View Full Version : What is the best bow for damage?

08-13-2007, 01:15 PM
the "Silver bow" the vamp drops in house P

08-13-2007, 01:17 PM
I know there was a bow comparison done somewhere, but I'm afraid it was killed with so many of the other threads. Does anyone remember what those were. I have some pretty nice bows but if I could focus on trying to obtain only a few that would be great.

08-13-2007, 01:20 PM
I copied the bow dps post from google cache. You can view it towards the bottom of this thread.


Here is the end result of the bow dps thread.
So the best bows in the game are in this order.. Assuming used under the MOST favorable conditions.

1. 3856 = +3 Elemental Bow of Greater (Mob type) Bane
2. 3507 = +3 Bow of Greater (Mob Type) Bow
3. 2589 = +5 (Holy/Axio/Anarchic) Bow of Pure Good
4. 2451 = +5 Elemental Burst Bow of Pure Good (race restricted ML 12)
5. 2344 = Silver Bow (ML6)
6. 2327 = +4 (Holy/Axio/Anarchic) Bow of Pure Good
7. 2219 = +5 Bow of Righteousness
8. 2152 = +5 Elemental Burst Bow
9. 2097 = +3 (Holy/Axio/Anarchic) Burst of Pure Good
10. 2052 = +3 Holy Bow of Pure Good
11. 1943 = Tortured Livewood Bow

08-13-2007, 01:42 PM
LOL... hopefully Turbine looses this thread, too. I have a Silver Longbow and a Tortured Livewood Bow to trade. ;)

08-13-2007, 01:50 PM
So against the Demon Queen which would be better? I have improved crit ranged.

+2 Holy Burst of Pure Good
Silver Bow
+3 of Greater Evil Outsider Bane
+4 Holy Long Bow

I've been duoing this raid with a good bud of mine, and have been using the Silver Bow, but I've recently acquired the others as well.

Also, does a wounding of puncturing bow even make the list or was it forgotten?

08-13-2007, 01:53 PM
The number breakdown is fine but quite simiply the silver bow is the best bow in the game, base 1d10 vs 1d8 damage crits on 17-20 (w/ improved crit ranged) vs 19-20 the xtra 2d 6 holy damage is nice as it does hit most mobs in game...... if you fire +5 elem arrows out it w/ multi shot the damage is sick.... sure +5 flaming burst of pure good is better but the silver bow is more accesiable

08-13-2007, 02:12 PM
use the wands of flame arrow.

08-13-2007, 02:43 PM
Id also like to point out that if you have a Bloodstone, the Silver bow creeps up on the other bows a little.

Also by MOST FAVORABLE CONDITIONS means no DR. DR completely changes the chart. So for DQ2 you need to calculate in her base DR plus her elemental DR.

08-13-2007, 03:49 PM
I have a bloodstone on my ranger. I have a 26 str/30 Dex so I can get past most DR.

08-14-2007, 10:51 PM
I have a +5 holy bow of pure good that's been doing nicely against the demon queen. I just make sure I load up with plenty of cold iron arrows ahead of time.

08-15-2007, 01:46 PM