What's the deal with bows in pvp?

#1pumpkinpizzaPosted 1/11/2013 4:41:30 PM
Unless you're too far away to bs somebody who's healing or casting, I don't see the point. Anyone with half a brain will just roll or step to the side until the shooter gets bored.
#2HeavensEndPosted 1/11/2013 4:43:36 PM
Bait and poison arrows mainly. Even a lag hit that does no damage will still build up poison.
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#3AIreadylnUsePosted 1/11/2013 4:44:01 PM
Some people will try and take advantage with a rolling attack which is fairly easy to predict.
#4Cvdf3Posted 1/11/2013 4:52:12 PM(edited)
Easy cheese if your opponent has only a sliver of health or waiting out buffs
Poison
Shot cancel > bs
Shot cancel > GC
Shot cancel > WotG
Shot cancel > Dark Bead
Shot cancel > Fireball
Shot... you get the point
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#5orphanjohnPosted 1/11/2013 4:58:25 PM
I love using it when they run into a group of enemies and try to heal. It's a nice finisher.
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#6lucky_sharm19Posted 1/11/2013 6:07:34 PM
Mainly to bait people into parries or backstabs. Very effective.
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#7Takeda123Posted 1/11/2013 6:08:57 PM
I don't understand it either.

Poison isn't a serious status ailment to inflict on a host.

When I'm doing forest pvp I just left them poison me then do a 'Shrug' gesture.

The Ents drop moss so it's easy to heal up from poison too.

Bow users only leave themselves open to being hit.
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#8orphanjohnPosted 1/11/2013 6:28:09 PM
Takeda123 posted...


Poison isn't a serious status ailment to inflict on a host.


It's gotten me a few wins today. Knock him down to low health, he will panic a little. Might cause him to do something drastic. When paired with toxic he will be losing 8 to 10 tics a second. I'm not saying it works all the time, but when it does it nice. I just look at it as a way to keep the opponent on his toes.
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#9Dek757Posted 1/11/2013 6:35:21 PM
Takeda123 posted...
I don't understand it either.

Poison isn't a serious status ailment to inflict on a host.

When I'm doing forest pvp I just left them poison me then do a 'Shrug' gesture.

The Ents drop moss so it's easy to heal up from poison too.

Bow users only leave themselves open to being hit.


I've killed an invader more often than not after they dropped to just a sliver of life then tried to run away from me only to suddenly fall from that silly 3 tick poison.
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#10orphanjohnPosted 1/11/2013 6:41:50 PM
Dek757 posted...
Takeda123 posted...
I don't understand it either.

Poison isn't a serious status ailment to inflict on a host.

When I'm doing forest pvp I just left them poison me then do a 'Shrug' gesture.

The Ents drop moss so it's easy to heal up from poison too.

Bow users only leave themselves open to being hit.


I've killed an invader more often than not after they dropped to just a sliver of life then tried to run away from me only to suddenly fall from that silly 3 tick poison.


I LOVE the death annimation with it. Sent a message to my invaders after: "How'd running away work for ya?".
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