interesting question (in General)

lostling April 25 2008 2:33 AM EDT

which would do more damage? a long bow [3]x10 or a dagger [4]x10 lol

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] April 25 2008 2:36 AM EDT

long bow by a long shot. the actual damage of ranged weapons is on a different scale from melee weapons. You really cant compare them straight across.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] April 25 2008 2:40 AM EDT

I think a sling should do similar damage to a dagger, but even it should be a bit more than a dagger. More like the damage of a main gauche.

lostling April 25 2008 2:48 AM EDT

lol would that mean a long bow would deal identical damage to a light crossbow? since both of them are [3] ? or a staff sling and a short bow? [2]

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] April 25 2008 2:51 AM EDT

Nope, the light crossbow should deal slightly more damage than the long bow, and the staff sling should deal the same with iron shots or slightly more with eshot.

lostling April 25 2008 2:55 AM EDT

basically its because of the ammo?

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] April 25 2008 2:59 AM EDT

Yes, but the ammo side has far less of an effect than the weapon side. The difference of using a sling compared to a staff sling is far more than the difference of damage with iron shot and eshot. Otherwise ex/axbows would be dealing damage like seekers and compound bows.

lostling April 25 2008 3:08 AM EDT

can anyone confirm it? :)

QBRanger April 25 2008 7:15 AM EDT

Someone send me one of each and I will test on my 8M strength tank. Using base ammo of course.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 25 2008 7:24 AM EDT

Sent base Dagger to Koy, no base Longbows in store, and you can't disenchant them. :(

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] April 25 2008 8:23 AM EDT

upgrade costs have an effect on damage dealt. Ammo makes a small difference but the main rule of thumb is the cheaper the upgrade costs, the higher the damage.

TheHatchetman April 25 2008 8:37 AM EDT

base ranged weapons are needed you say? Well then, who's tha madman now?! Huh?! Who's the guy with a buncha base ranged weapons? Here I am to save the day!!! I send ya over a sling, staff sling, shortbow, longbow, composite bow, lxbow, and hxbow, as long as you DON'T upgrade em ^_^

DarkDemonWolf [Guardians of Chaos] April 25 2008 9:06 AM EDT

i thought an elven long bow does more damage than any other bows and also an elven long sword does better damage than a dagger.

QBRanger April 25 2008 9:32 AM EDT

I have now a bunch of base weapons etc...

I will test things out later after work, probably about 7pm and post the results.

QBRanger April 25 2008 11:02 AM EDT

8 / 8 / 38,922 missile with a base composite
34 / 34 / 4,073 melee with a base dagger

base arrows

QBRanger April 25 2008 11:03 AM EDT

Vs a 44 AC minion without a TOE and a lower level protection.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 25 2008 11:07 AM EDT


Average of 4865.25 per hit for the compo, 119.79 for the Dagger. ;)

Ammo FTW!

QBRanger April 25 2008 11:24 AM EDT

No GL,

The last number is the average damage not total damage for all my hits.

QBRanger April 25 2008 11:26 AM EDT

85 / 85 / 10,516

With a x1000 +200 dagger vs the same 44 AC/no TOE minion.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 25 2008 11:31 AM EDT

Yoikes! LoL!

lostling April 25 2008 3:05 PM EDT

lol.... obviously x on a dagger does nutz
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