This was the 2nd strafer I ever made. The first one – FA/strafe zon, was designed especially for mavina's set. It's a fun and strong char but limited to specific areas because of her skills and equipment. I needed another one to serve as a test char for various equipment setups so I decided to make this one.
As lots of my previous chars, this was a MP char (together with Face). Her teammate was a holy fire/holy shock ranger which provided AoE damage and some solution for PI's.
Stats & skills (base/atma/rare amulet)
Rare amulet (+2 to all)
MA: damage 255-1256, AR 12904
Strafe: damage 222-1132, AR 11526
Atma's amulet (+40 poison damage)
MA: damage 271-1236, AR 11952
Strafe: damage 231-1101, AR 11141
^with might aura active
Critical strike 17/21/23
CharmsCode:Boots – War traveler Belt - Razortail Gloves: LoH Amulet #1: Atma's scarab Switch #2: Culwen's Point – for valk prebuff Raven Visage Circlet Defense: 30 Durability: 35 of 35 Required Level: 67 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 88 Fingerprint: 0x22ead7c4 +14 to Dexterity +33 to Life +103 to Attack Rating All Resistances +32 Attacker Takes Damage of 9 +2 to Amazon Skill Levels 15% Increased Attack Speed Socketed (1: 1 used) Death Harp Great Bow 'Nef' Two-Hand Damage: 21 to 112 <-- 21-153 when equipped Required Dexterity: 107 Required Strength: 121 Required Level: 51 Bow Class - Fast Attack Speed Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 86 Fingerprint: 0x179f0f68 +7 to Dexterity +78% Enhanced Damage +68 to Attack Rating +20 to Maximum Damage Knockback Required Level +12 5% Chance to cast Level 1 Amplify Damage on striking +0 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level) +16 to Attack Rating (Based on Character Level) Socketed (1: 1 used) Chaos Whorl Ring Required Level: 74 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 90 Fingerprint: 0x6cb9b26d +5 to Energy +9 to Dexterity +108 to Attack Rating Lightning Resist +28% Poison Resist +8% 6% Mana stolen per hit Corruption Band Ring Required Level: 70 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 90 Fingerprint: 0x309d05a8 +5 to Strength +18 to Life Damage Reduced by 1 Fire Resist +11% Lightning Resist +31% Cold Resist +11% Poison Resist +11% 8% Life stolen per hit Bone Scarab Amulet Required Level: 67 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 95 Fingerprint: 0xdbef64a1 +20 to Dexterity +3 to Minimum Damage +3 to Maximum Damage Fire Resist +13% Lightning Resist +13% Cold Resist +13% Poison Resist +19% +2 to Amazon Skill Levels Gemmed Superior Wire Fleece Defense: 549 Durability: 32 of 32 Required Strength: 111 Required Level: 53 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 85 Fingerprint: 0x366306dc +14% Enhanced Defense +9 to Maximum Damage Fire Resist +25% Lightning Resist +33% Cold Resist +29% Poison Resist +11% Adds 2-10 cold damage over 2 seconds 30% Increased Attack Speed Socketed (4: 4 used) Ambergris Jewel of Wrath Required Level: 14 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 85 Fingerprint: 0xf5a7eca +9 to Maximum Damage Lightning Resist +22% Scintillating Jewel of the Icicle Required Level: 29 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 81 Fingerprint: 0x9a810d50 All Resistances +11 Adds 2-10 cold damage over 2 seconds Sapphire Jewel of Fervor Required Level: 31 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 83 Fingerprint: 0x34f92af0 Cold Resist +18% 15% Increased Attack Speed Garnet Jewel of Fervor Required Level: 31 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 42 Fingerprint: 0x758df788 Fire Resist +14% 15% Increased Attack Speed
Shimmering GC (15)
2x Passive sk
Sharp of fire GC (10/62/2-3)
Sharp Large Charm of Sustenance LC (6/24/22)
4 x Sapphire SC with secondary mods
Merc – might
Griswold's Heart (3 x sol)
Bonehew (2 x amn)
As always with amazons, the start was boring with no good skills till strafe was available, then I struggled a bit until I managed to get enough manna leech to sustain strafe and from that point it was a smooth sailing. Normal and NM were done on /P8 and Hell on /P3. It was extremely fast and safe journey and I enjoed those chars a lot. KB, which I used for the first time, is one of the best crowd control "skills" in the game and finally I understand why getting hit with an ama = playing wrong
Weapons – at the beginning I used some rare bows until I got skystrike and later the buriza (which deserve a build too). My original plan was to use WWS but after playing with it I decided that it will be a good chance to try the rare bow (mostly because of AR) and that bow became my end game weapon.
Amulets – this was the toughest decision and I still can't decide which one is better. For those who think the amp on the bow is enough, well…it's not enough. The difference is noticeable, with atma I get 9.75% to cast amp which is almost double then the bow alone. On the other hand, the stats on the amulet are too good to let it go…
Armors – I already hear "treachery is much better"…I agree but one of the rules I set to myself is that every char will have his own equipment. I already used treachery on several chars and it just ruing the fun for me to use the same items over and over again.
Deaths – had 2. The first was in NM WSK, I played half asleep and ran ahead of the team. Suddenly I was surrounded with oblivion knights and before I understood whats going on I was dead. The second death was in one of the ice caves in Hell. I opened an evil urn that spawn a group of snakes. I placed myself in a wrong position and they all shot at me = dead ama.
All in all it's one of the better chars I ever played. Since my equipment isn't something usual I can't really recommend on this specific build but overall strafers are lots of fun.
Thanks for reading