So I've been playing my arcane archer a lot lately and it's actually been pretty fun; an interesting change of pace for someone who's used to just blasting things out of the way with spells or otherwise slicing/punching my way through things
Anyway, now that she's getting close to Shroud level I've been thinking about crafting. Obviously I'd love to make a Lightning Strike, but I'd like to have something else good to use in the interim, something cheaper (read: single shard). My first thought was to make a Triple Positive longbow and use silver arrows with it; however here on the forums I've heard people talk about Triple Earth bows. They sound pretty handy; Earthgrab and Earth Elemental clickies.
So which is better? And if both are nice, which should I craft first? Keep in mind I not only run Shroud/ToD/VoD/DQ (devils/evil outsiders) but also Necropolis/Abbot (undead).