Is the ELB broken? (in General)

Dudster4 July 1 2013 1:19 AM EDT

So I morphed my SoD into an ELB and it was almost never landing shots in ranged. Does the ELB require archery to be trained to get a hit bonus equivalent to a SoD? ELB:  photo Fight1_zps82673fb6.png SoD:  photo Fight2_zpsbff78349.png

DoS July 1 2013 1:21 AM EDT

Elbow is rubbish without archery trained.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] July 1 2013 3:02 PM EDT

All bows will fire in all five ranged rounds. However, without Archery trained, bows receive a significant penalty to their base chance to hit (CTH) -- 80% penalty, or a total of 20% CTH. This CTH is where you start before calculating effects from dexterity or plus to hit (PTH). With an Archery trained up to an effect of 1.00, you can minimize this penalty and maximize your base CTH. For all bows other than the Elven Long Bow (ELB), this will maximize at 90% CTH (10% penalty) at an Archery of 1.00. The ELB is the only bow that can achieve a full 100% CTH (no penalty) with full Archery trained. The CTH is interpolated linearly when Archery is somewhere between 0.00 and 1.00:

(Archery * 0.8) + 0.2.
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