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What difference, if any, is there between longbows, shortbows and crossbows; besides the obvious difference between damage and range? I mean, why even have shortbows in the game if they are inferior to longbows, and why have longbows in the game if they're inferior to crossbows? Surely there must be some difference, but if there is I have been unable to find it.
yep longbows can shoot much, much farther than shortbows, but have a longer pull (ie, longer shot) Shortbows can shoot much, much faster than longbows, but range is very limited crossbows can shoot pretty far, do good damage, but are the slowest yet. hope that helps.
with the new dex hotfix, i find shortbows to rock face with 100% dex bonus, crossbows have 100% too but theyre really slow. i mostly use longbows for when i have to shoot things with wars because those gain the most from even 50/50 str/dex
and range doesnt matter as much to the game it seems, for me 25m was an entire screen length at overhead so its unlikely to be a difference
Crossbows get 110 percent dex bonus but yes it was a pretty severe nerf from it's 125% bonus. They're not that much slower actually once you drop their aim time down to zero both bows have a base speed of 1.65 seconds and crossbows have a base speed of 2 seconds. So pumping enough dex and they'll pull ahead but you have to really spec for it.
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