I recently had a Hellrack bow drop for me on Hardcore Ladder. Since it dropped, I thought I would try to build a bowazon for it. I have played a bowazon before 1.10, but it has been awhile. Can somebody give me some suggestions on Skills I should invest in and some other equipment that I should use to make the bow effective (if that is possible). Please keep in mind I don't play a lot, so the other equipment would need to be reasonable to obtain. For example, I would have a hard time getting a Mara's amulet, so can a build be done with Exceptional items and not elite? Any help would be appreciated. I would like to use this character for Monster killing (and some Magic Finding if I can).
I'm assuming you are talking about a Hellrack xBow. IMHO xBows are too slow for anything really. You should try to get a Lycander's or Goldstrike or WWS, if oyu want to build a bowazon. None of these bows are that expensive either.
I have 2 myself. They're not worth anything, but I like the name. They always come with 2 slots, but despite the crazy elemental damage mods, it's just waaayyy to slow. If you're set on using it, the best char would be a Druid using Fury (I think -- the one that speeds you up). A Furysin was also suggested, but upon investigation a Furysin get 3/4 damage from a one-handed weapon and only 3/8 damage from a 2-handed weapon. So your best bet is either the Druid path or to swap it to a newb for pgems or a WWS. Personally, I used a Buriza until I got my WF, but the WWS also has it's fans. Good luck!
The best u can probably get is a 12/3.5 speed and it needs all the gear slots toget there. Not a very good choice in my opintion.
Lets take a look at the other 2 bows mentiont ok? Lycanders and Goldstrike.
Weapon: long battle, long siege, crusader bow; long war, gothic (Goldstrike), hydra bow; reflex, ceremonial (lycanders), grand matron bow
Weapon Base Speed: 10
Normal Base Frames: 13
Strafe Base Frames: 3
With little investment on ias u'll get more damage over time with this bow. An other point is that this bow has more usefull mods for a bowamazon than the hellrack does.
Same is for the Goldstrike Arch. The speed on this bow is way better resulting in more damage over time then the Hellrack.
But keep in mind that these are only some numbers, if u want to build an amazon wielding a Hellrack i would say: Go for it, it's your character and if u thinkit would be fun to play an amazon wielding a hellrack, do it, it your game