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Best Diablo 2 Amazon Class Build in Ladder Season 5

Here's our pick for the most powerful and deadly Amazon class build in Diablo 2 Ladder Season 5.
Best Diablo 2 Amazon Class Build in Ladder Season 5

The Amazon class is well known in Diablo 2 for being a powerful single-target meat grinder with the ability to effortlessly plow through targets backed with insanely high damage output. This fact remains in D2R Ladder Season 5. But this class becomes even more dangerous when she's set up with the right build, and that's what we're here to discuss. 

In this guide, we'll walk you through the setup and explanations for the most powerful and deadly Amazon build in Diablo 2 Resurrected Ladder Season 5, the Lightning Fury Amazon. As well as take you through her skills, gear, mercenary suggestions, and much more. 

Update on 18 September 2023: We've updated the best Amazon build in Diablo 2 Resurrected Ladder Season 5.

Is The Amazon A Good Class in D2R Ladder Season 5?

As mentioned before, the Amazon is the ideal class for players who want a class that can dish out high damage against single targets and quickly moves on to the next one.

Her abilities give her an edge over most enemies that can break through defenses and wipe out almost anything on the screen, and to top it off, she's easy to use and can be mastered quickly. 

Best Amazon Build Diablo 2 Lightning Fury Amazon build for you
The Amazon class is for players who want high single-target damage and a low barrier to entry. (Picture: Blizzard)

There is, however, some drawback to her overwhelming capabilities, as she does have a limited and somewhat repetitive skillset, and her casting time is considered slow compared to other classes.

And because her most powerful build focuses on lightning damage, she's limited in damage type and can be hard to use in the late game against enemies with immunity to lightning, but as we'll see below, this can easily be circumvented with the right build. 

Best Diablo 2 Resurrected Amazon Build: Lightning Fury Amazon

The build we use for the Lightning Fury Amazon implements Sunder Charms that negate the issue of enemies that are fully immune to Lightning damage. It makes them vulnerable to the element and your attacks, but it also makes you vulnerable to Lightning attacks. 

To combat this, we also use items to increase our enemy lightning resistance as well as add some extra defense, and boost our damage output. Below you can find the full spec sheet of all the gear we use for the most optimized Lightning Fury Amazon build for Diablo 2 Ladder Season 5.

Lightning Fury Amazon Gear and Sockets

Item Slot Main Item  Slotted Item(s)
Weapon Titan's Revenge N/A
Weapon Swap Call To Arms Amn Rune, Ral Rune, Mal Rune, Ist Rune, Ohm Rune
Shield Pheonix Monarch Vex Rune, Vex Rune, Lo Rune, Jah Rune
Body Armor Enigma Dusk Shroud Jah Rune, Jah Rune, Ber Rune
Helm Griffon's Eye N/A
Gloves Bone Fist Chain Gloves  N/A
Boots War Traveler  N/A
Belt Razortail  N/A
Ring 1 Rune Spiral Ring  N/A
Ring 2 Raven Frost Ring  N/A
Amulet Highlord's Wrath Amulet   N/A
Charm 1 Annihilus Small Charm  N/A
Charm 2 Harpoonist's grand charm of Vita N/A
Charm 3 Gheed's Fortune grand charm N/A
Charm 4 onwards Shimmering small charm of good luck  N/A

Lightning Fury Amazon Skills in D2R

Best Amazon Build Diablo 2 Lightning Fury Amazon skills and sockets
The best skills to use with the Lightning Amazon build. (Picture: Blizzard)

Which Mercenary To Use With Diablo 2 Lightning Fury Amazon Build

The Desert Mercenary you can hire for Geiz is the ideal partner for the Lightning Fury Amazon build in Diablo 2 Ladder Season 5. When equipped with the Might Aura to increase the physical damage of your lightning attacks and the Jab attack to deal with enemies that are more lightning immune, it becomes a vital ally and a huge part of the success of your build. 

You should also equip him with the Infinity Giant Thresher, which has a Conviction Aura that reduces enemy Resistance and Defense while drastically increasing damage. This Aura can break Immunity, including most Lightning Immunes.

Best Amazon Build Diablo 2 Lightning Fury Amazon Mercenary setup
Your Mercenary should focus on buffing your lightning damage and use the Jab to deal with lightning-immune enemies that slip by. (Picture: Blizzard)

It is difficult to keep the Mercenary alive until you have the bare minimum of equipment recommended in this guide. You can either drag Healing Potions onto the portrait or use shift + 1/2/3/4 to feed them directly from your Belt. Resistance bonuses from Thawing and Antidote Potions are also gained by the Mercenary.

If your Mercenary is killed in combat, you can resurrect them by speaking with any of the Mercenary NPCs in each Act. This comes at an increasing cost each time you do it, with a cap of 50,000 Gold. Keep this in mind when deciding when you'll need the Mercenary.

Alternative Diablo 2 Amazon Builds in D2R Ladder Season 5

Overall, we can't shy away from the fact that the Lightning Fury Amazon is the best all-rounder when it comes to dealing damage and surviving combat. However, we do understand that some of you may want to try different builds that use different elements or types of gear, so to aid in that, we've broken down some of the best alternate builds you can use for the Amazon Class in Diablo 2, courtesy of the fantastic Maxroll website

Best Amazon Build Diablo 2 Lightning Fury Amazon Alternative builds
Below are some alternatives to the Lightning Fury Amazon build. (Picture: Blizzard)

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