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Bow vs one handed & 2 handed weapons

Sparky617
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I am currently V2 and was thinking about trying Bow since I've been Dual Wield mostly. I just picked up a V2 Bow and it's damage was exactly the same as a V2 dagger, 102!! I understand that it's ranged, but it's a two handed weapon. It really should do more damage than a dagger. If it IS to be the same as a one handed weapon then we should get a quiver so that we can supplement with increased stats. a V1 Maul is 114 damage.....
  • Khivas_Carrick
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    Two handed weapons are also way slower for attacks and currently hold no real benefit other than the "cool factor". A bow, as you said, is ranged, but it's also a better stealth weapon since it's far harder to detect a person from stealth at range than at melee, and with the right combos......Well it kills most people that are important in one shot, maybe two or three.

    Also that damage goes up I think the more you level your skill with the bow, or at least it's skills do.
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  • Teloran
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    Actually, with animation cancelling, 2H have the best auto attack since it hits slow (which is irrelevant) and hard. It also has the only decent stamina based execute. It's only real flaw is it's lack of a good spam skill. Bow, on the other hand, pays the ranged tax hard. I actually think that ranged magica builds should have similar damage output but considering how hostile everyone is to nerfs I doubt it will happen.
  • Teloran
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    Also that damage goes up I think the more you level your skill with the bow, or at least it's skills do.

    This is wrong. The basic attack damage doesn't increase beyond passives and the ability damage only change based on your stamina, weapon power and the skills rank.
  • Khivas_Carrick
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    You sure that leveling up the skill doesn't increase the skills damage at all?
    Bobbity Boop, this game might become poop, but I'll still play because I'm just a pile of goop!
  • Teloran
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    You sure that leveling up the skill doesn't increase the skills damage at all?

    Yes. It's been known since beta but I tested it yesterday with an alt I'm leveling to make sure.
  • Cody
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    You sure that leveling up the skill doesn't increase the skills damage at all?
    it does not. I think it should.
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