    Defense: (2232 - 2481) to (2519 - 2799)
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength:
    780
    Item Level: 120
    2% Chance to cast level 35 Knife Throw on Striking
    +1 to All Skills
    25% Attack Speed
    (10 to 40)% Movement Speed
    Adds 10-25 Damage
    +(170 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
    +(15 to 25) to all Attributes
    Physical Resist 5%
    Requirements +20%
    Socketed (4)
    (SSU Greaves)

      25ias, 2%ctc WPD proc, 10-25 dmg, 15-25 aa 5%pr. With how powerful and easy to obtain Wind Runner boots are it's easy to overlook Knight's Grace. They are rare, and you will have to mo -req on them, most likely no matter where you are in gear progression. You regain 4 amethyst using these over Wind Runner also, which is nice in a build that can easily lose a lot of them to great RW options. CTC WPD procs are very, very good and these also have that.

  • Wind Runner

    Wind Runner
    Boots

    'SilElqSilGul'
    Runeword Level: 100
    +(0 to 1) to All Skills
    50% Attack Speed
    10% Movement Speed
    Adds 25-68 Damage
    250% Bonus to Attack Rating
    (12 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. Early you will put these in T4 boots, upon obtaining enough strength to use greaves you can remake and use greaves for reselling purposes if you want. Otherwise if you have no desire for that T4 boots are fine. These boots are rather easy to craft and you will want to craft them in a 40ms/1pr base. These are one of your easiest obtainable items to corrupt and fish for great corruptions.


RINGS


  • Ripstar
    Ripstar
    Ring

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

      78dmg at lvl 140. Your bread and butter. They are easy to find and very hard to beat. Corrupt and Lottery roll them as you find more (do not "luck" them)

  • 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. Good for farming albeit very rare

  • 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%

      You want two of these. 20ias, 25dmg, 7%ls, 5pr. Great yet expensive rings, hit 50% pr ez.



AMULET


  • Scarab of Death
    Scarab of Death
    Amulet

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

      This amulet is great early, it helps you reach much desired breakpoints, it is sometimes difficult to swap out of until you start to really fill out your whole gear set

  • Rare/Crafted
      Relevant affixes: 25ias, 25min, 30max, 40aa, 30dex, 20fcr, Life on Striking, 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) Spellbind Duration, and slight magic dmg bonus to EF. 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.

  • In For The Kill
    In For The Kill
    Amulet

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

      20ms and 37mf, very rare and decent amulet for farming

  • 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
    +(200 to 500) Defense
    (20 to 25)% to Strength
    (20 to 25)% to Dexterity
    +100 Life after each Kill

      15dmg and 22%dex. Great interchangeable piece with our next amulet on the list Dyers Eve

  • 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. Similar to Giant's Knuckles in terms of free pr. when paired together these three pieces net us 15%pr along with 25% from tree we're at 40% without going out of our way or sacrificing anything for it, add in an Auriel's Robe and we're at max purely from gear.



RELICS

  • Relic (Wyrmshot)
    Relic
    (Random class Only)
    Required Level: 75
    +3 Wyrmshot Targets
    (4 to 6)% Innate Elemental Damage
    +(14 to 23) to Wyrmshot
    :
    Gives +2 targets. More shoot, more procs.
  • Relic (Pounce)
    Relic
    (Random class Only)
    Required Level: 75
    +(13 to 18)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    (21 to 30)% Hit Recovery
    +(11 to 18) to Pounce
    :
    FHR, Bonus EWD to Bloodlust
  • Relic (Mark of the Wild)
    Relic
    (Random class Only)
    Required Level: 75
    100% Duration Bonus to Mark of the Wild
    +(6 to 12) to Mark of the Wild
    (1 to 2)% Deadly Strike
    :
    Buff that gives ewd, %ds
  • Relic (Exorcism)
    Relic
    (Random class Only)
    Required Level: 75
    +(18 to 32) to Exorcism
    Weapon Physical Damage +(11 to 20)%
    Slow Target (8 to 10)%
    :
    %EWD
  • Relic (Fusillade)
    Relic
    (Random class Only)
    Required Level: 75
    +(6 to 18) to Fusillade
    10% to Dexterity
    :
    10% Dex
  • Relic (Gorefest)
    Relic
    (Random class Only)
    Required Level: 75
    Gorefest: 66 Magic Damage per Level
    40% Attack Speed
    +(11 to 21) to Gorefest
    :
    40%ias, works nice with Maiden Bow
  • Relic (Disco Inferno)
    Relic
    (Random class Only)
    Required Level: 75
    5% Movement Speed
    +50 to Disco Inferno
    Regenerate Mana +15%
    :
    Movement Speed
  • Relic (Feral Strike)
    Relic
    (Random class Only)
    Required Level: 75
    +(6 to 12)% Bonus Damage to Mark of the Wild
    10% Movement Speed
    (81 to 140)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +(12 to 26) to Feral Strike
    :
    Movement Speed, bonus to MotW If using that relic as well.
  • Relic (Crucify)
    Relic
    (Random class Only)
    Required Level: 75
    Adds 50-100 Magic Damage
    +(9 to 26) to Crucify
    (2 to 4)% Deadly Strike
    :
    Magic Damage, %ds
  • Relic (Broadside)
    Relic
    (Random class Only)
    Required Level: 75
    +(5 to 10) to Minimum Damage
    +(47 to 63) to Broadside
    (2 to 4)% Deadly Strike
    :
    Min Damage, %ds
  • Relic (Phalanx)
    Relic
    (Random class Only)
    Required Level: 75
    1% Chance to cast level 13 Arrow on Striking
    +2 to Phalanx
    :
    1% ctc WDM proc
  • Relic (Storm Crows)
    Relic
    (Random class Only)
    Required Level: 75
    +2 Storm Crows Projectiles
    1% Chance to cast level 3 Knife Throw on Striking
    +(24 to 36) to Storm Crows
    :
    1% ctc WDM proc
  • Relic (Raven Heart)
    Relic
    (Random class Only)
    Required Level: 75
    +(3 to 9) to Raven Heart
    Cannot Be Frozen
    +50 Life when Struck by an Enemy
    :
    One of our only sources of Cannot be Frozen, outside of
    Arkenstone
    Arkenstone
    Jewel

    Required Level: 100
    Item Level: 120
    Can be Inserted into Socketed Items
    +15 Life Regenerated per Second
    Physical Resist 1%
    Cannot Be Frozen
  • Relic (Overkill)
    Relic
    (Random class Only)
    Required Level: 75
    +3 Axes to Overkill
    +(15 to 27) to Overkill
    Weapon Physical Damage +(21 to 30)%
    :
    %EWD
  • Relic (Lightning Arena)
    Relic
    (Random class Only)
    Required Level: 75
    5% Movement Speed
    +(17 to 30) to Lightning Arena
    Maximum Lightning Resist +(1 to 2)%
    :
    Lightning Arena, Movement Speed, +max light res
  • Relic (Barrage)
    Relic
    (Random class Only)
    Required Level: 75
    100% Chance to cast level 60 Barrage when you Die
    Adds 25-75 Fire Damage
    Adds 25-75 Lightning Damage
    Adds 25-75 Cold Damage
    -(3 to 6)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
    +(6 to 14) to Barrage
    :
    Tri Ele Damage, and -%Enemy Resists


  • Aside from the relics listed above, any relics with x-x damage are nice.
    Generally speaking for farming you want Wyrmshot Relic 100%.
    The rest are more or less situational/personal preference.
    I usually grab Pounce relic if I can early for FHR and small Bloodlust bonus.
    Barrage relic is also nice for pierce and trie ele.
    MotW or the other buff relics are nice.
    I also like messing around with Stormcrows and Phalanx, even though they're probably less effective than other options.








    UNIQUE MYSTIC ORB OPTIONS

    Depending on what level you reach you may or may not have room to apply these, they are listed in order of importance and power for general bowzon farming. They are somewhat unnecessary but their power is noticeable, especially Warbringer.
      WEAPON
      • Warbringer
        Warbringer
        Mystic Orb

        Right-Click to Apply
        3% Chance to cast level 5 Arrow on Striking
        Adds 3-4 Damage
        +10 Required Level
        :
        3% ctc arrow, 3-4 dmg, excellent choice if not mandatory on your end bow.
      • Larzuk's Round Shot
        Larzuk's Round Shot
        Mystic Orb

        Right-Click to Apply
        +10% Enhanced Damage
        2% Chance of Crushing Blow
        Weapon Physical Damage +30%
        +20 to Strength
        +10 Required Level
        :
        10% ED, 2% cb, 30% EWD, 20str. I've only ever really used this on my bow if I'm mid game looking to obtain some more strength and trying to doctor up the base %ed of the bow.

      ARMOR
      • Marksman's Eye
        Marksman's Eye
        Mystic Orb

        Right-Click to Apply
        5% Attack Speed
        +3 to Minimum Damage
        10% Bonus to Attack Rating
        2% to Dexterity
        +10 Required Level
        :
        5% ias, +3min, 10%ar, 2%dex. We will put 2 of these on every piece of gear besides our weapon
      • Crystal of Tears
        Crystal of Tears
        Mystic Orb

        Right-Click to Apply
        Adds 3-6 Damage
        +10 Required Level
        :
        A shadow of what they once were, but not as bad as they've ever been. I put 2x of these on every applicable piece of gear.

      JEWELERY
      • Marksman's Eye
        Marksman's Eye
        Mystic Orb

        Right-Click to Apply
        5% Attack Speed
        +3 to Minimum Damage
        10% Bonus to Attack Rating
        2% to Dexterity
        +10 Required Level
        :
        5% ias, +3min, 10%ar, 2%dex. We will put 2 of these on every piece of gear besides our weapon
      • Hand of Yaerius
        Hand of Yaerius
        Mystic Orb

        Right-Click to Apply
        +5 to Maximum Damage
        +12% Damage to Undead
        +20 Life Regenerated per Second
        +10 Life after each Kill
        +10 Required Level
        :
        5max, 12%dmg to undead

      QUIVER
      • Marksman's Eye
        Marksman's Eye
        Mystic Orb

        Right-Click to Apply
        5% Attack Speed
        +3 to Minimum Damage
        10% Bonus to Attack Rating
        2% to Dexterity
        +10 Required Level
        :
        5% ias, +3min, 10%ar, 2%dex. We will put 2 of these on every piece of gear besides our weapon
      • Hand of Yaerius
        Hand of Yaerius
        Mystic Orb

        Right-Click to Apply
        +5 to Maximum Damage
        +12% Damage to Undead
        +20 Life Regenerated per Second
        +10 Life after each Kill
        +10 Required Level
        :
        5max, 12%dmg to undead
      • Elemental Ire
        Elemental Ire
        Occult Effigy

        Cube Reagent
        Cube with a Quiver to Add Bonus
        Adds 40-60 Fire Damage
        Adds 40-60 Lightning Damage
        +10 Required Level
        :
        40-60 Fire/Lightning damage, depending on which quiver you successfully lottery for the 50% mf you will fill all available space with these after either making room for +40 levels from the aforementioned UMO's or having already applied those ones.
    Edited by berry117 5 months.
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    Nice guide!

    Three things:

    1) awesome tribute to Wullfs guide

    2) I think it is worth to mention that it might be better to level as a hammerzon & respec at lvl 40 and then rock&roll with TU2 Reflex Bow (speeds up act1-4 significantly)

    3) WE NEED THAT LOOTFILTER!!!
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    smiechu wrote:Nice guide!

    Three things:

    1) awesome tribute to Wullfs guide

    2) I think it is worth to mention that it might be better to level as a hammerzon & respec at lvl 40 and then rock&roll with TU2 Reflex Bow (speeds up act1-4 significantly)

    3) WE NEED THAT LOOTFILTER!!!


    ty, I will consider mentioning the hammerzon part, I've always leveled as bow from 1, the suffering builds character
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    could you add ahriman belt(rw) one of the best belts for this build, and Knight's Grace boots(-20 req mo), I play with these and they are much stronger than runners, phys res, proc on strike, and even in general they keep up with damage due to 20%dex for amethyst
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    Magic, thank you :clap: .

    See, there was a need for new bow guide :wink:

    Suggestion: maybe call this guide phys bow ama, as there's a whole different build with tri-ele dmg.
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    really nice guide man
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    Thanks for the guide! looks awesome