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"Diablo 2": Resurrected - the Best Amazon Build Guides

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The most versatile class in Diablo 2. Amazon basically excels in range combat using a bow or javelin. But is also proficient in melee using a spear and also well versed in magic that increases her combat capability. This class is also known to have a wide variety of passive skills that works well on almost any kind of build.


Table of contents

  1. Lightning Javazon Build
  2. Spearazon Build
  3. Bowazon Build
  4. Freezing Arrow Build
  5. Immolation Arrow Build


1. Lightning Javazon Build

Lightning Javazon is a well rounded build that is effective whether fighting in melee or range. It deals massive damage and it is durable enough to survive multiple heavy hits. It is also considered as the best mob killer in the game as it can wipe out group of enemies in an instant.


Skills

  • Power Strike (Max): Your early level lightning skill. Max this skill since it gives synergy to all of your lightning skills.
  • Lightning Bolt (Max): Best used as a single target in range.
  • Charged Strike (Max): Your most damaging skill against large single target enemies.
  • Lightning Strike (Max): Works like chain lightning from Sorceress. Max this to provide synergy to all of your lightning skills.
  • Lightning Fury (Max): This skill is what makes Amazon the best class for wiping out mobs.

Then put 1 point for each skills below:

  • Inner Sight: Lowers enemy defense.
  • Slow Missiles: A 1 point wonder. Makes enemy missiles move slower.
  • Dodge: Provides dodge chance in melee.
  • Avoid: Provides dodge chance against projectiles.
  • Evade: Increases dodge change when walking or running.
  • Critical Strike: Lets you deal double damage by chance.
  • Penetrate: Increases attack rating.
  • Jab: For dealing with lightning immune monsters.
  • Poison Javelin: Can also be used in combination with Jab.
  • Plague Javelin: Same purpose as Poison Javelin.


Stat Points Distribution

  • Strength: Place points until you meet the requirements for gear.
  • Dexterity: Put points until you reach the max block for shield.
  • Vitality: Majority of your stat points goes here.
  • Energy: No need to invest here. The equipment and mana potions can provide enough for the build.


Recommended Equipment Attributes

  • Amazon exclusive Javelin
  • Shield
  • Body armor with Enigma rune word (Jah, Ith, Ber): Grants level 1 Teleport skill.
  • Increase attack speed
  • Plus to Lightning damage
  • Enhanced defense
  • Increase attack rating
  • Mana stolen per hit
  • Life stolen per hit
  • Increase maximum life
  • Increase maximum mana
  • Increase all attributes
  • Increase all skills
  • Increase all resistance
  • Faster Run/Walk
  • Cannot be frozen

It is also recommended to hire an Act 2 Desert Mercenary and give it a polearm with Infinity Rune Word (Ber, Mal, Ber, Ist). It allows you to effectively deal with enemies that is immune to lightning attacks.


2. Spearazon Build

This is a melee spear wielding build with a powerful Valkyrie companion on her side.


Skills

  • Jab (Max): This is going to be your normal attack. Jab let's you attack 3 times in a quick succession. It is a powerful skill that is already available on character level 1.
  • Fend (Max): Fend deals large damage by striking multiple targets. Use this skill for striking mobs.
  • Valkyrie (Max): Summon this to assist you in taking some hits for you. It can also deal good damage.
  • Decoy (Max): Max this to increase the life of Valkyrie making it really hard to take down.

Then you can boost the capability of you and your Valkyrie with the following passive. It's up to you on how to distribute your remaining skill points.

  • Dodge: Grants chance to dodge melee attacks.
  • Avoid: Works like Dodge but for missile attacks.
  • Evade: This passive will trigger while Walking or Running.
  • Critical Strike: Your most powerful offensive passive. It provides chance to deal double damage.
  • Penetrate: This will increase your attack rating.

As a warning, Critical Strike, Dodge, Evade, and Pierce has diminishing returns. So putting a lot of skill points on these mentioned skills are not worth it.


Stat Points Distribution

  • Strength: Until you meet the gear requirement.
  • Dexterity: Until you meet the gear requirement.
  • Vitality: Majority of your stat points goes here since this is a melee build.
  • Energy: Don't put points here.


Recommended Equipment Attributes

  • Spear with Breath of the Dying rune word (Vex, Hel, El, Eld, Zod, Eth)
  • Body armor with Fortitude rune word (El, Sol, Dol, Lo)
  • Increase attack speed
  • Enhanced damage
  • Enhanced defense
  • Minus to target defense
  • Increase attack rating
  • Mana stolen per hit
  • Life stolen per hit
  • Increase all attributes
  • Increase all skills
  • Increase all resistance
  • Increase maximum life
  • Faster Run/Walk
  • Cannot be frozen


3. Bowazon Build

A basic bow build that uses Multiple Shot, Guided Arrow, or Strafe depending on what works best on a certain situation.


Skills

  • Multiple Shot (Max): Best for cleaning up mobs.
  • Guided Arrow (Max): Works well for chasing enemies. This is the best arrow skill for PVP.
  • Strafe (Max): Preferred skill for single target as it deals high damage per second. However, Amazon will be stuck in place until all arrows are fired leaving you vulnerable. So it's best to have a tank taking the frontline while using the skill.
  • Valkyrie (Max): Will serve as your meat shield to tank the damage for you. It can also deal large amount of damage and receive bonuses from your passives.

You still have a lot of remaining points left. It's up to you how you wanted to distribute it on below skills:

  • Magic Arrow: Aside from being a prerequisite skill. This can be a backup when you run out of arrow and badly need to continue firing arrows.
  • Inner Sight: Lowers enemy defense.
  • Critical Strike: Provides chance to double your damage.
  • Dodge: Provides some change to avoid damage.
  • Slow Missiles: A single point in this passive can make a big difference. You will notice how your enemy projectiles become slower and easier to avoid.
  • Avoid: Grants chance to avoid projectiles fired by enemies.
  • Penetrate: Increases attack rating of Amazon and Valkyrie.
  • Decoy: Good for distracting opponents. It also gives synergy to Valkyries increasing her life.
  • Evade: Increase your chance to dodge when walking or running.
  • Pierce: Your arrows can pass through enemies letting you hit more foes.


Stat Points Distribution

  • Strength: For gear requirement only. Don't put more points.
  • Dexterity: You can place more points here if you desire to increase your damage, attack rating, and armor.
  • Vitality: The remaining of your points goes here.
  • Energy: No need to put points here.


Recommended Equipment Attributes

  • Bow
  • Body armor with Fortitude rune word (El, Sol, Dol, Lo)
  • Increase attack speed
  • Enhanced damage
  • Enhanced defense
  • Minus to target defense
  • Increase attack rating
  • Mana stolen per hit
  • Life stolen per hit
  • Increase all attributes
  • Increase all skills
  • Increase all resistance
  • Faster Run/Walk
  • Cannot be frozen


4. Freezing Arrow Build

An effective crowd control bow build, thanks to Freezing Arrow and Ice Arrow.


Skills

  • Freezing Arrow (Max): A powerful area of effect skill that can freeze group of enemies and chill bosses. This is the skill that you'll be firing regularly.
  • Ice Arrow (Max): Your level 18 temporary Freezing Arrow. It may not deal the same damage as Freezing Arrow but its freeze duration is longer and it cost less mana. Max this to provide synergy to Freezing Arrow.
  • Cold Arrow (Max): Max this as well to give synergy to Freezing Arrow. Useful on your early levels.
  • Valkyrie (Max): The one that will fight in the front for you. This is a powerful summon that is really hard to kill. If it dies, just summon it again.
  • Decoy (Max): Max this to multiply the life of your Valkyrie.

For distributing the remainder of you skill points, please refer to Bowazon passives.


Stat Points Distribution

Same as Bowazon build.


Recommended Equipment Attributes

  • Bow with Ice rune word (Amn, Shael, Jah, Lo)
  • Body armor
  • Increase attack speed
  • Plus to Cold damage.
  • Enhanced defense
  • Minus to target defense
  • Increase attack rating
  • Mana stolen per hit
  • Life stolen per hit
  • Increase all attributes
  • Increase all skills
  • Increase all resistance
  • Faster Run/Walk
  • Cannot be frozen


5. Immolation Arrow Build

This bow build can burn down an area while firing explosives to deal large continuous fire damage.


Skills

  • Immolation Arrow (Max): This arrow skill deals huge fire damage then leaves the area on fire to continuously burn enemies. If the passive skill Pierce is triggered it will create another sea of fire in a different area. The skill has a 1 second cooldown though. But it's alright since you have Exploding Arrow to spam.
  • Exploding Arrow (Max): The skill that you're going to fire while Immolation Arrow is on cooldown. From the name itself, this can make your arrow explode dealing large fire damage to mobs. Max this to also increase the damage of Immolation Arrow.
  • Fire Arrow (Max): The first skill that you're going to use since it's available at level 1. Max this to increase the damage of Immolation Arrow and Exploding Arrow.
  • Valkyrie (Max): The one that will tank the damage for you while you're burning your enemies.
  • Decoy (Max): Multiplies the life of Valkyrie.

For distributing the remainder of you skill points, please refer to Bowazon passives.


Stat Points Distribution

Same as Bowazon build.


Recommended Equipment Attributes

  • Bow
  • Body armor with Dragon rune word (Sur, Lol, Sol)
  • Increase attack speed
  • Plus to Fire damage.
  • Enhanced defense
  • Minus to target defense
  • Increase attack rating
  • Mana stolen per hit
  • Life stolen per hit
  • Increase all attributes
  • Increase all skills
  • Increase all resistance
  • Faster Run/Walk
  • Cannot be frozen


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