A question about crossbow upgrade paths

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    A question about crossbow upgrade paths

    Post by Back Lot Basher on Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:03 pm

    In another thread yesterday, there were some opinions posted on which upgrade path is better for a light crossbow (on a low level character). I just checked the stats for a light crossbow. It says the Phy damage is 310 at +15, and although there aren't any stats for the Lightning version in this wiki, my strat guide says at +5 it gets 210 PHY + 200 Lightning. It seems the Lightning would be a better path. Is there anything I might be missing? Some hidden stats or factors that might alter this?
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    Re: A question about crossbow upgrade paths

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:32 pm

    split damage has to go through both lightning and physical dfense, admitedly crossbows don't suffer as much as other weapons from this due to lightning bolt ammo but you'll do better with pure physical 8/10 times.


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    Re: A question about crossbow upgrade paths

    Post by Spurgun on Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:22 pm

    If the opponent has a lot of armor (flipping mask tank) then the +15 will do more damage.
    But if the opponent doesn't have a lot of armor (as in robes) then the lightning one will be better.
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    Re: A question about crossbow upgrade paths

    Post by Back Lot Basher on Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:42 pm

    sparkly-twinkly-lizard wrote:split damage has to go through both lightning and physical dfense, admitedly crossbows don't suffer as much as other weapons from this due to lightning bolt ammo but you'll do better with pure physical 8/10 times.

    That actually makes complete sense. Thanks for the info. Certainly explains why I doubled my damage shooting at Smough after Ornstein. It was his armor.
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    Re: A question about crossbow upgrade paths

    Post by WyrmHero on Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:29 pm

    I just go crystal +4 Light Crossbows. Same AR as Heavy Crossbow but lower weight. They're easily farmed at the Burg. Sometime I go lightning for fun and lore issues (ie. my character loves lightning).


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    Re: A question about crossbow upgrade paths

    Post by Spurgun on Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:44 pm

    WyrmHero wrote:I just go crystal +4 Light Crossbows. Same AR as Heavy Crossbow but lower weight. They're easily farmed at the Burg. Sometime I go lightning for fun and lore issues (ie. my character loves lightning).

    What character?

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    Re: A question about crossbow upgrade paths

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:57 pm

    Uh his Thor character?


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    Re: A question about crossbow upgrade paths

    Post by Back Lot Basher on Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:14 pm

    WyrmHero wrote:I just go crystal +4 Light Crossbows. Same AR as Heavy Crossbow but lower weight. They're easily farmed at the Burg.

    What is it you farm?

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    Re: A question about crossbow upgrade paths

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:52 pm

    At the Burg? Light Crossbows...


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    Re: A question about crossbow upgrade paths

    Post by WyrmHero on Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:23 pm

    Yeah the crossbow archer.

    @Spur IDK that was just an example lol.


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    Re: A question about crossbow upgrade paths

    Post by WyrmHero on Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:27 pm

    By the way I was playing DeS and they have a crossbow that scales with magic AR, although there aren't magic bolts. This could mean that the magic AR is added to the bolt. If you would upgrade a crossbow to magic in DkS and use it with lightning bolts it will have 3 types of attack: physical, magical and lightning. Weird and would love to test it, but I'm sure it will be weaker than a normal because it has to go through 3 defenses instead of 1.


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