This is a discussion on Bow damage & mechanics? within the Class Questions and Tips forums, part of the Game Questions & Tips category; Originally Posted by SheldonCooper
It really depends on your budgent as well as on your level, however since you are ...
@razor didn't they fixed the weapon enchants working with bows and crossbows? Last time i remember I know that bows didn't get boost on enchant but now they do, so the difference is in crossbow and bow? bow gets less boost and cross bow gets boost similar to a warrior if wielding a 2h weapon? I remember times when bows got 1 ap increase with enchant ye xD If cross bow gets really the drastical boost the choice is clear go for helenid 7 also has 90 elemental damage and on usko tanking combo seems a bit smoother with the crossbow.
@razor Weapon enchant scroll makes it 126 (it adds up 5).
@sheldon Yes it still applies only to crossbows
You are amazing guys haha. really appreciate the help and advices.
The only problem is find a helenid in hellsgarem xD
That's the problem with new servers, there are no Horn Crossbows at higher +. Back in the days every archer had a +8 Horn Xbow as a starting gun, +9 has 122AP which is even better than Helenid and it was fairly cheap to upgrade
to make it a +9 it's still quite expensive you know, you need a lot of BUSes spent since it's middle class item, becoming high class at +7. And +9 ain't that easy to say, it's based on a lot of luck. So it can easily happen that you will spend a lot of gbs trying to make a +9 hornxbow yourself while you could spend that money into helenid+7, -> hornxbow+9 122 ap / 90 poison elemental ;; helenid+7 121 AP 90 ice elemental so you see there XD it's not worth going for hornx and lose time on it, the new usko version has bifrost gems all over so it's not that hard to get some helenids even on a new server.
Yeah I was talking about old servers, you could just grab fistful of +8s for 20m each, throw them on anvil and eventually make one +9