With some better knowledge of the animation process, a different and hopefully more accurate set of strafe breakpoints has been determined. The information here has been simplified from the information in the link above.
Some notes on the notation:
The second number means the same thing as before: the number of frames needed to shoot every arrow that comes after the first arrow.
The first number means something slightly different now. It is actually the number of frames needed to shoot the first arrow + the number of frames needed to finish up the strafe animation. Because of how the animation process works, this is not the same as the number of frames needed to do a normal attack.
For easy reference, here are tables for normal attack speed.
-10 WSM bows
0% IAS, 12 frames
8% IAS, 11 frames
22% IAS, 10 frames
42% IAS, 9 frames
75% IAS, 8 frames
142% IAS, 7 frames
So does that mean, that when using WF, one should aim for either 80% ias or 120%?
With a Strafezon, basically yes. If you use attacks that work at normal attack speed like GA, MS, FA then you might want to go for 90% IAS to get to 9 fpa, but if you mainly just use Strafe then 80% IAS might be a better option if it suits you better gear-wise.
I am wearing the "Liessa Wyrmbane Recommended Strafer Setup(TM) " (though I traded 100 dex for 100 life...I am a whimp, I know.)
of Dual Shael WWS, Ravenfrost, LoH etc etc..and have 95 IAS. I used to remember that the next Strafe BP is at 105 and slapped on a Goldwrap and nothing seemed to change. Now I know why. 105 for normal attack, 113 for 8 frames Strafe. I don't see a way to get there, unless upgrade my Twitch and socket a 15 IAS + res jewel into it... (instead of Lionheart)..but that will hurt me on so many levels (life, res, dex)
Currently in act 5 hell...and if you can feel safe at all in hell, I must say I feel pretty safe here
I am wearing the "Liessa Wyrmbane Recommended Strafer Setup(TM) "
Originally Posted by det
Now I know why. 105 for normal attack, 113 for 8 frames Strafe. I don't see a way to get there, unless upgrade my Twitch and socket a 15 IAS + res jewel into it... (instead of Lionheart)..but that will hurt me on so many levels (life, res, dex)
I bit the bullet and replaced my fervored Duriel's Shell with a 3 socket Light Plate with +47 Life and socketed it with two IAS jewels and one all res jewel. It's pretty poor replacement, but for a speed freak like myself it was worth it.