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#1 Feb 20 2004 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
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What hits more often, bows, guns, or crossbows? (or does it depend on yor stats) Where is the best place to buy ammo? (I'm on Titan if that matters)
#2 Feb 20 2004 at 12:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Hit percentage is all based on stats.

As far as power, guns > bows > xbow, and generally that order applies to price as well in terms of ammo costs. In terms of weapon costs, I'd say guns/xbow are about equal, and bows are the most expensive (+1 bows).

BUT, guns will ONLY do more damage when you get to Silver Bullets (lvl 55), before that, they aren't that great.

Best place to buy ammo is NPCs, which is almost always cheaper than AH. Bullets you cannot buy at NPCs (as far as I know) and go for 7k-9k/stack (lvl 1 Bronze Bullets).

So generally what most do is buy a bow and xbow, and level them both equally. Use your bow for primary damage, but keep the xbow on you for when you gain a level so you can re-cap it. That way if you want to use guns later on (guns/xbow = marksmanship) you'll already be maxed in that combat skill.

Edited, Fri Feb 20 13:00:14 2004 by defunkt
#3 Feb 20 2004 at 1:25 PM Rating: Decent
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In general, xbow hits more often then bow which hits more often than guns. The delay that you are looking at is about 500, 700, and 1000 respectively (note that tp gain depends on delay). The hit rate is pretty much determine by what equipment you got. Stats don't matter that much compare to racc bonus that you get, skill with that weapon, and passive bonuses.

In terms of effectiveness, xbow got status effects, bows got elemental damage, and guns got high single-hit damage. Guns do comparable damage to bows and holy bolted xbows once you have serpentine gun and bullets, so you don't really have to wait until silver bullets like most ppl believe. But most ppl go with bow route because once you have the best bows, you still do comparable damage compare to high lvl guns using silver/shells and it's cheaper. This is all general; it also depends what mob and what defense they got and your party formations.

The best place to buy arrows is in shops if you can't synth them. Other higher lvl ammos including bullets/shells are usually found on AH from ppl who synth them.

Edited, Fri Feb 20 13:30:56 2004 by komputer
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#4 Feb 20 2004 at 1:48 PM Rating: Decent
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When I said 'stats' that was supposed to include any R.Acc bonuses from equipment.

I don't see how hit rate is in the order of xbow > bow > gun. Unless there are invisible R.Acc changes when you equip them.
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