with the right perks, quick shot, deadly aim, etc and 100 archery, crossbows are death at a push of a button, awesome for assassinations. exploding bolts too. i wish there was a dragonbone crossbow to craft, with dragon bolts
Dwarven Crossbows have higher base damage, and since I only use bows while sneaking, not reason not to use a crossbow over a regular bow. --- Zelos Wilder: "Demon Fang! Demon Fang! Demon Fang! Damn, I must be a genius! Double Demon Fang!"
Elemental Fury affect bows too, someone should test the dps of a vampire with Necromage and Quickshot, along with a Hunting Bow smithed to the max and level 3 Elemental Fury. Methinks it'll rain death like no other, maybe give it a name like arrow storm or something.
I just enjoy using my dragonbone bow more than a crossbow.
I like the challenge of sniping things as far away as I can without having a direct line using the crossbow. Having to adjust for the distance is a fun challenge. --- I am on the quest for teh mighty Cheese Puff! Tally-HO!
So crossbows for sneak, bows for non-sneak archers?
Well, it's more like Crossbows are better for sneaking, but bows can still be used in every area. Just not as good in Sneaky stuff. Still good, but crossbows are better for assassination-y stuff. --- The official Daedric Rock of the Skyrim Board. Cheers, brah.
I use Crossbow with Fire Breath, it alows me to shoot, press the shout button, reload, and when the enemy is to close the Fire Breath goes off they stagger backward then I fire again. --- I'm not lazy, I'm useless. Big Difference.