Composite Bow  

Type:Melee
Realm:Midgard
Classes: Hunter
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Soloing OJ's
# May 31 2004 at 8:14 AM Rating: Decent
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The secret to soloing OJ's is twofold, 1st find out what type of damage (arrow) is most effective, 2nd get the fastest bow possible. I am currently firing my crit at 3 seconds and my follow ups at 2 sec. Using a dropped (Heart piercing) bow. I can get up to 6 shots off at max range.
-ZatyR-
# Aug 30 2002 at 2:00 AM Rating: Default
ok.. thx .
I know that you are right, cause, yesterday i soloed 2 blues and 2 greens. (whit very low Hp after the battle) and i die to yellow mobs sometimes to. SO yea,,, you have to be very sneaky, before attacking any mob at all .
winchen
# Aug 23 2002 at 6:52 AM Rating: Default
stats are ok, orange at lvl 30+ is only a decent target if its a caster and you can make use of your long range (not in a dungeon), mostly it's not worth the risk

at 40+ you will acknowledge that your defense increases rapidly blue ones have 1 20% chance of actually hitting me by now. it's the same with mobs, the higher lvl mobs get better defenses, so its pretty normal that you do orange mobs up til lvl 20 and then have to be more careful in the mobs you choose to solo

i can kill about 3 blues at once easily, but one yellow mob can wipe his back with me sometimes

don't let it get you down :)




zatyr!!
# Aug 08 2002 at 7:23 AM Rating: Default
ok i got 1 question.

many of you say that you can solo orange and yellows easy whit your hunter in lvl 13+.

ok heres what i wanna say: im lvl 37 and I can only solo VERY low yellows. how can it be so easy for you?

heres my stats : maxed bow =37. 25 spear. 14+6 stealth and 22 BC.?

anything i should change?
RE: zatyr!!
# Mar 01 2003 at 9:29 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
At level 21, I have nice equipment. I have never soloed an orange mob and have to be carfull with yellows. Either people are exaggerating or they are using a buffing bot. But that would not really be soloing. With much higher level buffs, hunting takes on a whole game.
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fletchers skill
# Jun 12 2002 at 12:32 PM Rating: Default
how do i use my fletchers skill?
i'm pretty dumb so make this step by step please :)
Fact or Fiction???
# May 22 2002 at 5:31 PM Rating: Default
So from what i hear it is pointless to train in composite over 27. Is this true and can somone explain it to me? If it is true i plan on putting composite bow at lvl 27 then raise my stealth and spear till they max out. Is that a good RvR god? Can anyone shine some light on what is the best RvR god in thier opinon??
Thanks you
RE: Fact or Fiction???
# Jun 09 2002 at 5:32 PM Rating: Default
To be able to critical shoot someone equal to your level, your critical shot ability must be the same as your level either through item boosts or by specialization alone. If on the frontiers for RvR and a level 50 mage is in range, make sure you have level 50 in critical shot to be able to use that ability on them. Like I said, this can be done through items or by specialization alone to raise the skill that high. So, in my opinion, it is not good to leave critical shot at 27.
Replys to bow messages
# Mar 24 2002 at 11:51 AM Rating: Default
There are no higher Critical shots than level 27
And for the person who wanted to know about Composites bow level you get a new critical shot every 3 levels.
RE: Replys to bow messages
# May 29 2002 at 10:42 AM Rating: Default
I would say that you could train higher in bow still because your skill with the bow has to do with how well you use it. i.e. how often you hit/miss or how hard you hit. So I don't think it is pointless to go higher just because you don't get crit hits. I notice whenever I have a +skill item like a +hammer item on my thane that I hit for more damage. This must be true for a bow, I will find out soon because I just made my hunter.
woof woof
# Mar 14 2002 at 3:56 AM Rating: Default
i didnt knew a bow was a melee weapon :D
RE: woof woof
# Apr 12 2002 at 6:31 AM Rating: Decent
11 posts
Heheh me neither ..... lol nothing to do with melee..!
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RE: woof woof
# Apr 21 2002 at 10:19 AM Rating: Default
i thought it was just a ranged weapon
ix crit shot
# Mar 12 2002 at 5:23 PM Rating: Default
is it worthless to go beyond ix crit shot have they implemented any higher crit shot than ix at lvl 27


crit shots...
# Mar 08 2002 at 1:25 AM Rating: Default
Does anyone know at what bow spec's hunters get crit shots at?Like what spec i need for the first,2nd,3rd ect to the end.
whats the dif???
# Jan 15 2002 at 2:37 AM Rating: Default
whats the idf between the great comp bow and the comp bow... in stats the dps is the same but the great comp bow is .7 slower and cost more... so why pick GCB over CB???
RE: whats the dif???
# May 06 2002 at 6:08 AM Rating: Decent
Although the DPS is the same, the Greater bow will hit harder but at a slower rate. I prefer this for two reasons.

1. Your critical shot, which you pull with normally, hits harder. Thereafter, youre doing the same DPS shooting at the mob as it runs towards you with either bow.
2. You fire less arrows to do the same damage, saving the time taken to make trips to the arrow merchant and saving cash.
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RE: whats the dif???
# Jan 20 2002 at 7:09 PM Rating: Default
heres the difference. Im not sure if you realize DPS means damage per second. Therefore both bows have no difference in damage over time. Great comp does high damage, but its slower. The reason it costs more is best explained in the Hunter FAQ linked in a previous msg. (you can only decrase a weapons delay by half)
Arrows
# Dec 29 2001 at 10:32 PM Rating: Default
I noticed that most of the best arrows, thoes being the x-long, x-heavy, improved accuracy ones and all of the more expensive (good) arrows are "slash weapon" being the Sword skill type, while the lesser arrows are "thrusting weapon" being Spears. Can anyone tell me if you use spears and use a slash damage arrow if it will improve or lessen dammage, accuracy, and range. I personally hope this is some sort of error or not relevant, because I want to be the best possible archer I can be but I also put my spec points into spear... Can anyone shed any light on this for me and everyone else?
Thanks, Sukarik-
RE: Arrows
# Jan 10 2002 at 7:21 PM Rating: Default
thought i might mention that spears in midard are Slash weapons too, the different arrows damage types make them more or less effective, depening on the targets armor/skin type... thrust arrows are good for chain wearers, bad for boney undead... slash ones are better in general. And no, your weapons skills in spears/swords makes no difference from what i've seen, tho dex helps tons
RE: Arrows
# Jan 01 2002 at 10:27 AM Rating: Default
I think arrow damage and chance to hit is dependent upon bow skill, and perhaps dexterity in chance to hit. Arrow damage also is derived from the quality of arrow you use.

Thus, it should not matter if the arrow is thrust or slash; I believe it is your bow skill, not spear, that decides the damage and chance to hit of your arrows.
All you need to know rev 2
# Dec 17 2001 at 11:53 AM Rating: Default
Sorry address was haked off in the copy over.
try this
http://vnboards.ign.com/message.asp?topic=20656150&replies=32
All you need to know!!!
# Dec 17 2001 at 11:42 AM Rating: Default
Hi. For all the hunters out there with questions
LOOK AT THIS
http://vnboards.ign.com/message.asp...6150&replies=32

This site tells you every thing and why.
weapons, stats, how to, typs of hunters
I remade my 6th level hunter after reading this.
In 1 weekend with little play time I am a 9th lev hunter that kills yellow 95% + of the time : )
RE: All you need to know!!!
# Apr 12 2002 at 3:27 AM Rating: Default
Heheh actually....killing yeallow 95% of the time isnt that col for a lvl 9 hunter....i am lvl 8 myself, and i do oranges 75% of the time ad yellows allways :-)

I have 6 comp bow, and 6 spear (only raise to 10) and beastcraft 4, and my hunter is great in groups...and very good solo to :-)

Jaudi, Hunter on Lancelot

Volley longshot
# Dec 11 2001 at 7:01 PM Rating: Default
First off, do will we get these beacuse i heard they are scout only, second if we do does anyone have any information on these or links to info beacuse i would enjoy knowing.
Newbie
# Dec 07 2001 at 10:24 PM Rating: Default
Ok I understand how to shoot and use the bow, I still have a sword but have to put the bow back in my pack After I use it before I can start using the sword, What I am I missing here?
RE: Newbie
# Dec 10 2001 at 3:41 PM Rating: Default
Put Bow in RANGED, and sword 2-hand.
Pull sword and Bow from above to quickbar on the left of your screen.
Now you can easy switch between weapon :)
sword or spear
# Dec 04 2001 at 2:29 PM Rating: Default
I use a sword instead of a spear, no points have gone to spear, and i've put about 6 into sword, so u can imagine where the rest went ..... Is my choice to use sword gonna ***** me later..
What i've been doing now is using a two handed sword for a couple big hits, then using a dagger, or fast onehander to finish off . works well actually.
RE: sword or spear
# Jul 02 2002 at 1:37 PM Rating: Default
well i use two handed swords also it is a very good choice so im just sticking with the sword for this hunter


alaitov lvl 18 hunter
Crit Shots
# Nov 29 2001 at 12:56 AM Rating: Default
High lvl hunter help us out and post the lvls u get crit shot increases plz??
RE: Crit Shots
# Apr 12 2002 at 3:31 AM Rating: Default
After my the new patch 1.49b

u get crit shot every 3 lvl...

nr 1 on lvl 3 , 2 on 6 and so forth..

Jaudi, Hunter on Lancelot
RE: Crit Shots
# Jan 03 2002 at 11:58 AM Rating: Default
You start at lvl 5 with Crit Shot 1. Keeping my bow skill maxxed each level, I received Crit shot 2 at lvl 8 and Crit Shot 3 at lvl 10. I haven't played my hunter much further than that, but that's what i've noticed so far. Hope it Helps

Dumah Swiftstryk
<Sleip Nir>
Pendragon Server
bow skill beyond level?
# Nov 24 2001 at 6:00 AM Rating: Default
At level 50 can the bow skill go beyond 50 due to buffs? Lets say I max the base skill to 50, and I get an item that adds +10 to bow.. will i get 60 bow skill?

Right now I am level 20 and have an item that causes my bow skill to be 21. Will the same be for 50?

Thanks
RE: bow skill beyond level?
# Nov 26 2001 at 11:13 PM Rating: Default
Your skill can go higher then your level, but there is NO benefit whatsoever to having a skill level higher then your player level. This has been very specifically stated numerous times by Mythic themselves. Having 50 skill at level 50 will give the exact same benefit as have 100 skill at level 50 (though I'm quite sure it's impossible to get nearly that high) Having 47 skill at lvl 50 with +3 to the skill via items gives you 50 skill and saves you almost 150 training points to use on other skills. It's important to realize that +skill items do NOT give you skill based abilities or spells. Having 47 skill with a +3 skill item will not get you any abilities that are obtained at 48,49, or 50 skill such as spells or combat styles. But you will have an effective 50 skill for success and damage calculations.
RE: bow skill beyond level?
# Nov 30 2001 at 9:05 AM Rating: Decent
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Are you sure it on't allow you to critical shot creatures above your level? When I do a critical shot on a creature who's level is higher than my bow skill, I usually do less damage than a regular shot. This is the only bebefit I could see from having bow skill higher, but again it's just a theory.
Also...
# Nov 22 2001 at 7:55 PM Rating: Default
You can get your crit shot ready... send in pet... then fire before your pet gets there. You will still get the crit if your shot gets off before your pet hits them. Remember... if your pet is engaged you cannot do a crit shot. You can still get a critical hit... but that is just part of the game and not this skill. I do 101 now with my bow and I am a level 13 Hunter. Nothing like getting the kills down to half before they arrive then still spearing them and doing more damage than many tanks out there :)
Shapeshifting
# Nov 12 2001 at 12:02 PM Rating: Default
When do you get this skill, and whats the spell/skill named? thanks
RE: Shapeshifting
# Nov 14 2001 at 9:42 AM Rating: Default
Not implemented yet.
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 12 2001 at 1:19 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i want longshot and volley!
more on how to use your bow
# Nov 08 2001 at 4:30 AM Rating: Default
almost forgot. if the monster is in combat you cannot use critical shot to hit it. it will autoswitch to a normal shot. wasting a good deal of time aiming in the process. bascially critshot is an opener. after that its just clicking the bow on your quickbar a bunch.
how to use your bow.
# Nov 08 2001 at 4:27 AM Rating: Default
put your bow on your quickbar. click it once to equip it ( if you already have it equiped it will start the aiming process). click it again to aim it. click it again to fire it. repeat.

slightly more complicated version:
click the bow once to equip it.
click your crit shot button.
click the bow twice. to auto release and reload.
when you fire. click the bow twice again to auto release and reload again.
repeat till monster is meleeing you.
click the sword you should have on your quickbar.
hit your attack key
Using Critical Shot
# Nov 02 2001 at 8:59 AM Rating: Default
I currently have Crit Shot IX. For those of you who were not understanding how it works here it is. I have my bow in slot one on the hotbar, and Spear in slot two. I have Crit Shot on the 8th spot. I get in range, and hit 8 to start the Critshot, then I tap 1 twice to autoshoot and reload, then keep doubletapping 1 to autoshoot and reload until its close enough to melee. The reason Crit Shot Isnt working for you, is because you have been hitting it twice which automatically switches it back to a regular shot. Hope that helps.

Coronach Jageangriper
critical shot
# Nov 01 2001 at 12:31 PM Rating: Default
So let me see if I understand... you don't get critical shot until your skill spec is at 3... so can you not use your bow until your spec is at 3? I can't seem to figure out how to use the bow without that button... seems silly to have a skill if you can't use it until it gets to 3, so I hope I missing something :)

Briar
Lvl 5 Hunter
crit shot
# Oct 31 2001 at 6:55 PM Rating: Default
How I do it is

Target eneny
click on critical shot
(if the enemy moves at all such as fighting or walking you will shoot a regular shot)
I usually wait about two seconds then double click the the bow hot key so it will auto reload. Then after the first shot is released double click bow again to reload your third shot and send your pet in. I find it seems to be that your pet will do more damage if it is behind your enemy when you draw your spear.

That is how I do it and it seems to work for me

Macao Halfcrazed
RE:
# Oct 31 2001 at 6:06 PM Rating: Default
Supposedly Scout has LongShot and Volly, Crit IX is at skill of around 26, have not had any increases up to level 36 so far, so dunno.
Outsiders
# Oct 30 2001 at 4:39 AM Rating: Default
Anytime you double click on criticle shot it will switch to normal . What you need to do is put your bow in hot key bar and click once on criticle and then once on your bow . After that shot is released you can get off a normal shot as well by double clicking on your bow then after it releases switch to spear . Hope that helps .

Cadabeth
( galahad )
Explain Critical Shot to me please...
# Oct 29 2001 at 9:05 PM Rating: Decent
39 posts
I have tried using Critical Shot before but it never seems to work right...

I go the distance right before the monster is out of range and I click on the critical shot icon and it shows me loading the shot and it says that it takes 7.6 seconds to shot.

So I wait and then it pops up... "You switch to a normal shot!"

No matter where I am or what I do... It always switches to a normal shot!

So I tried something different...
I set up my distance and clicked on critical shot and before the 7.6 seconds were up... I click on critical shot again and the same message pops up!

What am I doing wrong here?

Outsiders ...
RE: Explain Critical Shot to me please...
# Apr 12 2002 at 6:35 AM Rating: Decent
11 posts
For the crit shot to work.... u have to first press ur crit key in ur quickbar...then when u load, press the bow key which u have to have in ur quickbar to, then it will work. dont press the crit button 2 times, only 1 and then normal shot..... :)

Edited, Fri Apr 12 07:31:12 2002
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RE: Explain Critical Shot to me please...
# Nov 13 2001 at 2:29 PM Rating: Decent
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For combat, I have three main hotkeys:
1. Spear
2. Bow
3. Critical Shot

If I'm currently wielding my spear, I start by pressing 2 to ready my bow.

Get in range, then hit 3 to take aim for a Critical Shot.

Immediately press 2 to set for auto-release once the shot is lined up (i.e. once the aiming delay is satisfied).

I'll then press 2 again to set for auto-release AND auto-reload (BEFORE the Critical Shot is fired)

Once the Critical Shot flies, I'm automatically reloaded with a standard shot and taking aim.

Then hit 2 twice (once to set auto-fire, second time to set auto-reload)

Rinse, repeat.

Once the target closes for melee, switch over to the spear and finish them off.

Repeatedly hitting the bow key while aiming seems to cycle through options (manual fire, auto-fire, auto-fire with auto-reload).

Additionally, if the target moves out of range before you can fire, you can still re-target and immediately fire on a closer target.

Tirlan
Norse Hunter (Guinevere)
Bow skils
# Oct 24 2001 at 4:49 PM Rating: Default
Right currently we only get crit shot. But as your bow skill goes up the time it take's to get a shot off goes down. So if the delay of your bow is say 5.00 if you max you bow skill you will get a shot off in less time.. My bow is at lvl 7 and right now it takes .2 off of the dealy..
skill list for bow?
# Oct 17 2001 at 1:27 PM Rating: Default
anyone know a site that lists a composite bow skill listing? trying to plan my character out to 50 useing a skill calc and not sure when we get longshot etc...
thanks mate
RE: skill list for bow?
# Oct 22 2001 at 12:05 PM Rating: Default
There isn't one, because most of the bow skills aren't in the game yet. The only one currently implemented is Critical Shot...you get Critcal Shot 1 at rank 3, Critical Shot 2 at 6, and so on. I'm told the last is at 30, but have not verified this myself yet. Longshot and Volley don't exist yet.
RE: skill list for bow?
# Jan 02 2002 at 8:21 AM Rating: Default
The highest Critical Shot, that I am aware of, is Critical Shot IX. If we continue to receive our new upgrades every 3 levels, that would put the last one at level 27.

I at 3, II at 6, III at 9, IV at 12, V at 15, VI at 18, VII at 21, VIII at 24, and IX at 27.

However, I'm not at IX (or even VI) at this moment. I'd love to hear from someone who has Critical Shot IX, if I'm incorrect.
RE: skill list for bow?
# Jan 15 2002 at 11:17 AM Rating: Default
I have bow 45 and u r right ... every 3 lvls u get crit shot +1 till IX they dont have implemented X or higher ... not sure if they do ever ..
btw you can get just +8 from items then it caps out ... the crit shot u can make on mobs is the same lvl of ur bow ... so when i try to shot a lvl 45 mob i can crit shot him (samewith playerlvl in rvr) when i try to shot a 46 i cant make a crit shot ... the programm dont show up that u can make one but u can see the dmg diference between it when u shot a 45 and a 46 ...

the dmg u deal with a bow is based on ur bow skill , ur dex and ur str .. nothing else ! (exept dmg adders)
how fast u can shot is based on the bow and the quickness u have ...

I hope this helped a little bit
Lanith Loewenzahn (Horde of Zek)
37 Hunter Morgan Le Fay
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