|This powerful woman warrior belongs to
nomadic bands who roam the plains near the South Sea. The wandering of
these groups often brings them into conflict with other peoples, so
the Amazon is accustomed to fighting to defend her own. This lifestyle
has made her fiercely independent and able to weather severe hardship
and travel. While her skill with the bow rivals that of the Rogues,
the Amazon is also adept in the use of spears and other throwing
weapons, as well as in hand to hand combat. The Amazon is much sought
after as a mercenary, in which type of service she will be loyal as
long as her own ends are also served.
obvious strength lies in ranged attacks and as well as being able to
fire a bow or throw a javelin she can enhance these attacks by way of
imbuing the weapons with various magical effects such as poison, cold
and lightning. There are also skills which will improve her
overall proficiency in their uses, for instance, 'Penetrate' and
'Pierce' in her Passive & Magic tree will increase her % chance to
hit and ability to strike more than one monster with an arrow or
javelin. She has six Passive skills at her disposal and the effects of
these will be noticeable after at least one point has been awarded to
them. As well as passive attack skills there are also those
focused on improving her movement such as Dodge, Avoid and Evade
allowing her to move clear of close-range and distance attacks.
Amazon begins equipped with a Javelin and these are thrown and
She starts with 28 in her backpack, where they are stackable but this
may change during testing. Javelins can be purchased from Charsi
in Act I and they are also occasionally dropped by monsters.
she also has a selection of melee attacks at her disposal so going
toe-to-toe with an opponent won't be as dangerous as it was in Diablo.
Spears are her weapon of choice in this area and as with javelins
bonus attacks can be applied to improve their effectiveness such as
'Jab' and 'Lightning Strike'.