Help: Best Upgrade for Bow (and bandit's knife)

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    Help: Best Upgrade for Bow (and bandit's knife)

    Post by ChizFreak on Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:20 pm

    I'm doing a Cosplay (or kind of) build. I'm wearing all the Thief Set, +9, Bandit's Knife (best upgrade for this? only for parrying and backstabs), Chaos Ricard's Rapier +5 (for backup), and I'm adding a Pharis' Bow.

    Now, what's the best upgrade for it? I know it scales a lot with Dex (I only have 25, and maybe 30 in the future) but I saw that a Chaos/Fire or a Lighting upgrade can do better damage. I will be probably using Poison Arrows.

    Also need tips on what upgrade path should I choose for the Bandit's Knife. I already have the Rapier for high damage, as a backup. So I was thinking on upgrading it to +15 and buff it with Poison resin? Maybe it's just better to upgrade it to Chaos too. Remember it's just for parrying/riposte and Backstabs. Thanks for reading.


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    Re: Help: Best Upgrade for Bow (and bandit's knife)

    Post by Dj-B-Man-Jr on Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:26 pm

    with that much dex, better to make it all elemental, at 45 dex my fire longbow did more damage than my +14 long bow, same goes for my bandit's knife +14 and my chaos knife. *sigh* i feel like i wasted alot of points in dex now :|
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    Re: Help: Best Upgrade for Bow (and bandit's knife)

    Post by BLA1NE on Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:10 am

    Sounds like you're going to be switching back and forth between weapons. Buffing wouldn't be a good idea, in that case, since it wears off when you switch out that weapon. I suggest you go elemental. (Poison is weak anyways.)


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    Re: Help: Best Upgrade for Bow (and bandit's knife)

    Post by ChizFreak on Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:30 am

    Dj-B-Man-Jr wrote:with that much dex, better to make it all
    elemental, at 45 dex my fire longbow did more damage than my +14 long
    bow, same goes for my bandit's knife +14 and my chaos knife. *sigh* i
    feel like i wasted alot of points in dex now :|

    BLA1NE wrote:Sounds like you're going to be switching back and forth between weapons. Buffing wouldn't be a good idea, in that case, since it wears off when you switch out that weapon. I suggest you go elemental. (Poison is weak anyways.)

    Thanks to both of you! BLA1NE, what do you suggest, chaos bandit's knife or lighting?


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    Re: Help: Best Upgrade for Bow (and bandit's knife)

    Post by BLA1NE on Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:42 am

    I don't know the attack rating a Chaos Knife +5 would have with 10 humanities... Either way, both upgrade paths are probably so close it doesn't matter which you pick. I would just suggest you pick whichever path you still have a Slab for! Since you're already going to use your Red Slab for the chaos rapier, then I say go for Lightning on the Knife.


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    Re: Help: Best Upgrade for Bow (and bandit's knife)

    Post by djgq42 on Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:40 am

    i thought that elemental upgrades on bows only effect it's melee damage ?
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    Re: Help: Best Upgrade for Bow (and bandit's knife)

    Post by ublug on Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:39 am

    djgq42 wrote:i thought that elemental upgrades on bows only effect it's melee damage ?
    You must use arrows with the same properties as the upgrade. So for bows, fire and magic. For crossbows, lightning. All other bow upgrades are pretty useless. There is also no way to do melee damage with a bow
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    Re: Help: Best Upgrade for Bow (and bandit's knife)

    Post by Zechk on Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:48 am

    Moonlight arrows will carry the elemental properties from an elemental bow will they not? This debate went round and round on the old forums, but Sen(numbers) did some testing and worked out that Moonlight arrows were the key. Obviously elemental arrows work too.


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    Re: Help: Best Upgrade for Bow (and bandit's knife)

    Post by ublug on Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:10 am

    Yes, they will. I did an occult composite bow on my first character. It works fine, but the problem was that every shot cost me 500 souls in arrows sad
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    Re: Help: Best Upgrade for Bow (and bandit's knife)

    Post by Carphil on Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:02 am

    Once you have a soul farming spot or you are pretty good at pvp, souls are not the problem


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    Re: Help: Best Upgrade for Bow (and bandit's knife)

    Post by Nitos-Apprentice on Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:09 am

    Honestly the upgrade path for your bandits knife really doesn't matter. The difference between 50 dex +15 Bandit's Knife, Lightning +5, Fire +10 and Chaos +5 is only a difference of like 10 AR. I personally just recommend lightning or Fire +10 as it has no requirement of stats or humanity

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