Upgraded Bow & Arrow Combinations

#1_fiendPosted 12/16/2011 7:32:47 AM
Something I haven't quite figured out yet...

In order for a Bow to be most effective (most powerful), should the type of arrow match the upgrade path of the Bow?

So Fire arrows are meant for a Fire or Chaos Bow,
Moonlight arrows are meant for a Magic or Enchanted Bow,
and Regs arrows would be optimal for a Bow +15

Is this accurate? Can somebody explain how to optimize a Bow/arrow combination?
#2HeathclifFlowenPosted 12/16/2011 7:37:13 AM
I know that correctly matching arrows to a stat modifier is important.

Such as, if I have an occult bow with a high faith scaling, I want to put moonlight arrows on it because the magic added by the arrows adds to the base magic damage (before the modifier, so it's multiplied rather than just added).

Fire doesn't have scaling, so it doesn't really matter I think.
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#3cincib0iPosted 12/16/2011 7:59:26 AM
HeathclifFlowen posted...
I know that correctly matching arrows to a stat modifier is important.

Such as, if I have an occult bow with a high faith scaling, I want to put moonlight arrows on it because the magic added by the arrows adds to the base magic damage (before the modifier, so it's multiplied rather than just added).

Fire doesn't have scaling, so it doesn't really matter I think.


I think you would still want fire arrows so that the fire damage of the bow can augment the fire damage of the arrows.
#4_fiend(Topic Creator)Posted 12/16/2011 8:03:14 AM
So with any Magic/Enchanted/Divine/Occult Bow....Use Moonlight Arrows

For any Fire/Chaos Bow...Use Fire Arrows

When would Poison Arrows be most effective?
#5HeathclifFlowenPosted 12/16/2011 8:05:09 AM
It's possible, I really have don't have much experience on the subject.

You shouldn't pop magic arrows on a fire bow though, since you'll have your damage reduced across three defenses. And since fire arrows have superior stats to any normal arrow, you'll get the best bang going fire arrow + fire bow. They just wont get a stat modification.
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#6HeathclifFlowenPosted 12/16/2011 8:06:23 AM
_fiend posted...
So with any Magic/Enchanted/Divine/Occult Bow....Use Moonlight Arrows

For any Fire/Chaos Bow...Use Fire Arrows

When would Poison Arrows be most effective?


Wow, I really haven't been on gfaqs in a while, they have a button that quotes for you now. Poison is for... poisoning things.
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#7cincib0iPosted 12/16/2011 8:06:59 AM
_fiend posted...
So with any Magic/Enchanted/Divine/Occult Bow....Use Moonlight Arrows

For any Fire/Chaos Bow...Use Fire Arrows

When would Poison Arrows be most effective?


Probably just whenever you want to inflict something or someone with poison. I don't think there is a bow that causes status.
#8HeathclifFlowenPosted 12/16/2011 8:09:42 AM
This is useful, btw.

http://sites.google.com/site/darksoulstats/dark-souls-calculators/bow-crossbow
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#9kuterPosted 12/16/2011 8:11:24 AM
_fiend posted...
So with any Magic/Enchanted/Divine/Occult Bow....Use Moonlight Arrows

For any Fire/Chaos Bow...Use Fire Arrows

When would Poison Arrows be most effective?


Poison those DSB silver knight in anor londo xD, if your bad at parrying, it's a good way to get rid of them, or poison invader
#10_fiend(Topic Creator)Posted 12/16/2011 8:19:16 AM
Regardless of your stats, it looks like Chaos is the way to go for Bows/Crossbows for the most part, paired with fire arrows. There are a couple exceptions here and there though.