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January 27, 2005 8:25:12 PM

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Ive recently been using Tal socketed Ravenclaw
which would normally be deadly because the poison
transferred to the area effect.However I noticed it
seemed to only poison the targeted enemy and seemed
generally to be a lot less effective now.Has anyone
else noticed it or maybe Im missing something?
This is on ladder by the way(server side patched?).

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Anonymous
January 28, 2005 2:54:55 PM

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keith schrieb:
> Ive recently been using Tal socketed Ravenclaw
> which would normally be deadly because the poison
> transferred to the area effect.However I noticed it
> seemed to only poison the targeted enemy and seemed
> generally to be a lot less effective now.Has anyone
> else noticed it or maybe Im missing something?
> This is on ladder by the way(server side patched?).

In 1.10, only fire damage is transfered to the splash area effect. The
only two builds that benefit from Exploding Arrows are Enchantress and
Holy Fire Paladin - unless you play in a party with an Enchantress, when
Ravenclaw, Kuko or Demon Machine can take every char deep into Nightmare.

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Hannes
Anonymous
January 28, 2005 2:54:56 PM

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On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 11:54:55 +0100, Hannes Brunner <bruhan12@web.de>
wrote:

>Ravenclaw, Kuko or Demon Machine can take every char deep into Nightmare.
>
>---
>Hannes

Question about this: My Regular LoD Slayer Strafeazon's life has
gotten a *lot* easier since she found her Kuko, but I've noticed that
the arrows don't explode when she's using Strafe (the fire damage
still helps quite a bit, though). Do any of the skills (i.e., Guided)
still make the explosions work? And should I worry about it, or do the
explosions not really help at all?

ald
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Anonymous
January 28, 2005 4:26:44 PM

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ald schrieb:
> On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 11:54:55 +0100, Hannes Brunner <bruhan12@web.de>
> wrote:
>
>
>>Ravenclaw, Kuko or Demon Machine can take every char deep into Nightmare.
>>
>>---
>>Hannes
>
>
> Question about this: My Regular LoD Slayer Strafeazon's life has
> gotten a *lot* easier since she found her Kuko, but I've noticed that
> the arrows don't explode when she's using Strafe (the fire damage
> still helps quite a bit, though). Do any of the skills (i.e., Guided)
> still make the explosions work? And should I worry about it, or do the
> explosions not really help at all?

No, only with normal attack the explosive arrows are fired (same with
magic on Witchwild String).

With Kuko, the 40-180 fire damage will increase the splash damage of the
explosion, it can be usefull against tight packs. But only at lower
levels (I assume you are in Act 5 Normal at lvl 33 when you are old
enough to equip Kuko). Their might be some special uses later on, i.e.
against PI Hell Swarm or Ghosts grouped around your Valk if you have no
skill that deals elemental damage. But other than that, their is no
reason to switch back to normal attack to trigger the exploding arrows.

---
Hannes
Anonymous
January 28, 2005 4:26:45 PM

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On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 13:26:44 +0100, Hannes Brunner <bruhan12@web.de>
wrote:

>No, only with normal attack the explosive arrows are fired (same with
>magic on Witchwild String).

Ok, fair enough ;-)

>With Kuko, the 40-180 fire damage will increase the splash damage of the
>explosion, it can be usefull against tight packs. But only at lower
>levels (I assume you are in Act 5 Normal at lvl 33 when you are old
>enough to equip Kuko).

You missed the "Slayer" in my overly-long description of her ;-) She's
somewhere in her late 40's - early 50's, either at the very tail end
of Act 2 or just beginning Act 3 (I *think* she killed Duriel in her
last game, but I'm not 100% sure) of NM, but the Kuko beats the pants
off of any other bow she's found so far.

>Their might be some special uses later on, i.e.
>against PI Hell Swarm or Ghosts grouped around your Valk if you have no
>skill that deals elemental damage. But other than that, their is no
>reason to switch back to normal attack to trigger the exploding arrows.
>
>---
>Hannes

Ok, so the plan should be to give it to the Rogue, if I want the
explosions, assuming she finds a better bow, right? Or will it not
work with her?

You know, it's *really* funny, I've been playing this game since Day 2
and unless I'm mistaken this is the first time I've found a Kuko.

ald
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Anonymous
January 28, 2005 10:26:40 PM

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On that special day, Hannes Brunner, (bruhan12@web.de) said...

> Their might be some special uses later on, i.e.
> against PI Hell Swarm or Ghosts grouped around your Valk if you have no
> skill that deals elemental damage. But other than that, their is no
> reason to switch back to normal attack to trigger the exploding arrows.

I tried synergizing the Exploding Arrow on Blood Ravens Charge with the
Fire Arrow, and it seems to work; yet it takes some time to wear down
monsters in Hell. In cases where my character has depleted her mana
ball, or even worse, got hit by a mana burn minion, it is a thing to
resort to, while she is recovering, and still cause some damage.

My main problem by now is keeping my merc alive, while he is still too
weak (read: low level) to hold a really good poker with an Amn inserted.
Arioc's would it be, but still two levels to go. The current Pierre
Tombale is way too weak; so the main tanking is done by my lvl25 Valk,
which goes down only rarely, and more often lost if my character is
running too fast with her Vidala boots.

About to enter the djungle...


Gabriele Neukam

Gabriele.Spamfighter.Neukam@t-online.de


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