so, if you were starting from scratch and hadn't been stuck at cap farming the highest content how would you plan your repeater progression? i'm thinking doublecross and silver slinger as low hanging fruit, but what next? would you knock off a greensteel to help farm the higher raids or would you just dive into the higher raids and grind out those upper tier bows? how would you mix the need for a high DPS boss beater vs a trash killing CC weapon? also how would you balance progressing in levels vs slowing down to farm a raid?
i can see needle is a good one to aim for due to that juicy crit profile, didn't realise the alchemical ones had CC though. i was thinking of focusing on a rad II next to get an epic ready trash CC bow (or to be more precise, trash SA generating bow). hmm after pulling it up on the wiki it seems to all be DC based CC which i'm assuming has a finite shelf life. they do look tasty for just the DPS though, but i'm thinking the on-crit with no save blindness of the rad II would be the more future proof trash beater as i doubt the elemental procs will out DPS a pure rogue's sneak attack dice. that said my current aim for end game is only epic hards, and with a DC of 35 that should proc often enough, certainly more than the DC22 doublecross bow would.
anyway, enough rambling, looking forward to some more input on this from you and others