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viable alternative to ravenclaw 1.09?

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by Nightheron, Apr 29, 2012. | Replies: 14 | Views: 1233

  1. Nightheron

    Nightheron IncGamers Member

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    viable alternative to ravenclaw 1.09?

    Is there such a thing? Can one gamble a rare bow that rivals it or matches it somehow?

    I understand there are ways to make your own socketed items which might come out ahead in damage to a single monster, but one of the 1.09 ravenclaw's most beautiful feature is the splash damage from the fire arrows effectively killing a single pack of monsters with one hit and helping one power level.

    Thanks in advance for any thought!
  2. Shagsbeard

    Shagsbeard IncGamers Member

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    Re: viable alternative to ravenclaw 1.09?

    The problem I have with it is that it's overkill. You don't need that kind of destruction. The designers realized this mistake and removed it from the game. I respect that decission.
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    Re: viable alternative to ravenclaw 1.09?

    Huh? I'm pretty sure that in 1.09 it doesn't have level 33 explosive arrows, it only becomes that powerul when moved forward from 1.09. A bug in how it is moved forward creates such a high level explosive arrow I think.

    So no, the designers didn't do ****.



  4. Shagsbeard

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    Re: viable alternative to ravenclaw 1.09?

    Oh... well then... that makes it all better now, doesn't it.
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    Re: viable alternative to ravenclaw 1.09?

    If u can't get a bugged Ravenclaw, then I would just aim to find an ordinary Ravenclaw. Even a normal one is still great for level 15 twinking. Just stack up some elemental damage from charms or other gear and u will still rip through everything in act 2 and 3. I guess the main good thing about the bugged Ravenclaw is that it makes it a lot easier to twink all the way through normal with just the 1 weapon.

    I feel Kuko is relatively similar to the bugged Ravenclaw, but just a higher level requirement. So if u want to keep twinking for longer, then u can use the normal Ravenclaw first until u can use Kuko.
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    Re: viable alternative to ravenclaw 1.09?

    A 5os Long Bow with 5 Jewels of Envy (20 poison damage over 2 seconds) is pretty effective for the first 2-3 acts. Even more so if paired with more jewels in the helm and body armour (3os Mask and 3os Breast Plate). 220 poison damage over 2 seconds, equippable from level 1 (with a bit of +strength gear) is hard to beat.
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    Re: viable alternative to ravenclaw 1.09?

    Sounds good. Thanks!


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    Re: viable alternative to ravenclaw 1.09?

    Uh well but no splash damage. So no one shot kills to packs of monsters. :/
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    Re: viable alternative to ravenclaw 1.09?

    Any fire damage from charms/gear is added to the splash from ravenclaw. So load up on fire damage charms, not just elemental damage charms. And check out Cow King's Boots while you are at it.
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    Re: viable alternative to ravenclaw 1.09?

    Yeah I usually use fire and lightning damage. Fire is the priority, but if u still have space then use lightning charms. I don't bother with pure cold charms.

    If u are just aiming to twink your way through to HF, I'd suggest going sorceress and getting Enchant and Fire Mastery
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    Re: viable alternative to ravenclaw 1.09?

    Self mp + enchant coupled with a normal ravenclaw should work wonders.
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    Re: viable alternative to ravenclaw 1.09?

    This. As a matter of facts I used Jason's old Envy gear (exactly as described - once again thanks for the giveaway :wink:) for my last char. When that starts to slow down, I recommend death's set. Especially for melee chars with a fast attack (zeal/double swing/whatever).


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    Re: viable alternative to ravenclaw 1.09?

    Another cheap option is to get a 5os long bow and fill them with 5*perfect topaz. Gives 5-200 lightning damage from level 18.
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    Re: viable alternative to ravenclaw 1.09?

    Imo the best alterative to a .09 ravenclaw is respecs. Spend your points from the start in something that works well in normal. Most classes have something. Once you beat normal and have levelled a bit at baal, just reskill to what you really want to do.

    Envy gear is what I mostly used until I could pick up the raven. I wouldn't really say this is an alternative to the raven because it lacks the aoe.
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    Re: viable alternative to ravenclaw 1.09?

    I enjoy using the low level sets as I'm levelling up. I get a lot of use from 2pc Cathans.


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