short bow vs composite bow

    Share
    avatar
    RANT
    Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden

    Posts : 7779
    Reputation : 268
    Join date : 2012-01-17
    Location : Winterfell

    short bow vs composite bow

    Post by RANT on Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:39 am

    so i have 40 dex on both my toons that are gonna be using it, do they have the same draw speed? range?

    edit; this is for pvp purposes


    _________________
    Night gathers, and now my watch begins.
    I am the sword in the darkness, I am the watcher on the walls, I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realm of men.
    I pledge my life and honor to the knight's watch for this night and all the nights to come.
    avatar
    DoughGuy
    Duke's Archivist
    Duke's Archivist

    Posts : 11862
    Reputation : 319
    Join date : 2012-02-29
    Age : 23
    Location : The Bakery of Souls, Sydney

    Re: short bow vs composite bow

    Post by DoughGuy on Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:40 am

    You can find the range on the wiki, but Im pretty sure composite has the fastest draw speed of all the bows.


    _________________
    There's more to them - Want to know why your favourite NPC is in lordran? Find out here.
    Farewell to my Noble Knights, while we lived we were mighty. May we meet again in the next game.
    The post that started the legend XD
    avatar
    Rynn
    Chosen Undead
    Chosen Undead

    Posts : 4689
    Reputation : 257
    Join date : 2012-01-26

    Re: short bow vs composite bow

    Post by Rynn on Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:48 am

    Composite bow hits harder on a 20/40 or better build. Composite also draws faster.
    The advantage of the short bow is that it can be obtained in abundance, and as such you can make crystal versions, which are better.
    avatar
    RANT
    Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden

    Posts : 7779
    Reputation : 268
    Join date : 2012-01-17
    Location : Winterfell

    Re: short bow vs composite bow

    Post by RANT on Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:51 am

    the shortbow also has more range, ihave a 16-40 build and a 27-40 builds, im surprised the shortbow has more range, i was testing them last night and they seem to have the same draw speed , if the composite wins then it must be by a millisecond.


    _________________
    Night gathers, and now my watch begins.
    I am the sword in the darkness, I am the watcher on the walls, I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realm of men.
    I pledge my life and honor to the knight's watch for this night and all the nights to come.
    avatar
    Rynn
    Chosen Undead
    Chosen Undead

    Posts : 4689
    Reputation : 257
    Join date : 2012-01-26

    Re: short bow vs composite bow

    Post by Rynn on Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:53 am

    RantFromRant wrote:the shortbow also has more range, ihave a 16-40 build and a 27-40 builds, im surprised the shortbow has more range, i was testing them last night and they seem to have the same draw speed , if the composite wins then it must be by a millisecond.
    The composite wins on the second arrow. The original shot seems to be the same speed, but the composite bow slots a new arrow faster.
    avatar
    RANT
    Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden

    Posts : 7779
    Reputation : 268
    Join date : 2012-01-17
    Location : Winterfell

    Re: short bow vs composite bow

    Post by RANT on Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:55 am

    oh good to know, but would the better range of the shortbow be better overall since it gives you more distance(time) from your enemy? at least that's how i see it. i will do more testing though.


    _________________
    Night gathers, and now my watch begins.
    I am the sword in the darkness, I am the watcher on the walls, I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realm of men.
    I pledge my life and honor to the knight's watch for this night and all the nights to come.
    avatar
    Rynn
    Chosen Undead
    Chosen Undead

    Posts : 4689
    Reputation : 257
    Join date : 2012-01-26

    Re: short bow vs composite bow

    Post by Rynn on Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:57 am

    The shortbow is better for sniping. The composite bow is better for close combat fighting, generally in PvE situations.
    avatar
    Federally
    Chosen Undead
    Chosen Undead

    Posts : 4072
    Reputation : 124
    Join date : 2012-04-19
    Age : 32
    Location : Iowa, USA

    Re: short bow vs composite bow

    Post by Federally on Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:59 am

    The composite bow is better in all the situations I would rather have a crossbow.


    _________________
    avatar
    RANT
    Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden

    Posts : 7779
    Reputation : 268
    Join date : 2012-01-17
    Location : Winterfell

    Re: short bow vs composite bow

    Post by RANT on Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:10 am

    all my str toons use the heavy crossbow which is awesome but i dont have the weight to spare a crossbow and since bow are so damn light im gonna go with them. i love the crossbows, they kick *** specially cause theyre so fast.


    _________________
    Night gathers, and now my watch begins.
    I am the sword in the darkness, I am the watcher on the walls, I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realm of men.
    I pledge my life and honor to the knight's watch for this night and all the nights to come.
    avatar
    Federally
    Chosen Undead
    Chosen Undead

    Posts : 4072
    Reputation : 124
    Join date : 2012-04-19
    Age : 32
    Location : Iowa, USA

    Re: short bow vs composite bow

    Post by Federally on Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:19 am

    RantFromRant wrote:all my str toons use the heavy crossbow which is awesome but i dont have the weight to spare a crossbow and since bow are so damn light im gonna go with them. i love the crossbows, they kick *** specially cause theyre so fast.

    Don't even have room for a light crossbow? How sad!


    _________________
    avatar
    RANT
    Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden

    Posts : 7779
    Reputation : 268
    Join date : 2012-01-17
    Location : Winterfell

    Re: short bow vs composite bow

    Post by RANT on Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:11 pm

    i know, this is my build http://tinyurl.com/6lknfcw ive actually been doing pretty good but no poise sucks sometimes.


    _________________
    Night gathers, and now my watch begins.
    I am the sword in the darkness, I am the watcher on the walls, I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realm of men.
    I pledge my life and honor to the knight's watch for this night and all the nights to come.
    avatar
    WyrmHero
    Lordvessel
    Lordvessel

    Posts : 8742
    Reputation : 221
    Join date : 2012-02-16
    Age : 30
    Location : The Painted World

    Re: short bow vs composite bow

    Post by WyrmHero on Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:31 pm

    I thought composite and short had same draw speed. I would use short bow if your Str is very low and your Dex very high (40). I would use composite only as enchanted, divine/occult or chaos. Or with 27 Str / 40 Dex.


    _________________
    PSN: WyrmHero1945

    Dedicated Blade of the Darkmoon.
    Chaos Legion Str weapons covenant
    avatar
    RANT
    Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden

    Posts : 7779
    Reputation : 268
    Join date : 2012-01-17
    Location : Winterfell

    Re: short bow vs composite bow

    Post by RANT on Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:26 pm

    yeah, im gonna use short bow for low level vader and the composite for my warrior build.


    _________________
    Night gathers, and now my watch begins.
    I am the sword in the darkness, I am the watcher on the walls, I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realm of men.
    I pledge my life and honor to the knight's watch for this night and all the nights to come.
    avatar
    Carphil
    Chat Moderator

    Posts : 4921
    Reputation : 90
    Join date : 2012-01-17
    Age : 21
    Location : Brazil

    Re: short bow vs composite bow

    Post by Carphil on Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:12 pm

    WyrmHero wrote:I thought composite and short had same draw speed. I would use short bow if your Str is very low and your Dex very high (40). I would use composite only as enchanted, divine/occult or chaos. Or with 27 Str / 40 Dex.

    This man, composite (normal upgrade path) is also better with 30/30. As for range, both bows are for lock on use, and if you want to snipe, stick with Black Bow or Longbow. I know they're slow but very effective if used correctly


    _________________
    It may take a day or ten thousand years, but I will find her. This is a promise.

    I'm not the chosen one, I'm the one who chose to be more.

    Carphil_BR on PSN :bas:

    Sponsored content

    Re: short bow vs composite bow

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:58 pm