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A comparison of Ranged Attackers in BG2



  • KhyronKhyron Member Posts: 544
    edited November 2017
    Pantalion said:

    Firetooth Crossbow, as semiticgod mentions above, sets APR at 5 with Scorcher ammo, getting 20 APR with iHaste or Whirlwind attack. This bypasses the limited APR of classes and is about as brutal as you might expect. +2 Specialisation +5 Crossbow +2 Gloves means instant and easy 162 DPR for any character with 2 pips in crossbows, and I'm doubtless skipping several parts of the damage in that. For Archer, that's sustained 414 DPR or so, sustained damage, again, probably skipping a D8 or so.

    afaik, the Archer kit does not confer bonus to crossbow..? Or is it just no GM?

  • KhyronKhyron Member Posts: 544
    I seem to specifically remember that archer does not get more than 2 pips in crossbow.. ah well, could be wrong.

  • malachi151malachi151 Member Posts: 152
    You may be thinking of the fact that elves get +1 THAC0 to Shortbows and Longbows, but not Crossbows. Ultimately, this doesn't matter. It matters for about the first 3 levels if you start with crossbow, but beyond that it's irrelevant.

  • KhyronKhyron Member Posts: 544
    Well.. obviously i was wrong, as i even tested it myself.. and indeed, archer does get gm crossbow.

    No idea why i've been faffing about the last 18 years thinking otherwise. Oh well!

  • DiscoCatDiscoCat Member Posts: 72
    edited March 2018
    In your list of DPR without/with haste the Archer w/ Tuigan Shortbow has the same DPR with and without haste but that's incorrect. Haste does increase ApR from 5 to 6, overcoming the unhasted limit.

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