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Aulldeath
02-11-2014, 09:05 AM
Currently I am a level 25 12ranger/6fighter/2fvs, STR based, I am running around with a 71 STR self-buffed with tensers running all the time.
I have all enhancements I can to increase damage from bows, but it seems the damage of just the normal arrow is very low. I am only dealing an average of 95-105 damage on the arrow alone, not including the effects such as flaming/frost/shock.
I DO NOT have combat archery, it seems that the completionist feat does not work towards it, so my 14 dex +5 tome does not make it without the completionist feat, but I do not think the 1[w] would double the damage of my arrow to the extent of making it the average of 180 per shot.
Is there something I am missing?
Currently I have a Deadly 7 item I am wearing, highest I can find at this level is 8.
I am also using a fully upgraded Pinion with a STR +3 Planar focus of Prowess.

Aulldeath
02-11-2014, 09:09 AM
Edit is not working, just checked my STR again, with currently only a +6 STR item (trying to get a +7-9 str item, with a +10 at 27), I can hit a 70 str, then I can use Gloves of TItan Grip to increase to 76 for big fights.

Loromir
02-11-2014, 11:14 AM
Edit is not working, just checked my STR again, with currently only a +6 STR item (trying to get a +7-9 str item, with a +10 at 27), I can hit a 70 str, then I can use Gloves of TItan Grip to increase to 76 for big fights.

I'm not sure you can expect to do a whole lot better on normal not crit/non boosted damage.

Crits / Fury / many shot / 10K stars is where you will get your big numbers.

Also, try working in a cycle of special shots from the AA and DWS trees. Slaying Arrow/snipershot/aimed shot among others can boost your normal damage between cool downs.

Also, Archers Focus can add a little bit of damage if fighting single targets.

Aulldeath
02-11-2014, 11:18 AM
Right now I am using Slayer, Shattermantle, Pin, and Inferno shots as my special shots.

Loromir
02-11-2014, 11:21 AM
Right now I am using Slayer, Shattermantle, Pin, and Inferno shots as my special shots.

Pick up the Sniper Shot from DWS...it is a tier one (easy to get) and add that to your cycle of shots. I think it adds +2[W] and not an extremely long cool down.

barecm
02-11-2014, 11:37 AM
Right now I am using Slayer, Shattermantle, Pin, and Inferno shots as my special shots.If you are using Pin, then make sure you have sense weakness from the Fury tree twisted in (if you are not running FoTW). Also, the other reason why people go monk in addition to 10k stars (which does not add damage, but number of attacks) and earth stance (+1 to crit multiplier) is No Mercy. It stacks with sense weakness. That is how people are getting 20k+ crits (first number) on an adrenalized arrow of slaying attack. So here is my single target killer... manyshot, pin (if it is orange name or lower), sniper shot (makes it take sneak attack), adrenaline overload, then arrow of slaying immediately after AO. A crit will yeild anywhere from 10K to 21K depedning on if you hit a 19 or 20. and if your pin and sniper shots debuffs hit. Also, sniper shot is not tier 1 and does not do 5[w]. It is a core ability and does 2[W] with a +4 bonus to-hit, +2 to critical threat range, and +2 to Critical Damage Multiplier. The bigger deal to me is it makes the target take sneak attack daamge for a short (really short) time. You have to hustle through your cycle once you hit sniper shot. On its own, sniper shot does nice damage and usually hits 200-300 and over 1k on a crit 19-20 (first damage number).

Inoukchuk
02-11-2014, 12:04 PM
If you are using Pin, then make sure you have sense weakness from the Fury tree twisted in (if you are not running FoTW). Also, the other reason why people go monk in addition to 10k stars (which does not add damage, but number of attacks) and earth stance (+1 to crit multiplier) is No Mercy. It stacks with sense weakness. That is how people are getting 20k+ crits (first number) on an adrenalized arrow of slaying attack. So here is my single target killer... manyshot, pin (if it is orange name or lower), sniper shot (makes it take sneak attack), adrenaline overload, then arrow of slaying immediately after AO. A crit will yeild anywhere from 10K to 21K depedning on if you hit a 19 or 20. and if your pin and sniper shots debuffs hit. Also, sniper shot is not tier 1 and does not do 5[w]. It is a core ability and does 2[W] with a +4 bonus to-hit, +2 to critical threat range, and +2 to Critical Damage Multiplier. The bigger deal to me is it makes the target take sneak attack daamge for a short (really short) time. You have to hustle through your cycle once you hit sniper shot. On its own, sniper shot does nice damage and usually hits 200-300 and over 1k on a crit 19-20 (first damage number).

Some other things that factor in if you have them:
Black dragon set
Ranger past lives
Fotw base damage increases
Dance of flowers (must be a centered, but does not require monk levels)
I assume you use rams might and DM

barecm
02-11-2014, 12:27 PM
Some other things that factor in if you have them:Black dragon setRanger past livesFotw base damage increasesDance of flowers (must be a centered, but does not require monk levels)I assume you use rams might and DMYes, all of those, although DOF I dont really see much diff in my numbers. I ofter go with enlightenment to keep my Ki up for 10k stars or grim precision.