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    DPS solves all problems. Executioner's Shot...

    DPS solves all problems.

    Executioner's Shot took a huge hit with the non-dmg proc rate reduction with the doubleshot changes.
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    Pre U49, bows were godlike for 16.6% of the time...

    Pre U49, bows were godlike for 16.6% of the time but you piked for 83.3% of the time. Doesn't matter what I think about U49 changes. It's the reality we live in. This build is meant as a reference...
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    Thanks to Beni for the Discord feedback. Swapped...

    Thanks to Beni for the Discord feedback. Swapped to the Belt of Sure Strikes which nets +8 Quality Accuracy, and allows swapping out +32 Sheltering aug for +20 Vitality (or whatever aug of your...
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    Fair enough. So it's "only" 113% fort bypass...

    Fair enough. So it's "only" 113% fort bypass which is still plenty for trash mobs. Against red/purple named where it can matter, it doesn't factor in sources from other builds in the group/raid...
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    Updated the guide to provide clarity around...

    Updated the guide to provide clarity around favored enemy choices. Thanks to those who reached out via DMs. Speaking of which, if you sent me a Discord friend invite to discuss, please resend. ...
  6. He can't because it's conjecture. Imagine...

    He can't because it's conjecture.

    Imagine thinking one temporary server is more important than all the servers that have been in operation for 15 years.
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    Ranged Power >>>>> stat filigree. It's straight...

    Ranged Power >>>>> stat filigree. It's straight up math.

    I don't recommend WIS-based bows. The job of DPS is to do damage, and WIS based is suboptimal DPS compared to DEX based. If paralyzing...
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    You can easily flex to WIS based using the same...

    You can easily flex to WIS based using the same gearset. Not sure why you'd want both Falconry and Harper when you're WIS based though. I understand the draw of Abundant Step. Lack of movement...
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    Ethereal is 22-33 more dmg per hit (55-84 when...

    Ethereal is 22-33 more dmg per hit (55-84 when fully boosting) than Arborea, depending if you need to apply SA vulnerability via Sniper Shot or not.

    I included the Deadly Rain 5pc swap in the...
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    +5 seeker is 8.125 dmg averaged across all hits...

    +5 seeker is 8.125 dmg averaged across all hits (assume you're missing on a roll of 1-3). Losing 5 RP is -8.25 SA dmg less per hit, and -12.05 base+FE dmg less per hit.
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    Imagine thinking you need to stack fort for...

    Imagine thinking you need to stack fort for reapers or Sharn mobs. This is with 110% fort bypass:

    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/624532837974147082/817817157323980820/crittinginsharn.mp4
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    If you can do better, then post it. It literally...

    If you can do better, then post it. It literally says that at the start of the guide. I ran numbers for a couple of different builds, including WIS-based, FvS splashes, and monk splashes and the...
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    U49 Bow Max DPS Build Complete Guide

    Complete write up is available in Google Docs because 12 pages is too much for the forum software. It includes race selection and attributes, feats, gear, filigree, enhancements, epic destiny...
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    His message was loud and clear: "Your fun is...

    His message was loud and clear: "Your fun is wrong".
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    That playstyle was hit with a huge nerfbat in...

    That playstyle was hit with a huge nerfbat in U49. Previously each arrow had a chance to paralyze, so you'd have roughly 2.5 chances per auto-attack to land it. Now it's just one chance per attack.
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    They've already moved on to Saltmarsh and the ED...

    They've already moved on to Saltmarsh and the ED revamp.
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    It's less DPS than 20 Ranger. The DWS capstone...

    It's less DPS than 20 Ranger. The DWS capstone SA dice and 20 RP push it ahead. 12 Ranger and 6 Fighter is redundant -- both provide access to crit threat range and multiplier. And 20 Ranger...
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    It's this kind of attitude why the DDO quant...

    It's this kind of attitude why the DDO quant community hasn't seen eye-to-eye with devs for years. The players pushing the limits in this game make plenty of mistakes. The difference is they...
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    Stacking Blitz as THF on a single target like a...

    Stacking Blitz as THF on a single target like a raid boss is an exercise in frustration, even when using Haste Boost.
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    When I start seeing devs run R10 encounters or...

    When I start seeing devs run R10 encounters or share actual math/analysis, then I'll consider their opinion about build advantages. It's 20 Ranger or bust for bows.

    Arcane Archer has not aged...
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    LOL? Test it yourself if you don't believe me. ...

    LOL? Test it yourself if you don't believe me. 20 Ranger/10 Epic (selected feats don't matter). Equip Aerania. You will have 30% Ranged Alacrity, which is 5% over the cap. Equip 100 arrows from...
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    Spend any time on Lam, and it's painfully obvious...

    Spend any time on Lam, and it's painfully obvious that's exactly what's done to generate the Tiktok-like highlight reels for crazy numbers. There's no intersection with those numbers and reality. ...
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    Using four projectiles per attack as a baseline...

    Using four projectiles per attack as a baseline with a thrower/shuri, Nerve Venom tier chances would have to be improved from 3/5/7% to 12/21/31% under the new system to be near equivalent. And even...
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    From a numbers perspective, Shiradi looks better...

    From a numbers perspective, Shiradi looks better than Fury:

    +15 damage (delta from cores, Stand and Deliver, and DEX)
    +54 RP
    +6 Crit Damage (can twist from LD since you don't have to twist...
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    Here's a thought: Actually test builds instead of...

    Here's a thought: Actually test builds instead of guessing, which I'd think would be obvious with your self-proclaimed name. THF on Lam is in a good place using Fury of the Wild. Legendary...
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