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Cap's Noob Guide to Bow SC I've mentioned to a few people before that I'll make a guide on how to build a Bow Shadow Chaser. It's a miracle I wasn't feeling lazy. Before I start, I wanna preface this by saying unless you have 999999999999999 safe ores and cash shop ores, it would still be hard to be competitive in the PVM/MVP scene against those end-game geared Rangers, Genetics, Guillotine Crosses, and other MVP classes out there. This build requires a ton of investment for you to do significant damage. I wouldn't recommend this build to new players. This build is more like a luxury build. Not really for people who are on a tight budget. Now, don't get me wrong, you can still build a Bow SC with budget gears, just don't expect your character to do high damage. Okay, moving on!!!! STATS First, we're gonna talk about your stats. There're only 2 stats that you should be worried about. Those stats directly affects the damage of the two main skills you're gonna be using as a Bow SC. Mainly, Agi and Dex. I recommend to have at least 120 points allocated each for Agi and Dex. Your stats should be like (these are base stats): STR - 30~50 AGI - 110~120 VIT - 60~90 INT - 80~90 DEX - 120 LUK - 40~77 GEARS Now on to Gears... There really isn't that much option for Bow SCs. We get our damage mostly from our Headgear, Weapon, and Shadow Set. Upper: Old Shadow Crown  - There really isn't that much choice when it comes upper headgear. This is where our main damage boost will come from. Every 2 refine will increase Triangle Shot damage by 25%. Get this to at least +6 for +75% damage. Not to mention that ATK and MATK bonus you get for every refine. Duneyrr/Dark Pinguicula Card - +10 ATK. Pharaoh Card - -30% SP consumption. Arc Angeling Card - +100% SP recovery if base LUK is 77 or above. Any status resist cards. Essence of Evil Concentration 3 - +4 DEX, +8 HIT, -4 LUK. Good if you're lacking HIT for those high FLEE monsters Essence of Evil Force 3 - +4 STR, +12 ATK, -4 INT Mid: Robo Eye - There aren't really that much Mid HGs to choose from. Eye of Darkness - Resists Blind Status and gives +1 Dex. It's important to have some blind resist if you're fighting a monster that inflicts the status. Not only is your vision impaired, but your Hit will suffer as well, making you mostly likely miss your attacks. Your Flee will also decrease. Dark Blindfold - Same as Eye of Darkness without the Dex bonus. Black Devil Mask - +2 to all Stats. Not really worth the investment, in my opinion. Sigrun's Wing - +1 flat ASPD. More ASPD isn't a bad thing. Lower: Spiked Scarf - +35 ATK with -2% Max HP penalty. Father's White Moustache - +20 ATK Pirate Dagger - +5 ATK. Meh, you can do better really. CD In Mouth - Casts random bolt skills when doing physical attacks. This works on bows too, but you have to be 7 cells or less from your target. This is useful if you're up against instances where you have to kill plant defense protocol monsters (Bakonawa and Bangungot Instances to name a few.) Armor: Excellion Suit - +10 Vit if you're over level 130, Max HP +4% every 3 refines. This is like my go-to armor of choice. STR ATK ATK or STR ATK ASPD are decent choices of enchants. You can also have a lot of this with different elements. Definitely cheaper than other armors if you wanna have multiple elements in your inventory. Not to mention it combos with the Wing for -20% after cast delay. Heroic Hidden Cloth  - Max HP/SP +5%, Increases Triangle Shot damage by 10%, and a chance to increase ATK and MATK by 10% with every physical attack. For me, this is like the second best armor you can wear. They're hard to find tho, and expensive AF. Valkyrian Armor  - +1 to all Stats, Unbreakable, and +50% resist to Stun when worn by Thief Classes. This is still a good armor to wear. You can have multiple of these and card them with different elements. Porcellio Card - +25 ATK, -5 DEF. A good start-up card. Marc Card - Protects from Freeze. Evil Druid Card - Gives Undead property. This is really the only way you can protect yourself from getting Stone Cursed since you can't wear a shield. Just be careful if you're in a party, your priest won't be able to resurrect you should you die. Ghostring Card - Enchants armor with Ghost property, -25% HP Recovery. Good for tanking neutral attacks (Earthequake, Hell's Judgment, monster normal attacks). Any elemental cards. Essence of Evil Concentration 3 - +4 DEX, +8 HIT, -4 LUK. Essence of Evil Force 3 - +4 STR, +12 ATK, -4 INT Weapon: Crimson Bow  - +(Refine*Refine) ATK, +5 ATK every 10 Base Level above level 70. In my opinion, this is the best bow you can get for your Bow SC. The only downside is you have to refine it to at least +12 for it to shine. iRO peeps have tested damage against Catapult in this thread. Catapult  - +2% Triangle Shot damage every refine, +2% increase SP consumption of skill per refine. Not really worth getting imo. The additional SP consumption is also a huge drawback. Not to mention it only adds 2% damage per refine, not like a GXB that adds +5% per refine with Arrow Storm. Well, if you really need a bow and can't get an over-upped Crimson Bow, I guess this could be the better substitute. Infinity Bow  - Nothing really special, but the enchants are promising. If you're patient enough, you can get a bow with EA 16 (+32% ranged ... Downside is they're account bound. Upgrade Bow  - +7 ATK per refine, +2% ranged damage per refine, +10 ATK per 10 base level when base level 70 or higher. Let's just say you have a +16 Upgrade Bow, you'll have a bonus of +328 ATK from refining it, +0~88 variable ATK per attack, and +32% ranged damage. Is it worth it tho? I don't know, and I don't wanna ever find out because I just made a +15 Crimson Bow... Memory of Thanatos Card - Increases damage based on the target's DEF. Thana is bae. White Knight Card - +20% damage to medium and large monsters, +15 ATK. Archer Skeleton Card - +10% ranged damage. Garment: Fallen Angel Wing  - Effects too many to mention lol. Enchant with Expert Archer for additional Ranged damage. Excellion Wing - Awesome combo for Excellion Suit. 3x ATK Enchants are the best option. 3x Reactor 202 for +300% SP recovery if you have troubles with SP and don't wanna consume too much SP items. Cloak of Casualty  - I don't even wanna mention this. But think of this as FAWs on steroids. The only thing is you have to over upgrade this garment to really feel its effects. It's expensive AF! Heroic Backpack  - Good if you're on a budget. Kinda cheap-ish. Menblatt Card - +1% Ranged damage every 10 base DEX. Cheapest damage card there is. Deviling Card - +50% resistance to neutral property, but -50% resistance to the other properties. Flamel Card - +200% heal from Red, Yellow, Orange, and White Potions. I have a lot of Flamel garments, don't judge. Infinite Chimera Card - +8% Max HP, +4% Max SP, +10% ATK/MATK when compounded with Infinite Vagabond Wolf Card Footgear: Temporal DEX Boots / - Really, I feel like there's no other option. Enchant with Expert Archer and Hawkeye. Applause Sandals  - Haven't really tested if this is better than a pair of DEX Boots with Hawkeye enchant. The after cast delay redux is awesome tho. Can't really card this other than with Amon Ra. Verit/Green Ferus/Matyr Card - Depends on you really. I'd go for Verit for that added SP Outrageous Cookie Card - +1% ATK/MATK, -2% Max HP. +1% ATK/MATK, -2% Max HP every 2 upgrades. Infinite Vagabond Wolf Card - +10 ATK, +10 ATK when refined to +7, +15 ATK when refined to +9. Accessories: Pendant of Maelstrom  - +1 to all Stats, +6% ATK/MATK, chance to autocast level 1 Maelstrom when magically attacked (basically a 3x3 mini Land Protector). Bakonawa Agimat Tattoo - +7% ATK, +10% ASPD Physical Enhancer Ring  - +5% ATK Dex Glove  - +1 Hit for ever 10 base DEX, +1% Ranged damage when base Dex is over 110 Gold Scaraba Card - +20 ATK, -1% Max HP I can't really think of any other accessory card that would be beneficial to this build. Shadow Gears: Shadow Chaser Shadow Weapon - +20% Triangle Shot damage, +5% Triangle Shot damage for every refine. Shadow Chaser Shadow Shield - Effects aren't really important. +20% Triangle Shot damage, +2% ATK/MATK, +2% Ranged damage when worn with Shadow Chaser Shadow Weapon. If you have donate costumes, it's up to you which gems you'd like. I have ASPD gems on my donate because I mainly share that with my GX and my Ranger. I also have an all-stat one but I prefer the ASPD one to help with hitlocking if needed to. SKILLS There really is only 1 major skill that you need to worry about, and that's Triangle Shot. The others are mostly for support/debuff that are useful when doing instances alone. I'll highlight my most used skills Triangle Shot - Fires 3 Arrows to a target and has a chance to knock them back. This skill scales with your AGI. That's why it's important to have high AGI, not only for ASPD, but also for this skill. Emergency Escape - Needs 1 Special Alloy trap to cast. You basically backslide from your target and leave a trap behind, rendering them immobile. This is a nice combo if you reproduce Ranger's Aimed Bolt. Aimed Bolt deals multiple hits when the target is trapped. Can deal high damage. Maelstrom - A 3x3 mini Land Protector. Manhole - Traps whoever walks into it for up to 15 seconds. Useful for trapping mobs you don't wanna fight with. Feint Bomb - Just a nice FU skill. You enter into hide status and backs away from your original position, leaving a mirage of yourself that will explode, dealing AoE damage. Bloody Lust - Forces everyone who step on it into Berserk Status. Free LK card lol. I mainly got it just to support other ctrl+click classes. Reproduce - Well, it reproduces a skill. Plagiarism - Copies up to 2-2 skills. Reject Sword - Reduces damage taken and reflects it back. Preserve - Prevents your copied skill from getting overwritten. Notable skills to copy: Severe Rainstorm - Over all, this is the best Ranged AoE you can copy. This deals more DPS than Arrow Storm, and can trigger Hawkeye enchant more frequently. I also prefer this since the target is semi-hitlocked for the duration of the skill and you can then spam Triangle Shot. Aimed Bolt - This is more like a trick shot than anything else. Great for bragging in PVP, but there's really no usage in PVM. You have to trap your target using Emergency Escape, then cast Aimed Bolt. The drawback is the trap will disappear if Aimed Bolt hit. So unless you can 1 shot your target, this is generally a useless combo. You'd get more DPS if you trap your target and spam Triangle Shot. Arrow Storm - Just for the lols, why not. Frost Nova - When you wanna escape. Or Freeze a target and equip Wind Arrows for more damage. Triple Attack - just for the lols. Useful for hitlocking. Not much else. Claymore Trap - I'm really running out of ideas on what useful skills to copy. Here's my current skill build. You can customize your skills as long as you have the important ones. Items Must-haves: Makeover Brush Paint Brush Face Paint Surface Paint Arrows - Every kind and every element lol Bow SCs don't really need that much consumable really. But your main arsenal should be: Berserk Potion - ASPD!!!!!!!!!! Enriched Celermine Juice - MOAR ASPD!!!!!!!!! Guarana Candy - Level 5 Agi Up, Concentration Potion effect. Authoritative Badge - Increases Movement Speed. Speed Potion - VRRROOOOOMMMM!!!!!! Holy Elemental Scroll - Endows your armor with Holy level 1. Undead Elemental Scroll - +25% resistance to Fire, Water, Earth, and Wind. Hwergelmir's Tonic - +10 DEX. Either the normal version or from WPS. WPS is easier to get actually. Since only Lady Tanee drops the normal version, and it's more expensive to make these than just buy the WPS version. Steamed Desert Scorpions - +10 AGI. Dragon Breath Cocktail - +10 INT. Just for cast time in general. Stew of Immortality - +10 VIT. So as to be not so squishy. Anodyne - Grants Endure effect. Resists Potions - +20 Resistance from the corresponding element, -15% resistance from the element it's weak against. At least have every elemental resist potion in your inventory. Cursed Water - Endows weapon with Shadow property. Royal Jelly - Heals HP/SP, cures almost all statuses. I'm addicted to this shit. Those are the items I usually being in my inventory. Other optional items are: Drosera Herb Stew - +20 AGI Siroma Iced Tea - +20 DEX Minor Brisket - +20 VIT Warg Blood Cocktail - +20 INT. If you really wanna get instant cast. But it's a waste really. When Hawkeye procs, you'll have instant cast anyways. Box of Resentment - +20 ATK Box of Gloom - Casts level 1 Improve Concentration for additional DEX and AGI Box of Thunder - Increases movement speed. Distilled Fighting Spirit - +30 ATK. Doesn't stack with other +ATK consumables. Takoyaki - +20 ATK/MATK, +10 LUK. Doesn't stack with +10 LUK food for some reason. This will just override your +10 LUK food, so instead of having +10 LUK for 30 minutes, you'll get only 10 minutes. Aloevera - Casts provoke level 1 on yourself. Yggdrasil Berry - Fully restores HP/SP. Has a 3 minute cool down here in Limit, so use wisely. Yggdrasil Seed - Heals 50% of HP/SP. Also has a long ass cool down. Military Ration B - +33 HIT This my SC currently. I'll post some videos when I record stuff. Idk what to record tho. Maybe some instances runs. I went with an ET run the other day. My bow was only +14 before. I'm happy to say that with my set up, you'll be doing 50K+ damage per hit of Triangle Shot on MVPs. That's 150K+ damage every .5 seconds. And on MVPs that have really beefy defense (like Ifrit and Valk), I did 70K each hit (200k+ total damage). I'm now curious what my damage would be if I have full buffs and full consumables (and if only I have a +16 Old Shadow Crown ). VIDEOS Awakened Ferre Valkyrie Fenris Fenrir (More videos to come. Lel, whenever I can make it tho, and whenever I can find a willing AB slave.) I'm gonna say this again. This is more of a fun character to play. You can out-DPS mid-tier Rangers and Genetics out there, but it's gonna be hard to beat end-game geared Rangers. Unless you have +16 of everything. So there you guys go. That's the gist of building a bow SC. Hope you have fun spending your money on a niche build!
Item Name / Item ID: Bows/Arrows in general Describe the bug - how you tested: Ammo element should override whatever element the weapon is. Currently, bows seems to have the weapon element (other than neutral) prioritized instead of the arrow element. Earth Crimsons Bow with Steel Arrows: Same damage with Fire Arrows Equipped: Upgrade Bow with Steel Arrows: Higher damage with Fire Arrows: Earth Endowed Upgrade Bow with Steel Arrows: Same damage with Fire Arrows: Here's my Oboro with elemental Kunais and Endowed weapons. Earth Endowed but damage still follows the element of ammo equipped: Testing with Kunai Splash: Give your source (why you think it's bug, according which website?): This is how it works in official server. Also asked players from other servers and official servers. Your Char Name / Your Char Stats: Not really important. Name is on SS.