Amazon

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Amazon[edit]

This powerful woman warrior belongs to nomadic bands of fighters that roam the area near the South Sea. The Amazon is accustomed to fighting to defend her own, and her lifestyle has made her fiercely independent and able to endure severe hardships in her quest for survival. The Amazon is highly skilled in bowmanship, but is also adept in the use of spears and various throwing weapons. Despite the Amazon's skills at ranged fighting, she is still very dangerous in hand-to-hand combat, and can fend for herself impressively.

Amazon Skills[edit]

There are three skills sets that the Amazon can develop as she climbs in experience within the Diablo II universe. Which skills are developed ultimately affect her abilities as the quest towards victory progresses. The three skill sets are Bow & Crossbow, Passive & Magic, and Javelin & Spear. The Amazon's large list of passive skills makes her a tempting character; this is because passive skills, once you put skill points into them, are always 'on'. By putting skill points into passive skills as well as active skills, you will get more mileage out of your skill points. However, there are advantages and disadvantages to every skill choice you make.

Skill Trees[edit]

Javelin and Spear Skills[edit]

This group of skills enhances the abilities of the Javelin and Spear class of weapons. Each skill in this tree in some way improves upon the Javelin/Spear attacks, or more specifically, they improve upon weapons that use a thrusting or throwing attack. The higher level skills such as Fend and Lightning Fury provide an excellent power punch, while skills like Power Strike and Plague Javelin help to provide a backbone of skills that will serve you well as your Amazon progresses through the Diablo II universe.

More information at Javelin and Spear Skills

Passive and Magic Skills[edit]

The Passive & Magic skills are the most important of the three skill tress for the Amazon. The passive skills of Dodge, Avoid, and Evade are critical to your survival in higher levels. They give your character a chance to avoid being hit every time an enemy attacks, while the Valkyrie gives you a partner in battle that not only fights to the death, but also heals her own wounds over time. How you choose to use your skills in this skill tree greatly affects how you do battle and how effective your other skills are.

More information at Passive and Magic Skills

Bow and Crossbow Skills[edit]

These are all ranged weapons, meaning that they are fired from a distance and keep the Amazon away from the enemy). Seven of the skills in this skill group arc specific weapons, such as the Cold Arrow, the Immolation Arrow, and the Magic Arrow. The other three skills— Strafe. Multiple Shot, and Guided Arrow— are modifiers of existing arrow weapons (either from a Crossbow or from a Bow). These don't offer up new distinct missile weapons, but rather they make your existing missile weapon better. For example. Multiple Shot sends out several (more when skill points are applied to it) arrows for every one arrow you fire. How you apply your points in the Bow and Crossbow category will greatly affect how you fight through the game, so choose to suit your style

More information at Bow and Crossbow Skills

Builds[edit]

Directory of Amazon Builds