Forum Settings
       
Reply To Thread

Ws questionFollow

#1 Feb 23 2011 at 4:01 AM Rating: Decent
Avatar
***
2,045 posts
Havent used rng since well before Abyssea, is sidewindwer still the best bow WS or is there some crit WS thats better?

Using cor (for xp) very often it's sadly better to just spam Evisceration than the ranged WS. Worried rng would end up the same way.
____________________________
BANNED
#2 Feb 23 2011 at 6:21 AM Rating: Default
**
785 posts
Aside from Jishnu's, there is Arching Arrow which will beat Sidewinder according to my friend who was testing both, but it means giving up Sea Daughter and going RR/GH/SA (Arching will spike higher than Side if it crits but without crit it did slightly lower than side but averaged higher overall). He actually had semi decent results going Rng/Rdm and spamming True Flight with Holy Bolts... assuming the mob wasn't light resistant.
#3 Feb 23 2011 at 8:23 AM Rating: Decent
Scholar
***
3,917 posts
Arching Arrow in my experience is about on par with or slightly better than sidewinder if you gear primarily for Crits. If you VV, SA, SD then sidewinder would win, but then you'd lose out on crit damage from normal shots (but would WS more due to Regain).

I've not played RNG much in aby so I can't comment on how truflight stacks up these days. I know Leaden salute can outdamage Slug on COR with MAB atma on most non-dark resistant mobs.

____________________________
Mirabelle
Race: Mithra
Server: Ifrit
75COR/75RDM/75RNG/45THF/37BLM/38WHM/37NIN/37DRK/41BLU/37DNC/37SAM/37WAR/37SCH
#4 Feb 24 2011 at 3:07 AM Rating: Decent
Scholar
****
6,580 posts
Trueflight does about 3000ish damage with some AGI and MAB gear and proper Atmas.

It can't miss either. It may resist due to 95% Macc rate (assuming same cap as melee's 95% acc) but even then it'll still do 1.5k.

TP damage takes a hit of course without SA or VV atmas, but to be honest, I parsed a 3 hit slug shot setup (Stout Arm, Scorpion Queen and Sea Daughter, /sam) against a 5hit trueflight setup (Beyond, Ultimate, Baying Moon, /war) and the TF setup actually came out a bit ahead. Didn't need /Sam's STP so /war's berserk basically nullified the att difference.

I'd probably swap Baying Moon out for either Kirin or Holy Mountain next time, but yeah. TF setup can be strong. It's just a **** shame all those MaB and Light+ Atmas do sweet FA for holy bolt add damage.

Edited, Feb 24th 2011 9:18am by Noodles
____________________________
[HTID]
DRG BRD TH4 RNG RDM75
Dragoon Equipment Guide
ArsDraconis wrote:
Ultima spends 10 whole seconds shouting "I'MA FIRIN MAH LAZER" like a 2004 valkurm melee waiting for SC
#5 Mar 02 2011 at 12:06 AM Rating: Decent
KC+Trueflight+/RDM seems like a good idea. When farming Gold boxes, for sure. Gonna try and burn my 1.4k BS along with my GF's and see if we can come out with one ^^.

I'd definitely be interested to see how KC Trueflight fares against Slugwinder/Arching Arrow.

Edited, Mar 1st 2011 10:12pm by tertoonetwothreefour
____________________________
There are two kinds of people in FFXI, those doing the laughing and those who don't know what's funny.
#6 Mar 02 2011 at 12:47 AM Rating: Decent
Scholar
****
6,580 posts
tertoonetwothreefour wrote:
KC+Trueflight+/RDM seems like a good idea. When farming Gold boxes, for sure. Gonna try and burn my 1.4k BS along with my GF's and see if we can come out with one ^^.

I'd definitely be interested to see how KC Trueflight fares against Slugwinder/Arching Arrow.

Edited, Mar 1st 2011 10:12pm by tertoonetwothreefour
It could be good yes. I might actually look to try this out next time we have an exp alliance in the linkshell. Although it will depend on if one of our members wants to go melee-whm or another DD as to whether I could borrow his KC.
____________________________
[HTID]
DRG BRD TH4 RNG RDM75
Dragoon Equipment Guide
ArsDraconis wrote:
Ultima spends 10 whole seconds shouting "I'MA FIRIN MAH LAZER" like a 2004 valkurm melee waiting for SC
Reply To Thread

Colors Smileys Quote OriginalQuote Checked Help

 

Recent Visitors: 12 All times are in CST
Anonymous Guests (12)