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# Nov 14 2005 at 4:35 AM Rating: Default
Thief's Knife
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DMG 39 Ranged Accuracy +9 is pretty crappy. Can somone please explain why anyone would want to use this?
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RE: huh?
# Dec 05 2005 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
450 posts
Once the latent is broken, it becomes the best damage bow for thieves. Which made me content when it dropped from the KSNM30, and none of the good crafting materials did.

Interestingly, I collected enough seals for the KSNM it dropped from by soloing my Dagger of Trials latent. But I have no plans to solo this latent, without shadows as thf/rng, and without bloody bolts.
RE: huh?
# Sep 30 2006 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
This is DEFINITELY not the best dmg bow for thieves. Mighty bow's base dmg is 53, and 62 on windsday. This is a measley 39 AFTER doing tons of work to unlock it. Also, although Lightning bow +1 is SLIGHTLY lower dmg than this after it's unlocked (dmg 36 vs 39), the Lightning bow +1 is FASTER, gives lightning resist, AND gives Dex +3, which is great for thf, or any job that melee's, and it my personal prefence as RDM while meleeing. Dex increases ACC and Crit hit rate, and for any ballsy RDM with a joyeuse, it helps plenty. Honestly, I see no REAL use for this bow, especially considering how much work it takes to unlock and how little benefit you get. Thanks again SE for another useless item that requires tons of work to unlock, and is not worth anyone's time.
RE: huh?
# Nov 17 2005 at 5:22 PM Rating: Good
162 posts
Because not every job can equip the best bows. RDM for example, this is one of the top 3 bows, Rosenbogen/R+1 and Mighty Bow being the other 2.
# Aug 30 2005 at 5:24 PM Rating: Decent
1,778 posts
To permanently unlock the latent effect you must obtain 500WS Archery points with this weapon. Changing weapons does not restart the count.

All points are obtained through fighting Easy Prey or harder monsters.

You get 1 point for a solo Archery ws.
You get 2 points for closing a lvl 1 skill chain.
You get 3 points for closing a lvl 2 skill chain.
You get 5 points for closing a lvl 3 skill chain.

100 LV3 Skill Chains (500WS Points) are easily achieved, granted the appropriate jobs are there to chain with you, in one sitting of less than 4 hours in a "Skill Up" party.

Though this bow is not limited to ranger job as far as being able to equip. You must be able to do Archery weaponskills in order to unlock this bow which means you must either be Ranger main or be subbing Ranger.

The only way of knowing if you have unlocked this weapon is if you were counting your points for every chain, or you are able to notice a large difference in your dmg. There is no point counter you can menu to and see that will tell you how many points you have to go.

I unlocked this weapon as rdm/rng using a beastinger dagger in my main hand due to the 150delay (factor in haste) and low dmg rating which allowed the EP crabs to live longer and the bow as my ranged weapon. Mostly had access to LV2 chains over the 4 days it took me to unlock this weapon.

Edited, Tue Aug 30 18:33:39 2005

Edited, Oct 8th 2006 at 8:20am PDT by Torzak
Torzak of Carbuncle(Moved To Asura)
# Oct 07 2006 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
36 posts
Does the WS actually have to hit to count for points? As rdm w/ quit a bit of +racc, I still miss about 1 in 3.

Does this work the same as trial points, where you get 2 points for opening a level 2, and 3 for openeing a level 3?

Edited, Oct 7th 2006 at 2:15pm PDT by futchm
Possible Hidden Effect
# Jun 29 2005 at 4:14 PM Rating: Decent
175 posts
I've been messing around with this bow on and off for awhile now and it certainly feels like it increases the Rapid Shot activation rate. It could just be my imagination, but it certainly feels like this is the case. Anybody else notice it?
Easier for a SAM to open...
# Jun 01 2005 at 2:17 AM Rating: Decent
500 WS points needed to open. A SAM75/RNG37 should have no problem opening this.

edit: Now that i think about it even a RNG/SAM can do this .. but im only saying that SAM is also a nice alternative incase ur a SAM75 main.

Edited, Wed Jun 1 03:20:28 2005
500 WS
# May 11 2005 at 1:31 PM Rating: Decent
500 points is kinda hard to get as anything but a Ranger. Did some research and if you decide to skill up with someone who has GS, GA, or Axe you can get yourself some level 2 skillchains to speed up the process. I'm only 100 points in so far, i'm really interested in seeing if this bow is worth it.
# Apr 09 2005 at 6:45 PM Rating: Decent
I guess the biggest question is... since only Ranger can to bow weaponskills, do you have to do 500 weaponskills sub rng if you're not a rng? or can you get the latent off some other way?
# Jan 27 2005 at 11:49 AM Rating: Decent
1,630 posts
Trying to figure out that myself, I've been told that its similar to the quested ws latents but can't back that up as of yet.
# Jan 19 2005 at 9:27 AM Rating: Decent
332 posts
When does this Latent kick in?

Someone told me the extra dmg is triggered on WS only. This is tried and no visible effect was shown.

All the lvl 72 rare/ex weapons that drops from 30KS BCNM battle have this "latent effect".
RE: Latent?
# Feb 04 2005 at 12:54 PM Rating: Decent
2,961 posts
Apparently you have to do 500 WSs with it on EP-IT mobs for the latent effect to become a permanent effect.
RE: Latent?
# Sep 18 2007 at 11:06 PM Rating: Decent
no you dont, if you think that not too smart, plus ur highest is lvl 30 from what it says in ur signature, which means u shouldnt be saying things
u can do it on too weak mobs but they wont live very long
RE: Latent?
# Apr 06 2005 at 8:51 PM Rating: Decent
263 posts
You can take it off after you do like 400 ws's and then do 100 more then it will work or will your ws's restart...im betting on my first guess but im just making sure.
RE: Latent?
# Apr 06 2005 at 8:50 PM Rating: Decent
263 posts
><Double post sry><

Edited, Wed Apr 6 21:51:08 2005
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