Diablo 3 is getting a bit long in the tooth and Diablo 4 is still miles away from release, but thankfully, Blizzard is ready to release Diablo 2 Resurrected, a long-overdue remake of the classic Action RPG from over 20 years ago.
This may be your first time playing, or perhaps you've battled the forces of Hell once before. Either way, it's understandable that you could be wondering which class to pick from. No bother, have a quick read of our Diablo 2 Resurrected Tier List ranking ALL classes from best to worst.
However, it might be you know which class you want to pick and now you need a little bit more help working out the best build to assemble.
Again, we've got you covered, and on this page we're taking a look at the Best Amazon Builds in Diablo 2 Resurrected. We want to help sort your S Tier builds from your F Tier flops.
All Diablo 2 Resurrected Amazon Builds
A master of the javelin and bow, the Amazon reacts to combat situations with superhuman agility. She relies on magic prowess to enhance her significant martial abilities.
At launch there's not a whole heap of options when it comes to Amazon Builds in Diablo 2 Resurrected.
Here are your potential options:
- Lightning Javazon
- Physical Bowazon
- Poison Javazon
- Physical Javazon
Here's a little taster of what the Amazon Class has in store for you:
Is The Amazon Good In Diablo 2 Resurrected?
Obviously, this is a very subjective question to start with and we'll try to give you as honest an answer as possible. But equally, it's very open to interpretation, especially when there are so many different factors to consider with every class and build.
For instance, some builds are fantastic at farming specific areas of the game or certain Uber Bosses who are useful for farming high-level loot. Another build might be tailored specifically for Solo Speedruns, when you're simply trying to complete Act 1 to Act 5 in as fast a time as possible on your own. Likewise, you might want a class or build that is geared towards farming Hell Andariel and Mephisto when attempting that late-game grind.
There's a wide variety of factors to consider.
Now, based on all the testing done by experts at Maxroll.GG, and when looking at the broadest spectrum of factors, there's only one decent S Tier build for the Amazon: the Lightning Javazon build.
There's also a C-Tier option in the form of the Physical Bowazon build, as well as two D-Tier options in Poison Javazon and Physical Javazon.
With this in mind, it's probably fair to suggest that beyond the Lightning Javazon, the Amazon isn't the best class option in Diablo 2 Resurrected currently.
What Is The Best Amazon Build in Diablo 2 Resurrected?
It's obvious, right? Based on everything we've seen, the best Amazon build for Diablo 2 Resurrected is the Lightning Javazon.
Putting aside the paucity of options for the Amazon class, the Lightnin Javazon is decent for High mob density farming. That said, the Lightning Fury/Charged Strike Amazon doesn't excel in many other areas.
Keep reading, we'll explain everything you need to set up this particular build, including your gear, active skills, passive skills and more.
Lightning Javazon Build Stat Points Setup
Strength - This stat will determine the type of gear your Amazon can equip, as well as your potential melee damage. Our build suggests opting for a Monarch Shield, and an Amazon will require 156 Strength to use this item. Beyond this though, you don't really need to waste any more stats on strength.
Dexterity - This stat will have a huge bearing on your block chance and attack rating. For the Lightning Javazon you should invest a decent amount of points, certainly around 110 for Ceremonial Javelins.
Vitality - This determines your Amazon's health, stamina total and stamina recovery stats. Once you've invested in the required Strength and Dexterity stats you want to put all remaining points into Vitality.
Energy - This stat will determine your Mana total and mana recovery. Although you're going to need Mana for this build, you don't need to put points into Energy, as you should earn enough mana from other places.
Lightning Javazon Build Best Gear
The below is the best possible gear worth targetting for a standard Lightning Javazon Build.
- Head - Griffon's Eye Diadem
- Amulet - Highlord's Wrath Amulet
- Torso - Enigma Dusk Shroud
- Gloves - Bone Fist Chain Gloves
- Feet - War Traveler Battle Boots
- Belt - Razortail Sharkskin Belt
- Left Hand - Titan's Revenge Matriarchal Javelin
- Right Hand - Spirit Monarch Shield
- Left Ring - Raven Frost Ring
- Right Ring - Rune Spiral Ring
The Best Skills For Lightning Javazon Build
- Lightning Fury
- Charged Strike
- Lightning Strike
- Power Strike
- Lightning Bolt
These are the main skills you need to worry about and where possible max out as they will form the backbone of your Lightning Javazon build.
The Best Secondary Skills For Lightning Javazon Build
It's also worth potentially put 1 point into the following skills as they'll also prove useful:
- Slow Missiles
The Best Mercenary For Lightning Javazon Build
We would pick the Hell Act 2 Defense Mercenary with Defiance Aura as it will add an extra defensive aura to your Amazon build. Combine this with the Insight Runeword (weapon), Fortitude Runeword (body armor), and Andariel's Visage (Helmet) for the most optimum build.