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AA: Acid Arrow vs Exploding Arrow

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    AA: Acid Arrow vs Exploding Arrow

    I've moved Malachai up to level 12 as an Arcane Archer and am loving it.

    Just got Exploding Arrow however and am underwhelmed - Acid Arrow seems much better at dealing damage. You get 4 or 5 additional rounds of damage with Acid so I tend to quickly change targets so they're all burning a little at a time.

    Exploding arrow only gives extra damage on crit - does it do a fireball and impact a whole crowd or just the target, am i missing something?

    else i will just use Acid arrows. let me know your thoughts.

    Thanks
    Malachai
    Malachai - Fighter 4/Cleric 1 (Dwarf) 9th life - main character
    BloodMoss - 3 Arti (WF) - not guilded: PERMADEATH
    Nekronius - 22 Sorcerer (Elf 36pt), 4th life
    Ominor - 20 Monk (Human 32pt)
    DarqHonor - 20 Rogue (Drow 32pt)
    Satriani - 20: 12 Bard/6 Rgr/2 Rogue - SpellSinger/Arcane Archer (Human 32pt)
    Draffut - 22 Favored Soul (Drow, 34pt) 2nd life
    Malderion - 20: 18 Wiz/2 Rogue (Drow 32pt)
    GreyLaw - 20 Paladin (Human 32pt)

    MedWell - 3 Cleric (Human 32pt) - playing with my son

    #2
    Re: AA: Acid Arrow vs Exploding Arrow

    As far as I know, Exploding Arrow only affects your target, it does not do AoE damage like many people think it does. It's the same as having a Burst effect on your weapon.

    I prefer Acid Arrow as well. :)
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      #3
      Re: AA: Acid Arrow vs Exploding Arrow

      Agreed, acid arrow is better due to the damage tic for a few seconds after the hit. The fire arrow does 1-6 fire damage and more fire damage (1-6 I think) on a crit. The description is misleading. The fire is useful on undead and critters like spiders in the Vale that are immune to acid. However, it all becomes a moot point when you hit lvl 18. Slaying arrows do 500 damage to everything on a crit which should be 19-20 with the crit feat. Once you go slaying, you never go back, it is awesome.

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        #4
        Re: AA: Acid Arrow vs Exploding Arrow

        Holy crap, switch to the silver longbow for 17-20 crit range with slaying arrows!
        The clever combatant imposes his will on the enemy, but does not allow the enemy's will to be
        imposed on him.

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          #5
          Re: AA: Acid Arrow vs Exploding Arrow

          Slaying arrows are on the equivalent of a Vorp (natural 20, plus confirmed crit). Using a silver bow won't help, not that its a bad bow to use in general, just doesn't help in this regard

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            #6
            Re: AA: Acid Arrow vs Exploding Arrow

            I'll happily take a 5% chance at 500 dmg - got my lightning bow now and love that, so adding the slayer arrows should be fantastic!

            Malachai
            Malachai - Fighter 4/Cleric 1 (Dwarf) 9th life - main character
            BloodMoss - 3 Arti (WF) - not guilded: PERMADEATH
            Nekronius - 22 Sorcerer (Elf 36pt), 4th life
            Ominor - 20 Monk (Human 32pt)
            DarqHonor - 20 Rogue (Drow 32pt)
            Satriani - 20: 12 Bard/6 Rgr/2 Rogue - SpellSinger/Arcane Archer (Human 32pt)
            Draffut - 22 Favored Soul (Drow, 34pt) 2nd life
            Malderion - 20: 18 Wiz/2 Rogue (Drow 32pt)
            GreyLaw - 20 Paladin (Human 32pt)

            MedWell - 3 Cleric (Human 32pt) - playing with my son

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