Goldstrike Arch any good?

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I got a goldstrike arch.

+240 something % ED
+180 something % dmg against both Demons and Undead.

So added together, that would be about +430ish % against both Demons and Undead, and it seems most monsters in the game are either undead or demons. There aren't that much that are neither. All the act bosses are Demons so the additional + damage will apply (coupled with Laying of Hands, this is talking about nearly +800% damage to demons).

I reckon before I can get my hands on a Faith, it would be sufficient to use that in the interim?

Is it worth upgrading it to Hydra Bow?
It's definitely a decent stepping stone towards a better bow. Massive AR bonus, nice attack speed...

As far as being worth upgrading to a Hydra bow, I suppose if you have spare Puls and Lums laying around, why not?
It's a fantastic bow. Would be worth if you plan on clearing areas with many undead/demons on a bowazon. Make sure to maximize your stats like open wounds and deadly strike (actually not sure this stacks with deadly strike, might be worth looking into) /edit charged amp wand doesn't exist.

I will also note the FOH proc is very annoying. (unsure if this is still true since i have not played this build in a while)

edit: appears DS is seperate proc.

if you can find a lycanders i would up that instead, but your gsa _can_ get you through hell.
the fact that your roll is quite high makes it close to a windforce in avg dmg.

I say glass cannon the dex stat and kite with some cold kb and valk. Maybe even get that frw jacked up.
07/10/2019 07:28 PMPosted by Glyph
close to a windforce in avg dmg


I actually had a windforce the previous season, dropped by a random monster in Pits level 2.

Even with Fortitude, the displayed damage in character screen is less than 4K with level 25ish Strafe.

I had one hell of a time killing monster in Chaos Sanctuary. The killing speed was quite slow actually.

So I guess the situation may be quite similar with the GSA this time too.

At least I think I can put more skill points elsewhere instead of Penetrate as GSA has good AR boost.
07/10/2019 09:43 PMPosted by BFG9000
07/10/2019 07:28 PMPosted by Glyph
close to a windforce in avg dmg


I actually had a windforce the previous season, dropped by a random monster in Pits level 2.

Even with Fortitude, the displayed damage in character screen is less than 4K with level 25ish Strafe.

I had one hell of a time killing monster in Chaos Sanctuary. The killing speed was quite slow actually.

So I guess the situation may be quite similar with the GSA this time too.

At least I think I can put more skill points elsewhere instead of Penetrate as GSA has good AR boost.


Rule #1 never trust screen damage.

Here's a very useful post: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/12426713050

LCS is gone over in point #20
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/12426713050#post-8
07/11/2019 06:06 AMPosted by Glyph
07/10/2019 09:43 PMPosted by BFG9000
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I actually had a windforce the previous season, dropped by a random monster in Pits level 2.

Even with Fortitude, the displayed damage in character screen is less than 4K with level 25ish Strafe.

I had one hell of a time killing monster in Chaos Sanctuary. The killing speed was quite slow actually.

So I guess the situation may be quite similar with the GSA this time too.

At least I think I can put more skill points elsewhere instead of Penetrate as GSA has good AR boost.


Rule #1 never trust screen damage.

Here's a very useful post: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/12426713050

LCS is gone over in point #20
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/12426713050#post-8


Point #7 in the first link is something I didn’t know! I am eager to try it over running salvation, might’ve been fixed tho since the post is very old
07/10/2019 07:28 PMPosted by Glyph
also use amplify damage wand on swap.
Where is the best place to get this wand?
Malah (a5 healer) or Akara (a1 healer) I haven't tried any other ways
07/12/2019 07:34 AMPosted by CanisLupis
07/10/2019 07:28 PMPosted by Glyph
also use amplify damage wand on swap.
Where is the best place to get this wand?

07/12/2019 07:47 AMPosted by Glyph
Malah (a5 healer) or Akara (a1 healer) I haven't tried any other ways
Really?

I use to think this was the biggest blunder in the history of the forum...
04/07/2014 06:01 PMPosted by Kaylin
Level 17 : You can now use the runeword smoke and should do so. Find a two socket armor and place the runes Tal + Eth in that order into the armor.

But yours is now by far the biggest. Kaylin pretends to know what she is talking about by copying n pasting and rewriting other people's information, but you... you outright lie to sound as though you know what you're talking about.

http://classic.battle.net/diablo2exp/items/magic/chargedsuffixes.shtml
<span class="truncated">...</span>Where is the best place to get this wand?

07/12/2019 07:47 AMPosted by Glyph
Malah (a5 healer) or Akara (a1 healer) I haven't tried any other ways
Really?

I use to think this was the biggest blunder in the history of the forum...
04/07/2014 06:01 PMPosted by Kaylin
Level 17 : You can now use the runeword smoke and should do so. Find a two socket armor and place the runes Tal + Eth in that order into the armor.

But yours is now by far the biggest. Kaylin pretends to know what she is talking about by copying n pasting and rewriting other people's information, but you... you outright lie to sound as though you know what you're talking about.

http://classic.battle.net/diablo2exp/items/magic/chargedsuffixes.shtml


That's weird I could have sworn I had a wand with charged amp damage a couple seasons ago. *Shrug* I remember using it on my barbarian to get past some physical immunes.

/Edit It was gavel of pain... Oops. Sorry about that misinformation. Many apologies. I'm 90% certain I had an amp damage charge wand though. That's embarrassing.

Fixed my post to highlight my mistake. Thank you for the info.
07/12/2019 08:02 AMPosted by CanisLupis
07/12/2019 07:34 AMPosted by CanisLupis
...Where is the best place to get this wand?

07/12/2019 07:47 AMPosted by Glyph
Malah (a5 healer) or Akara (a1 healer) I haven't tried any other ways
Really?

I use to think this was the biggest blunder in the history of the forum...
04/07/2014 06:01 PMPosted by Kaylin
Level 17 : You can now use the runeword smoke and should do so. Find a two socket armor and place the runes Tal + Eth in that order into the armor.

But yours is now by far the biggest. Kaylin pretends to know what she is talking about by copying n pasting and rewriting other people's information, but you... you outright lie to sound as though you know what you're talking about.

http://classic.battle.net/diablo2exp/items/magic/chargedsuffixes.shtml


Lol Nice reckt

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