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Fath Great Bow vs Faith Mat Bow?????

Discussion in 'Amazon' started by 8ig80y, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. 8ig80y

    8ig80y IncGamers Member

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    Fath Great Bow vs Faith Mat Bow?????

    Does the Higher Max dmg from the Great Bow compensate for its lower average damage and lack of +skills compared to the mat bow? They both have the same speed.
     
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    i have used both on a strafer...i think the mat bow just edges out the grat bow for performance...very close though...i have not yet used them both on a multi
     
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    On a Multi-Zon the lower damage on the Matriarchal Bow would be a significant problem. This is more noteably caused by the general consensus that LIFE > DEXT.

    I contend that those who follow this path are false prophets. Acheiving 700+ hit points is quite simple even with a minimal investment in life. I compared my zon to another's in the same game. He had well over 200 points in Dexterity and had nearly 865 hit points. I questioned the investment as it did not seem worthwhile to me. I invested 46 hard points in Vitality (base is 20) and with my annihilus acheived 85 Vitality...and I have 700+ hit points.

    If you do that, you can acheive HIGH dext which IMHO is the best source of damage for any Bowzon...in which case using a Matriarchal Bow may be better. However, I feel that the Damage output of my Faith GMB (+3 Bow/+2 All/lvl 14 Fanaticism) in an 8fpa Multi surpasses that of a Faith MatBow.

    If you have not looked at my guide or XZON's you probably should. Mine focuses more on the bow tree...his is heavier on the Java side of things.
     
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    8ig80y IncGamers Member

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    Didn't quite get that, i'm just asking which of these two fast bows are better.

    Faith Matriarchal Bow or Faith Great Bow?
     
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    matri

    10 char
     
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    what? think 8ig80y may be looking at making or acquiring either a mat or great bow and simply wants to know what his best choice for damage is...i gave my observations based on using both bows on a strafer...hopefully someone can help him out with their thoughts on multi if that is the tree he will be using.
     
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    Dave undoubtedly using a MATRI would be fine for a Strafer, but the lower damage is not something I find to be desireable in a Multi build. THe only reason I mentioned Dext is because most people tend to build their ZONS in a manner that reeks of Chicken Excrement.

    I prefer to go balls to the wall, and dump every last point into Dext. If you build any other way the lower damage on a Matriarchal Bow is going to kill you despite its faster attack.

    I use a GMB, it is slower than a Matriarchal Bow...it does more damage, and honestly giving up the damage for the possibility of acheiving a 7fpa attack is plain ludicrous...especially since you are talking about a PvM build.

    I believe my guide, which is stickied does provide the help he would need if he decided to go the route of the Multi-Zon. If he wishes to test it out on a Strafe build, then perhaps he should contact ChipMC.
     
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    8ig80y IncGamers Member

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    I have both a faith grand matron and a faith matriarchal bow before i posted already.

    I was just asking because i saw a faith great bow that had a higher max damage
    than my faith mat and was going for not that much in a trading game.
     

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