Recurve Bow  

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You can kill yellow ?
# Nov 29 2001 at 3:41 PM Rating: Default
OK.. I gotta ask.... Ive read a couple posts now about people being able to easily kill yellows, and that blue's don't even get to them. Really ? I must be doing something wrong, cause with the best arrows money can buy, I can get a blue to about 1/2 life by the time it gets to me, and a yellow can ussualy kill me, though its close. Im at 23 ranger, and have always kept my bow at max. I started with STR=50, DEX=90, QUI=90. I don't want to be a melee ranger though, so Ive left my piercing at 8. Parthfinding=18 and I am buffed when fighting. Bow and Dagger are both orange. Ive tried with yellow and blue, and nothing seems to make a difference.

What am I donig wrong ?
RE: You can kill yellow ?
# Nov 29 2001 at 7:08 PM Rating: Default
Whats your armor? When I upgraded from gray/green armor to yellow armor I noticed a HUGE difference in my ability to solo blues and yellows. I had let my armor get gray/green because I was spending my money on x-damage x-range arrows. I took up fletching and did consignments so I could make enough gold to buy the armor. I bought the best yellow con armor there is.

Now my armor just turned blue last night so, I get to see how much difference there is fighting yellows and blues now.
Critical Shot
# Nov 29 2001 at 9:31 AM Rating: Default
On the subject of the Recurve Ability I think that the listed skill level/crit shot combination is incorrect. At level 6 I had a SKILL LEVEL of 6 in Recurve and only had Crit Shot I.

When I leveled to level 7 and raised my recruve skill to 7 I received Crit Shot II.

So is there something that I am missing or is there a better, more correct list of the
Skil Level at which you get the Crit Shots?

"Follow your heart and your arrow will be swift and true."
RE: Critical Shot
# Nov 30 2001 at 12:17 PM Rating: Default
I think the bow that you receive when becoming a ranger ('elven recurve'?) gives you a +1 to recurve skill. So maybe when you had 6, you actually had 5 (+1).
I cant complain
# Nov 28 2001 at 7:24 PM Rating: Default
Am currently a level 11 Ranger. Using Elm recurve (store bought), and medium dmg xlong range arrows with normal accuracy. I crit for around 70 on yellow mobs. That just using crit shot 1 because I havent raised archery to level 6 yet. I think it is best to balance out melee skill and archery for soloing though. I had a yellow con Prunar almost dead by the time he got to melee range earlier today, then all it took was one blinding rain to kill em. But that was after 3 normal bow shots post crit doing about 30 each. Well anyway enough babbling from me :)
Skill Gains
# Nov 27 2001 at 9:57 AM Rating: Decent
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I Havent played a ranger up very as of yet, but it appears we get a new bow skil every 3 points. Crit shot goes up to 10 at which point Im guessing it switches over to Long Shot, and then it switches over to Volley.
Critical Shot
# Nov 23 2001 at 11:58 PM Rating: Default
I am a lvl 18 ranger and i max bow every lvl, this is what i have found so far.

3 critical shot 1
6 critical shot 2
9 critical shot 3
12 critical shot 4
15 critical shot 5
18 critical shot 6
RE: Critical Shot
# Nov 28 2001 at 5:21 PM Rating: Default
21 critical shot 7
critical hits..
# Nov 23 2001 at 11:38 AM Rating: Default

so how many progressions of critical hits are there?? Ive seen reference to CH V. Is that the last one?
# Nov 16 2001 at 1:52 AM Rating: Default
meant simple as that =p
duel weild or sheild
# Nov 16 2001 at 1:52 AM Rating: Default
simle as that, duel weild or a sheild?

sheildz save ur butt soloing, i heard duel is alot better for it worth pumping celtic duel when u have already put some into peirce? justa few questionz...

Bluntman da lvl 14 guild pothead
of da muffin men
How much arrow before Contact
# Nov 09 2001 at 9:17 AM Rating: Default
i bought arrow with High range and damage and i could hit 1 critical and 3 arrow before contact....of course on blue with the tactic i never did contact hehe
Good Luck to all Ranger :)
# Nov 02 2001 at 3:31 PM Rating: Default
I got a lvl 5 Lurk ranger with 87 dex, 85 quick, 55 con, I have crit shot 1, I use the training bow and only medium dmg low range arrows, I crit blue cons for 40 dmg, green cons for over 50. Hehe whats great is I am only lvl 5 =D. I can kill green cons with one crit and one regular shot lol. I can leave a blue con with 20 percent life left with one crit and a reg shot lol. Havent tried yellows yet.
# Nov 02 2001 at 3:15 PM Rating: Default
I got a lvl 5 ranger, I have crit shot 1, I use the training bow and only medium dmg low range arrows, I crit blue cons for 40 dmg, green cons for over 50
# Nov 01 2001 at 10:54 PM Rating: Default
Ok, guys. Hotkeys are easy. Its been said like eighteen times. Move on.

Provide new information. You aren't special or smart because you know what a hotkey is.

What kind of abilities in recurve bows am I looking at as I spec? At what point should I be bttw gunning it into maxing bows? Skill 9 Crit 3? Any sites with more specific information yet?

# Nov 01 2001 at 12:27 PM Rating: Default
How many hp will an extra 10con give u if u put it in when making your char?
RE: Loralith
# Dec 12 2001 at 2:09 PM Rating: Default

Excellent question, and I have an answer for ya. At startup I put 20 points into Con, giving me +15 CON over someone that didn't put any points into Con. I about had a fit when I found out it did NOTHING at startup. However, keep reading. ;) When I got my quest robe from Windhaille, it gives +1 Con which did nothing at level 7. Now I'm at level 22, and taking that quest robe off, drops my HP by 8! If this scales evenly, then at 22 my +15 CON should give me 120 extra hp?

I once heard someone say that CON increases the HP amount that you receive each level. So at low levels it'll seem like you're not getting sqaut for that +15 CON, but at higher levels it should make quite a difference.


bow crit
# Oct 30 2001 at 7:39 PM Rating: Default
at what lvl do u get Crits with bow ?
RE: bow crit
# Oct 31 2001 at 4:02 PM Rating: Default
When you have 3 points in the skill.

Odhod (Morgan le Fay)
# Oct 30 2001 at 1:54 PM Rating: Default
I'm a lvl 9 Ranger, and a Apprentice Fletcher (skill 199). Last night I made an Elm Great Recurve Bow (cons yellow to me) and took my new bow out for a test run with a recurve bow skill of 6, the new bow, and short range/X-heavy damage arrows.

I fought against both blues and yellows. My average damage with Critical Shot II was 80dmg + 5pts from my dmg buff. I can hit a mob 3 times before it gets to me, to a blue this means that it usually takes one swing with my sword to kill it. To a yellow it means a small amount of melee before it goes down.

With last nights results I have decided to give up adding skill points to my blade and focus on recurve bow/pathfinding/stealth. I hope this helps to give some of you some guidance (though I myself am new).

9th Ranger (Iseult Server)
Apprentice Fletcher: Skill 199
RE: Fletching/Archery
# Nov 24 2001 at 10:27 PM Rating: Default
Be careful completly denying your melee if you want to solo later in life.

LVL 31 Scout on Pel
RE: Fletching/Archery
# Oct 30 2001 at 1:58 PM Rating: Default
By the way, about the 3 shots that I can get off before the mob gets to me...only the first one is a critical shot for 80-ish damage. The others are a standard shot that does 40-ish damage.
# Oct 28 2001 at 7:15 PM Rating: Decent
Question, I am a lvl 7 ranger and I have a ******* sword and us a seletto in my left hand. Question is, should I just use a shield for now or am I actually duel wielding now? I heard that duel wielding is lvl 10 but I am wielding 2 weapons even now at lvl 7. Any suggestions on how to put points in. I am good at the bow, blades, and pathfinding. The rest of my skills are lower especially stealth.
Any suggestions?
RE: Ranger?
# Nov 01 2001 at 4:48 PM Rating: Default
You can specialize in the Dual wield "WEAPON STYLE" at 10...If that is the correct level. Its a misconception that you need to be able to use the style to use the actual weapon...the difference is that you do not have stylized moves to do when you parry or when you hit three times in a row or all that other prerequisite crap...If im wrong strike me down with a wet noodle dipped in febreeze LaTerZ
RE: Ranger?
# Dec 09 2001 at 10:47 PM Rating: Default
when you are duel wielding at level 7 you are only using one weapon at a time when you specialize in duel wielding at 10 you will hit with both weapons at same time
Stealth & Crits
# Oct 27 2001 at 11:23 PM Rating: Default
This may be a noob question...but does it work better for rangers to be in stealth mode before firing off a crit shot on a mob? I know that in pvp you will be doing this automatically. Will being in stealth improve the crit shot is what I am asking I guess. :P
Stealth with Crits:
# Dec 02 2001 at 5:48 PM Rating: Default
No, I don't think it works that way. However, if you are a laurkeen ranger with black dyed armor and are RvRing at night using stealth, you will kill maybe 4-6 people in an opposing RvR group with long range arrows before they learn where you are.
# Oct 27 2001 at 5:53 AM Rating: Default
Well, for me I think the ranger is great! Man Im just became one. And It wasn't that hard to figure out the hot key situation. Also, they can dish out some damage. Level 5 with the arrows they gave me crit shot...30 poits!!! That's alot of damage.

Well, I just want to say...that Rangers own. It's my first class...and I love them and the game is great too!

Sarella level 5
Morgana La Fey
crit shot
# Oct 26 2001 at 4:00 PM Rating: Default
Whats the deal with getting Critical Shot I thru IV? Do you get it from points into Recurve bow, or just from leveling up???
RE: crit shot
# Oct 26 2001 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
You get it by spending specialization points on recurve bow skill. The higher the skill, the more damage it does. Also, the closer it is to your class level, the more damage it does, too. Keeping this skill maxed is crucial to doing max damage on that opening shot or when sniping in RvR.

Level 14 Ranger
Kay Server
2hand weaps?
# Oct 26 2001 at 1:47 PM Rating: Default
Rangers don't get 2 handed weapons sparky. Only Hero's and Champions get to weild 2 handed weapons. Except maybe some casters with their big sticks. But the only 2 handed weapon rangers get to use is their bow.
RE: 2hand weaps?
# Nov 06 2001 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
Rangers get 2H Staff. No special skills, but good for looks.

Get that UBER 2HB to **** off your group casters.

Did I say spills? Well, I was up late on DAoC. :P
RE: 2hand weaps?
# Nov 06 2001 at 3:40 PM Rating: Default
Rangers get 2H Staff. No special spills, but good for looks.

Get that UBER 2HB to **** off your group casters.
2hand weps
# Oct 26 2001 at 12:21 AM Rating: Decent
I cant find any good 2nd hand weapons, what is a goo one for a 6 ranger?
RE: 2hand weps
# Oct 26 2001 at 7:27 AM Rating: Decent
Piercing, get the best stiletto you can use -- for a level 8 probably ferrite. For blades, get a falcata. Using celtic dual works best with two fast weapons. At level 14 a pair of quartz falcatas works quite nicely for me and they are yellow at this level.
Critical Shots!
# Oct 25 2001 at 4:13 PM Rating: Default
once your a really high level and have put a lot of training into the recurve bow skill, you can take an enemy out in Realm vs Realm before he even knows your there with a 300+ critical shot........just make sure you buy long range, high damage arrows!

level 8 ranger
The Way of Stealth!!!!!!!
Ranger tactics
# Oct 25 2001 at 12:24 PM Rating: Decent
Equipment is one key to ranger tactics. You do need good weapons and bows and long range arrows. At level 13, I just don't even melee blues. Three arrows and they die. Yellows get to me with so few hit points that two attacks dual-wielding quartz falcatas and they are dead at my feet, too. That's solo. With a healer behind me, an orange is nothing to fear. Fighting curmudgeons with a level 11 druid, we fought 2 blues and 2 yellows and handled them pretty easily. Rangers are major damage-dealers but you have to be smart enough to know how archery works. For those who haven't mastered it, USE HOTKEYS. Put a bow and your melee weapons on the hotkey pad, put critical shot and your weapon styles on the pad, and do this: Equip bow, target enemy, click critical shot, click your bow twice -- one click enables automatic release after the timer counts down, the second immediately draws another arrow after the shot -- now wait. After the timer counts down, you shoot and immediately reload. Click bow twice again, process repeats with a normal shot. Click bow twice again, process repeats. Continue doing this until target is in melee range. (If you use flight arrows and time your shot right, that's a minimum of 3 shots). For melee, hit hotkeys for your two weapons and your basic style. Keep meleeing until target is dead, then loot. It's that simple. You should be able to solo blues wiht ease and yellows with only slight difficulty. If yellows are killing you consistently, upgrade your equipment -- kill greens and blues until you can afford it. That got me from 1 to 12 in a week.

Level 13 Ranger
Kay Server
# Oct 24 2001 at 8:50 PM Rating: Default
Just make sure you group with a strong party that can take the damage while you sit back and fire arrows.....easy!!!
differnt question
# Oct 23 2001 at 1:52 PM Rating: Default
Does anyone know when a Ranger gets Long Distant Shot or Volley of Arrows? Just wondering
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