Well, that what happened to me whenever i used great crossbows. Which is sad, because i would like to make a halfling rogue wielding a Great Crossbow one day, but while it does this i simply get too frustrated by the weapon to continue using it
Yes, I consider it a support weapon. The bonus to attack roll is meaningless - when's the last time you've missed something? Crippling is good, but not as good as outright killing (hence, support) - same thing with nightshade venom. Armor piercing is good, too, but you get that with epic black dragon armor.Now for doublecross, can use the highest of either dex or int for attack roll, crippling, armour piercing and nightshade venom, enervation and a red slot at epic. And you consider that a support weapon...
When on my artie, which is almost never now, I run in Fury and just kill stuff outright, using tac/det as CC.
The triple pos green steel out dps's Silver Slinger. Sure, Silver is good for the blunt damage but it needs more than it has to make it worth grinding for.As for Silver Slinger, well, I can think of a few places straight away where it become very useful. Something like Deathwyrm perhaps, maybe Fall of Truth. But then again my weapon of choice is Needle with a Ruby augment of Endless Night.
I agree with you about Needle
You kinda lost me here...Actually, you can find the Alchemical Great Crossbow in the end chest of Master Artificer, but I'm not going to split hairs about that as I stated "in the game", mentioned nothing about finding it or making it.
Now for tac/det dc comment. Can you guess why I stated personally?
Of course 2 years of using the weapons none stop means nothing as experience in the subject does it.
Of course how I read the OP was as an actual advertisement for the weapon using the same colourful language as advertisement (+50 to charisma (only if you're a half orc though and the thing looks like a ballista in your hands)). Mainly because there was a lot of facts about the weapon mentioned. And besides, if the OP stands unchallenged then the Devs will just nerf the living daylights out of them.
And crossbow bolts can explode within an explosion. Shadowdancer with Colors of the Queen
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I heard the tier-three TH enhancement turns great crossbows into shoulder-mounted ballistae.
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But it has a pre-req. It's only allowed to be mounted on Powered Full Plate armor. But after that, the next tier opens up allowing the bolts to be infused with Plasma. (ref: Traveller; PGMP)
But then the debate begins again between the Great Plasma Ballista and the Plasma Firing Repeating Hand Crossbow.
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