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Sniping Bow
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DMG:27 DLY:360
Lv.41 RNG
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it sucks
# Jun 16 2007 at 8:51 AM Rating: Decent
omg wtf is with everyone talking about pull with shadowbind??? that is the stupidest idea there is. first off any party where a rng is gonna wait 5 mins between pulls to wait on shadowbind is getting booted, and if thats not bad enough, having to wait the 3 mins for it to wear on the mob to actually come after the party (chances are it will just go unclaimed again) is even stupider. plain and simple the bow sucks! no use except a pre-requisite to other AF quests. and any rng who uses a shortbow of any kind should have this piece of **** bow shoved up there ***. get a battle bow +1 or shikar and call it a day with the awesome damage you will be doing ^^
# Sep 09 2006 at 2:06 AM Rating: Decent
I know I know; this is the ranger bow of suck. But still; I want it for the 1) looks, 2) the other AF. So, question; is the quest mob, Evil Weapon? Solo-able at 48? Or do I need some help?
We were all noobs at one time
# Feb 09 2006 at 4:52 AM Rating: Decent
This bow sux, but too a poor *** nooby, a free bow with stats like this are welcome.
# Nov 03 2005 at 4:14 AM Rating: Decent
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15,054 posts
. It has one of the least delay time at this lvl and with a fast arrow is faster than the dart. think about it.....it has a use.

Delay 360 + Delay 90 (most arrows) vs Delay 168 for darts.

Sorry but it's not faster.
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I thought of it first:

Good gear?
# May 12 2005 at 5:54 PM Rating: Decent
I've had my Great Bow+1 since around lv20, when a mate retired from the game and left me all of his lv30-40 RNG gear. That bow and a full set of Noct+1 gear sat in my MH for ages while I leveled up to them, and now, just a few points short of 40, I plan to keep using the weapons I have. I've kept Marksmanship capped by usin' a crossbow, currently I'm using a Zamburak+1. The only upgrades I've made to my armor have been to change Noct Doublet+1 for a Linen Doublet+1, a Marksman's Ring, 2 Archer's Knives, and Bastokan Cuiasses.

So far as I can tell, the gear I'm ALREADY using is better than most of the stuff I can get between now and lv50, so I'll probably stick with it. That said, I STILL intend to do the AF quests just for the braggin' rights...*g*
RE: Good gear?
# Dec 23 2005 at 2:08 PM Rating: Default
archers are crap. so you probably aren't using the best.
RE: Good gear?
# Mar 09 2006 at 6:45 AM Rating: Decent
Ah yes Ranged Accuracy +10 is really crap isn't it.

Seriously, what are they feeding you morons these days?
RE: Good gear?
# Jul 14 2006 at 12:14 PM Rating: Decent
30 posts
hmm well archer's knifes arnt the best.. but thier good. hawker's +1 would be better to have.. but im kinda new to this whole ranger thing i like it so far lv 36 rng/nin have 2 hawkers, and thier doin just fine. (^_^)b
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 21 2005 at 8:37 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) <um...> are you stupid or anything?
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 21 2005 at 8:33 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) <um...> are you stupid or anything?
RE: Good gear?
# Feb 13 2006 at 5:40 PM Rating: Decent
~coughs~ he was talking about the Great bow +1, and Archers are just fine. So you both are morons. Thank you, and goodnight.
Ranger AF1
# Feb 24 2005 at 4:52 PM Rating: Excellent
48 posts
Ha, DRGs may be weaker in later levels, but at least our AF weapon doesn't blow chunks. *snickers*

Seriously though, I think SE should have given the AF weapons at least 3 or 4 levels of functionality before a stronger weapon came along. What would have been awesome is if the weapon could have been upgraded through the levels. It doesn't have to be the best every time you upgrade it but just something nifty. Like quests to increase/add stats to the weapon. Just run with it, the possibilities are endless. Oh well, at least no Relic weapons blow, from what I have seen anyways.
Ranger AF1
# Jul 19 2009 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
Drg Af Weapon may be better, but it's harder than hell to get a party pre-55. I made my parties 10~55 x_x Jesus, I dun wanna make a party ever again. Was hoping for a better Rng Af weapon, but guess this one sucks as much as most Af weapons.
RE: Ranger AF1
# Apr 19 2005 at 8:27 AM Rating: Decent
Ha, DRGs may be weaker in later levels, but at least our AF weapon doesn't blow chunks. *snickers*

Have fun with you AF weapon while you're looking for parties for hours post 60.

Here ya go:
RE: Ranger AF1
# Aug 22 2006 at 7:51 AM Rating: Decent
i had lots of fun with my AF, and at least most of us know what 60+ feels like

god i hate n00bs sometimes /ponit Bingosan
RE: Ranger AF1
# May 08 2005 at 12:46 AM Rating: Default
RE: Ranger AF1
# May 04 2005 at 11:33 PM Rating: Default
# Feb 16 2005 at 4:34 AM Rating: Decent
Please, Stop this endless post.

#1- This bow doesnt have a use.
#2- You can pull fast with Shadowbind.
#3- You MUST do this AF quest to get the others, that is the only reason for getting it.

#4- If you are still having trouble figuring out what this bow does, please go back up to #1.
RE: Wow...
# Apr 13 2005 at 3:30 AM Rating: Decent
69 posts
yep, it's better not to cry over spilt milk
# Feb 02 2005 at 6:37 PM Rating: Excellent
Ok guys, yeah the bow sucks. So what? Use a Shikar Bow or a Great Bow +1 and get over it. Point is, you MUST get this bow in order to get the kick @$$ AF that rangers get later on in your 50's. So, suck it up and wait it out.

Edited, Wed Feb 2 20:26:34 2005
Use of bow.
# Jan 03 2005 at 2:01 PM Rating: Decent
160 posts
I'm not a RNG. I stumbled onto this lookin for somethin to fill my PLD ranged slot. RNGs, wtf is this used for? O_o

Edited, Mon Jan 3 14:06:45 2005
RE: Use of bow.
# Jan 20 2005 at 12:39 AM Rating: Decent
157 posts
Unlocking the GOOD pieces of their AF, maybe?
RE: Use of bow.
# Jan 20 2005 at 11:32 PM Rating: Decent
true this bow is sad :(
RE: Use of bow.
# Jan 20 2005 at 11:32 PM Rating: Decent
double post.. sorry

Edited, Thu Jan 20 23:34:15 2005
hidden attribute
# Dec 04 2004 at 9:33 PM Rating: Decent
I read somewhere that this bow gives a "bow skill increase", just wondering if anybody can confirm this and maybe explain what that it is exactely or how much of an increase it actually gives. thx in advance.

Edited, Sun Dec 5 08:25:48 2004
RE: hidden attribute
# May 03 2005 at 11:35 PM Rating: Decent
actually this bow is useless...if u want fast pulls just a crossbow lol.
im not gonna use it
# Nov 22 2004 at 8:20 PM Rating: Decent
yeah im a RNG but this bow bl*ws. whatever i dont care either way
Af weapons
# Nov 15 2004 at 1:32 AM Rating: Decent
97 posts
Damn...ladies and Gentlemen, from the people who brought you Beat Cesti and Casting Wand, I give you yet another crappy AF weapon! The SNIPING BOW!!! <trumpets>

Jesus, do i have to be a paladin or something to get a good AF weapon?

Edit-and this most AF weapons are dwarfed by a commen weapon-for instance, the monks H2H, beat cesti, is outclassed by a L32 weapon, the Impact Knuckles{+8 damage as opposed to +4, delay on H2H is negligible, has +3 acc, beating the +2 dex the beat cesti bring, and +1 strength, which by this level, is way more important than +2 vitality-sorry S-E}
Also, Casting Wand, the Blm's AF, gives +20 mp...by this level, blm's rarely run out of mp..+int is more important to them.
The +4 agility is very good for this bow...but increased damage and/or ranged acc/attack would have been better, from what I've seen posted.

Edited, Wed Nov 17 02:33:13 2004
# Nov 02 2004 at 3:44 AM Rating: Default
guess it didnt dawn on you that this would make a good pulling bow for the speed and agi to evade hits running back to camp.
RE: re:woot
# Nov 11 2004 at 3:48 PM Rating: Decent
143 posts
Um...No for pulling u should probably use Shadowbind at this lvl if u need a fast claim. And there's no point using this bow because:

a.) You lose TP when switching back to main Ranged Weapon


b.) Usually a RNG will sub Nin, so AGI for Evasion won't really matter when the mob is hitting your shadows, bound, or too far away to hit you in the first place.

All in all, This bow just plain sucks. If you want a low delay bow to get fast claims with wait until Lv. 57 and get Loxely Bow. Otherwise, DO stick with +1 Bows until Eurytos' or something...
bow of suck
# Oct 26 2004 at 10:19 PM Rating: Decent
lol holy **** this is worse af weapon i ever seen...all afs r pretty ****** but damn this one is really ****** lol..get great bow +1
just wondering
# Sep 30 2004 at 9:25 AM Rating: Default
I'm guessing you can pick at enimies from very far away with this bow? I just started leveling my Rng for fun so looking at this i am sure the name must imply something.
RE: just wondering
# Oct 21 2004 at 11:56 AM Rating: Decent
nope, just a cool name for some AF.
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 31 2004 at 12:47 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I just want to know what kind of ****** makes the most expensive job have the worst af. I mean what kind of idiot makes rangers or ranger/ninja way more expensive gooooooooooooo through all this bs leveling up upgrading every ten levels geeting the best items and then making the first af ***** i mean super *****. The first bow you get for ranger thats long bow is better THE MOTHER FING FIRST ONE.
# Aug 24 2004 at 11:45 AM Rating: Default
Maybe there is some kind of hidden attribute to this bow? It can't be *that* bad. I get +24 agi with it =D

Did some bee testing with it, and I do 100 more damage with the BattleBow+1. ><

It sure is fast though.

Hmmmmm maybe there is a secret quest to upgrade it like with the sucky level 1 Drk sword?
# Sep 20 2007 at 5:04 AM Rating: Decent
No, it's that bad. it's use? To gather dust on your mannequin's back with other useless bits of AF.
# Aug 12 2004 at 10:39 PM Rating: Excellent
217 posts
this bow sucks for being AF considering a battle bow +1 is way stronger, but i guess you have to have it to get rest of AF
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RE: sucks
# Jan 11 2005 at 12:37 PM Rating: Default
Agreed that this bow isn't the greatest weapon out there, and yea, I'll definately keep using my Battle Bow+1... BUT... you guys berate without consideration. You may, or may not know, but AGI has a BIG effect on a RNGs Weapon Skills, yeah, you may not do quite as much damage, but the bow is actually a decent bow... I just wouldn't use it in most situations. Remember though about high-damage weapons: if you get too much hate, you're going to end up dead...

Hate control is always a factor, and it's a team effort. Don't pull with barrage and expect your PLD or NIN to be able to pull hate off of you until you take a few hits...

This bow reflects SEs real intention of RNG, a balanced DD in a normal exp. party. The other weapons they have given us though... make us capable of being the highest DDs in the game, so we have to use our power responsibly.

No AF is worthless, just because you don't understand how it works, doesn't mean that it's not 'good'. But I do agree that it would be more of a 'bow of choice' if they tacked on some +Ranged Acc and Attack or DMG.
RE: sucks
# Jan 11 2005 at 12:37 PM Rating: Default
Double Post =\
sorry, browser error.

Edited, Tue Jan 11 12:38:31 2005
# Aug 09 2004 at 2:43 PM Rating: Default
k lol this bow does suck but u need to get it so u can do ur AF armor lol
lol my ls buds call this the "bow of suck"
# Jun 23 2004 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
For an artifact bow...this sux...lmao i use the Great Bow+1...tons more damage!
not so bad
# May 07 2004 at 3:09 PM Rating: Decent
its a short bow look at the delay its not so bad looking if you like chain shooting ;)but thats more arrows and money down the drain but thats not what ranger is about is it we like using r 2hour on tunnel worms just becuase we can do 1k+ dmg so give us a gun or a great bow
# Apr 22 2004 at 3:47 PM Rating: Decent
So what if this suXorXs but u need it for the rest of the AF armor.
# Apr 21 2004 at 6:09 PM Rating: Decent
*sigh* i was hoping for a great bow when i get my ranger (14 now) to the AF level..... but looks like im disapointed
# Jan 27 2004 at 3:06 PM Rating: Default
w00t, i LOVE this bow!
RE: w00t
# Mar 13 2004 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
XD this bow sux... get a battle bow +1 lol the damn power bow +1 is better than this
RE: w00t
# Sep 09 2004 at 9:01 PM Rating: Default
he probably was leveling with a shortbow +1 or a regular longbow, and got this af free. So he doesnt know what a power bow +1 or great bow +1 can do.
RE: w00t
# May 06 2005 at 3:42 PM Rating: Decent
74 posts
Or in all probability he was being sarchastic ><
But on subject, ranger is all about doing damage, and the more arrows that you're shooting out over the greatbow+1 would be nice sure, but you won't be doing much damage comparitively. And since you want as much damage potential as possible when you use barrage... The bow is effectively useless, like all the other shortbow types.
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 15 2004 at 2:34 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) THis weapon is da bomb found out the latenet effect behind it but wont tell hehe
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