Ranged weapons in melee (in General)

AdminNightStrike June 27 2007 7:13 AM EDT

"The penalties to ranged weapons used during melee combat are 80% for Slings, 60% for Bows and 40% for Crossbows."

Is that a penalty to PTH, damage, or both? I have a $48m SOD, a $34m VB, and a $30m Bone.... wondering which to use.

bartjan June 27 2007 7:15 AM EDT

PTH and DX

QBRanger June 27 2007 9:06 AM EDT

AND damage

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 27 2007 10:08 AM EDT

And Damage? Wow. Never knew that...

Fanta [Fanta's Forge] June 27 2007 10:13 AM EDT

Couldn't be damage I don't think... my ELB used to do the same amount of damage in range and in melee

QBRanger June 27 2007 10:17 AM EDT

In my many fights with TEoD when he was using Platypus I noticed the damage was much less in melee then in missile rounds.

IE, vs my 410 AC tank he was doing upwards of 700k a hit, but in melee he did at most 300k or so.

Also, speaking with Mikel, he confirmed the damage with a bow in melee is much less then in missile. It would be insane if elbs in melee did millions of damage. Just get a TOA and who cares are the PTH and dex penalty.

Phrede June 27 2007 12:02 PM EDT

Ranger is correct I consistently get less than half the damage when fighting (the same minion) in melee

QBRanger June 27 2007 12:05 PM EDT

Freed is back!!!!

QBJohnnywas June 27 2007 12:50 PM EDT

I can confirm that to be the case too, I've seen over half the damage against the same minion once I hit melee....
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