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I think im gonna throw some fossils also on shaper bow. I look for cold /dex, double damage etc rolls. What fossils would be useful to use? Never done any fossil crafting thats why im asking. Any info would be nice thanks.

Emalijones
Mar 30, 2019 22:45:52 PM

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Emalijones wrote:
I think im gonna throw some fossils also on shaper bow. I look for cold /dex, double damage etc rolls. What fossils would be useful to use? Never done any fossil crafting thats why im asking. Any info would be nice thanks.


Advice is given as the first entry under "In Depth Gear Explanation"

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Tecken1407 wrote:
Is 6L bow a must or can you do well with 5L?


I mean it's definitely doable but I don't know how well lightning arrow would clear. Lightning arrow is one of those abilities that clears super fast once you hit a threshold damage.

deaglebro
Mar 31, 2019 04:50:15 AM

I understand that we trade lots of defense for lots of offense in this build. It gets tricky with some bosses who have increased attack speed and movement speed, and we have such low HP that some bosses can just one-shot us without critting.

To get the most dps with barrage + point blank we must stand very close. Would there be a way to substitute scourge arrow instead of barrage for single target?

I'm also having a hard time figuring out what to upgrade on my character next. I'm still working on fossil crafting my bow, it only has the 20% more attack damage mod on it with attack speed + crit. Other than that I have good jewels, and my gear seems decent enough. Although the damage is very nice, it doesn't seem to be even close to the damage shown in your videos.

roeshamboner
Mar 31, 2019 10:54:37 AM

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roeshamboner wrote:
I understand that we trade lots of defense for lots of offense in this build. It gets tricky with some bosses who have increased attack speed and movement speed, and we have such low HP that some bosses can just one-shot us without critting.

To get the most dps with barrage + point blank we must stand very close. Would there be a way to substitute scourge arrow instead of barrage for single target?

I'm also having a hard time figuring out what to upgrade on my character next. I'm still working on fossil crafting my bow, it only has the 20% more attack damage mod on it with attack speed + crit. Other than that I have good jewels, and my gear seems decent enough. Although the damage is very nice, it doesn't seem to be even close to the damage shown in your videos.


I've been thinking about this a lot lately, actually. Bow builds aren't as tanky vs bosses as jugg obviously. But I think a lot could be mitigated by picking up a rare amulet with the synthesized implicits and maybe running a farrul's fur instead of the rare chest (would also improve the uptime of our charges as well as giving us 15% chance to avoid damage). Another good option is the perfect form, since I don't think phase acro is worth spending 4 points on unless you're going for 100; it also gives artic armor which is less physical damage and less fire damage. With this method you use a ring with crafted "shock nearby enemies for 4 seconds when you focus", which makes enemies take 20% more damage by default.

As for scourge arrow and your dps. You can absolutely go scourge arrow, and it's great. If you stick with barrage, a +1 arrow corruption on hyrri's demise gives a ton of damage

deaglebro
Mar 31, 2019 19:14:52 PM

My gear in SD :

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Ghoul Horn
Highborn Bow
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  • 24% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • Adds 5 to 133 Lightning Damage
  • 9% increased Attack Speed
  • 27% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • +28% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 9% chance to gain a Power Charge on Critical Strike
  • Adds 3 to 5 Cold Damage to Attacks with this Weapon per 10 Dexterity
  • 20% chance to deal Double Damage
  • 50% increased Critical Strike Chance if you have Killed Recently
  • Attacks with this Weapon Penetrate 16% Elemental Resistances
  • Starkonja's Head
    Silken Hood
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  • +63 to Dexterity
  • 50% reduced Damage when on Low Life
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 109% increased Evasion Rating
  • +83 to maximum Life
  • 150% increased Global Evasion Rating when on Low Life
  • There was no hero made out of Starkonja's death,

    but merely a long sleep made eternal.

    Hyrri's Demise
    Sharktooth Arrow Quiver
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  • Skills Chain +1 times
  • +29 to all Attributes
  • 7% increased Attack Speed
  • +2 Life gained for each Enemy hit by your Attacks
  • 10% increased Area of Effect
  • Adds 1 to 2 Cold Damage to Attacks per 10 Dexterity
  • Adds 1 to 2 Fire Damage to Attacks per 10 Strength
  • Adds 0 to 3 Lightning Damage to Attacks per 10 Intelligence
  • Hyrri's quick thinking led to victory,

    but it came at the cost of respect.

    Eyes of the Greatwolf
    Greatwolf Talisman
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  • +60% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 32% increased Attributes
  • Implicit Modifier magnitudes are doubled
  • I am but a vessel for a greater force.

    It acts through me. Speaks through me.

    Decides what lives and dies through me.

    And will change the world through me.

    Carrion Keep
    Astral Plate
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  • +12% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 1 Maim
  • +167 to maximum Life
  • 5% increased maximum Life
  • 12% increased Dexterity
  • Attacks have +1.49% to Critical Strike Chance
  • You can apply an additional Curse
  • Onslaught Urge
    Two-Toned Boots
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  • +20% to Fire and Cold Resistances
  • +114 to maximum Life
  • 3% increased maximum Life
  • +45% to Fire Resistance
  • +48% to Cold Resistance
  • 35% increased Movement Speed
  • +30 to Dexterity
  • Headhunter
    Leather Belt
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  • 23% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +47 to Strength
  • +42 to Dexterity
  • +51 to maximum Life
  • 27% increased Damage with Hits against Rare monsters
  • When you Kill a Rare monster, you gain its Modifiers for 20 seconds
  • "A man's soul rules from a cavern of bone, learns and

    judges through flesh-born windows. The heart is meat.

    The head is where the Man is."

    - Lavianga, Advisor to Kaom

    Blight Claw
    Hydrascale Gauntlets
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  • Curse Enemies with Level 11 Elemental Weakness on Hit
  • +17 to Evasion Rating
  • +101 to maximum Life
  • +36% to Cold Resistance
  • +46% to Lightning Resistance
  • 48% increased Critical Strike Chance against Shocked Enemies
  • +30% to Fire Resistance
  • Cyclopean Coil
    Leather Belt
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  • 5% increased Dexterity
  • 5% increased Strength
  • +20% to Critical Strike Multiplier during any Flask Effect
  • +70 to maximum Life
  • 15% increased Attributes
  • Cannot be Frozen if Dexterity is higher than Intelligence
  • Cannot be Ignited if Strength is higher than Dexterity
  • Cannot be Shocked if Intelligence is higher than Strength
  • 1% increased Damage per 5 of your lowest Attribute
  • With the patience of a prowling lion,

    the Shade watched the Scholar.

    Experimenter's Diamond Flask of Warding
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  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • 39% increased Duration
  • Vessel of Vinktar
    Topaz Flask
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  • Shocks nearby Enemies during Flask effect, causing 10% increased Damage taken
  • You are Shocked during Flask effect, causing 50% increased Damage taken
  • Adds 26 to 112 Lightning Damage to Attacks during Flask effect
  • 30% of Lightning Damage Leeched as Life during Flask effect
  • 30% of Lightning Damage Leeched as Mana during Flask effect
  • Life and Mana Leech are instant during effect
  • The great city of storms, washed away by Vinktar's thirst for power.

    Dying Sun
    Ruby Flask
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  • 8% reduced Charges used
  • Skills fire 2 additional Projectiles during Flask Effect
  • 30% increased Area of Effect during Flask Effect
  • All things must die.

    Whether you burn out or explode is up to you.

    Alchemist's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
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  • 30% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • 25% increased effect
  • 33% reduced Duration
  • Atziri's Promise
    Amethyst Flask
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  • 2% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life during Flask effect
  • Gain 25% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • Gain 15% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • "Death needs not your understanding. It needs only your loyalty."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal

    RicTran
    Apr 01, 2019 11:49:30 AM

    I made my bow!!!!

    Dire Rain
    Synthesised Decimation Bow
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  • Adds 3 to 5 Cold Damage to Attacks with this Weapon per 10 Dexterity
  • Socketed Skills deal 20% more Attack Damage
  • Adds 32 to 66 Cold Damage
  • 113% increased Elemental Damage
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • 11% increased Attack Speed
  • 27% increased Critical Strike Chance

  • So happy. I have so many loaded resonators left too. Next big upgrade will be a +1 hyrri's demise for sure.

    roeshamboner
    Apr 01, 2019 13:29:34 PM

    Thanks for the guide. Im currently preparing to play that character next. So far I alt regaled that thing here:

    Rage Twine
    Thicket Bow
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  • Damage Penetrates 10% Elemental Resistances
  • Adds 3 to 5 Cold Damage to Attacks with this Weapon per 10 Dexterity
  • +222 to Accuracy Rating
  • +17% to Quality


  • Should I keep the pen suffix as is and multimod after i sixlinked or should i remove the pen? Ild lose alot of ias or crit if ild keep it but doublepen sounds juicy :)
    3rd prefix besides pen and cold per dex would be cold damage/freeze chance right without delve affix, right?


    Also is there a descent way to get double damage or would it be slamming + remove suffixes?

    Im really bad at crafting sry.

    kalomina
    Apr 02, 2019 00:51:40 AM

    Damn, nice bows guys!

    As @kalomina's bow, I think I would keep pen personally. Throw it in PoB

    Cold damage and pen are great crafted prefixes, and I would just multimod with attack speed; possibly crit if your crit chance is really low. I would not slam for double damage as it's pretty hard to roll.

    deaglebro
    Apr 02, 2019 03:07:14 AM

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    roeshamboner wrote:
    I made my bow!!!!
    Dire Rain
    Synthesised Decimation Bow
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  • Adds 3 to 5 Cold Damage to Attacks with this Weapon per 10 Dexterity
  • Socketed Skills deal 20% more Attack Damage
  • Adds 32 to 66 Cold Damage
  • 113% increased Elemental Damage
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • 11% increased Attack Speed
  • 27% increased Critical Strike Chance

  • So happy. I have so many loaded resonators left too. Next big upgrade will be a +1 hyrri's demise for sure.


    Also crafted myself a bow
    Sorrow Strike
    Synthesised Decimation Bow
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  • Adds 3 to 5 Cold Damage to Attacks with this Weapon per 10 Dexterity
  • Adds 5 to 60 Lightning Damage
  • 13% increased Attack Speed
  • +12% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 14% increased Projectile Speed
  • Adds 27 to 47 Cold Damage
  • just the implicit for now since i'm still leveling my third char this league. by the way, still got those loaded resonators left? Could buy them off you.

    Also crafted/synthed gloves for myself.
    Rune Fingers
    Synthesised Eelskin Gloves
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  • 8% increased Fire Damage
  • Curse Enemies with Level 8 Frostbite on Hit
  • 16% increased Attack Speed
  • +79 to maximum Life
  • +25% to Fire Resistance
  • +2 Mana gained on Kill
  • 23% increased Damage during any Flask Effect


  • I'm actually gonna re-enchant phys -> cold conversion on these most likely.
    Considering to use my 6L loreweave for a while until i decide on what chest i want on this char since it'd add some dps as well as survivability.
    As far as Hyris i decided to go for point-blank to save 1 point for time being.

    Thought's on pandemonius as amulet to use as replacement for a while in this build?

    Simsons2
    Apr 02, 2019 07:51:59 AM

    Sorry dude I used them all on another base. I didn't hit any good mod combo on it though so I guess they were cursed anyway lol. Pandemonious seems strong for sure. I tried Uber Elder 3 times today. This build is so squishy so you really need to be on your toes and play the mechanics very well with almost no room for error. It would be nice to have a tankier version of this build for uber elder. The build is amaaaaazing for shaper though

    roeshamboner
    Apr 02, 2019 09:53:21 AM
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