Composite or Short Bow?

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    Composite or Short Bow?

    Post by KrazykevS10 on Sun May 12, 2013 12:36 am

    I trying to pick between the two but I've never really used bows.What I'll be doing is long range shots to whittle away at health and then mid to close shots until I can slip away when players close in.I know the short bow has a better range stat but I'm more concerned with accuracy.Since arrows tend to go to the right of the crosshair at range,which bow will be better?


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    Re: Composite or Short Bow?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Sun May 12, 2013 12:47 am

    Composite Bow. Always Composite.

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    Re: Composite or Short Bow?

    Post by LunarFog on Sun May 12, 2013 12:58 am

    Composite has faster shooting and stronger AR.

    The only thing that short bow has over composite is that it's free-aiming is more accurate

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    Re: Composite or Short Bow?

    Post by Soris Ice Goldwing on Sun May 12, 2013 1:00 am

    The composite bow is better over the short bow.


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    Re: Composite or Short Bow?

    Post by KrazykevS10 on Sun May 12, 2013 1:05 am

    LunarFog wrote:Composite has faster shooting and stronger AR.

    The only thing that short bow has over composite is that it's free-aiming is more accurate
    Thanks,I'll use the short bow.Accuracy is my only concern as I will be doing a bit of the old assassin kills.Needed to know because I have a fog ring and need to keep my distance until I can get a BS ambush.


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    Re: Composite or Short Bow?

    Post by SirArchmage on Sun May 12, 2013 1:14 am

    If you can, use a Greatbow. Probably can't if your going the whole light-weight assassin type, but still, nothing is better than watching someone flip out over the fact that they were just launched 7 feet from a giant arrow. Also those rare occasions that you get a headshot with it and kill them with the first shot......beautiful.


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    Re: Composite or Short Bow?

    Post by reim0027 on Sun May 12, 2013 1:38 am

    KrazykevS10 wrote:
    LunarFog wrote:Composite has faster shooting and stronger AR.

    The only thing that short bow has over composite is that it's free-aiming is more accurate
    Thanks,I'll use the short bow.Accuracy is my only concern as I will be doing a bit of the old assassin kills.Needed to know because I have a fog ring and need to keep my distance until I can get a BS ambush.
    I still vote composite. If you are ambushing, you have the time to aim well. Extra damage trumps slightly better accuracy.


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    Re: Composite or Short Bow?

    Post by Brigade on Sun May 12, 2013 3:42 am

    reim0027 wrote:
    KrazykevS10 wrote:
    LunarFog wrote:Composite has faster shooting and stronger AR.

    The only thing that short bow has over composite is that it's free-aiming is more accurate
    Thanks,I'll use the short bow.Accuracy is my only concern as I will be doing a bit of the old assassin kills.Needed to know because I have a fog ring and need to keep my distance until I can get a BS ambush.
    I still vote composite. If you are ambushing, you have the time to aim well. Extra damage trumps slightly better accuracy.

    Have they buffed the range on the composite bow? I remember it doing next to no damage outside of lock on range when using heavy arrows. Not much better with standard.
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    Re: Composite or Short Bow?

    Post by ICEFANG on Sun May 12, 2013 4:04 am

    Short is significantly more free aim accurate, but you can get used to the Composite. However, the Composite requires 11 STR, and perhaps you have only 8-10, just a forewarning. Plus the Composite Bow has much shorter range, but is much better for dueling (the best overall, Short is great too).

    I'd vote for the Black Bow if you're sniping though, just DO NOT use it in a duel unless you want to die.


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    Re: Composite or Short Bow?

    Post by Jansports on Sun May 12, 2013 4:11 am

    Composite and Short bow have identical firing speeds. Composite has more raw AR but short has better accuracy outside lock on range.

    Really though you wont know which you like more without trying both.
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    Re: Composite or Short Bow?

    Post by robsthedon on Sun May 12, 2013 6:15 am

    I use both, the short is good enuff when weight is a factor.


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    Re: Composite or Short Bow?

    Post by Critical50 on Wed May 15, 2013 8:58 pm

    The shortbow is a terrible choice. It's weaker than the longbow, which is made for long ranged shots and not really focused on power while shortbow focuses on close range and it's weak. Composite bow, composite bow all the way if you want a powerful short range bow.
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    Re: Composite or Short Bow?

    Post by RANT on Wed May 15, 2013 9:12 pm

    the shortbow is not terrible, its not that much weaker than the comp bow, it has the same speed(first draw) as the comp bow, I use it all the time because its really good for those headshots and it -.5 sometimes lets me wear the perfect armor combo.


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    Re: Composite or Short Bow?

    Post by Avenger649 on Thu May 16, 2013 2:04 pm

    The composite bow is always more powerful than the short bow when upgraded so I would suggest using that.
    As long as weight is not the limiting factor feel free to use the composite.


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