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psychic_cowman
12-17-2009, 08:20 AM
What is the difference between using a thrown weapon (hammer or daggers) and using a bow.

Talon_Moonshadow
12-17-2009, 09:08 AM
Big one: no Manyshot.

But non Rgrs or archer builds with bow str, might get more out of a throwing wep, because Str modifier is added to damage.

And different feats work with each, so certain builds get more out of one than the other.

Also powerful bows are more coomon than similar throwing weps.
Plus you can add special arrows to bows to increase effectiveness. Although collecting them is a full time job. :(

Cedwin
12-17-2009, 09:18 AM
If you have Bow Strength (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Feat:Bow_Strength), your str modifier is added to your damage.

If you don't have bow strength, you can use throwing weapons which will add your str mod regardless.

Look at your attack and damage mods on the weapon to figure it out.

A throwing weapon will have something like this:
Attack Mod: Dexterity (+#)
Damage Mod: Strength (+#)

Lleren
12-17-2009, 09:44 AM
Here is a few that come to mind.

Arrows stack in quivers, Thrown weapons do not.
Arrows require a feat to get strength damage added, Thrown weapons do not.
Returning arrows come mainly from favor grinding, Returning thrown weapons come mainly from drops.