Bow Testing - Xen ,Envy , Crossbow of Accuracy ,Crafted Bows and Crossbows

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    Been doing some Bow tests today thought id post some of the results for other curious people as well. My stats are low to average 150 str 150 dex. ( no buffs , food, pots used, avoided weapons with crit dmg mw to preserve accuracy ..somewhat ) ..In my bone armor gear... im sure all these scale lot more with higher stats .
    [​IMG] Rock Maple Longbow ( Speed Strings ) - Auto attack

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    Rock Maple Longbow ( Speed Strings ) - Charged Attack

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    [​IMG] Xen Bow - Auto Attack

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    Xen Bow - Charged Attacks

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    [​IMG] Crossbow of Accuracy - Auto Attack

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    Crossbow of Accuracy - Charged Attack

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    [​IMG] Envy Bow - Auto Attack

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    Envy Bow - Charged Attack

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    [​IMG] Grey Pine Longbow - Auto Attack

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    Grey Pine Longbow - Charged Attack

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    [​IMG] Grey Pine Crossbow - Auto Attack

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    Grey Pine Crossbow - Charged Attack

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    [​IMG] Hard maple Longbow - Auto Attack

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    Hard Maple Longbow - Charged Attacks

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    [​IMG] Hard Maple crossbow - Auto Attack

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    Hard Maple Crossbow - Charged Attacks

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    Thank you!
     
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    Hey, thanks for the Data!
     
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    Added Crossbow of Accuracy also .
     
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    Thanks for the testing!

    Do not hear much talk about Xen Bows these days, but would like to see one tested as well if possible.
     
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    Xen Bow added
     
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    @Elrond i love science! There are some variables i want to see with these to be compeltely sure of the differences, and that is what your strength and dexterity was with each bow.

    Then i'd be cool to see another set of shots with your strength buffed up as high as you can, and anotehr with jsut your dex buffed up as high as you can. Because i think theres a dex difference between crossbows and longbows, and a strength difference between artifact bows and crafted bows.
     
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    When it comes to combat im a mediocre player at best, as i already stated i used all weapons presented with the same bone gear set i usually wear when fighting mobs ....My str/dex is 150/150 give or take 20 plus or minus based on the weap stats. I have no doubt many of these weapon can deal well over 1k dmg with charged attacks when properly suited up and buffed up ( talking 400-500 str or dex or who knows maybe both ).

    New players can find the information presented useful ..not sure about vets though as most player usually run around with way better stats.
     
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    I can say that a weapon with an average bonus did about 15% more damage with +80-90 strength and one with a bery large bonus did like +25%.
     
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    Nice data, thanks, going to have to keep grinding exp... Archery seems to be a good option again...

    Thanks @Elrond
     
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    Good post @Elrond.

    For those looking to build an archer based on STR, go for envy bow all the way, compared to Xen super easy to get and there is not much a difference. Try to add two or three enchants (with STR and skill dmg bonuses) and you ready to go.
     
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    @Elrond I have a question that is tangentially related to the OP. One of the enhancements is the +XX% weapon critical chance. On the tool tip for these bows, they are listed as "Critical 5%". After the masterwork,the tooltip still says 5%. Assuming that the +46.1% is a percent of a percent, then is it ever worthwhile to masterwork a critical chance?
     
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    I think those are the base stats of the weapon. I don't think the values displayed there change based on enchants/masterworks.
     
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    Yep. The reason I ask, is that on armor the two stats listed on the tool tip are resistance and avoidance. Those values change when enchanting and masterworking. Seems to me that crit% on the weapon should be analogous to the stats on armor and reflect masterwork enhancements too. We can assume they do or don't. I question since the masterwork might be so small that it never shows on the weapon stats and that over time we just assume that the 46% we are masterworking is doing something when it really isn't. In other words, the 46% masterwork results in a 5.46% crit which does not round to 6, thus displayed crit stays at 5%. I hope this makes sense.
     
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    the lack of crit damage on your bows makes me sad
     
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    worthless beyond mesure
     
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    I specifically chose weaps without crit dmg to show the most basic dmg possible.
     
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    One thing ive learned from the years of playing this game is never assume anything. :D

    If you really want to know if it helps, make a bow with it and one without and check the combat logs or crit % with each one.
     
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    Pretty sure this formula is still accurate:

    A = (Dex/20)
    B = (Weak Points + Vital Points)
    C = Item Crit
    D = Weapon Crit Bonus
    ((A+B+C)/100)*(1+(D/100))=Crit%

    the 5% on the bows is the "C" value. The masterwork is the "D" value.
     
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    Vital Points only applies to blades, not bows.
     
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