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#725919 02/11/20 01:42 PM
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Ranged dps seems low in this game.
Also repelling blast lock is the new cantrip archer?
Arent str rangers with mighty great bow supposed to knock back enemies with their arrows?
Just food for thought guys... No flame.

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Originally Posted by Harry7T
Ranged dps seems low in this game.

Don't think we are playing the same game.
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Also repelling blast lock is the new cantrip archer?

Welcome to 5e.
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Arent str rangers with mighty great bow supposed to knock back enemies with their arrows?

No.

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Thank you! Maybe its because its just 4 levels of gameplay
I was hoping to create a archer/sniper type of character. However ranged weapons are just a sidearm. Dual wield ranger is the highest damage dealer by the looks of it.

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Originally Posted by Harry7T
Thank you! Maybe its because its just 4 levels of gameplay
I was hoping to create a archer/sniper type of character. However ranged weapons are just a sidearm. Dual wield ranger is the highest damage dealer by the looks of it.


If you use sneak attack with hunter's mark or that colossus slayer you can deal really good damage with bows. To initiate a sneak ranged attack the target the target only has to be threatened, so that is pretty neat.

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The hunter build has been a very reliable DPS for me so far:

https://fextralife.com/baldurs-gate-3-builds-hunter-guide-ranger/

Does good damage without using resources. Has highest hit chance and AC of the whole party. Always has advantage due to higher positioning. Can hit an enemy every round, no problems with reach. Maybe not the best DPS possible in the game, but very viable.

It is fun to sneak up and hit enemies from a superior position out of stealth repeatedly, can take out several enemies before the fight starts in many scenarios.

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I must have missed the part where my Hunter being able to 1 shot kill around 75-90% of the ememies in the game is underpowered?

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Originally Posted by Harry7T
Ranged dps seems low in this game.
Also repelling blast lock is the new cantrip archer?
Arent str rangers with mighty great bow supposed to knock back enemies with their arrows?
Just food for thought guys... No flame.

Ranged DPS, Rangers in particular, is superior to anything apart from Wizard with the right OP magic items and abusing the unbalanced rest mechanic. In BG3, martial classes received a *very strong buff* through the ridiculous ease of exploiting higher ground/flanking for advantage rolls. This buff becomes huge when combined with Great Weapon Master and Sharpshooter feats (latter not yet implemented), - especially combined with Larian nerfing enemy AC and buffing their hit points (and excessive OP magical items likely to come). Larian has in their infinite wisdom implemented an ever-burning candle that you can dip weapon in to get free damage as well. Then you have poison coating, OP barrelmancy etc.

No need to be jealous of the Warlock who have been both nerfed and buffed in BG3. Nerfed by the ease everyone can exploit elemental effects and nerfed relative to other casters by the rest mechanic, but somewhat buffed by the huge amount of verticality in the game combined with with the repelling blast invocation. Eldritch/repelling blast is bugged and does not cause fall damage for many however.


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