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    Default Why do people say Gun is best Range Weapon

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    Why do people say gun is better? Its not worth it getting planar attunment on bow :S?

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    There's not much difference really. Bullets don't leave a trail but that's only an advantage against solo heroes who have their view zoomed all the way in or people who for whatever reason have their sound set to mono.

    Bows leave a trail but don't make a huge booming sound so it's hard to hear where the shot came from without a headset but you can always see where.

    Your team will be calling out MMs on vent anyway so any advantage given by either weapon is only trivial when up against a group with half a brain.
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    Travel time on bow shots is longer than gun shots, also, bis ranged weapon is a gun.

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    Forgot about the BiS thing, thanks for reminding me.
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    Double Barreled Problem Solver, and relic gun are the reason to have gun mastery. The bows from HK blow, the guns are way better. Also, the gun from AP is just as good if not better than the bow from RD, and the gun from the Saga quest is the best T1 ranged item short of the relic bows. IMO guns are better, but if you have a relic bow, and don't expect to be getting a problem solver any time soon, Bow might be the best PA route.
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    Whats BiS?

    Also what about PvP Bow compared to Problem Solver?

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    Guns make the same sound as a bow now after 1.5. They really are much much stealthier now :O
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    Quote Originally Posted by d4bidden View Post
    Whats BiS?

    Also what about PvP Bow compared to Problem Solver?
    BiS is best in slot

    The problem solver is better then the pvp bow because of the hit. It's one of the few places you can get a large amount of hit without losing valor in exchange.

    I have the R8 bow so I'm using my PA for bow since the chance when I get into HK that it drops I get it is slim to none since helping a guildie go from a 44 to a 55 dps weapon is more important then just giving me some hit and it not even being a dps upgrade.

    I do want it though.
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    I have the R8 bow so I'm using my PA for bow since the chance when I get into HK that it drops I get it is slim to none since helping a guildie go from a 44 to a 55 dps weapon is more important then just giving me some hit and it not even being a dps upgrade.
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    i think mathematically guns have 4 more dps than bows due to travel time.
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    Travel time on Bows blows. I've been using one for a while now (the GSB Artifact *kicks HK trash*) and I can't tell you how many times i've missed a shadow fire or finisher cause the mob died while it was on the way even though the spell cast before the mob died.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hokonoso View Post
    i think mathematically guns have 4 more dps than bows due to travel time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d4bidden View Post
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    Why do people say gun is better? Its not worth it getting planar attunment on bow :S?
    In pvp there are situations where you can flank the enemy group or a single target without them noticing you. People tent to get a tunnel view on the enemies in front and assume all the damage they get comes from them. Bows are useless in these kind of situations since they can see the arrow animations.

    Here and example:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qlf7v3E6GOE
    watch from 6:30

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonet View Post
    In pvp there are situations where you can flank the enemy group or a single target without them noticing you. People tent to get a tunnel view on the enemies in front and assume all the damage they get comes from them. Bows are useless in these kind of situations since they can see the arrow animations.

    Here and example:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qlf7v3E6GOE
    watch from 6:30
    Yeah, because, abilities never leave a trail behind. So I assume you're autoattacking all the time so they can't see where you're firing from? ;)
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