need help with a few questions (in New players)

superior me July 17 2008 8:05 AM EDT

1.can i weild a BoM with my ELB and if so will i receive the -1% to dex for 1handed weapons or will i receive a -12% to dex like a 2handed weapon?

2.if i train archery and wield a bow but also have a melee weapon on my minion such as a BoTH will i use the ELB in melee rounds or the BoTH?

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] July 17 2008 8:40 AM EDT

1: The Dex Penalty applies in Melee rounds only I think, I've no idea what handidness a Bow counts as (possibly 2H?) in Melee, sorry. :(

2: You will use the BoTH (With the usual 1H Penalty from the BoM).

There is an order of Priority for Attacks, it goes;

DD - Ranged - Melee

So for example if you trained MM and used and ELBow, the ELBow would never fire as MM takes priority.

If you trained CoC, and Euipped an ELBow and BoTH you would attack with the ELBow in Ranged, then cast CoC in Melee and your BoTH would never be used.

I hope this helps!

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] July 17 2008 8:41 AM EDT

Eak! That should be;

DD - Melee - Ranged


So using an ELB and a BoTH the BoTH would over ride the ELB use in Melee. ;)

superior me July 17 2008 9:29 AM EDT

thanks a lot thats a great help does i've got a new question now well more of a scienerio

scienario 1. i use ELB throughout fight and focus on using instas to get it close to my max encumbrance to increase its pth and damage will this work in melee rounds? and do u suffer a dex or pth decrease whilst using a bow in melee rounds (the exact or estimate percentage would be great)

scienario 2. i use ELB and Both focusing around 60% of my encumberance on the ELB and 40% into the BoTH

which do you (people of cb) think would be more effective overall?l keeping in mind i do train archery at 1.00

thanks for everyones advice so far

Tyriel [123456789] July 17 2008 9:37 AM EDT

Penalty for bows in melee is 60% to DX and PTH, as I recall.

You'll probably need to get a melee weapon eventually. There are a few things you could do:

1) Focus more on the ELB to try and kill everything in Ranged, then use a BoTH to take care of anything that's left (or a VB, if you're having trouble with walls/ToE).

2) Focus more on the BoTH, using small PTH on the ELB to kill off any non-Evasion and non-DB minions before melee. Then use the BoTH to take care of Evasion and anything that your ELB couldn't kill. In this case, you may want to use a different ranged weapon (SoD) so you don't have to spend lots of XP training Archery for a weapon that isn't your best. The splash damage of the SoD will do you lots of good against walls, anyways. :)

Or, you could do what Ranger feels that everybody has to do; forgo one weapon entirely, and focus on the other. That's a whole different story, though.

It's up to you, though. Where do you want your team to go?

superior me July 17 2008 12:53 PM EDT

thanks for the advice and info ty,

i think i will focus on my ELBs damage rather than accuracy for now as at my level there isn't many high evasion minions and i wont worry about shield or vb yet because my round are lasting 5 rounds tops against 4 minion teams

my plan is to get 1m or so mpr as a solo tank then hire an enchanted with dm ga then get another at 1.5-2m mpr which will focus on amf then i will hire again and make a mage wall and equipt it with a mageshield TH with about 3/4 hp and 1/4 PL to reduce damage my tank takes and focus on switchin my tank into a mage killer so i will use MSK BG EB MS TSK EC and a VB to mop up left over minions mainly walls and equipt a ToE on one of the enchanters

that what i've come up with so far from advice i've been given
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