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Main differences between shortbows and longbows?

#1sfakisPosted 6/10/2009 5:45:47 AM
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#2Koivu09Posted 6/10/2009 5:51:24 AM
Shortbows fire faster, longbows do more damage.
#3Shadow_Ninja14Posted 6/10/2009 5:56:14 AM

From: Koivu09 | #002
Shortbows fire faster, longbows do more damage.


also, longbows have better range, magic shortbows have a different special than the longbow version.

comp bows have a good mix of both though.
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#4ArizonanPosted 6/10/2009 6:33:29 AM
longbows do more damage.
They do? Shortbows and longbows both seem to have the same range bonus, and I think that stat deals with accuracy rather than max hit. The main difference is that longbows are slower but can fire from a longer distance between you and your target.
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#5Oblivion590Posted 6/10/2009 3:53:07 PM
Longbows do NOT and have not ever dealt more damage. Shortbows are faster, longbows have more range. Neither type of bow adds anything to your ranged strength.
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#6sfakis(Topic Creator)Posted 6/10/2009 5:03:56 PM
what kind of situations are best for each type?
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#7Xl_FullMetal_lXPosted 6/10/2009 5:09:22 PM
Just go with the shortbow.
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