Endit Dec 15, 2013 @ 10:03am
ranged attack
the "ranged attack" bonus affects both bolts and throwing weapons?

edit: i'm asking this because the crossbows give bonus to ranged attack, i think it's weird if that bonus applies to thrown objects; in addition, i think would be unbalanced because throwing objects have a bonus from melee power too.
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Haldurson Dec 16, 2013 @ 12:02am 
That's a good question, and I wish I could speak more authoritatively about it. I'd have to do more research and experimentation to answer the question with more confidence. So feel free to correct me on what follows.

My understanding of that is yes, or at least mostly yes, or at least it's supposed to. But there might be some caveats. For example, I've also read that damage bonuses that come from the Archery skill (and on crossbows) are only supposed to affect crossbow bolt damage, and damage bonuses that come from the Thrown Weapons skill are only supposed to affect thrown weapons. Furthermore, damage bonuses from melee skills are supposed to affect thrown weapons, but not crossbow bolts.

I haven't investigated what actually goes into the 'ranged damage' stats as shown on the character screen, and what doesn't go there. So I can't say what that has to do with any of it. The important fact to take from this is that all else being equal, thrown weapons are particularly good for melee builds and crossbows are best for non-melee builds. But both are great overall.
Endit Dec 22, 2013 @ 11:41am 
i'm asking this because the crossbows give bonus to ranged attack, i think it's weird if that bonus applies to thrown objects; in addition, i think would be unbalanced because throwing objects have a bonus from melee power too.
Last edited by Endit; Dec 22, 2013 @ 4:51pm
Haldurson Dec 22, 2013 @ 6:37pm 
The damage bonus from Crossbows should only apply to attacks with a corssbow. So, for example, a bow that gives +6 to piercing damage will only add that bonus when firing a crossbow bolt. The other bonuses (such as stealth, crit, trap affinity, resistances, etc.) are to the base stats, so should apply regardless (or so I believe). As I said, I haven't actually tested this to be sure, but that's how I believe it works.
Endit Dec 22, 2013 @ 7:01pm 
when you equip a crossbow his bonus is added to "ranged attack", this is the origin of my doubts.
Last edited by Endit; Dec 22, 2013 @ 7:02pm
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