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User Info: DeadBankerDream

DeadBankerDream
1 month ago#1
My favourite mode of play in GoT is archer, but only with the halfbow. The longbow takes too long to aim to be enjoyable as a playstyle and its ammo is too low to rely on more thoroughly in big encounters. The act II enemies are perfect for the halfbow in that they are more heavily armoured than the no-armour enemies of act I, some of them having helmets that require more precise aiming for the headshots, but still allow usage of the bow to do proper damage if you're willing to make the effort to make it viable.

In act III nearly no mongol enemy is unmasked, making headshots with the halfbow impossible as far as I can tell (please correct me if I'm wrong) and just killing it as a viable playstyle. It's very upsetting.
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User Info: TeH_ForGoTeN

TeH_ForGoTeN
1 month ago#2
DeadBankerDream posted...
My favourite mode of play in GoT is archer, but only with the halfbow. The longbow takes too long to aim to be enjoyable as a playstyle and its ammo is too low to rely on more thoroughly in big encounters. The act II enemies are perfect for the halfbow in that they are more heavily armoured than the no-armour enemies of act I, some of them having helmets that require more precise aiming for the headshots, but still allow usage of the bow to do proper damage if you're willing to make the effort to make it viable.

In act III nearly no mongol enemy is unmasked, making headshots with the halfbow impossible as far as I can tell (please correct me if I'm wrong) and just killing it as a viable playstyle. It's very upsetting.

Well with Tadayori Armor it makes notching the longbow quick, add in a couple charms and You'll be able to use the longbow fast and effective. I have 4 armor load outs (turn on in the options menu.) So I have my Archer gear (Tadayori setup with range charms) and then when they get close I switch to Clan Sakai armor. I also have dueling and then travelling armor so I switch armor and loadouts often.

Also I believe you can still shoot them in the body with half-bow, and even set on fire with flaming arrows.
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User Info: Ithrael

Ithrael
3 weeks ago#3
DeadBankerDream posted...


If you can believe it, some actually have the audacity to claim the Half Bow is too OP. GoT has some of (if not) the best Bow combat of any game I've played in recent memory. As far as the Half Bow being useless in Act III is concerned, I'm pretty good at sniping people in the exposed facial opening most helmets have. For the rest, I just use the Long Bow. True it's slow, but that's the trade off. Slower draw speed, for increased damage. Fully upgraded you can one-shot captain level enemies. Although as a rule I try not to rely too heavily on Bow combat alone. Melee combat is just too damn satisfying.
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