I'm thinking about making a archery based build. I rarely use bows as it is, (unless I need to kill certain giants or something with poison from a distance), and am looking to get better at them. What would a decent build look like.
Could anyone help me out here. Perhaps show an PvE example with mugen monkey?
It would definitely be dex based and lots of poison arrows to go around, but perhaps a little int for hidden body?
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I use bows a LOT. Your best bets are Pharis' Black Bow and the Composite Bow. Pharis' for distance shooting and Composite for up close. Pharis' Bow has much longer range while Composite packs more punch up close.
You'd want high Dexterity, obviously. Pharis' Bow has an S modifier at +15 and I don't know about the Composite Bow. Large Arrows and Feather Arrows are what I use. Poison is just too slow-acting to bother with. --- "Why can't we all just be friends?"
I'd say this should be your basic setup. Along with the cat covenant ring. If you want to RP it you can take from the rich and give to the needy using the covetous ring. I'd say don't use hidden body, or if you do have it as a secondary left hand item and only go with base stats. IMO it'd be cool if you used a smoke bomb (poison mist/toxic mist) and then used hidden body while inside the smoke.
I didn't max the stats out so that will give you plenty of room to play with the build as you see fit.
Here's a great thread from the PS3 board where some PvP folks there did some damage testing on two common PvP builds. I've tried their faith archer type build and since I'm not big into using spells it didn't work well for me. In PvP when I use a bow I pull off head shots by attacking at close range right as someone is swinging at me. This kind of defeats the whole "WoG for spacing" idea I think.
If you look at the spread sheet the composite +15 comes out good with damage against common builds, with the high faith occult bow doing some nice damage with moonlight arrows. The crystal composite damage numbers make me wish I could buy a bunch of composite bows and make them all crystal.
Scorpian's build he posted looks really nice.
Keep in mind that you can still dodge attacks even if you are zoomed in with your bow. You can poison enemies from a distance as long as you hit them, regardless of whether you are doing damage to them or not. And the DWGR rolls farther than a fast roll, so comes in handy if you need to dodge out of range and pull off another bow attack before the enemy can close the distance.
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