D2R Build – Lightning Fury Amazon Build Guide

Introduction


The Amazon is one of the best classes for new players in Diablo II since the original release. In Diablo II: Resurrected, this remains the same. If you are looking for a versatile and tanky build to start your quest in Tristram, consider giving this Lightning Fury Amazon Build a try.
This build is famous for it’s playability and doesn’t require a lot of powerful end-game gear. We included some variants of items on this build for your preference.

Stat


Level 40

Stats Points Notes
Strength

5-60

Just enough to equip your gear. This is similar to other D2R Builds

Dexterity

6-70

Although it may seem logical to put Dexterity for Amazon, you actually don’t need to focus much here, just enough to wear your armor.

Vitality

100

This should be your main stat to focus on. Life will help increase your survivability through the game

Energy

0

Mana from potions and gear is enough for this build.

Level 99

Stats Points Notes
Strength

160

Same approach as level 40. In Hell, there are several runewords that require some Strenght, so just put enough points here to equip those

Dexterity

150

Same as strength

Vitality

270

Your main stat to focus

Energy

30

Not required for this build. Don’t bother wasting your point here

Skills Distribution


For Skills, any skills that are prerequisites that are not mentioned are all 1 point.

Lightning Fury 20 points This is your main skill for this build, so maxing this is your first priority. Each level will increase the number of Bolt that split after your first strike
Charged Strike 20 points. This provides synergy to Lightning Fury, so you will need to max it out as well. As Lightning Fury is unlocked at later level you will need to max this out first and use this as one of the skills for leveling
Lightning Bolt 20 points. Another synergy skill for Lightning Fury. After maxing out both Charge Strike and Lightning Fury, put your points here

Lightning Strike 20 points. This is the final synergy to Lightning Fury, this would be your last place to dump all remaining skill points.

Pierce 1 point early on to increase your chance to pierce with projectile. This will enhance your Bolts
Valkyrie This is optional in case you want some protective minion.

Name Receive Synergy From Provide Synergy To Effect Skill Level Stat
amazon Lightning Fury image
Lightning Fury
Power Strike : +1% Lightning Damage Per Level
Lightning Bolt : +1% Lightning Damage Per Level
Charged Strike : +1% Lightning Damage Per Level
Lightning Strike : +1% Lightning Damage Per Level
Power Strike : +10% Lightning Damage Per Level
Lightning Bolt : +3% Lightning Damage Per Level
Charged Strike : +10% Lightning Damage Per Level
Lightning Strike : +8% Lightning Damage Per Level
  Lvl: 1
Mana Cost: 10
Lightning Damage: 1-40
Number of Bolts: 2


Lvl: 20
Mana Cost: 19.5
Lightning Damage: 1-580
Number of Bolts: 21
Name Receive Synergy From Provide Synergy To Effect Skill Level Stat
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Charged Strike
Power Strike : +10% Lightning Damage Per Level
Lightning Bolt : +10% Lightning Damage Per Level
Lightning Strike : +10% Lightning Damage Per Leve l
Lightning Fury : +10% Lightning Damage Per Level
Power Strike : +10% Lightning Damage Per Level
Lightning Bolt : +3% Lightning Damage Per Level
Lightning Strike : +8% Lightning Damage Per Level
Lightning Fury : +1% Lightning Damage Per Leve l
  Lvl: 1
Mana Cost: 4
Damage: 1-30
Number of Bolts: 3


Lvl: 20
Mana Cost: 8.7
Damage: 1-322
Number of Bolts: 7
Name Receive Synergy From Provide Synergy To Effect Skill Level Stat
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Lightning Bolt
Power Strike : +3% Lightning Damage Per Level
Charged Strike : +3% Lightning Damage Per Level
Lightning Strike : +3% Lightning Damage Per Level
Lightning Fury : +3% Lightning Damage Per Level
: +10% Lightning Damage Per Level
: + 10% Lightning Damage Per Level
: +8% Lightning Damage Per Level
: + 1% Lightning Damage Per Level
  • Magically converts your Javelin into a Bolt of Lightning.
  • Cast Delay: None
Lvl: 1
Mana Cost: 6
Lightning Damage: 1-40


Lvl: 20
Mana Cost: 10.7
Lightning Damage: 1-380
Name Receive Synergy From Provide Synergy To Effect Skill Level Stat
amazon Lightning Fury image
Lightning Fury
Power Strike : +1% Lightning Damage Per Level
Lightning Bolt : +1% Lightning Damage Per Level
Charged Strike : +1% Lightning Damage Per Level
Lightning Strike : +1% Lightning Damage Per Level
Power Strike : +10% Lightning Damage Per Level
Lightning Bolt : +3% Lightning Damage Per Level
Charged Strike : +10% Lightning Damage Per Level
Lightning Strike : +8% Lightning Damage Per Level
  Lvl: 1
Mana Cost: 10
Lightning Damage: 1-40
Number of Bolts: 2


Lvl: 20
Mana Cost: 19.5
Lightning Damage: 1-580
Number of Bolts: 21
Name Receive Synergy From Provide Synergy To Effect Skill Level Stat
amazon Lightning Strike image
Lightning Strike
Power Strike : +8% Lightning Damage Per Level
Lightning Bolt : +8% Lightning Damage Per Level
Charged Strike : +8% Lightning Damage Per Level
Lightning Fury : +8% Lightning Damage Per Level
Power Strike : +10% Lightning Damage Per Level
Lightning Bolt : +3% Lightning Damage Per Level
Charged Strike : +10% Lightning Damage Per Level
Lightning Fury : +1% Lightning Damage Per Level
  • Adds Lightning Damage to Javelin and Spear class Weapons and releases chain Lightning upon impact.
  • Cast Delay: None
Lvl: 1
Lightning Damage: 1-25
Number of hits: 2


Lvl: 20
Lightning Damage: 1-295
Number of hits: 21
Name Receive Synergy From Provide Synergy To Effect Skill Level Stat
amazon Pierce image
Pierce
No synergies No synergies
  • Passive Effect: Your missiles have a chance to pass through enemies that they hit.
  • Cast Delay: None
  • This is a very powerful passive skill since it affects any and all missile weapons you employ a chance to damage, pass through, and then damage another creature. When using a Plague Javelin or enchanted Arrow, this can be especially devastating. Also, consider the damage potential if you are using the Strafe skill.
Lvl: 1
Chance to pierce: 23


Lvl: 20
Chance to pierce: 85
Name Receive Synergy From Provide Synergy To Effect Skill Level Stat
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Valkyrie
Decoy : +20% Life Per Level
Penetrate : + 40 Attack Rating Per Level
Critical Strike
Dodge
Avoid
Evade
No synergies
  • Summons a powerful Valkyrie ally.
  • Cast Delay: None
Lvl: 1
Mana Cost: 25
Hit Points: 528
Bonus Damage: 0%
Bonus Attack: 40%
Bonus Defense: 0%


Lvl: 20
Mana Cost: 44
Hit Points: 2200
Bonus Damage: 475%
Bonus Attack: 800%
Bonus Defense: 190%

Recommended Runewords


Recommended Equipment

Shield

Spirit – This is used on your Shield. This runeword provides an all-rounder boost to defense and a nice bonus to all skills. It is also a easy farm on Nightmare difficulty. A couple of runs on the Countess can get you this runeword in no time.

Body Armors

Chains of Honor For your Body Armor. This should be your end-game gear as the required runes are pretty hard to come by./
The Spirit Shroud A cheap option for this Amazon build
Smoke For your leveling during Normal
Peace Try switching to this runeword when you entered Nightmare

Boots

Below are all good picks for this build, all boots provide a nice bonus to speed and stamina
Sandstorm Trek
Waterwalk
Aldur’s Advance

Belts

Name Base Stats Modifiers
Thundergod's Vigor
Thundergod’s Vigor
Unique War Belt
  • Defense: 137-159(varies)(Base Defense: 41-52)
  • Required Level: 47
  • Required Strength: 110
  • Durability: 24
  • 16 Boxes
  • +160-200% Enhanced Defense
  • Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage
  • 5% Chance To Cast Level 7 Fist Of The HeavensWhen Struck
  • +20 Lightning Absorb
  • 10% To Maximum Lightning Resistance
  • +20 To Strength
  • +20 To Vitality
  • +3 To Lightning Fury( AmazonOnly)
  • +3 To Lightning Strike( AmazonOnly)

Thundergod’s Vigor Your best option for this build, but it is super hard to farm for. This belt provide flat increase to your main skills and a nice bonus to all stats. 

Before this powerful belt, any of the below is good enough.

Razortail
String of Ears
Nosferatu’s Coil

Gloves

For Gloves, you can use any rare gloves that has + to Javelin and Spear Skills and 20% Attack Speed. If you don’t have those yet, pick any of the below Unique gloves
Laying of Hands Huge boost to Fire resistance and nice bonus to attack speed
Sander’s Taboo Cheap and can be farm in Cow Level
Magnus’ Skin Also a cheap option

Helms

Rockstopper


Name Base Stats Modifiers
Tal image
Tal
Thul image
Thul
Ort image
Ort
Amn image
Amn
Spirit
Runewords
  • Depends on base model
  • +2 To All Skills
  • +25-35% Faster Cast Rate
  • +55% Faster Hit Recovery
  • +250 Defense Vs. Missile
  • +22 To Vitality
  • +89-112 To Mana
  • Cold Resistance+35%
  • Lightning Resistance+35%
  • Poison Resistance+35%
  • +3-8 Magic Absorb
  • Attacker Takes Damage of 14
Name Base Stats Modifiers
Dol image
Dol
Um image
Um
Ber image
Ber
Ist image
Ist
Chains of Honor
  • Depends on base model
  • +2 To All Skills
  • +200% Damage To Demons
  • +100% Damage To Undead
  • 8% LifeStolen Per Hit
  • +70% Enhanced Defense
  • +20 To Strength
  • Replenish Life+7
  • All Resistances +65
  • Damage Reduced By 8%
  • 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Name Base Stats Modifiers
Sandstorm Trek
Sandstorm Trek
Unique Scarabshell Boots
  • Defense: 158-178(varies)(Base Defense 56-65)
  • Required Level: 64
  • Required Strength: 91
  • Durability: 14
  • Assassin Kick Damage: 60-110
  • +140-170% Enhanced Defense
  • +20% Faster Hit Recovery
  • +20% Faster Run Walk
  • + (1 Per Character Level) +1-99 Maximum Stamina(Based On Character Level)
  • +10-15 To Strength
  • +10-15 To Vitality
  • 50% Slower StaminaDrain
  • Poison Resistance+40-70%
  • Repairs 1 Durability In 20 Seconds
Name Base Stats Modifiers
Waterwalk
Waterwalk
Unique Sharkskin Boots
  • Defense: 112-124(varies)(Base Defense: 33-39)
  • Required Level: 32
  • Required Strength: 47
  • Durability: 14
  • Assassin Kick Damage: 28-50
  • +180-210% Enhanced Defense
  • 20% Faster Run Walk
  • +100 Defense Vs. Missile
  • +15 To Dexterity
  • +5% Maximum Fire Resistance
  • Heal StaminaPlus 50%
  • +40 Max Stamina
  • +45-65 To Life
Name Base Stats Modifiers
Aldur's Advance
Aldur’s Advance
Set Battle Boots
  • Defense: 39-47 (varies)
  • Required Level: 45
  • Required Strength: 95
  • Assassin Kick Damage: 37-64
  • Indestructible
  • 40% Faster Run Walk
  • +180 Maximum Stamina
  • 10% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
  • Heal StaminaPlus +32%
  • +50 To Life
  • Fire Resistance+40-50%
  • +15 To Dexterity
  • +15 To Dexterity
  • +15 To Dexterity
Name Base Stats Modifiers
Razortail
Razortail
Unique Sharkskin Belt
  • Defense: 96-107(varies)(Base Defense: 31-36)
  • Required Level: 32
  • Required Strength: 20
  • Durability: 14
  • 16 Boxes
  • +120-150% Enhanced Defense
  • +15 Defense
  • +10 To Maximum Damage
  • Piercing Attack (33)
  • +15 To Dexterity
  • Attacker Takes Damage of (1 Per Character Level) 1-99 (Based On Character Level)
Name Base Stats Modifiers
Rockstopper
Rockstopper
Unique Sallet
  • Defense: 163-201 (Base Defense: 52-62)
  • Required Level: 31
  • Required Strength: 43
  • Durability: 18
  • +160-220% Enhanced Defense
  • Damage Reduced By 10%
  • 30% Faster Hit Recovery
  • Cold Resistance+20-40%
  • Fire Resistance+20-50%
  • Lightning Resistance+20-40%
  • +15 To Vitality
Name Base Stats Modifiers
The Spirit Shroud
The Spirit Shroud
Unique Ghost Armor
  • Defense: 295(Base Defense: 102-117)
  • Required Level: 28
  • Required Strength: 38
  • Durability: 20
  • +150% Enhanced Defense
  • Cannot Be Frozen
  • +1 To All Skills
  • Replenish Life +10
  • Magic Damage Reduced By 7-11
Name Base Stats Modifiers
Nef image
Nef
Lum image
Lum
Smoke
  • Depends on base model
  • +75% Enhanced Defense
  • +280 Defense Vs. Missile
  • All Resistances +50
  • 20% Faster Hit Recovery
  • Level 6 Weaken(18 Charges)
  • +10 To
  • -1 To Light Radius
Name Base Stats Modifiers
Shael image
Shael
Thul image
Thul
Amn image
Amn
Peace
Runewords
  • Depends on base model
  • 4% Chance To Cast Level 5 Slow MissilesWhen Struck
  • 2% Chance To Cast level 15 ValkyrieOn Striking
  • +2 To Amazon SkillLevels
  • +20% Faster Hit Recovery
  • +2 To Critical Strike
  • Cold Resistance+30%
  • Attacker Takes Damage of 14
Name Base Stats Modifiers
String of Ears
String of Ears
Unique Demonhide Sash
  • Defense: 102-113(varies)(Base Defense: 29-34)
  • Required Level: 29
  • Required Strength: 20
  • Durability: 22
  • 16 Boxes
  • +150-180% Enhanced Defense
  • +15 Defense
  • 6-8% LifeStolen Per Hit
  • Damage Reduced By 10-15%
  • Magic DamageReduced 10-15
Name Base Stats Modifiers
Nosferatu's Coil
Nosferatu’s Coil
Unique Vampirefang Belt
  • Defense: 56-63 (varies)
  • Required Level: 51
  • Required Strength: 50
  • Durability: 14
  • 16 Boxes
  • Slows Target By 10%
  • +2 To ManaAfter Each Kill
  • 5-7% LifeStolen Per Hit
  • +15 To Strength
  • 10% Increased Attack Speed
  • -3 To Light Radius
Name Base Stats Modifiers
Laying of Hands
Laying of Hands
Set Bramble Mitts
  • Defense: 79-87(varies)(Base Defense: 54-62)
  • Required Level: 63
  • Required Strength: 50
  • Durability: 12
  • +25 Defense
  • +20% Increased Attack Speed
  • +350% Damage To Demons
  • Fire Resistance+50%
  • 10% Chance To Cast Level 3 Holy BoltOn Striking
Name Base Stats Modifiers
Sander's Taboo
Sander’s Taboo
Set Heavy Gloves
  • Defense: 25-31(varies)(Base Defense: 5-6)
  • Required Level: 28
  • Durability: 14
  • Adds 9-11 Poison DamageOver 3 Seconds
  • +20-25 Defense
  • +40 To Life
  • +20% Increased Attack Speed
Name Base Stats Modifiers
Magnus' Skin
Magnus’ Skin
Set Sharkskin Gloves
  • Defense: 60(Base Defense: 33-39)
  • Required Level: 37
  • Required Strength: 20
  • Durability: 14
  • +50% Enhanced Defense
  • +20% Increased Attack Speed
  • +100 To Attack Rating
  • +3 To Light Radius
  • Fire Resistance+15%

Rings & Amulet


Raven Frost Good bonus to Mana and nice cold resistance
Bul-Kathos’ Wedding Band +1 to All Skills and Life regen
The Cat’s Eye Good for faster farming and increase attack speed

Charms

Same as other D2R Builds, a well roll Hellfire Torch and Annihilus are your end game target, but don’t focus on it too much as it’s luxury and quite hard to get.

Name Required Level Modifiers
Raven Frost
Raven Frost
45
  • +150-250 To Attack Rating
  • Adds 15-45 Cold Damage, 4 sec. Duration (Normal)
  • Cannot Be Frozen
  • +15-20 To Dexterity
  • +40 To Mana
  • Cold Absorb 20%
Name Required Level Modifiers
Bul-Kathos' Wedding Band
Bul-Kathos’ Wedding Band
58
  • +1 To All Skills
  • + (0.5 Per Character Level) 0-49 To Life(Based On Character Level)
  • 3-5% LifeStolen Per Hit
  • +50 Maximum Stamina
Name Required Level Modifiers
The Cat's Eye
The Cat’s Eye
50
  • +30% Faster Run Walk
  • +20% Increased Attack Speed
  • +100 Defense Vs. Missile
  • +100 Defense
  • +25 To Dexterity

Jewels & Gems


A good Rainbow Facet with a boost to Lightning Skill Damage is good for this build. In some end-game build, some may use 4 Rainbow Facet to boost their Lightning Damage.
Name Skill Modifiers
Rainbow Facet
Rainbow Facet
Chain Lightning
Chain Lightning
  • 100% Chance To Cast Level 47 Chain LightningWhen You Die
  • Adds 1-74 Lightning Damage
  • +3-5% To Lightning Skill Damage
  • -(3-5)% To Enemy Lightning Resistance

Recommended Weapons

Titan’s Revenge This is one of the unique that you may need to farm for. It is a universal pick for almost any Amazon builds. It provides flat damage and +2 to All Skills as well as a bonus to your Spear skills, with a total of +4 All Skills for this build. The biggest downside is of course rarity of this weapon.
Demon’s Arch A cheap option if you don’t have Titan’s Revenge. The good thing
Call to Arms If you happen to find enough runes for this, this is also a good option.

Name Stats Modifiers
Titan's Revenge
Titan’s Revenge
Unique Ceremonial Javelin
  • Throw Damage: (70-79) To (185-212)
  • One-Hand Damage: (70-79) To (137-155)
  • Required Level: 42
  • Required Strength: 25
  • Required Dexterity: 109
  • Max Stack: 140
  • Base Weapon Speed: [-10]
  • (Amazon Only)
  • +150-200% Enhanced Damage
  • Adds 25-50 Damage
  • +2 To Amazon SkillLevels
  • 5-9% LifeStolen Per Hit
  • +30% Faster Run Walk
  • +20 To Strength
  • +20 To Dexterity
  • Replenishes Quantity [1 in 3 sec.]
  • Increased Stack Size [60]
  • +2 To Javelin and Spear Skills( AmazonOnly)
Name Stats Modifiers
Amn image
Amn
Ral image
Ral
Mal image
Mal
Ist image
Ist
Ohm image
Ohm
Call to Arms
  • Depends on the base model weapon
  • +1 To All Skills
  • +40% Increased Attack Speed
  • +250-290% Enhanced Damage
  • Adds 5-30
  • 7% LifeStolen Per Hit
  • +2-6 To Battle Command
  • +1-6 To Battle Orders
  • +1-4 To Battle Cry
  • Prevent Monster Heal
  • Replenish Life+12
  • 30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Name Stats Modifiers
Demon's Arch
Demon’s Arch
Unique Balrog Spear
  • Throw Damage: (104-124) To (161-192)
  • One-Hand Damage: (85-102) To (163-195)
  • Required Level: 68
  • Required Strength: 127
  • Required Dexterity: 95
  • Base Weapon Speed: [10]
  • Max Stack (80)
  • +160-210% Enhanced Damage
  • Adds 232-323 Fire Damage
  • Adds 23-333 Lightning Damage
  • +30% Increased Attack Speed
  • 6-12% LifeStolen Per Hit
  • Replenishes Quantity [1 in 3 sec.]

Mercenary Guide


The standard Mercenary from Act II is good enough for this build. Make sure to equip Infinity, Fortitude & Andariel’s Visage for your Mercenary.
Other runewords like Insight or Honor is also good pick.

Gameplay and Tip

Gameplay Guide & Tips
This build is quite easy to play and is superb for beginners as well. In Normal difficulty, just leveling with Stab and Power Strike. As soon as you unlocked Lightning Bolt, you can switch to this skill for leveling and increase it’s level throughout the game.
As soon as your reach Nightmare, try farming for some runes to equip your merc and yourself with basic runeword like Smoke or Peace. From here on you can use Lightning Fury and improve your gear along the way.

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