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    Default Arrows for Mages

    So, I've been carrying one Deathfist arrow in the ammo slot on my mages. It doesn't do much, but it can cause better stuff to proc. Cost on broker, a few gold. But apparently the "hot thing" for "über mages" is to carry one of the Emerald Halls arrows, which are sold on the broker (on my server, YMMV) for 180p and up.

    Please look at these: am I right in thinking that there's no reason to go with the EH arrow over the DFC arrow? If not, why not? How is one better or worse than the other?

    gleaming emerald arrow
    \aITEM -397302178 1270168632 0 0 0:[gleaming emerald arrow]\/a

    +135 slashing
    +3 meters range
    +15% hit bonus

    On a ranged hit casts Emerald Strike, 98-163 magic damage

    Burning Deathfist Arrow
    \aITEM 302898498 -1471777856 0 0 0:[Burning Deathfist Arrow]\/a

    +120 piercing
    +5 meters range
    +15% hit bonus

    On a ranged hit casts Burning Tar, 29-36 magic damage
    Last edited by Sigrdrifa; 10-20-2013 at 07:03 PM.

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    Half-Awake Parsing Mogrim's Avatar
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    Default Re: Arrows for Mages

    On a ranged hit casts Emerald Strike, 98-163 magic damage
    vs
    On a ranged hit casts Burning Tar, 29-36 magic damage

    Which looks better?
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    Paladin of Erollisi
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    Default Re: Arrows for Mages

    Quote Originally Posted by Mogrim View Post
    On a ranged hit casts Emerald Strike, 98-163 magic damage
    vs
    On a ranged hit casts Burning Tar, 29-36 magic damage

    Which looks better?
    In comparison with 600K to a million DPS? It's invisible. For instance, on a recent fight with 148,965,321 total damage:

    ● The Deathfist Burning Arrow's proc, "Burning Tar", caused 7,337 damage, or 0.005% of my total damage for that fight.

    ● The Emerald Hall arrow's "Emerald Strike" proc in the same fight would have caused 17,579 damage, or 0.012% of my total damage for that fight.

    The Deathfist Burning arrow increases your range 5%, vs. only 3% on the pricey Emerald Halls arrow.

    Is an extra 10,000 points of damage in a fight worth 180+pp? And if so, why?

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    Default Re: Arrows for Mages

    Because plat is easy to come by.
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    Default Re: Arrows for Mages

    Neither one can crit, right?
    It's only weird if it doesn't work.

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    Default Re: Arrows for Mages

    Quote Originally Posted by Sigrdrifa View Post
    why?
    more like, why not?

    If you're running 12-16 mages/priest that's like...a bunch of 0.0005%'s.

    @Hoss - no

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    Default Re: Arrows for Mages

    What if a mob was at 4%, and it only needed a 196 damage more before all your Inquisitors forget to cast verdict as your raid force wipes to the roehn theer bridge?






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    Default Re: Arrows for Mages

    I have one of these arrows.

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    Default Re: Arrows for Mages

    Quote Originally Posted by Udoaka View Post
    I have one of these arrows.
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    Paladin of Erollisi
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    Default Re: Arrows for Mages

    I get it. There is zero functional difference. But you'd go for the bigger measurement, because e-peen.

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