Crossbow  

Type:Melee
Realm:Albion
Classes: Armsman, Infiltrator
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question ...
# May 16 2003 at 12:35 PM Rating: Good
I just started as an infiltrator...
First : where do i buy venom to envenom my swords..
Second : Should i go with the sword and shield
double swords or crossbow ??

Third : Where should i distribute my xp points ...
pls help ...
RE: question ...
# Feb 01 2004 at 2:38 AM Rating: Decent
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This might be a silly question, but since I don't have access to a crossbow yet I can't find out.

If a target is far enough away, would it be possible to fire off a crossbow shot and then use stealth before it gets too close? Or, once it targets you, is using stealth out of the question?
RE: question ...
# Apr 10 2004 at 11:58 PM Rating: Default
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Once you're engaged you can't go into stealth mode... and for the other guy... definately go with duel wield not sword and shield... your not a tank so a shield will be worthless... you need to do alot of dmg and duel wielding will do that... also... if your a Sarecen go with thrusting weps if a Brit go with slashing... thrusting relies on dex more and slashing on str. hope this helps a little.
LOL
# Mar 26 2003 at 4:21 AM Rating: Default
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cout or infiltrator? By: Anonymous
Posted @ Wed, Mar 13th 11:15 AM 2002 Score: Default[2.00] Awful Default Decent Good Excellent
i have recently started a rogue alt, and was wondering which one would be best.I have a paladin (With absolutly no pulling ability) and want something that can.Should i go with the Infil. and the crossbow or the scout and the longbow?
<------ WTF : / a pala that can't pull hmm ever tryed taunt-pull ( its in the spell drop list)

Ifo Please
# Oct 16 2002 at 3:38 PM Rating: Default
i was wondering, what level does the armsman get to use xbows?
xbow
# Aug 22 2002 at 9:43 AM Rating: Default
umm... im new to the game and i was wondering if the xbow was any fun too use or is for experianced players only, should the Xbow affect the way i choose my ************ i wish they had these things on EQ
Crossbows
# Aug 21 2002 at 5:31 PM Rating: Default
But melee just doenst happen your dead before you get there at least a Crossbowman would have some fun :)
Xbow in RvR
# Aug 19 2002 at 7:29 AM Rating: Default
I've a newfound love for my crossbow. It's terrific for the chaos of RvR. As an armsman, casters and such keep their distance from me in the battle fray, the healers/mages always flanking the actual battle, they never see it coming. And, oddly enough, it deals out MORE damage than my slash skill which matches my level.
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 11 2002 at 6:14 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i am a great magician. your shirt is red!
Cmon guys
# Jul 26 2002 at 9:24 PM Rating: Default
Ok guys, I'm a 23 hibernian enchanter, and even I know the upsides to a crossbow, I've died to them many a time. I especially liked "--Arturrum Aybarra/Archrogue Aegis, 37 cleric/infil, Lancelot server"'s answer. Yea, PA is much better damage but um....what if the guy you're attacking is running away from you? Are you going to super speed your stealth so that you can outrun him, have enough time to turn around, and PA him? No, you shoot him with your crossbow. Twice in my limited time in the battlegrounds I got hurt by mages that I soon after killed, then died from infils with crossbows.
I am a moron
# May 21 2002 at 10:03 AM Rating: Default
I got 47 in crossbow.
ANd i fire fast.
3 second.
yellow con mob is almost dead when it reach me.
I can solo yellow.
Darksilencer
lvl47.5
morgan le fay
Scout or infiltrator?
# Mar 13 2002 at 11:15 AM Rating: Default
i have recently started a rogue alt, and was wondering which one would be best.I have a paladin (With absolutly no pulling ability) and want something that can.Should i go with the Infil. and the crossbow or the scout and the longbow?
RE: Scout or infiltrator?
# Apr 03 2002 at 11:20 PM Rating: Default
Does anyone know what the effect is of adding skill points to crossbow? Does it increase accuracy as well as damage? How much damage does it add per skill point? Are there ever any special abilities for crossbow spec points?
RE: Scout or infiltrator?
# Mar 25 2002 at 3:13 AM Rating: Default
if you want to be a puller then be a scout
RE: Scout or infiltrator?
# Mar 29 2002 at 6:24 PM Rating: Default
or better yet be a minstrel. mostly people are too stupid to realize that they are the best pullers.speed up DD DD Stun quickly mez any adds run back
RE: Scout or infiltrator?
# Jun 04 2002 at 10:49 PM Rating: Default
if you use your stun on the first mob, chances are you wont be able to get any mezzes off on the adds. i suppose that might work if you had a pally in the group doing heal chant. The pulse would agro the add onto him, and you could mezz from there, but minstrels really arent the best pullers. Not enough range, unless you mezz pull, which is unreliable at best.

G
RE: Scout or infiltrator?
# Mar 29 2002 at 6:23 PM Rating: Default
or better yet be a minstrel. mosty people are too stupid to realize that they are the best pullers.speed up DD DD Stun quickly mez any adds run back
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 13 2002 at 11:12 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
Need to know
# Mar 10 2002 at 9:08 AM Rating: Default
What is better at soloing out of the rouges. and is the crossbow good
crossbow?
# Mar 02 2002 at 5:40 PM Rating: Default
Where can I buy a crossbow? In Camelot?
RE: crossbow?
# Mar 26 2002 at 8:23 AM Rating: Default
At the Tower north of the Brifge to West downs is a Crossbow merchant
RE: crossbow?
# Mar 12 2002 at 1:24 AM Rating: Good
I found a crossbow in Ludlow village. A boltseller near the Bowseller in the first house from the left when you come from the south had several on the second side of his tradepannel.
RE: crossbow?
# Mar 04 2002 at 12:40 AM Rating: Decent
You can buy one at arrow merchant across form guild of shadows in camelot
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 28 2002 at 10:21 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) No you cannot.. I am so tired of seeing all these posts from people who did not even click on the merchants. Nearly every bow merchant holds a crossbow but does not actually sell any. There are no crossbows in Cotswold or Camelot.
RE: crossbow?
# Apr 09 2002 at 4:48 PM Rating: Default
There are Xbows in Camelot. I got mine there.
RE: crossbow?
# Mar 30 2002 at 1:10 PM Rating: Default
YOU are the one who didn't even click.....lol

scroll down ...after the ammunitions you'll find the crossbows...in camelot you can be sure of that.

(think before speaking next time lol)
RE: crossbow?
# Apr 10 2002 at 12:30 PM Rating: Default
Sasha Fletcher sells crossbows and bolts in Camelot City. She's by the Guild of Shadows.
RE: crossbow?
# Sep 10 2002 at 7:31 AM Rating: Default
Sasha Fletcher sells the bolts.
Floree sells the crossbows.
Both outside the Guild of Shadows (24840,19184)
RE: crossbow?
# Mar 03 2002 at 6:45 PM Rating: Decent
In cotswold i believe there is a merchant
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 02 2002 at 3:36 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Thamn you guys are STUPID!!!!! There is a Xbow merchant in almost every town!!!!! You know.... There is a thing called "eyes" use them, there pritty usefull!!!!!
gowth- merlin
# Feb 17 2002 at 11:58 AM Rating: Default
i just got my Xbow and it is horrible like what is the point of using it when i can kill it while meeling fatster
RE: gowth- merlin
# Apr 22 2002 at 3:08 PM Rating: Default
I use my crossbow to pull and to soften up the enemy. Using Flight Broadheads, I can hit most targets twice then change to sword and shield before they are in melee range. About 40 points per hit. Use Bodkins if they look to have armor. Less damage but it gets through.There is another reason to use it for pulling though. The bow users have to constantly buy replacement arrows. It's only fair to shell out some cash occasionally to even things up.
RE: gowth- merlin
# Feb 20 2002 at 10:50 AM Rating: Decent
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A couple of scenarios:

1)
There's a mob you want to kill. Without a crossbow, you run up to him and attack him. He calls some of his friends over. You put up a valiant fight, but eventually die. Your grave is now in the middle of the mobs camp. Not much time for praying there!

If you used a crossbow, you could have drawn the mob out, and seen if he brought some friends. If he did, you can run away, sustaining no damage. Otherwise, just kill him.

2)
If you're fighting a difficult mob, it makes it much easier (better chance of winning, less down time between fights) if he's already sustained a fair bit of damage before he's even reached you.
RE: gowth- merlin
# Feb 19 2002 at 2:55 PM Rating: Default
Yes I agree that it is faster to just go in and whack that mob and take it out. But, what if, there is a group of them milling around and the one you want is in the middle. Or, higher level mobs in between.

This is the tool for Armsmen to draw the mob to them and not have to wade through 2 or 3 melees before being killed by the quest mob you're after.

Give it some time and work with it. In the long run I beleive you will find it a useful tool for soloing.

Riran, 16th lvl Armsman, Iseult
RE: gowth- merlin
# Apr 24 2002 at 1:57 PM Rating: Default
Welp if you're dumb enough to use a X-bow on an infiltrator, you're absolutely stupid. WHY would you use a crossbow and do 40 damage per hit when you can stealth up and backstab or pref artery for a TON more damage than that? That makes no sense. I can see where you would use it on an armsman, but some of the people that use it on infils are stupid unless they're pulling for a group {which rarely happens, usually a caster/scout/minstrel in group that can pull} but if you're dumb enough to shoot it 2 times with a X-bow for 40 damage instead of a 300 damage pref artery, you're dumb ;)

--Arturrum Aybarra/Archrogue Aegis, 37 cleric/infil, Lancelot server
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 15 2002 at 4:40 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) .
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 15 2002 at 4:39 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) .
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 08 2002 at 5:35 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Just to set the record straight... from these posts a xbow can't even be considered in the same class as the longbow. I have a lvl 20 scout maxed in long bow and can do 250+ damage against some blues. And can get 3-4 shots off. So, I think it's great that armsmen get the xbow, but no, it won't replace a scout with a longbow. (Don't get me wrong, even though a play a scout as my primary I don't think they have much value in a group, alot of people can pull).
Range
# Feb 08 2002 at 4:04 PM Rating: Default
also to increase a crossbows range significantly you need to be shooting off a hill or other raised terrain. It can sometimes double the distance your bolts go... Very helpful for RvR and pulling
slow firing?
# Feb 08 2002 at 4:01 PM Rating: Default
Compared to the longbow the crossbow is fast, with 5 delay with oaken compared to 5.4 delay on oaken longbow. Longbow does more damage tho, 5.7 compared to xbows 5.. but its not that slow, if you have high quickness its even faster. In real life reloading crossbow is definitly alot slower then bow tho. Another good thing about crossbows is you can have it ready for ever and you never get tired because your not holding the string. With a bow after about 15 seconds you cant aim it anymore. This is helpful in RvR as you can wait and ambush without having to stop and aim.
Question
# Feb 06 2002 at 9:00 PM Rating: Default
Hi I just started at Alibon and was wondering should i do pull arms or xbows?
Evenom
# Feb 05 2002 at 8:04 AM Rating: Default
Is it possible to use poisons on crossbow (infiltrator)?
RE: Evenom
# Feb 12 2002 at 12:17 PM Rating: Default
Nope, ive tried... actually i put lethal on my crossbow successfully, but it does nothing, as the bolts are the things that hit the enemy, not the x-bow and you can't envenom them.
where
# Jan 21 2002 at 12:20 AM Rating: Default
stupid question, but where can I find xbows in camelot?
searched in pretty much all merchants and still cant find it
RE: where
# Feb 10 2002 at 12:14 AM Rating: Default
You can buy crossbows at West Downs too .. but in Camelot, the arrow merchant opposite the Guild of Shadows sells X-bows on the second scroll page
RE: where
# Feb 05 2002 at 10:48 AM Rating: Default
In Camelot near the fletching master, one of the merchants there sell crossbows.
the Crossbows are on the SECOND page of their selling window!!!

Llana Drachenherz - Kay Server
RE: where
# Jan 28 2002 at 9:26 PM Rating: Default
go to humburton. merchant sells them there. i can't remember which building, but they are inside.
What lvl
# Jan 10 2002 at 11:04 PM Rating: Default
What lvl can u train in cross bow?
RE: What lvl
# Feb 08 2002 at 2:42 PM Rating: Default
15th but remember we are not an archer class so no crit shots :)
when can i train
# Jan 10 2002 at 5:21 PM Rating: Default
when can i equip a crossbow, i'm level 10 now and it's tough finding a scout sometimes....
RE: when can i train
# Jan 13 2002 at 11:58 PM Rating: Default
you can equip at 15. you get an embossed x-bow at 12 though.(if you complete a quest from your trainer)
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