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#1 May 07 2011 at 10:48 AM Rating: Default
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ok so i also posted in the cor threads but also wanted to post here aswell. i am getting pretty high up in the alchemy lvls and cannon shells are on the list of up comming synths. do rangers use or any other bullets anymore.
i mean 90 damage from just the bullet itself along side the gun's base damage could do some major damage. i just looking for ways to profit while skilling crafts and wondered if this is an option?
#2 May 07 2011 at 11:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Cannon shells are very very rarely used (if ever) anymore. New bullets and the base damage increase on higher level guns (that don't use cannon shells) have made them a little obsolete.

I think if there were more available and the price was acceptable, dark adaman bullets would go reasonably quickly. At 70k/stack of 99 bullets they're just too pricey compared to 100-120k/stack of 12 quivers of silvers.

The other consideration is that all but the dedicated have shelved RNG and COR, except for Wildfire spam situations. Low-man situations you won't see either. Maybe after the update the boost from Bounty Shot will be high enough to warrant a RNG slot (along with the refinements they're going to do to procs), but I wouldn't hold my breath too much.

I've been using some archery just because antlions (woodworking) are easier to find and the bows are nice too.
#3 May 09 2011 at 3:23 PM Rating: Good
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Really no point in RNG using cannon shells anymore. Like Skubsteve said, new guns and ammo give higher damage. It's super easy to get a Ribauldequin with augmented DMG in the the high 40s, and there are better guns to be had.

Meanwhile, dweomer bullets cost ~5k/stack to synth (before HQs) and have DMG: 90. These are way, way cheaper than cannon shells (ballpark 70k+ for 99), and are great for TPing. Dark adaman bullets cost about 20k/stack to synth (before HQs), and have DMG: 105. Even if you can't afford to TP in dark adaman, they make nice slugshot ammo.

The real question... is there any new ammo in today's update? I need to go read the .dat mining threads.
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