I believe there's no exact values regarding a Bowazon. People always say "full" this and "max" that, neglecting to see the warm fuzzy gray area in between. IMO a Bowazon is one of those characters where the gray area isn't so bad, and it wont make anything worse for your build.
While some people may need that extra safety of points in Vit, others prefer living life on the edge. I'm one of the crazy ones that prefer the latter.
I've got 50 Vit base on my Frosty, and things are going smoothly at level 47. I don't see myself putting any more points there, for that matter. Sure, a Frostmaiden focuses on Cold damage, but more damage/AR overall is all good.
First, it depends on what guide you're talking about. Bowazons and javazons have different needs. But the reason for that, is that because you are an amazon, you shouldn't be getting hit very often. As a bowazon, you can freeze them or just run away from them. As a javazon, you should have a 75% to block and damg reduction. Therefore, you don't need a high vitality becuase you shouldn't be getting hit very often.
Yeah, it all depends on your play style I'm level 67 and have base vit of 60 and I think thats too much for me, I rarely get hit between my valk and slow missiles and decoy I can pretty much avoid taking any damage.. its all about the dex!!
Disagree; Get your vita to 100 atleast, if you take say 3 hits from a monster with bow, with base vita ur going to die, and that does happen, same with gloams and stuff... get some vita so you can run away, cast a valk & decoy and let 'er rip.
I am new to 'zons. I have been playing a hybrid fa/lf and she is level 75 (+270 unused stat points) in nm with base life and only enough dex for equipment and she owns. I play PvM but I think if you are a careful player you go either way and do well. I tend to lean towards the vita, but I think this is one of those situations where you have to make a judgement based on personal preference and experience. Good luck and have fun.
First it sucks to die and lose exp. Mid 90's its dam slow and I hate to lose what I had(i don't play/level in lame tele baal games). Second, more vita gives me more freedom in gear. I don't need max resists to play hell in 5-8 player games walking thru worldstone...or anywhere else for that matter. I can pre buff with a CTA, slip on my wisp ring and kill black souls etc with 10 LR. If I go for max resists then I change to Kira's-I lose 20 ias from Andy's. Now I've lost my only source of LL so on goes Nosferatu's and I have lost a big chunk of dex not to mention 100% pierce and I am still down 5 ias.
It happens to often in chaos or worldstone where I am cursed by amp damage in the middle of a nice lag spike....base vit means a run back to the corpse.....