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IAS on windforce strafer

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    IAS on windforce strafer

    K, went through a few threads but no good answer. What's the best ias for a WF strafer?
    It achieves 9 fpa on other attacks ( like multishot ), but Titanseal calculator is inaccurate for strafe.
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    Re: IAS on windforce strafer

    I know, that calculator is inaccurate for strafe though. Strafe is a complicated skill.
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    Re: IAS on windforce strafer

    Is the info in the Stickies also inaccurate?

    0,5,15,30,50,80 for 9/3.
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    Re: IAS on windforce strafer

    I assume you haven't read the posts by onderduiker here? How much IAS to get depends on your Strafe level, but probably more importantly what you give up in order to get that IAS.
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    Re: IAS on windforce strafer

    oopsy daisy
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    Re: IAS on windforce strafer

    So, basically, with 16+ Strafe, getting the 50/58 EIAS (120/160 for WSM 10 bows) can give you a faster attack rate against 1-7 and 9 or 8 and 10 targets respectively, but it might not be worth it (or even possible?) since you'd have to give up other things to get there.


    OT: I found an unique elite bow...but it was a Widowmaker. If it had 250%-%300 ED instead of 150%-%200 it would be nice.
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    Re: IAS on windforce strafer

    Those calculations were for WWS ( diamond bow ). I am looking for what is most appropriate for a Windforce ( hydra bow ).
    Widowmaker is a nice bow btw, but really suited to characters other than amazons.
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    Re: IAS on windforce strafer

    Do you mind posting your setup and what you'd change to get more IAS?


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    Re: IAS on windforce strafer

    Windforce ( shael )
    Fortitude
    Atma's scarab
    Razortail
    Laying of hands
    M'avina's true sight
    ( remaining items can't get ias anyway )

    This takes me to 90 ias. 86 is required for MS/GA/etc breakpoint. Might merc ( no faith ).

    I can change for nosferatu coil, socket ias jewel in M'avina's, Cat's eye/highlords. But it depends on whether strafe is really hitting better break point or not.
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    Re: IAS on windforce strafer

    Titanseal's calc is accurate, it just doesn't show the bugged breakpoints. Hairless already mentioned that they were at 120 and 160 IAS, and they mean the same thing for WF as they do for WWS (see the linked thread). The increase in DPS at the bugged breakpoints isn't small, but if Atma's procs Amp enough that you feel it's useful (I don't) then losing it is probably not the way you should go.

    For completeness' sake:
    Code:
    Strafe with a 10 WSM Bow
    IAS	first/follow/last
    0	7/4/12
    3	7/4/11
    11	6/3/10
    26	6/3/9
    42	5/3/9
    46	5/3/8
    80	5/3/7
    120	4/2/7
    157	4/2/6
    
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    Re: IAS on windforce strafer

    Okay thanks!
    I don't think I want to replace my Atma's with cat's eye, but I'll try it out with merc reapers and see.
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    Re: IAS on windforce strafer

    Okay thanks!
    I don't think I want to replace my Atma's with cat's eye, but I'll try it out with merc reapers and see.
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    Re: IAS on windforce strafer

    Okay, after trying it out for a while I've decided to go with cat's eye over Atma's scarab. The faster breakpoint is very noticeable in the game and the +dex bonus helps too, and the +30 frw is cool. Amp doesn't trigger fast enough to balance out all that, and I'm running pits anyway so the physical resists are not that high ( plus reaper on merc )

    What a pity I can't achieve 120 ias with atma's. Well it could be done, I suppose, but that would require something stupid like swapping out fortitude for treachery.

    On another note: Are poison charms particularly useful for bowazons?
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    Re: IAS on windforce strafer

    I keep one on most of my chars as it's useful to stop monster regen from the first time you hit them. Charms, I'd say no.
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    Re: IAS on windforce strafer

    Okay.

    I'm going to respec my character, is in rather a mess right now. What do you think should be the ideal distribution of points? Leaving 20 in strafe and 1 pointers/ prereqs, I'll have about 70 to work with. I'm thinking..

    9 pierce ( razortail )
    17 valkyrie
    10 multishot ( secondary ability- very useful in pits )
    20 critical strike
    remaining penetrate.

    Any suggestions?

    Also, what to use on weapon switch? Call to arms doesn't make any noticeable difference. I have a demon limb currently.
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    Re: IAS on windforce strafer

    Lacerator on switch to proc amp with guided could really wreck bosses and phys immunes.
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    Re: IAS on windforce strafer

    Wait what? Guided does not work with lacerators ( or anything apart from bows ). And besides, I already have reapers on merc and/or can equip atma's scarab.
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    Re: IAS on windforce strafer

    I think he means that you can use normal throw with Lacerator to proc Amp (much faster than Atma's can), then switch back to WF and use GA. But as you say that'll get written over pretty quickly by Decrip.

    Pure phys bowas bore me and my builds always end up being hybrids, so I can't help you with the skill layout :whistling:

    By how much does Enchant increase your AR?

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