Ward Bow

Ward Bow
dmg: 20-53 (36.5)lvl: 60str: 72dex: 146max socket: 5

A superior Ward Bow can spawn with 2 of the following bonuses, +5% to +15% Enhanced Damage, Increase Maximum Durability 10% to 15%, or +1 to +3 to Attack Rating.

Compared to other bows

table of base stats
namedamagestrengthdexteritysocketsspeed
Spider Bow23 - 50 (36.5)6414335
Blade Bow21 - 41 (31)761194-10
Shadow Bow15 - 59 (37)5218850
Great Bow12 - 52 (32)1211074-10
Diamond Bow33 - 40 (36.5)8913250
Crusader Bow15 - 63 (39)97121610
Ward Bow20 - 53 (36.5)7214650
Hydra Bow10 - 68 (39)134167610

How to upgrade a Ward Bow

Transmute low quality weapon, an Eld rune, and a chipped gem to create normal quality weapon of the same type.

low quality Ward Bow
low quality Ward Bow
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eld rune
eld rune
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any chipped gem
any chipped gem
normal quality Ward Bow
normal quality Ward Bow

How to add sockets to a Ward Bow

You can add sockets to a Ward Bow by giving the item to Larzuk as a quest reward. Larzuk will always add 5 sockets (if the iLevel is high enough), the maximum. You can also add sockets with the following horadric cube recipe. This recipes will not work for low quality items.

Transmute normal weapon, a Ral rune, an Amn rune, and a Perfect Amethyst to create a socketed weapon of the same type.

normal Ward Bow
normal Ward Bow
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ral rune
ral rune
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thul rune
thul rune
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perfect sapphire
perfect sapphire
socketed Ward Bow
socketed Ward Bow

This recipes will add between 1 and 5 sockets to the item. The game will roll a 6 sided dice, if it rolls higher than 5, the maximum amount of sockets is chosen.

amount of sockets for a Ward Bow
rollsocketsodds
11 socket 1 in 6 (16.67%)
22 socket 1 in 6 (16.67%)
33 socket 1 in 6 (16.67%)
44 socket 1 in 6 (16.67%)
55 socket (max)2 in 6 (33.33%)
65 socket (max)2 in 6 (33.33%)

The maximum amount of sockets an item can roll with depends on the iLevel of the weapon. The iLevel is equal to the monster level (mLevel) the item dropped from, the mLevel is equal to the area level (aLevel). Champions will have an mLevel of aLevel+2, Uniques and their minions aLevel+3, and Super Uniques will have a predefined mLevel.

possible sockets for a Ward Bow
iLvl 0-25iLvl 26-40iLvl 41 and up
345

Runewords you can make in a Ward Bow

base sockets
Runeword
Sockets
Allowed Bases
Runeword Recipe
Level
Stats
Zephyr2 socketsmissile weapon
ort + eth
21
7% Chance to Cast Level 1 Twister When Struck+25% Faster Run/Walk+25% Increased Attack Speed+33% Enhanced Damage-25% Target Defense (eth)+66 to Attack RatingAdds 1-50 lightning damage (ort)+25 Defense
Edge3 socketsmissile weapon
tir + tal + amn
25
Level 15 Thorns Aura When Equipped+35% Increased Attack Speed+320-380% Damage To Demons (varies)+280% Damage To Undead+75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds (tal)7% Life Stolen Per Hit (amn)Prevent Monster Heal+5-10 To All Attributes (varies)+2 To Mana After Each Kill (tir)Reduces All Vendor Prices 15%
Harmony4 socketsmissile weapon
tir + ith + sol + ko
39
Level 10 Vigor Aura When Equipped+200-275% Enhanced Damage (varies)+9 To Minimum Damage (sol)+9 To Maximum Damage (ith)Adds 55-160 Fire DamageAdds 55-160 Lightning DamageAdds 55-160 Cold Damage+2-6 To Valkyrie (varies)+10 To Dexterity (ko)Regenerate Mana 20%+2 To Mana After Each Kill (tir)+2 To Light RadiusLevel 20 Revive (25 Charges)
Melody3 socketsmissile weapon
shael + ko + nef
39
+3 To Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)+20% Increased Attack Speed (shael)+50% Enhanced Damage+300% Damage To Undead+3 To Slow Missiles (Amazon Only)+3 To Dodge (Amazon Only)+3 To Critical Strike (Amazon Only)Knockback (nef)+10 To Dexterity (ko)
Passion4 socketsweapon
dol + ort + eld + lem
43
+25% Increased Attack Speed+160-210% Enhanced Damage (varies)50-80% Bonus To Attack Rating (varies)+75% Damage To Undead (eld)+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead (eld)Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage (ort)+1 To Berserk+1 To ZealHit Blinds Target +10Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25% (dol)75% Extra Gold From Monsters (lem)Level 3 Heart of Wolverine (12 Charges)
Venom3 socketsweapon
tal + dol + mal
49
Ignore Target's Defense+273 Poison Damage Over 6 Seconds (tal)7% Mana Stolen Per HitPrevent Monster Heal (mal)Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25% (dol)Level 13 Poison Nova (11 Charges)Level 15 Poison Explosion (27 Charges)
Call to Arms5 socketsweapon
amn + ral + mal + ist + ohm
57
+1 To All Skills+40% Increased Attack Speed+240-290% Enhanced Damage (varies) (ohm)Adds 5-30 Fire Damage (ral)7% Life Stolen Per Hit (amn)+2-6 To Battle Command (varies)+1-6 To Battle Orders (varies)+1-4 To Battle Cry (varies)Prevent Monster Heal (mal)Replenish Life +1230% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (ist)
Fortitude4 socketsweaponbody armor
el + sol + dol + lo
59
20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armor when Struck+25% Faster Cast Rate+300% Enhanced Damage+200% Enhanced Defense+((8-12)*0.125*Clvl) To Life (Based on Character Level) (varies)All Resistances +25-30 (varies)12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana+1 To Light Radius (el)Weapons+9 To Minimum Damage (sol)+50 To Attack Rating (el)20% Deadly Strike (lo)Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25% (dol)Armor+15 Defense (el)Replenish Life +7 (dol)+5% To Maximum Lightning Resist (lo)Damage Reduced By 7 (sol)
Wrath4 socketsmissile weapon
pul + lum + ber + mal
63
30% Chance To Cast Level 1 Decrepify On Striking5% Chance To Cast Level 10 Life Tap On Striking+375% Damage To Demons (pul)+100 To Attack Rating Against Demons (pul)+250-300% Damage To Undead (varies)Adds 85-120 Magic DamageAdds 41-240 Lightning Damage20% Chance of Crushing Blow (ber)Prevent Monster Heal (mal)+10 To Energy (lum)Cannot Be Frozen
Brand4 socketsmissile weapon
jah + lo + mal + gul
65
35% Chance To Cast Level 14 Amplify Damage When Struck100% Chance To Cast Level 18 Bone Spear On StrikingFires Explosive Arrows or Bolts (15)+260-340% Enhanced Damage (varies)Ignore Target's Defense (jah)20% Bonus to Attack Rating (gul)+280-330% Damage To Demons (varies)20% Deadly Strike (lo)Prevent Monster Heal (mal)Knockback
Faith4 socketsmissile weapon
ohm + jah + lem + eld
65
Level 12-15 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped (varies)+1-2 To All Skills (varies)+330% Enhanced Damage (ohm)Ignore Target's Defense (jah)300% Bonus To Attack Rating+75% Damage To Undead (eld)+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead (eld)+120 Fire DamageAll Resistances +1510% Reanimate As: Returned75% Extra Gold From Monsters (lem)
Ice4 socketsmissile weapon
amn + shael + jah + lo
65
100% Chance To Cast Level 40 Blizzard When You Level-up25% Chance To Cast Level 22 Frost Nova On StrikingLevel 18 Holy Freeze Aura When Equipped+20% Increased Attack Speed (shael)+140-210% Enhanced Damage (varies)Ignore Target's Defense (jah)+25-30% To Cold Skill Damage (varies)7% Life Stolen Per Hit (amn)-20% To Enemy Cold Resistance20% Deadly Strike (lo)(3.125*Clvl)% Extra Gold From Monsters (Based on Character Level)
Phoenix4 socketsweaponshield
vex + vex + lo + jah
65
100% Chance To Cast level 40 Blaze When You Level-up40% Chance To Cast Level 22 Firestorm On StrikingLevel 10-15 Redemption Aura When Equipped (varies)+350-400% Enhanced Damage (varies)-28% To Enemy Fire Resistance+350-400 Defense Vs. Missile (varies)+15-21 Fire Absorb (varies)WeaponsIgnore Target's Defense (jah)14% Mana Stolen Per Hit (vex)20% Deadly Strike (lo)Shields+50 To Life (jah)+5% To Maximum Lightning Resist (lo)+10% To Maximum Fire Resist (vex)
Hand of Justice4 socketsweapon
sur + cham + amn + lo
67
100% Chance To Cast Level 36 Blaze When You Level-Up100% Chance To Cast Level 48 Meteor When You DieLevel 16 Holy Fire Aura When Equipped+33% Increased Attack Speed+280-330% Enhanced Damage (varies)Ignore Target's Defense-20% To Enemy Fire Resistance7% Life Stolen Per Hit (amn)20% Deadly Strike (lo)Hit Blinds Target (sur)Freezes Target +3 (cham)
Mist5 socketsmissile weapon
cham + shael + gul + thul + ith
67
Level 9 Concentration Aura When Equipped+3 to All Skills+20% Increased Attack Speed (shael)+100% Piercing Attack+327% Enhanced Damage+9 to Maximum Damage (ith)20% Bonus to Attack Rating (gul)Adds 3-14 Cold Damage (thul)Freezes Target +3 (cham)+24 to VitalityAll Resistances +40
Plague3 socketsweapon
cham + fal + um
67
25% Chance to Cast Level 15 Poison Nova On Striking20% Chance to Cast Level 12 Lower Resist When StruckLevel 13-17 Cleansing Aura When Equipped (varies)+1-2 All Skills+260-380% Damage to Demons (varies)-23% To Enemy Poison Resistance0.3% (0-29.7) Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)Adds 5-30 Fire Damage25% Chance of Open Wounds (um)Freezes Target +3 (cham)+10 to Strength (fal)