By - S0_L337
Charged strike is the single most powerful attack in the game. That's why the javazon is considered the best boss killer. All of the charges from that attack do the shown damage. So on larger bosses when all those little charges connect with the boss... they die quickly. Even better charged strike has synergy with lightning fury.. lightning fury aoe, charged strike single dps, jab lightning immunes if you need to
She is a mana guzzler... an insight on your merc will help drastically but also running with silkweaves for the +mana after kill as well as even quehegans plate for +mana after kill greatly increases QOL. obviously if you have the wealth a phoenix shield does this way better.
Would you ever run insight over infinity for her?
If you can afford an infinity.. absolutely use it. You’ll only need to throw one spear to kill things. Way less mana usage
That’s what I figured. It’s been excellent for her in my time using it but I wanted to make sure there wasn’t something I was missing since I just chug a ton of mana pots in p8
In my griffons I put a 15IAS/+3 maek that with the silkweaves is a much better quality of life. If you have never want to use a mana pot ever make a Phoenix shield
I think getting Phoenix on her will be my next project after dream
It’s definitely a very cool build. Makes her feel like a different character
Once in a while I'll need to chug a blue pot, but it has really changed mana concern for the Zon and Sorc.
Short story long....worth it.
I believe lightning fury synergy has been removed
I have a merc with insight but he dies all the time (trash gear at the moment) so I made the rune word Wisdom in an 3os Helm and it did help a lot! Also the 33% pearce is nice bc I don't have Razortail just jet.
Also Peace RW is nice for the lvl 15 Valk. Good tank.
I did a playthrough on a lightning fury Java a couple of weeks ago and i used a Act 1 mercenary with cold arrow and a insight bow to help with lightning immumes and just skipped most of the other lightning immune mobs in the open areas and only fought them when i had to, so in small closed areas and so on.
Decoy and Valkyrie helps alot when skipping mobs by distracting them🤔🤔.
I used a Act 1 merc because she usually stay alive alot longer that act 2 merc.
Bosses was a breeze with charged strike and rarely had mana issues because of insight🤔🤔
Is your merc using insight?
If it’s not light immune use charged strike if it is than poke it.
Javazon is easy to get through to hell than you can farm cows for runes and start building good runewords. Just gotta power through hell and its light immunes.
Act 3 hell is horrible on lightning Javazon though.
Id recommend hybrid poison build.
Might have respec to do this....
Totally unable to progress in Act-1 Hell due to lightning resist mobs.... just impossible.
Shop a LR wand, it breaks some immunities. Or just run past everything - nothing in the game you need to beat is lightning or immune except ancients I think. That one was a toughie, I used combination of LR wand + psn jav to whittle down the LI guy.
Give us your full build because there’s definitely something wrong if you can’t blow through A1; Are you using valk/decoy?
Not using either (no valk, no decoy). Should I be?
Act 1 Hell has all those lightning immune mobs (and seem to also reflect lightning damage). Other than that, I would be mostly fine...
Yes!!! Valk is a fantastic tank/meat shield and helps with immunes, her plus a merc as well as what physical damage you do should be enough for immunes, you should also skip all trash immunes which decoy is great for.
How many points are you putting into Valk?
17 after + skills is good, more if you’re HC
Act 1 hell you just need to kill Andariel, who is not light immune...
Don't need to kill everything in your path, that's not how this game works, at least not before you get Infinity and other BiS gear.
Run past monsters that are hard to kill. You don't need to kill all of them.
Act 3 is where this is hard, because there are 10 billion little buggers filling the entire screen - there's nowhere to run. And your frames are so bad that it takes a second to teleport and you get swarmed in the mean time.
Decoy/Valk, a strong merc and javalins with high physical damage and going very slow is what eventually got me through act 3. but i was stuck for a while.
Which is better for this purpose, poison or plague jav?