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PostedFeb 24, 2014 2:53 am

~Fluffy Bow Tips~ (Hello...) [A miniguide to the Warbow]

Bow class supposedly coming next month~~
Just sharing some thoughts on the archer class... hope you don't mind

Stat Builds

  1. ALWAYS go full SPD, without exception. This is because in addition to reducing your skill cooldown times and increasing attackspeed, it also reduces the charge time of your charge-up skills (from 1.5s at 0% SPD to 0.75s at 50% SPD)... it makes a huge difference
  2. Also, one of the envoy convert SPD to HP, even more reason to go SPD
  3. Defense points is subjective, but I personally like putting points in DEF until its around 50~60% and then the rest goes to HP. If you are rich enough to get high fort for high defense then you can go a pure HP build.
  4. Lots of evasion if you like PvP... this goes without saying!!! (archer is very strong in PvP, very ridiculous burst)


Gear Builds

  1. It may not seem like it, but archer is quite tanky... with their buff (-% damage taken) and their speed to hp conversion
  2. Since they get CRITRATE from fully charging their skills (+20%), they do not need a high crit to be effective (even 20% is okay!!!) [Note; you may want more critrate if you want to PvP with archer]
  3. Thus I recommend using tank armor (Titan head/chest always, and you can get the tank 65 yellows from OW:MS Hard) and DPS accessories
  4. Another alternative is using Titan head/chest and the dps glove/leggings/boots from Hard mode (the 65 set that gives a lot of crit damage)... this is a more offensive variant with more damage and crit
  5. If you grab the envoys to reduce "light arrows" cooldown, the light fishing trophy may be useful to you... this is more important if you PvP a lot since the high evasion on the trophy
    really helps... http://www.portskandia.com/items/10471-Ancient-Templar-s-Medal-of-Honor
  6. I expect the price of this trophy to go up after Archer releases, so get it now if you want a low low price
  7. You will definitely want a LIGHT element weapon, to boost the same skill
  8. Other good trophies: Malodnak (green+orange stack), Toto's yellow trophy
    http://www.portskandia.com/items/10306-Malodnak-s-Sharp-Claw
    http://www.portskandia.com/items/10384-Malodnak-s-Dark-Claw
    http://www.portskandia.com/items/12457-Shard-of-Toto-s-Water-Blade
  9. Accessories: PvE ~ Use the comet set... PvP ~ Use the level 55 evade/critdmg set


Secret Stones

    Depends on if you want to go pure damage or hybrid (building bit tanky), also PvP
  1. FULL DPS: All secret stones... +Critdmg 6%, +Crit 1%... the Crit is FLAT so its very good
  2. Hybrid: All secret stones... +Critdmg 6%, +HP% 2... can also use DMGreduce -2%, but please be aware the reduction applies AFTER defense reduction (which makes it worse)
  3. PvP: All secret stones... +Critdmg 6%, +ACC% OR +EVA% (they are both flat bonuses)


Subclass

  1. Definitely recommend bard... the heals are very useful, and if you pick any other subclass you won't be using their skills as much.
  2. Also good is wizard for their AoE and CC, their staffs are also more offensively geared with better procs and such


Envoy
Here's mine

(Thanks reyva's skill simulator!!!)

  1. Of course, there are many options, this is just my build
  2. Some adjustment may have to be made if not all envoy are here on release (I didn't play TW FF before the envoy add more stuff)
  3. You can choose to move some points to upgrade buff duration, this will let you have perma buff (I didn't because I don't care about it that much... other people do though... just preference)


Mastery

  1. Common: Triple arrow attack if you will be spamming it for dps
  2. Common: Triple arrow -ATK debuff otherwise
  3. Common: DoT -ACC if you want to help the EVA duelist noobs survive by debuffing Boss ACC (just kidding)!
  4. Advanced: Light Arrow DMG buff if you use it for DPS
  5. Advanced: Arrow rain EVA buff may be useful in PvP, but if you want to burst with Light than just get the other one
  6. Advanced: If you are bard sub, a ballad mastery might be useful


DPS "rotations"

  1. Always keep up the DoT and the armor debuff (stack 3 if possible)
  2. If you gear for holy damage and use Arrows of Light mastery, then use Arrows of light as your main dps skill, with the spammable level 1 skill as filler
  3. Otherwise, use the spam skill you get at level 1
  4. For AoE, use the arrow rain skill
  5. always full charge if possible - you can charge while moving so don't worry


PvP Thoughts

    Archer has the potential to really MESS PEOPLE UP in PvP
  1. -20% ACC mastery (orange) on your DoT
  2. The ACC debuff is really insane, really screws up people
  3. +ACC on charged skills (this will help you hit other evading noobs)
  4. +9% EVADE buff mastery (orange) on your spam skill
  5. Super high burst with full charge skill (I remind you it only take .75s to charge full with speed)
  6. Naturally tanky
    I'm not sure how it compares to the grenadier in current US aura kingdom, but in TW server I get pwned by archers the most Sad
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vinRADOX

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PostedFeb 24, 2014 3:50 am

  1. good guide
  2. we are a bit early for a guide aren't we
  3. dem numbered lists
  4. hue

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PostedFeb 24, 2014 3:53 am   Last edited by Kenjichu on Feb 24, 2014 3:54 am. Edited 1 time in total

Re: ~Fluffy Bow Tips~ (Hello...) [A miniguide to the Warbow]

Bow class supposedly coming next month~~
THE DOUBLE POST IS REAL. OOPS.

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PostedFeb 24, 2014 3:54 am

Re: ~Fluffy Bow Tips~ (Hello...) [A miniguide to the Warbow]

Bow class supposedly coming next month~~
FluffyRainbows wrote:
Just sharing some thoughts on the archer class... hope you don't mind

DPS "rotations"

  1. Always keep up the DoT and the armor debuff (stack 3 if possible)

 


What are you.. a duelist?



Nudist Beach or Die.

vinRADOX

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PostedFeb 24, 2014 3:58 am

Re: ~Fluffy Bow Tips~ (Hello...) [A miniguide to the Warbow]

Bow class supposedly coming next month~~
Kenjichu wrote:
What are you.. a duelist?  

pls Katar has to do that too

But seriously, X-legend loves stacks

Q: How to make ability cooler
A: Make it STACK
Seriously every new class (including Samurai) x-legend releases has STACKS

EDIT: Archer = god of ACC?
1x fell weapon + 1x acc weapon = 30% ACC
Full charge skill = 20% ACC
Party buff = 5% ACC
5-stack overdraw = 15% ACC
Full ACC ss = 21% ACC

Total = 91% ACC
If thats true then RIP evasion

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PostedFeb 24, 2014 4:41 am

Re: ~Fluffy Bow Tips~ (Hello...) [A miniguide to the Warbow]

Bow class supposedly coming next month~~
Kenjichu wrote:
FluffyRainbows wrote:
Just sharing some thoughts on the archer class... hope you don't mind

DPS "rotations"

  1. Always keep up the DoT and the armor debuff (stack 3 if possible)

 


What are you.. a duelist?


 


Omfg... This joke is so cheezy, my nipples came XD

vinRADOX

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PostedFeb 24, 2014 6:14 am
Just a random PvP thought...

since Bows have high ACC, can debuff ACC, and can build high evasion
does this means BOWS COUNTER THEMSELVES??

FluffyRainbows

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PostedFeb 24, 2014 6:16 am

Re: ~Fluffy Bow Tips~ (Hello...) [A miniguide to the Warbow]

Bow class supposedly coming next month~~
Kenjichu wrote:

What are you.. a duelist?
 

Implying we aren't duelists

vinRADOX wrote:
Just a random PvP thought...

since Bows have high ACC, can debuff ACC, and can build high evasion
does this means BOWS COUNTER THEMSELVES??  


Actually they do
Charged bow skills gain +20% ACC
and warbows can use a skill that does -20% ACC

It cancels out perfectly Very Happy

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PostedFeb 24, 2014 6:23 am
Archers are kinda OP in leveling up IMO.

From 1-40, My archer literally 1 hits every mob just by full charging my skill. It's full SPD as well with the aura set.
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