Whats most important stats on a Bow for a DH.

#1TheMove2Posted 6/10/2012 8:00:05 PM
Is damage the most important? Is crit hit dmg or having a socket for crit hit dmg the most important or a balance of dmg and dex? Need help on buying a bow.

I have up to 6m to spend. I can get a 1.2k dps bow with nothing else. Or a 1k dps bow with 200 dex and 100 vital. Or a 1k dps bow with a socket or crit dmg. Or I can even drop down to 900 dps and get a bow with crit dmg, 200 dex and 150 vital.

I really don't know what would be the best bang for my buck.
#2karmaxdustPosted 6/10/2012 8:03:06 PM
I'd go for the 900 especially if it's a lot cheaper.
#3geministarPosted 6/10/2012 8:05:35 PM(edited)
get the 1k dps bow with 200dex

actually look for a bow with the following mods

1k+ dps
+ damage percentage
+ dex

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5149013044?page=1
for calculation.
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#4bengab0y0Posted 6/10/2012 8:25:24 PM
From: geministar | #003
+ damage percentage

Is already included in the weapon DPS and does nothing for you
#5geministarPosted 6/10/2012 8:30:37 PM
bengab0y0 posted...
From: geministar | #003
+ damage percentage

Is already included in the weapon DPS and does nothing for you


reason i say this is because it upgrade the true dmg of the weapon.
whereas IAS does not. its a big difference.
And most people dont seem to take it into consideration at all.
which is fine by me. I got to buy cheaper bows thanks to people thinking ias is god.
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#6ShimmerManPosted 6/10/2012 8:48:25 PM(edited)
Sockets will become more important in the new patch so you should buy socketed bows now and save them.

Most important stat is crit dmg because you can get 100% crit dmg on a blue bow, but the most IAS you will see is 20-25%. it's easy to get rings with +15% IAS but not so for rings with +50% crit dmg. So generally weapons are the easiest way to get a good chunk of crit dmg%.

Second of all the weapons dps includes the iAS on a weapon. So a 1k DPS bow with 20% ias will hit for much less than a 900dps bow without. So the weapons dps is inflated when it has IAS.

When buying a bow look for

1. Crit dmg 80%+. The higher your crit chance the better crit dmg will boost your dps. A 1k bow with high crit dmg and at least 25% crit chance will perform better than a 1.2k bow with +dmg%.
2. Dex 200+
3. Attack speed. I think you would need a 1.4k bow with IAS to make it more worthwhile than a 1.2kdps bow with crit dmg.
#7TheMove2(Topic Creator)Posted 6/10/2012 8:52:08 PM
thanks alot guys.
#8ComputerLegacyPosted 6/10/2012 9:01:39 PM
why will sockets be important in the new patch?
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#9StandardPhantomPosted 6/10/2012 9:02:55 PM
ATM with the incoming attack speed nerf.

Crit Damage is the best stat for a bow (ignoring the necessary +elemental damage +weapon damage %).

After crit damage id say Dexterity 150+ and after that attack speed.