interesting question (in General)
April 25 2008 2:33 AM EDT
which would do more damage? a long bow x10 or a dagger x10 lol
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.
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.
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  ? or a staff sling and a short bow? 
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.
April 25 2008 2:55 AM EDT
basically its because of the ammo?
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.
April 25 2008 3:08 AM EDT
can anyone confirm it? :)
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.
Sent base Dagger to Koy, no base Longbows in store, and you can't disenchant them. :(
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.
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 ^_^
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.
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.
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
April 25 2008 11:03 AM EDT
Vs a 44 AC minion without a TOE and a lower level protection.
Average of 4865.25 per hit for the compo, 119.79 for the Dagger. ;)
April 25 2008 11:24 AM EDT
The last number is the average damage not total damage for all my hits.
April 25 2008 11:26 AM EDT
85 / 85 / 10,516
With a x1000 +200 dagger vs the same 44 AC/no TOE minion.
April 25 2008 3:05 PM EDT
lol.... obviously x on a dagger does nutz
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