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#609740 09/09/17 08:56 PM
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For the life of me, I've tried several different builds and I always go for the high ground, but I can't get an archer to do remotely decent damage.

Where am I going wrong?

Any help or tips would be much appreciated!

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I don't really know what to say. My friend played an archer in our last play and he was doing insane damage.
I know he only took Finess as attribute (he had 32 at the end) and he took ranger combat skill, and only that.

I also assume that a ranger dmg comes a lot from his bow, so are you using a bow that fit your level ?

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Originally Posted by Hessen
For the life of me, I've tried several different builds and I always go for the high ground, but I can't get an archer to do remotely decent damage.

Where am I going wrong?

Any help or tips would be much appreciated!


As mentioned above, I think this is one of those spec where you have to really focus on one thing. Finesse for stat and Huntsman for spec.

I have never been a fan of archers so I can't really tell for sure, but if you have 28+ finesse and 6+ Huntsman with a decent weapon for your level you should do damages.
Maybe a few points in warfare to reduce armor?

Otherwise what are your damages and what level are you, what are the stats of your weapon?

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He's not like the rogue, but mine does decent. Getting the self-teleport helps a lot with high-ground, as well as having teleport spell/gloves to put the mobs down below you.

I have AP issues more than anything with him, but I think they're making crossbows 1 AP point cheaper to fire on release.

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Originally Posted by Hessen
For the life of me, I've tried several different builds and I always go for the high ground, but I can't get an archer to do remotely decent damage.

Where am I going wrong?

Any help or tips would be much appreciated!


Probably not keeping your weapons level in line with your character. I used to think that 2 level difference was ok, but there are some steep difficulty curves so I would suggest trying to keep your weapons within 1 level of your character's level. Also a crossbow uses 3 AP which makes them pointless, a bow is almost always the better choice in EA [on release Xbows are 2AP with less range but more accuracy than a bow which has more range and less accuracy]

To further help you we would need more information on your build and stat allocation and talents. I have built monster rangers with just one point into huntsman. It all depends on how you want to play.

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Crossbow are better for using them with skills, because higher base damage. Bows are better for using them with normal attacks.


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