Longbow or crossbow?
Since level 90 weapon have all the SAME stat regardless of types, it is better to use a longbow than a crossbow. Tracking arrow shoots further with a longbow, and it is really useful sometimes. However, lazy peeps like me use a crossbow just so that I could share my weapon with my SH...
Personally, I used Revolution ballista CD, Magical breeze FD, Swift shot Damage, Rapid shot Damage.
You might ask why do I choose RB CD instead of Damage, I will tell you due to diminishing return from full FD.
I didn't bother with scope arrow since I only use it to setup my swift shot core.
Rapid shot turns out to be in top 5 DPS in IDN runs ( overtaking detonating arrow and awaken swift shot ) so I decided to give it a chance by swapping out my detonating arrow plates.
Then I tried it in golem battleground. I am confident to say that I kept every skill on CD as much as possible while maintaining optimum bubble counts for cannonade ins.
turned out to be pretty reliable, might even get a skill up plate for it?
PS: In IDN norm top 5 damaging skill being
1. Fatal cannonade
3. revolution ballista
4. rapid shot
5. awaken swift shot
It might be my problem that magic arrow didn't appear in top 5 DPS, I use them immediately when the golden bubble reach 20 yet it is still out of the league.
Arti escape skills revolve around fake shot, triangle shot, aerial chain shot, and the recent harpoon that comes out of nowhere, Having fake shot and triangle shot gives me good mobility when it comes to emergency escape, so I took 1 level for each.
The problem here is I do not have enough skill point for both aerial chain shot and harpoon if I were to take in all my damaging skills. So I gave up my aerial chain shots.
I quite like how harpoon works, but you need to be aware since you can't use harpoon directly after triangle shot, unlike aerial chain shot. You HAVE TO jump normally to use an aerial harpoon. Plus the AOE damage is really decent for daily quests (especially when you get raging buffs and you throw your awaken harpoon everywhere), and it is pretty annoying in PVP as well.
I've also attached a full PVE skill build for my arti AFTER the wise of owl fix, to share with TS and getting some feedbacks from anyone who reads this.
AND YES, CANNONADE BUG IS FREAKING ANNOYING.
Youtube Link to PKN abyss mode as promised.
Edited by winterhooi, 14 January 2017 - 10:20 PM.