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This guide will be divided into three sections:
1) Skill Description and the theory behind efficient SP distribution
2) Bowmaster Skill Tree PVE T4 build
For instance, comparing burst damage vs continuous dps, the skill board damage, order of skill usage and skill CD have to be taken into consideration.
My research focus will be based on skill complementarities and nature of the skills.
Some definitions before I begin:
Skill Board Damage A
Refers to the skill damage shown in the skill description
E.g. Twinshot (lvl 1) – 67%+2
Note that the skill board damage does not necessarily reflect the total damage output.
Refer to Figures 1a and 1b below.
Figure 1a: Bowmaster Skill Board Damage and Description
Figure 1b: Acrobat Skill Board Damage and Description
Skill CD - B
Refers to the time taken for the skill to be usable again (cooldown time)
Skill Casting Time - C
Time between the pressing down the skill button to the start of CD countdown
Skill Damage Delay - D
Delay between skill casting and damage
e.g. Explosive Arrow when casted needs a few secs before exploding
Skill SP Cost - S
Comparatively more complicated to calculate, need to consider prerequisite skill and the board damage increment for each skill level increase.
An efficient SP build considers mainly the Skill Board Damage A and Skill CD B, with some elements of skill cast time C. SP cost S is the least important factor to be considered.
Edited by Azarael, 04 March 2013 - 09:11 AM.