Frost/Fire Bow Amazon (Bowazon) Build for Diablo 2 Resurrected

Last updated on Sep 30, 2021 at 11:08 by MrLlamaSC 1 comment

The Frost/Fire Amazon is a slight variation of the Frostmaiden build. Instead of running only the Freezing Arrow Freezing Arrow line of skills with some Physical attacks to deal with Cold Immune Monsters, you are instead using Exploding Arrow Exploding Arrow. This build is generally seen as slightly worse than the Frostmaiden but can still complete Hell and is not very gear dependent.

1.

Introduction

The Frost/Fire Amazon is a slight variation of the Frostmaiden build. Instead of running only the Freezing Arrow Freezing Arrow line of skills with some Physical attacks to deal with Cold Immune Monsters, you are instead using Exploding Arrow Exploding Arrow. This build is generally seen as slightly worse than the Frostmaiden but can still complete Hell and is not very gear dependent. One of the main advantage of running this build over single-element alternatives is to better deal with Immunities as you progress through the game. Builds specialised in a single element may deal more damage, but your Amazon will struggle in Solo Self Found play in late Nightmare and Hell.

You can check the viability of this build in PvM by consulting our PvM Tier List.

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Frost Fire Bowazon Skill Build

Here is the default skill build for the Frost Fire Bowazon. For a detailed breakdown of all core and optional skills as well as the recommended order for allocating skill points, refer to the Skills section of this guide.

For this build, it is recommended to start with Fire Arrow Fire Arrow into Exploding Arrow Exploding Arrow to then add Freezing Arrow Freezing Arrow once you hit level 30. This build is also very Mana intensive, so having some Mana Per Kill items and adding a few points into Energy while leveling is a good idea. You can respec out of these Energy points when your Amazon reaches a higher level and equips better gear. For more information, refer to the Early Leveling section of this guide.

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Frost Fire Bowazon Stat Points and Attributes

Strength Dexterity Vitality Energy
Enough for gear; around 80 total Enough for gear; around 150 total Everything else Very little to none

You can read more details about the Stats and Attribute requirements for this build on our Skills page.

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Frost Fire Bowazon Gear

The following section shows some of the most important items for the Frost Fire Bowazon. For a detailed per-slot breakdown of all Frost Fire Bowazon items and alternative builds, refer to the Gear section of this guide.

5.

MrLlamaSC's Frost Fire Bowazon Video Guide

We also have a video guide that goes over the build, if you prefer that instead of or in addition to our written guide.

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Frost Fire Bowazon Breakpoints

In Diablo 2, stats that affect action speed (known as frames) for attacking, casting, blocking, and recovering from a hit can almost never be taken literally. For example, gaining 10% Increased Attack Speed from an item will not necessarily translate into 10% faster attacks. To achieve faster actions, certain breakpoints must be reached, which vary for every class. The tables below list how much of a given stat is required to actually improve the action speed of the class for the stated action.

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Faster Hit Recovery Breakpoints

Hit Recovery Breakpoints
Frames to perform action 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4
Faster Hit Recovery required to reach frame 0% 5% 10% 16% 24% 37% 54% 86% 152% 360%
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Frost Fire Bowazon Mercenary

An Offensive (Might Might) Act 2 Nightmare Mercenary is best to increase your Physical damage. An Offensive (Blessed Aim Blessed Aim) Act 2 Hell Mercenary could also work for increased chance to hit your shots.

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Frost Fire Bowazon Early Leveling

  1. All points to Fire Arrow Fire Arrow until level 10
  2. 1 point to Magic Arrow Magic Arrow
  3. 1 point to Multiple Shot Multiple Shot
  4. All points to Exploding Arrow Exploding Arrow until level 25
  5. 1 point to Cold Arrow Cold Arrow
  6. 1 point to Ice Arrow Ice Arrow
  7. 1 point to Critical Strike Critical Strike
  8. 1 point to Penetrate Penetrate
  9. 1 point to Freezing Arrow Freezing Arrow at level 30
  10. 1 point to Pierce Pierce at level 30
  11. From there, you can place points into Exploding Arrow Exploding Arrow and Freezing Arrow Freezing Arrow as you desire

For more comprehensive leveling advice, please refer to our Amazon Fastest Leveling Build.

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Changelog

  • 30 Sep. 2021 (this page): Added video guide embed.
  • 15 Sep. 2021 (this page): Build added.
  • 31 Aug. 2021 (gear page): Page added.
  • 31 Aug. 2021 (skills page): Page added.
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