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Dual Hit Spell PvP bow

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by Skelf, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Skelf

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    PvP only exceptional Composite bow - Balanced, SSI 40% DI 1%, Velocity plus..

    LD or Fireball?

    Which and why? I have heard that there are specific benefits and drawbacks to each. This bow is intended for final burst damage.
     
  2. Mirt

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    If its a kill shot bow fireball as your looking for the damage. For a non kill shot bow I really like the HLD as it makes them easier to hit.
     
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    Why fireball instead of lightning for a kill-shot bow?
     
  4. Mirt

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    My guess is property weight in this case. But the OP stated fireball or HLD so I went with what was there.
     
  5. Skelf

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    I have HLD composite, HXB and XB for the run in...all Balanced, 40% SSI, Velocity 50%

    I plan to try and use the dual hit spell comp for AI burst damage to finish - with a little help from a variety of complimentary tactics. My understanding used to be that FB interrupted casters better but did less damage than LB - but LB caused a momentary freeze to movement when it was cast - the result being that in open field, you lost your target. Might not be such an issue in the Arena tho..;p

    So...any more throughts on FB v LB?
     
  6. Lynk

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    Fireball is better against mages because most people swing a composite at 1.5. The fireball is nice for disrupts.

    Lightning Bolt has better damage, by a couple points (well actually depends on their elemental resists, but lightning has better potential).

    I prefer fireball unless you're on a stealther in which case I'd say lightning bolt so you can smoke bomb after a hit and not worry about the hit spell revealing you.

    That said - if you're looking for a moving shot bow I would not put a hit spell on it, because any hit spell (besides velocity) will make you stutter step when it goes off and you lost 1 or 2 tiles on your opponent.
     
  7. Skelf

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    **coughs**

    Being the OP...I intended to ask for preferences between Lighting Bolt and Fireball for final burst damage composite bow kill. I see that I accidentally typed (or got stealth spell-checked?) to LD rather than LB in my original post..pfft

    HLD is desireable early on but that final push often needs a little more punch. So let me ask again..Lighting Bolt or Fireball for that last Hit Spell slot?
     
  8. Skelf

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    KK

    Lynk has given me some of the info I was really looking for - many thanks L!

    Now I have to prioritise my goals with this bow..

    Further opinions/experience would be very welcome..
     
  9. Mirt

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    In that case Lynk is right. Again.