I recently made a doom archer who I thought was going to do very well. I was wrong. Here she is.... 100 Archery (120 with items) 110 Tactics 110 Anat 100 Healing 100 Bushido 100 Spirit Speak 20 Necro (For Wraith Form) 80 Chiv She uses a really good crossbow. Not a slayer though but its got good properties. Its has stamina leech 44, life 25, dispel 34, damage increase 40, and Swing Speed increase 40. Not too shabby. I like it. Well, I also have a mage/bard down there and the mage bard does the same or more damage as the archer shots do. And I can obviously cast fireballs a hell of a lot faster than a crossbow can shoot, even with 40 SSW. Bard also has disco to so he can out damager the archer by a lot. Plus with magery he has so many more options! And the mage's survivability far out shines the archers. Guess my question is....Do I have a bad template or am I doing something wrong? If not, why are there so many archers down there if a mage can do more damage?