I have always built Alaran as a physical Sword or Hafted user with a little bit of magic, but on my current playthrough I am considering leveling up his missle skill and having him as a ranged bow and magic user. I've never had any characters use bows, so I'm not sure their effectiveness. Has anyone done this?
I find once I get Dragon Fangs, nothing gets too close, or gets away except bosses. Bows I find to miss too often for my liking though the enormous range is available far earlier among bows than it is among throwing weapons.
I am Triaxx Guardian of earth. Sole member of the Guardians. RP/FF Char Count:15
Eh, I may build Alaron as the usual physical/magic user. Bows seem like they'd be fun, but I'm worried I'll regret it later in the game. Godric is going to be my go-to ranged attacker anyways, and I'm not sure if I need another.
By the way, since we're on the topic, how do you two suggest I build Godric up as a throwing iron user? What are the important stats to pump up early on?
I also noticed with this topic we broke into the top ten message boards, so that's exciting.
I myself prefer Bows to Thrown, but until you get to Talewok, neither one is truly viable due to the low To Hit on the weapons you'll find up to that point. You need the Bow of Accuracy or the Heartseeker Bow (or even the Bow of Shielding) in order to have a reasonable chance of scoring a hit.
35 To Hit is the best you can do until then, which is no good.