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[version XIVb] Zomg Xbow Necro | Video Added!

Post by Zomg on Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:24 pm

The Xbow Necro


General: This simplified guide is meant to help anyone with the want for an overpowered ranged class get into the shoes of the extremely powerful Xbow Necromancer. With almost limitless gear possibilities and different skill point usage I am going to list what I personally have found to work very well together to accomplish what I think is a great end game able to farm most basic charms with the listed tier unique setup making this possible for any player without requiring the optional and expensive end game setup.

Skill Points: (will be listed by sMax and 1 pointers, all skills listed are all skills used any others on the way are just stepping stones to get to what we need)

You will be sMaxing the following:

Voodoo Shot - Main skill used for killing mobs/bosses (must target your minion to cast)
Dragonfire Oil - Passive skill for adding HUGE fire damage to each bolt
Famine - Insane enhanced damage and life leech
Embalming - Huge life bonus for self and minions with a side of mana regen

These will be 1 pointers:

Fragmentation Shot - This powerful 1 pointer is set to left click 24/7 and is used for running through maps and quickly killing blockages without summoning/minion targeting or getting out of some spots where there just simply isn't enough time or space to get a summon up
Shadows - Provides demon blood aura which adds a significant amount of health and elemental damage try and keep at least 1 around but do not make it your priority
Rampagors - These meatheads eventually become strong enough to take all the hits with just 1 point, and proper end game gear these guys will have a lot of life
Lamia - Useless in earlier patches these guys received a much needed health buff making them useful meatshields when needed
Void Archon - Provides a very useful Warp Field aura that weakens enemies attacks by reducing their damage and speed.
Rathma's Chosen - Makes your minion invulnerable to all damages but poison. This skill in combination with Veil King which was once poison immune upon summoning was used to "cheese" almost all ubers causing a fix which now removes any buffed minions poison resists to prevent other summons such as Acid Fiends to take the Veil Kings place. This fix now makes their only vulnerability kill them even quicker which isn't quite fair but has not been too much of an issue
Talons Hold - Gives us our slow along with some useful reanimates
Bend the Shadows - Our timerless teleport used in combination with Voodoo Shot to allow us to spam and keep up with our minions
Graveyard - This buff when active, periodically casts punishers at nearby enemies killing anything that gets too close unless perhaps it is poison immune
***Summon Bane Monster - Given by jewelry, from mystic orbs purchased at vendors. "Leashless" These guys are going to give you your optimal kill range helping clear maps with ease... 2-3 screens away

See my gameplay here:
 

Stat Points:

Strength: Everything*
Dexterity: None*
Vitality: None
Energy: None
*All strength and no dexterity is an end game setup for optimal damage output but is only to be used when sufficient attack rating comes from charms or gear. Dexterity and attack rating are not needed when using ignore targets defense

Now for the fun part!!!


Gear: As I said earlier there are almost limitless combinations but here is what I find to work best for me including alternate choices starting with the most available (tier unique) and working into the end game gear (sacred unique) options.

Tier Unique Gear
With these options there will be plenty of room for mystic orbs and I will provide some orbing tips for an optimal Zomg Xbow beginning experience
Sockets simplified - Weapon: 6x Jah, Sha only if necessary - Armors: Aim for all Lum but use Thai to help with resists while farming your charms (Tip: Use Eld runes inside t6 Featherclaw (chain gloves) to help with early game attack rating)
Be careful not to pass your Necromancer's current level or level 120 with Mystic Orbs deeming your gear unusable 

t6 Corpsefling (Trebuchet) - Great damage output, plague avatar, crushing blow, life steal, and flat life bonus socket with Jah runes using Sha to complete any missing attack speed after gear (target increased attack speed is +125% with an extra 15% to make up for the -15% on your Corpsefling, allowing you the maximum attack speed break-point for xbow necromancers) 
Mystic Orbs: 15x +10 max damage, cap the max tier unique enhanced damage of 350% excluding your Jah runes. Do not waste a mo slot for <10% enhanced damage, every slot is valuable here. Note: When adding mystic orbs - eventually adding jah runes will add +7 to the base level and sha +14 to the items current level - be careful not pass your characters level or level 120) If your oil of luck fails and you find yourself adding more than 100 points into dexterity, consider adding +100-250% attack rating with mystic orbs to prevent too many points being lost into dexterity.
Two-Hand Damage: (487-540) to (782-872)
(Necromancer Only)
Required Strength: 399
Required Level: 58
10% CtC lvl 28 Plague Avatar when you Kill an Enemy
+(261 to 300)% Enhanced damage
-15% Decreased Attack Speed
+(176 to 200) to Maximum Damage
(23 to 26)% Life stolen per Hit
-(31 to 35)% to Enemy Poison Resistance
(23 to 25)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(351 to 400) to Life
Socketed: 6

Even with Oil of Luck having failed, this is what it can be made into:


Tartarus Trebuchet (Yul Runeword) - The only downside to Tartarus is the Singularity proc will occasionally block your Voodoo Shot. Other than that Tartarus offers +4max damage per level, 301-350% enhanced damage, with 101-150 life after each kill and a big 41-50% bonus to strength
Mystic Orbs: 9x +10 max damage as you should have already reached the maxed enhanced damage cap when making trebuchet. Getting Luck Trial costs 1 orb slot but doubles the bonuses from the rest of your usable space
10% Chance to cast level 21 Singularity when you Kill an Enemy
+(301 to 350)% Enhanced damage
-10% Slower Run/Walk
-10% Decreased Attack Speed
+(4 per level) to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+10% Bonus to Summoned Minion Damage
(41 to 50)% Bonus to Strength
Fire Resist +100%
Lightning Resist +100%
+(101 to 150) Life after each Kill



Note: A maximum of 15% (with less possibly required) reanimate Fallen One and Skeleton is suggested in combination with Talon's Hold to prevent FPS loss and or Lag
(there is such thing as too many reanimates)

t6 Auriel's Halo (tiara) - High additional fire damage to include with our -100% enemy fire resistance, Dragonfire Oil, and t6 Dragontail (plated belt), fire and cold resistances, lacking in stats this is still the best choice for tier unique in my opinion.

Defense: (177-313)
Durability: 20
Required Dexterity: (180-176)
Required Level: 51
+(2 to 3) to Paladin Skill Levels
Adds (241 to 480)-(561 to 1120) fire damage
Adds (241 to 480)-(561 to 1120) cold damage
Fire Resist +(36 to 40)%
Cold Resist +(36 to 40)%
Requirements (-18 to -20)%
Socketed: 4


t6 Albrecht's Revenge (chain mail) - Nice Arrow proc to help with incoming enemies, lots of meat shields, cold resist and a great potential for high cold damage but there is potentially a much better option.
Mystic Orbs: Try to make up for any resistances that are missing typically using all resist mystic orbs until the first resistance is capped (you will need to add more mo's to the rest of your gear and to save orbing space optional thai runes can be used) then we need to aim for -100% enemy fire resistance - try to consider stats such as faster hit recovery, damage reduced, uninterruptable attack and strength to fill in any extra room for orbs 

Defense: (1432-2735)
Durability: 63 
Required Strength: (200-188)
Required Level: 49
10% CtC lvl 1 Arrow on Striking
Adds (401 to 800)-(801 to 1600) cold damage
+(131 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +(46 to 50)%
(23 to 25)% Reanimate as: Returned Archer
+(52 to 60) Life after each Demon Kill
Requirements (-36 to -40)%
Socketed: 6


t6 Jitan's Kamon (splint mail) - Good defense, 10% Guard Tower proc on kill, huge potential for high rainbow damage, and a much needed 10% DR making this more likely the best selection if meat-shields are of no concern
Mystic Orbs: Again we are going to make up our resistances and possibly add some helpful meat shields such as Fallen One's or Skeleton since we are not using Albrecht's Revenge while at the same time keeping -100% enemy fire resist our main priority then using orbs such as faster hit recovery, damage reduced, uninterruptable attack and strength to fill in any remaining room

Defense: (2170-4307)
Durability: 75
Required Strength: 391
Required Level: 49
100% CtC lvl 42 Singularity when you Die
10% CtC lvl 19 Guard Tower when you Kill an Enemy
Adds (241 to 480)-(481 to 960) fire damage
Adds (241 to 480)-(481 to 960) lightning damage
Adds (241 to 480)-(481 to 960) cold damage
+(191 to 220)% Enhanced Defense
Damage Reduced by 10%
Socketed: 6


t6 Dragontail (plated belt) - Good defense, potentially huge fire damage (due to variables re-rolling may be required, I would aim for the higher end of the spectrum to compliment Dragonfire Oil and the target goal of -100% enemy fire resistances), faster run/walk and attack speed with fire resist make this my favorite tier unique choice
Mystic Orbs: You can keep your stat lines low by adding any needed fire resistances here, any necessary meat shield reanimates while still keeping your faster hit recovery, damage reduced, uninterruptable attack and strength in mind

Defense: (2048-2848)
Durability: 61
Required Strength: 519
Required Level: 52
10% CtC lvl 13 Seal of Fire on Attack
30% Faster Run/Walk
40% Increased Attack Speed
Adds (241 to 480)-(641 to 1280) fire damage
Stun Attack
+(191 to 220)% Enhanced Defense
Fire Resist +(66 to 75)%
Socketed: 2


t6 Deadfall (Heavy Belt) - Shower of Rocks proc, 10% crushing blow, flat strength bonus, lightning resist, and 18-20% uninterruptable attack believe it or not id have to say this comes in 2nd to the above Dragontail but is too good to leave out this is almost a preference, and I usually prefer zooming across maps, through mobs and having higher flat fire damage to each shot from Dragontail over the shower of rocks proc, crushing blow, strength and some lightning resist but do not be steered away, this is also a very great choice so I will let the decision be yours
Mystic Orbs: Here we can add any needed lightning resistances to keep our stat lines low, any necessary meat shield reanimates while again keeping your faster hit recovery, strength, damage reduced and uninterruptable attack in mind
Defense: (1970-2751)
Durability: 52
Required Strength: 404
Required Level: 50
10% CtC lvl 13 Shower of Rocks when you Kill an Enemy
10% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(241 to 280)% Enhanced Defense
+(66 to 75) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(36 to 40)%
(18 to 20)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed: 2



t6 Featherclaw (chain gloves) - Great faster run/walk and attack speed with a huge % bonus to attack rating including flat dexterity and open wounds this choice is going to help prevent too many early/mid game stat points from being spent into dexterity while helping us zoom through maps and mobs
Defense: (549-777)
Durability: 39
Required Strength: 244
Required Level: 48
40% Faster Run/Walk
30% Increased Attack Speed
(171 to 200)% Bonus to Attack Rating
(18 to 20)% Chance of Open Wounds
+(131 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 35) to Dexterity
+(351 to 400) Maximum Stamina
Socketed: 4


t6 Death Spur (heavy boots) - Spike Nova on damage proc, huge max damage, open wounds, and flat strength/dexterity make these my obvious favorite for damage out of the two tier unique choices
Defense: (248-306)
Durability: 42
Required Strength: 179
Required Level: 46
1% CtC lvl 16 Spike Nova when you Take Damage
+(1 per lvl) to Maximum Damage (Based on Clvl)
(46 to 50)% Chance of Open Wounds
+(36 to 40) to Strength
+(36 to 40) to Dexterity
Socketed: 4


t6 Rabbit's Foot (boots) - Great for farming, these boots can be socketed with Lum runes for up to 155% magic find! That's huge for just 1 piece of gear!
Defense: (185-212)
Durability: 29
Required Strength: 77
Required Level: 43
40% Faster Run/Walk
+(351 to 400) Maximum Stamina
(14 to 15)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
(351 to 400)% Extra Gold from Monsters
(66 to 75)% Magic Find
Socketed: 4


For jewelry you can begin crafting once ilvl66 rings/amulets become available. Until then you can just aim for rings/amulets with skill points and any other useful stats that may come on them or any uniques you may come across. Here we can skip +fire % spell damage as it does not add to your Dragonfire oil's damage due to it being a passive skill and not a spell but the character screen will show otherwise. It has been proven that the stock character stat screen can show false damage output. For this reason and is not always accurate when calculating some damages.

Rings: Our target here is 1 all skills, there's many options of what you can do here such as go for -enemy fire resist as we will need to reach -100% total. I like to include either Unseelie Curse proc to eliminate ranged enemies attacks such as Necrobots Lazorgunz or even Supernova proc - You want to look cool while killing too, right?  Very Happy Unique Rings can be used, first orb your rings to get 15% chance to cast level 3 Thunder Hammer, Summon Bane Monster and then any other needed stats.

Amulet: Again we are going for max skill points which is now 5 with the new Blessed Oil of Luck recipe but 3 or maybe even 2 will do for now as you will be including 5% chance to cast level 44 Doom on kill and lets face it, this can be annoying to craft and perfection is not everything until end game. Again we can't go wrong with adding another 15% chance to cast level 3 Thunder Hammer. With tier unique gear we have more than likely already accomplished our -100% enemy fire resist if not if can be finished here. If you still have room you may add to the level of your Summon Bane Monster to gain more minion life for easier long distance map clearing.

Achilio's Wake, the Xbow Necromancer set
Here we have many great set bonuses that I will give a brief highlight of:
10 life on striking!!! This is huge and a big life saver making the crossbow a good option to use with your tier unique gear, 40% chance to cast level 6 Spike Nova on kill, 550 to max damage (the gloves and boots also add 82-100), 70% increased attack speed, 36-40% crushing blow, 45% all resistances, the list just keeps going.
Mystic Orbs: If you do not have enough dexterity and/or +% attack rating you will want to use a Blessed Oil of Luck on your Achilio's crossbow for a chance at 40-60% enhanced damage and/or 100-200% bonus to attack rating. Depending on if it succeeded check attack rating and determine if +25% attack rating mystic orbs are needed. For armors you will be adding -10% to enemy fire resistances to each piece being careful not to pass your necromancers current level or level 120. Our target with all gear is -100% enemy fire resistances.


Full Set Bonus:
With 2 or more set items:
+50 to Maximum Damage
+20 to Strength
With 3 or more set items:
+2 to Necromancer Skill Levels
All Resists +25%
With 4 or more set items:
Adds 1417-1468 poison damage over 5 seconds
+100 to Strength
With Complete Set:
40% Chance to cast level 6 Spike Nova when you Kill an Enemy
50% Increased Attack Speed
+500 to Maximum Damage
-50% to Enemy Poison Resistance
20% Chance of Crushing Blow
All Resists +45%
5% Reanimate as: Corruptor Archer

Achilios' Sledgehammer
Needle Crossbow (Sacred)

Two-Hand Damage: (677-744) to (884-952)
(Necromancer Only)
Required Strength: 244
Required Level: 100
+(251 to 300)% Enhanced damage
Adds 200-400 damage
(11 to 15)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+12 to Nova Shot
Slows Target by (21 to 25)%
(21 to 25)% Bonus to Strength
+10 Life on Striking
Socketed: 6

Achilios' Refuge
Studded Leather (Sacred)

Defense: (5162-6506)
Durability: 45
Required Strength: 499
Required Level: 100
+(1 to 2) to Necromancer Skill Levels
20% Faster Run/Walk
(51 to 100)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(201 to 250)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 50) to Strength
+(31 to 50) to Dexterity
Enhanced Weapon Damage +(21 to 30)%
Socketed: 6

Achilios' Eagle Eye
Helm (Sacred)

Defense: (2814-3451)
Durability: 39
Required Strength: 412
Required Level: 100
20% Increased Attack Speed
10% Faster Hit Recovery
+(201 to 250)% Enhanced Defense
Replenish Life +(21 to 40)
Damage Reduced by (11 to 20)
10% Reanimate as: Familiar
Requirements -20%
Socketed: 4

Achilios' Knuckledusters
Leather Gloves (Sacred)

Defense: (1014-1197)
Durability: 25
Required Strength: 340
Required Level: 100
+1 to Necromancer Skill Levels
+(41 to 50) to Maximum Damage
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(201 to 250)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 40) to Strength
10% Reanimate as: Banshee
Requirements -25%
Socketed: 4

Achilios' Stealth
Heavy Boots (Sacred)

Defense: (1501-1848)
Durability: 42
Required Strength: 393
Required Level: 100
20% Faster Run/Walk
+(41 to 50) to Maximum Damage
Attacker Flees after Striking 5%
+(201 to 250)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 40) to Strength
(11 to 15)% Bonus to Vitality
Requirements -20%
Socketed: 4

For jewelry we can skip +fire % spell damage as it does not add to your Dragonfire oil's damage due to it being a passive skill and not a spell but the character screen will show otherwise. It has been proven that the stock character stat screen can show false damage output. For this reason and is not always accurate when calculating some damages.

Rings: Since we are at what I like to call our halfway point using full Achilio's Wake, your target here is 1 all skills with -15% enemy fire resist or better as we will need to reach -100% total. I like to include Unseelie Curse proc to eliminate ranged enemies attacks such as Necrobots Lazorgunz or even Supernova proc - You want to look cool while killing too, right?  Very Happy Unique Rings can be used such as Xorine's Ring for 15% chance to cast level 9 Punisher on when you kill an enemy. These Punishers will benefit from the -50% enemy poison resistances given by the full set bonus. We should first orb your rings to get 15% chance to cast level 3 Thunder Hammer, Summon Bane Monster and then any other needed stats.

Amulet: Again we are going for max skill points which is now 5 with the new Blessed Oil of Luck recipe including 5% chance to cast level 44 Doom on kill and lets face it, this can be annoying to craft but every skill point counts towards everything. Again we can't go wrong with adding another 15% chance to cast level 3 Thunder Hammer But we must add bane monster for our long distance map clearing and finish our -100% enemy fire resistance making these priority #1.

Sacred Unique Gear
With these options there are countless combinations that can be used together. Players have many options for each slot but is not limited to having to use all sacred unique gear at one time. Here I will quickly break down some of the gear with reasons for my selections.




Hwanin's Hwacha - My #1 choice for a crossbow due to the full screen stun and extra damage that Flametail on striking provides.
Two-Hand Damage: (769-839) to (973-1043)
(Necromancer Only)
Required Strength: 252
Required Level: 100
9% CtC lvl 28 Flametail Shot on Striking
+3 to Necromancer Skill lvls
+(301 to 350)% Enhanced damage
60% Increased Attack Speed
Adds 200-400 damage
Enhanced Weapon Damage +(31 to 50)%
+150 to Strength
-50 to Dexterity
Socketed: 6



Nymyr's Shadow - My #2 choice for now Nymyr has huge physical damage, slow, magic find, and  a 25% lvl41 Doom on kill proc that can be combined with the Hymn oskill to provide life every time your Doom hits an enemy.
Two-Hand Damage: (941-1020) to (1277-1360)
(Necromancer Only)
Required Strength: 262
Required Level: 100
25% CtC lvl 41 Doom when you Kill an Enemy
+(4 to 6) to Necromancer Skill lvls
+(301 to 350)% Enhanced damage
60% Increased Attack Speed
30% Faster Hit Recovery
Adds 300-600 damage
+(3 to 12) to Hymn
Enhanced Weapon Damage +200%
Slows Target by (21 to 25)%
(51 to 100)% Magic Find
Socketed: 6


Metalhead - My #1 choice, Metalhead gives us our much needed Ignore Target's Defense along with Life on Striking and 5% reanimate as Obsidian Lord.
Defense: (3019-3612)
Durability: 51
Required Strength: 576
Required Level: 100
3% CtC lvl 10 Shower of Rocks on Attack
3% CtC lvl 10 Stormblast on Attack
Ignore Target's Defense
Adds 1-333 lightning damage
Hit Causes Monster to Flee +2%
+(2001 to 2500) Defense
+50 to Strength
+2 Life on Striking
Total Character Defense Plus (21 to 25)%
5% Reanimate as: Obsidian Lord
-5 to Light Radius
Socketed: 4



Gehenna - My #2 choice Gehenna can be used if you do not mind missing a few shots or have obtained Ignore Target Defense from somewhere else.
Defense: (3425-4196)
Durability: 45
Required Strength: 546
Required Level: 100
5% CtC lvl 21 Fire Cannonade when you Kill an Enemy
+1 to All Skills
-50% Slower Run/Walk
+666 fire damage
-(10 to 25)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+(25 to 40)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(16 to 32) to Path of Flames
+(251 to 300)% Enhanced Defense
+5% to Maximum Fire Resist
Socketed: 4

Gotterdammerung - Scratch  This helm is used only on switch for physical damage areas where resistances are not needed such as Fauztinville, Tran Athula, and the Secret Cow level.
Defense: (5250-6283)
Durability: 57
Required Strength: 606
Required Level: 100
Indestructible
+(301 to 350)% Enhanced Defense
+1000 Defense
+(51 to 60) to all Attributes
-75% to All Maximum Resistances
Damage Reduced by (21 to 25)%
-5 to Light Radius
Socketed: 4


Strength Beyond Strength - Choice #1 Here we gain huge defense Pyroblast on striking synergized by our -100% enemy fire resistance along with 100-150 damage, 25% life steal, 10% Deadly Strike, and a epic Inarius reanimate.
Defense: (8011-10908)
Durability: 99
Required Strength: 614
Required Level: 100
Area Effect Attack
1% CtC lvl 36 Pyroblast on Striking
Adds 100-150 damage
-10% Target Defense
150% Bonus to Attack Rating
+150% Damage to Demons
25% Life stolen per Hit
10% Deadly Strike
+(301 to 350)% Enhanced Defense
1% Reanimate as: Inarius
-5 to Light Radius
Socketed: 6



Goetia Plate - Choice #2,  Here we get a hardy 1,000 Life, high defense and receive a much needed +5 max minions and 201-250% minion life for our Rampagor army to help us teleport around and take little/none of the damage.
Defense: (8011-10908)
Durability: 99
Required Strength: 614
Required Level: 100
+3 to All Skills
+5 to Maximum Necromancer Minions
+(201 to 250)% Bonus to Summoned Minion Life
+(101 to 150)% Bonus to Summoned Minion Damage
+(301 to 350)% Enhanced Defense
+1000 to Life
Replenish Life +1000
+1000 to Mana
-4 to Light Radius
Socketed: 6


Hratli's Craft - Choice #3, Here we benefit from 1 all skills, 50% faster hit recovery, +41-50% minion life, a very useful 10% damage reduce, and a healthy amount of magic find.
Defense: (7005-8649)
Durability: 51
Required Strength: 307
Required Level: 100
+500 Crafting Points
+1 to All Skills
25% Faster Cast Rate
50% Faster Hit Recovery
+(41 to 50)% Bonus to Summoned Minion Life
+(301 to 350)% Enhanced Defense
+75 to Dexterity
Damage Reduced by 10%
125% Magic Find
Repairs 1 Durability in 25 Seconds
Requirements -40%
Socketed: 6


Segnitia - Choice #4, Here we get a great 10% Time Strike on striking, 200 damage, 21-25% crushing blow, 10% slow and a nice 50-75 life after each kill
Defense: (6991-9392)
Durability: 87
Required Strength: 589
Required Level: 100
10% CtC lvl 10 Time Strike on Striking
+200 damage
(21 to 25)% Chance of Crushing Blow
Slows Target by 10%
+(251 to 300)% Enhanced Defense
+200 Defense
All Resists +(20 to 25)%
Damage Reduced by 50
+(50 to 75) Life after each Kill
Socketed: 6



Black Void - Choice #1, Here we benefit from the 25-50 damage, 10-15% life steal, 10% slow, 10% strength, 25-50 additional damage, and 100% magic find 
Defense: (3208-3948)
Durability: 52
Required Strength: 568
Required Level: 100
20% Increased Attack Speed
Adds 25-50 damage
(10 to 15)% Life stolen per Hit
Slows Target by 10%
10% Bonus to Strength
10% Bonus to Dexterity
+(251 to 300)% Enhanced Defense
Target Takes Additional Damage of (25 to 50)
100% Magic Find
Socketed: 2


Lilith's Temptation - Choice #2, With yet another proc to add to our list, we can also find great enjoyment from the additional 200% magic find,
Defense: (3917-4815)
Durability: 61
Required Level: 100
5% CtC lvl 2 Time Strike on Striking
+(301 to 350)% Enhanced Defense
-25 to all Attributes
200% Magic Find
Requirements -100%
Socketed: 2



Dementia - Choice #3, We can use the 25-50 damage along with the -10 to -25% to all enemy resistances, 5% slow, 20-25 attributes, 5% max life, 3% max resistances, and 5% damage reduce
Defense: (3061-3660)
Durability: 43
Required Strength: 634
Required Level: 100
Adds 25-50 damage
-(10 to 25)% to All Enemy Resistances
+(13 to 23) to Fowl Fight
Slows Target by 5%
+(201 to 250)% Enhanced Defense
+500 Defense
+(20 to 25) to all Attributes
Increase Maximum Life 5%
+3% to All Maximum Resistances
Damage Reduced by 5%
Requirements +20%
Socketed: 2


Ashaera's Armor - Choice #4, More common, but useful, from Asheara's our procs benefit from the +21-30% spell damage, while also getting 21-30% all resistances, and 10% damage reduce
Defense: (1351-1403)
Durability: 43
Required Strength: 529
Required Level: 100
+(21 to 25) Energy Factor to Spell Damage
+(21 to 30)% to Spell Damage
(11 to 15)% Bonus to Energy
+500 Defense
All Resists +(21 to 30)%
Damage Reduced by 10%
Socketed: 2


Baron Sludge's Bonecrushers - Choice #1, With a nice roll (900 additional damage or more) we gain a lot of extra damage per bolt (appx. 60 bolts per voodoo) with 101-150 max damage 30% attack speed and 8% damage reduce.
Defense: (384-437)
Durability: 46
Required Strength: 544
Required Level: 100
30% Increased Attack Speed
+(101 to 150) to Maximum Damage
-50% Target Defense
Stun Attack
Damage Reduced by 8%
+100 Life on Striking in Melee
Target Takes Additional Damage of (500 to 1000)
Socketed: 4


Demonic Touch - Choice #2, We gain Cataclysm on Striking synergized by our -100% enemy fire resistances, along with 25-50 damage, 15-20% resistances, 5% damage reduce, and a epic Death Projector reanimate
Defense: (1003-1008)
Durability: 25
Required Strength: 908
Required Level: 30
1% CtC lvl 16 Cataclysm on Striking
30% Faster Run/Walk
Adds 25-50 damage
+666 Defense
All Resists +(15 to 20)%
Damage Reduced by 5%
1% Reanimate as: Death Projector
Requirements +100%
Socketed: 4


Centuria Insectorum - Choice #3, We benefit from the 1 all skill, 25% attack speed, 50 minimum damage, 10-15% strength, 21-25 attributes, total char defense 41-50%, and a fun Darkling reanimate
Defense: (1604-2106)
Durability: 53
Required Strength: 574
Required Level: 100
+1 to All Skills
25% Increased Attack Speed
+50 to Minimum Damage
+(301 to 350)% Enhanced Defense
(10 to 15)% Bonus to Strength
(10 to 15)% Bonus to Dexterity
+(21 to 25) to all Attributes
Total Character Defense Plus (41 to 50)%
20% Reanimate as: Darkling
Socketed: 4


Knight's Grace - Choice #1, We have fun with the Arrow on striking, while benefiting from the 1 all skills, 25% attack speed, 35-65 damage, 21-25 attributes, 5% damage reduce, and 10% uninterruptable attack
Defense: (2377-3010)
Durability: 81
Required Strength: 714
Required Level: 100
3% CtC lvl 35 Arrow on Striking
+1 to All Skills
25% Increased Attack Speed
Adds 35-65 damage
+(301 to 350)% Enhanced Defense
+(21 to 25) to all Attributes
Damage Reduced by 5%
10% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Requirements +20%
Socketed: 4



Lifecrusher - Choice #2, Here we have a chance at +1 Necromancer skill levels, while getting 20% faster run/walk, 101-150 max damage, 11-15% crushing blow, 5% strength, and 41-50 life after each kill.
Defense: (1501-1848)
Durability: 42
Required Strength: 492
Required Level: 100
+(0 to 1) to Amazon Skill lvls
+(0 to 1) to Barbarian Skill lvls
+(0 to 1) to Druid Skill lvls
+(0 to 1) to Necromancer Skill lvls
20% Faster Run/Walk
+(101 to 150) to Maximum Damage
(11 to 15)% Chance of Crushing Blow
5% Bonus to Strength
+(201 to 250)% Enhanced Defense
+(41 to 50) Life after each Kill
Socketed: 4



Toesie Warmer - Choice #3, Here we get level 57 Lava Pit proc synergized by our -100% enemy fire resistance, 25% faster run/walk, 150-400 fire damage, 21-25% vitality, 31-50% fire resist, and 11-15% total character defense.
Defense: (1330-1722)
Durability: 55
Required Strength: 527
Required Level: 100
10% CtC lvl 57 Lava Pit when you Kill an Enemy
25% Faster Run/Walk
Adds 150-400 fire damage
+(151 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
(21 to 25)% Bonus to Vitality
Fire Resist +(31 to 50)%
Total Character Defense Plus (11 to 15)%
Socketed: 4



Akarat's Trek - Choice #4, We get Thunder Wave when attacked, 151-200% damage to undead, 150% enhanced weapon damage, and 10% attributes.
Defense: (1410-1866)
Durability: 68
Required Strength: 561
Required Level: 100
10% CtC lvl 13 Thunder Wave when Attacked
+(151 to 200)% Damage to Undead
Enhanced Weapon Damage +150%
10% Bonus to All Attributes
+(151 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
Replenish Life +100
+2 to Light Radius
Socketed: 4


Uberquest Tips

Death Projector: Summon your Void Archon, a few Shadows and your Rampagor army. Take the route leading to the Western (left) side of the Death Projector and stop before rounding the corner that will aggro the Uber. From here you can step a few meters around the corner to summon a Bane Monster with Rathmas Chosen to walk directly to the Death Projecter. This will keep the Mechanics on top of it making it vulnerable to your attacks. If you step around the corner into the right spot, you can shield yourself from the Death Projectors Death Spiral using the map. Once the first Death Spiral passes you need to step up further to remove the obstacle from between you and the Death Projector so that your Voodoo Shot will hit. Dodge any further spirals while spamming Voodoo Shot nearest to the Death Projector as possible. Once the Death Projector is dead your minions will no longer have something to target and will run around naturally. To hold the Mechanics still try using a totem with Rathmas Chosen and safely grab your charm.

Creature of Flame: Before entering summon your Void Archon, a few Shadows and your Rampagor army. Upon entering kill Horazons Familiar. Get the Astral Guardians to aggro onto you, as soon as you are hit you will be temporarily immune to the Creature of Flame's physical death touch. While immune you need to make it past the Creature of Flame and get a Bane Monster with Rathmas Chosen on top of him to distract his fire. If done properly, spam Voodoo Shot and pick up your charm.

Infernal Machine: Summon your Void Archon, a few Shadows and your Rampagor army. Use your 'leashless' Bane Monsters and spam Voodoo Shot to clear the level off screen. Be sure to keep stepping left and right to avoid the Infernal Machine's Deathstrike.

Rathma Square: Summon your Void Archon, all Shadows , all Lamias and your Rampagor army. Upon entering begin spamming Voodoo Shot. You will want to clear your way to the Northeast (top right) wall of the map while maintaining your Rampagor army. Continue Southeast (bottom right direction) until you reach and kill Primus. If you find yourself taking a lot of damage try using Bend the Shadows to keep your minions on top of you. Spirit Trance Herb has a 1/6 drop chance and the attack rating goes from 21-150%. You may want to spend some time farming a decent Spirit Trance Herb to save yourself some points into dexterity unless you already have a source of 'Ignore Target's Defense'.

Azmodan: Summon your Void Archon, all Shadows , all Lamias and your Rampagor army. Rathmas Chosen several Rampagors. This will leave us with our larger hitbox minions potentially staying alive much longer (unless poisoned) for easier targeting past the mobs inside. If you are using Hwanin's Hwacha you will be able to stun the level so that Azmodan is the only one left moving. You can then lure him out of the crowed and focus on landing your Voodoo Shots nearest to him for a easy kill. If in TU gear/lack a source of stun you can always lure Azmodan into any corner of the map allowing you to clear mobs from the opposite corner. Be careful as one or more of the mobs can block your ranged attacks for a brief duration. You may want to temporarily swap some Lum runes for Perfect Bloodstones for +Maximum Fire Resist to help with Azmodans Pentagram attack or maybe some Perfect Turquoise for +Maximum Poison Resist to help with Poison damage while kiting mobs.

Cathedral of Vanity:

Toraja: Bring a Arcane Crystal by itself inside your Horadric Cube to upgrade your Crystalline Flame Medallion. Summon all Edyrems, Void Archon, all Shadows , all Lamias and your Rampagor army. Rathmas Chosen buff a couple Shadows. Upon entering Lilith will be somewhere North (up) from the red portal. Fight your way to her using Edyrems to remove the mobs invulnerability while maintaining your Void Archon a few Shadows and your Rampagor Army. Once you reach and kill Lilith take a portal to town and transmute your Crystalline Flame Medallion with the Arcane Crystal in safety. Note: You only have 30 seconds after killing Lilith to upgrade your Crystalline Flame Medallion.

The Butcher: Rathmas Chosen 1 Rampagor and make a portal. Summon the Butcher and get him locked onto your Rampagor. Wait for a pentagram to appear then either Jitans Gate or summon a minion/Bend the Shadows slightly past it to lure him on top to cancel his immunities. Switch to Voodoo Shot and spam. Repeat until you get your charm. It may help to summon more then one Butcher to get more pentagrams to appear faster. Just make sure you keep re-buffing your Rampagor with Rathmas Chosen

The Binding of Baal: Summon your Void Archon, all Shadows , all Lamias and your Rampagor army. Rathmas Chosen a few Rampagors and make a portal. Summon Tal Rasha in the furthest South (bottom) corner of the map, step back and spam Voodoo Shot. Once all of Tal Rasha's minions are dead he will lose his invulnerability and die quickly.

Assault on Mount Arreat: Summon your Void Archon, all Shadows , all Lamias and your Rampagor army. Rathmas Chosen a few Rampagors and make a portal near the Ancients Way exit. Summon King Koth in the Northeast (top right) corner of the map, step back and spam Voodoo Shot while being careful not to die to his towers. You may want to consider finishing this fight offscreen using a Bane Monster and Rathmas Chosen.

Akarat: Summon your Void Archon, all Shadows , all Lamias and your Rampagor army. Consider using a totem with Rathmas Chosen to hold Akarat and his minions in one place. If not using totems using Rathmas Chosen on a few Rampagors can work too. Make a portal near Rathma Square. Place your minions and/or totems just at the bottom of the stairs to the entrance of Black Road. Summon Akarat ontop of your minions/totems, step back and spam Voodoo Shot.

Legacy of Blood: Summon your Void Archon, all Shadows , all Lamias and your Rampagor army. Make a portal just at the entrance to the Forgotten Tower. Go inside and Rathmas Chosen a few Rampagors. Summon Bartuc in the Northwest (top left) corner of the map, step back and spam Voodoo Shot. Keep strafing up and down while spamming Voodoo Shot. This will prevent you from taking all the damage from the skill the golems cast under you when they die. Perfect Bloodstones for +Maximum Fire Resistance can help if you are strafing but still taking too much damage.

Lord Aldric Jitan: Summon your Void Archon, all Shadows , all Lamias and your Rampagor army. Place a Bane Monster near the Halls of Vaught entrance and Rathmas Chosen it. Summon Lord Aldric Jitan ontop of your Bane Monster, step back to the doorway and spam Voodoo Shot.

Judgement Day: Respec and put 1 point into Frostclaw Totem. Cast sacrifice a few times in the West (left) corner of the map against the wall to your left just across from the corner of the map and stack your Frostclaw Totems against the wall. Your setup should look like this - here. Rathmas Chosen your totem and summon Dark Uldyssian ontop. Step back near your portal and begin spamming Voodoo Shot. Periodically buff your totem with Rathmas Chosen and watch its health. The angels are still able to damage your totem so it may be necessary to summon another with Rathmas Chosen buff to fall back on after it begins taking damage. Watch out for nukes - if you hear "nuclear launch detected" step back until it is over then continue killing. You will want to grab the first charm that drops incase you die you will not be losing the buff needed for upgrading and can simply make a new game. Put the Crystalline Flame Medallion inside your empty Horadric Cube. Once you have killed both Malthael and Imperius within 30 seconds of eachother, enter your portal and transmute the Crystalline Flame Medallion in safety.



This guide is a work in progress and will be continued. As some may know this is my first guide so please feel free to begin commenting, giving suggestions and asking questions. Thanks for reading!!!  Very Happy 


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Post by Aeliann on Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:20 pm

Good stuff buddy Smile -Star

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Post by ikns88 on Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:07 pm

i'll definitely try this Build!!.

Will u had gameplay videos on uberlvls?

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Post by Zomg on Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:10 pm

You will find xbow worth the shot. Ill try to find a way to record/edit videos for some game play. If anybody knows of a good program they have used, let me know. Thanks ikns88, hope you have fun.

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Post by romanN1 on Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:53 pm

Fraps creates a good output at 30 fps but that gameplay will be a bit laggy. Go forhwanin :-D or the one with doom ctc

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Post by taem on Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:43 am

fraps full version, dl from a reputable site (torrent, hint, hint). Or bandicam free version works great; I use bandicam because I found fraps to be way too laggy with my old video card.

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Post by Ect on Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:54 am

Nice guide easy to follow

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Post by ntf1015 on Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:14 pm

Im starting from scratch and was curious if this is a good build to do so with. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Post by GregMXL on Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:25 pm

Yes it is. Just follow the guide and then use your own judgement as you get better or further in the game.


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Post by grimjerk on Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:28 am

Just now looked at this guide. While personally I find the general style of Voodoo Shot to be a bit yawn, the thinking is solid and the layout is nicely done. A cookie.

Edit. One point though. The Seal of Fire proc on Dragon's Tail is on attack so it is not worth mentioning in connnection with a ranged build.

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