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    So I have a lot of nice X-bows, power 5's and such and since I can't even give them away to my guildies I thought I would adapt one of my current characters to use them. I have a level 9 wiz with a decent dex that I figure could use them when he is out of sp. My question is what a re the top two feats necessary to make an effective X-bow user. I was thinking rapid reload (I think thats the one that works on X-bows, right?) and IC:Ranged for the banisher and smiter. Anyone else think these are good or think I should get others your constructive input is appreciated, thank you.
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    On Kal right now I took the weapons finesse feat for greater xbow so I could use my paralyzer and point blank shot. Im happy with the results cause even when im not out of mana I can use my xbow to hold the mobs still (provided they dont do that whole move or return fire glitch) then hit them with a spell. Works really good for them scorpions in ataraxias and other places. But you have to be willing to take the feat instead of a meta magic (unless you have all the ones you want by them) or be playing a race that gives you extra feats. To me it was worth taking the feats fo the xbows (probably will take rapid reload next) because it gives my mage even more versitality. But im sure some people see it as a waste of time for a pure mage. Either way hope it helps finesse and pbs has made it abit better for my mage and now that she has a disrupting xbow its even more fun to play (halt undead + disruption FTW)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalari View Post
    On Kal right now I took the weapons finesse feat for greater xbow so I could use my paralyzer and point blank shot. Im happy with the results cause even when im not out of mana I can use my xbow to hold the mobs still (provided they dont do that whole move or return fire glitch) then hit them with a spell. Works really good for them scorpions in ataraxias and other places. But you have to be willing to take the feat instead of a meta magic (unless you have all the ones you want by them) or be playing a race that gives you extra feats. To me it was worth taking the feats fo the xbows (probably will take rapid reload next) because it gives my mage even more versitality. But im sure some people see it as a waste of time for a pure mage. Either way hope it helps finesse and pbs has made it abit better for my mage and now that she has a disrupting xbow its even more fun to play (halt undead + disruption FTW)
    I am confused as to how Weapon Finesse affects X-bows, or do you mean that you took proficiency in Great X-bow?
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    rapid shot also works on crossbows, and seems to be better than rapid reload. (but I'd get both)
    Imroved Crit ranged is a must IMO.

    other ranged feats add up but are not great.

    Crossbows are the slowest weapon in the game. And most parties don't even bother to range. Even when it is best.

    Crit range is bad too IMO.

    I've kept some good ones and try to use them....but they seem to just slow things down more than help.

    I really wish Turbine would fix ranged combat! And not just for rangers or specialists.
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    Red face oops

    probably proficiency lol sorry about that still working out the differences between finesse and proficient

    oh and I meant to put it I play an elf mage so I get the enhancements for ranged attacks and dex bonus even though I play a mage so that helps me with xbows to. See I like them because they arent really used by me to kill a mob (less its undead with the disruptor) just help cut them down or paralyze them. I dont think id use xbows for serious damage cause ive yet to see one do so even on a critical hit
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    I'd definitely want at least rapid reload to use a crossbow with a caster - it's really annoying to have to wait to finish reloading before you can cast a spell.

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    Default repeating crossbow and rapid reload

    will this help my reload time with the repeating crossbow?

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