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Archery is underpowered, any exceptions to this rule?

#21Flaktrooper123Posted 10/4/2013 10:28:06 PM

Melee=Archery >>> Magic

Both melee and archery weapons can be forged and tempered until ridiculously powerful, and you can slap magical enhancement on them
#22someguyshandPosted 10/4/2013 10:30:17 PM(edited)
In War of the Roses, using a windlass crossbow with crescent bolts instant killed anyone not wearing plate mail. Not sure if they changed that.
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#23jessica73Posted 10/4/2013 11:04:27 PM
Crossbows are still pretty awesome as they should be. longbows still pretty good too last time I played it.
#24fakewarsPosted 10/5/2013 12:10:09 AM
Far Cry 3
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#25cainism25Posted 10/5/2013 12:30:08 AM
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ffxiv archer is also quite powerful, im a lev 50 paladin and every party i have been in the archer is doing the most dps.
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#26BilliePilgrimPosted 10/5/2013 12:36:20 AM
cainism25 posted...
ffxiv archer is also quite powerful, im a lev 50 paladin and every party i have been in the archer is doing the most dps.

This. The tank I play with has a tough time keeping aggro once our archer starts doing AOE attacks.
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#27FL81Posted 10/5/2013 12:37:22 AM
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#28FeatherwindPosted 10/5/2013 12:45:46 AM(edited)
Civilizations but especially Civ 5. The archer units are easily one of the most useful in the game for every civilization. Keshik, Camel Archer, Longbowman are extremely powerful and dominate pretty much everything even after they stop being up to date.

In the HoMM games archers are often pretty powerful. Most noticeably the Hunters of the elf city in HoMM5. We have however agreed to not use the elf city because whoever is using it seems to win almost every time in our games and the battles vs. it are often lame.

In M&B it depends. Depending on the settings of the mods archers can be either under or overpowered but from my experiences they are often quite strong. Also in most mods the low end archers are even more useless than other less trained troops.
#29ElDudorinoPosted 10/5/2013 3:49:52 AM
It's funny because archery was pretty lame in Oblivion but in Skyrim they made it really strong. I use bows as an off-weapon even on melee dudes.

When I started playing World of Warcraft, well before there were any expansions or their accompanying patches, my first character was a hunter and I found them to be incredibly overpowered. No other class presented a challenge for me in PvP except for very prepared warriors and I was able to solo many battles intended for multiple players. I actually got turned off after a while by how overpowered my character was.

In Dragon's Dogma there are like 9 classes total and four of them are archers, and I find that the archers kick a huge amount of ass. Every class has its fans, though.
#30AlexTheNextOnePosted 10/5/2013 4:11:49 AM
I know it's not an RPG per se, but a lot of people like to play the archer elf chick in Dragon's Crown for the PS3. One of the two classes with the highest damage.
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