Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
brandbeast45

Zaryte Bow / 2-Handed Bow Buff

Recommended Posts

Username (ingame): Brandbeast45

 

Suggestion (provide all details possible):

Zaryte Bow stat buff, mostly to accuracy but also to ranged strength since even it's strength is only on par with regular rune bolts. (Maybe just an overall 2-handed bow buff)

 

Why (explain what this will benefit, and how):

To promote more diverse gameplay while using a range setup, and make the Zbow (and others) actually worth using. It seems to be common knowledge that the zaryte bow is fairly weak ranged weapon at the moment even though it's one of the hardest bows to get in the game and is considered an end-game weapon. Currently it has same stats as chaotic crossbow using normal rune bolts, but seeing as it's an end game item and a 2 Handed weapon at that should make it at least on par with the royal crossbow which is actually easier to get. Taking into consideration enchanted bolts, the ability to wear a shield, and the fact that crossbows fire much faster, the zaryte bow should actually surpass the royal crossbow in terms of damage and accuracy bonuses.

 

Other Notes (if applicable):

Because it's a 2-handed weapon, higher damage/accuracy should be a good trade-off for lacking any defensive bonuses. A good example of this is the difference between the chaotic longsword and maul (only using CLS because the accuracy/str is similar to chaotic CCB with rune bolts). The CLS has +124 slash and +120 strength, where the maul has +167 crush and +155 strength, a 35% increase in accuracy and 29% increase in strength for the 2-hand over the single within the same class of weapon, a difference not seen between Bows and Crossbows.

It's always been a thing that crossbows were the better option considering they allow the use of a shield, output the same damage, allow the use of enchanted bolts, and fire at a faster tick rate than their Bow equivalents, but this leaves bows practically useless. Even if the Hexhunter bow wasn't bugged post update it still wouldn't come near viable compared to a rune crossbow with rune bolts, they might have the same ranged strength but the Hexhunter bow still only has a +65 accuracy bonus compared to rune cbow's +90 (hell the mithril crossbow even has +66 accuracy).

 

Side note: The Hexhunter bow post-update doesn't even have the accuracy of a magic shortbow (+69 accuracy)...I mean once it's fixed it'll have a decent strength bonus (again the same as rune bolts if using dragon arrows) but will still be near useless compared to almost any other option.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Support, everyone knows royal cbow is best inslot, if not they use chaotic. zaryte bow should be more inbetween them (closer to royal cbow)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



×
×
  • Create New...