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Best PvM and PvP Bow

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Joey Porter, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. Joey Porter

    Joey Porter Guest

    The best weapon thread got me to thinking about what you guys run on your bows.

    90% of the time I run my main character which is an archer/mage(old school, I know) I have done the Juka bows with gears route, used my crafter to make and imbue all sorts of combos. Right now I am using:

    PvM
    Repeating x bow
    50 DI
    35 SSI
    40 hit lightning
    25 velocity
    Spell channeling

    PvP
    Heavy x bow
    spell channeling
    balanced
    50 DI
    35 SSI
    40 Hit Fireball

    May be off a tad on the numbers as I am going by memory but generally that is how they are set up. Was thinking of putting bushido back on my template and trying the Yummi but not sure. I almost always just hunt PvM and carry the PvP bow for the fel champs and the inevitable level 4 spawn raid. Need the balanced for the pots at that point.
     
  2. Selurnoraa

    Selurnoraa Adventurer

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    I think your better off with a magical shortbow.
     
  3. Joey Porter

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    Can you elaborate on why you think that is better?
     
  4. Phangs_of_Phage

    Phangs_of_Phage Journeyman

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    PvM bow is garbage. Comp bow for AI. Magic shorty with area for low level spawn. Yumi for stuff with a low resistance (like darkfather)
    PvP heavy xbow for dismounts only. magic shorty for chokepoints comp bow for all other occasions.
     
  5. Joey Porter

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    So something like this

    General PvM
    comp bow
    spell channel
    DI
    SSI
    slayer
    hit mana
    hit stamina

    Champ/mob PvM
    Magic Shorty
    spell channel
    DI
    SSI
    slayer
    Hit area

    PvP
    heavy x bow to dismount then switch to shorty/comp depending on circumstances. What mods???
     
  6. Joey Porter

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    Follow up.

    Made two bows last night.

    Composite bow
    spell channeling
    40 SSI
    40 DI
    32 hit mana leech
    23 HCI

    Armor ignore is amazing as a special but the mana leech seems to do absolutely nothing, wasted mod IMO

    Magical Shortbow
    spell channeling
    40 SSI
    40 DI
    20 hit area fire
    28 Hit mana leech


    Really like this bow overall, lightning arrow is a really good special and the bow fires super fast but again hit mana leech seemed to have no benefit.
     
  7. mspossi

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    Hello, I have the impression that no leech status works in pvp, can someone confirm?:devil:
     
  8. Driven Insane

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    It works, it's just that you're doing so little damage, compared to PvM. Also, if I remember correctly, leeches on archery weapons were cut in half years ago....... so you're lucky to leech 1 or 2 points at a time usually.
     
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  9. gunneroforgin

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    possible good PVP weapon
    Heavy crossbow
    Hit lightning 36%
    Hit lower defence 30%
    Swing speed increase 45%
    damage increase 52%
     
  10. Joey Porter

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    Here is what I am going to run with based on the information provided and what I have seen.

    General use

    Comp bow and magic shortbow
    40 and 35 SSI respectively
    50 hit lightning
    40 DI
    Spell channelling
    HCI at max % to round it out(maybe swap out for velocity)

    Then one of each with each slayer type for specific hunts
     
  11. Prime.

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    Spell Channeling on a bow is a wasted mod IMO, unless you're doing a mage/archer but it's a hard template to master whether you're using to to pvp or pvm.

    What you'll find most on bows is high SSI, Fireball/Lightning, Velocity, and/or Hit Lower Defense, with balanced.

    You'll either find the two hit spells together or fireball/hld depending if they're wearing HLD glasses or not.
     
  12. Joey Porter

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    I am a mage archer.

    I had not thought about the two hit spells together though.
     
  13. puni666

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    Make a thrower :/.
     
  14. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    Since you're used to running juka bows in PvM in the past, another option is to reforge a juka bow BEFORE GEARS, imbue it with other properties and a slayer you want, then use the gear to make it a double slayer. Enhance afterward if you feel the need (preferably with a forged tool). While not as fast as the other bows, with the right slayer combination you won't NEED the speed as much.
     
  15. Joey Porter

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    Nice tip, that sounds like fun as well. could get some cool combos.