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A comparison of Ranged Attackers in BG2



  • KhyronKhyron Member Posts: 336
    edited November 26
    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?

  • NeverusedNeverused Member Posts: 373
    Nope, Archer kits allows GM in short bows, longbows, and crossbows as well as specialization in slings and darts. The accuracy and damage bonuses apply to all missile weapons regardless of proficiency, even throwing daggers and axes.

  • KhyronKhyron Member Posts: 336
    I seem to specifically remember that archer does not get more than 2 pips in crossbow.. ah well, could be wrong.

  • malachi151malachi151 Member Posts: 149
    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: 336
    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!

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