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Would this make a decent ABC Archer Bow

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by Antony, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Antony

    Antony Journeyman
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    Either a Crossbow or a Heavy Crossbow with the following:

    Damage Increase 50%
    Swing Speed Increase 30%
    Hit Mana Leech 50%
    Hit Stamina Leech 44%
    Slayer ... any type you need (or HLD if there wasn't a slayer that would work)

    Any changes that would make it better? Should it be HML 44% and HSL 50% ... or maybe have them both at say 46-48%?

    Thanks .... Antony
     
  2. Farsight

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    Yes, those are excellent mods for a PvM bow.
     
  3. Taylor

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    Very nice. :)
     
  4. Those would be perfect, even without the slayer. Enhance to 40 SSI and you've got a keeper.
     
  5. Obsidian

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    Out of curiosity, why do you all recommend crossbows and heavy crossbows for PvM using an ABC Archer? I usually use composite bows and never thought about using a crossbow.

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    Crossbows are a little slower but they hit for more damage this is important against things that can switch targets like the crimson dragon for example !
    if you hit it with a short bow you may have to hit 20 times to kill something but the same critter with xbow may take 15 hits and thats 5 less times to switch opponents for the crimson..
    I carry both and prefer bows to crossbows normally !
    also I like the specials better on bows
    there are other reasons but for me these are the main ones...:stir:
     
  7. Taylor

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    I'm partial to magic shortbows (see my sig), as I champ a lot and use the lightning arrow special. Also, my suit only has 150 stamina, which makes heavy x-bows less usable.

    Still, if the OP can enhance the bow to 40 ssi, it strikes me as a pretty sweet ABC PvM bow. High power, good mods.
     
  8. Simply, the big hits. Big hits mean big mana leeched. Most of my arsenal is either a crossbow or heavy crossbow. I have other types for specific uses, but for peerless and Doom, the heavy hitters are the ones to have.
     
  9. Obsidian

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    Thanks guys! I guess it is time to go shopping again and see what I can find. Until now, I had completely disregarded any bow other than a composite bow and, for specific purposes, a shortbow (like Syrus). Oh, that and find a bolt vendor. :)

    BTW, Happy Thanksgiving a day early!

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  10. If you were on Pacific I'd be able to help out in both cases.
     
  11. Obsidian

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    Thanks, Connor, but I'm going to head back to my Pac sampire first. I am still very appreciative of the sampire weapon you long-term loaned me.

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  12. Anytime. I'm always glad to help out. Whenever the time comes I'll probably still have the heavy xbow anyway. I don't use it, but it's so damn nice I can't bring myself to sell it either lol.