Can anybody name the top 3 bows in the game and how to get(or create) them? I dont know much about runeword/crafting/runes....ect but if its explained to me im sure i can do it. What all do i need to get one of the top bows in the game?
i tried google but i see lots of old stuff from 2005 and 2004 and im not sure if its current.
Windforce GMB Faith
How many sockets do i need? I have a Stag bow with 3 sockets and a +1 to all bow and crossbow skills. Oh and if i socket a weapon with the quest from act 5...how many sockets does it add? Also, what runes do i need?
All GMBs can have up to 5 sockets. Larzuk will give 5 sockets. There's a way to get 3 sockets from Larzuk but since that's still not 4 sockets no point explaining that.
Simply put you either need to pick it off the ground or socket it using the socketing recipe.
GMBs can have up to +3 Bow Skills so you want that. For an even "better" bow you'll want a Superior GMB with +15% Enchanced Damage, but honestly combining that with +3 Bow Skills and 4 Sockets that's already pushing your luck and it only adds a tiny bit of damage for a non Superior one.
For info go to http://classic.battle.net/diablo2exp/
Items -> Runewords for Faith Items -> Horadric Cube for Recipes, particularly the socketing one
And no, don't put Faith in a Stag Bow. Just don't. Faith requires some rare runes and wasting it on a Stag Bow is just... just don't do it.
Diablo is not a game in which you seek out specific equipment, as the drop rates on everything are incredibly low. Instead either play through normally and use whatever you happen to find or if you're playing online collect high value items until you can trade for what you want. Trying to get any one particular item without trading is an exercise in futility.