lol with the specs that rarly activate
I'd beg to differ. If it rarely activated, then it wouldn't be used as a potential KO in pvp worlds/BH. I'm not saying it activates ridiculously often like every other shot, but it activates often enough to put it to practical use.
and if they do activate might not even hit high.
Might not even hit that high? Go fight a dragon without a dragon anti shield or dragon breath pots. It's dragon breath might not even hit high, so you don't need those.
I honestly think Karils set is fine. At 70 range, you have two choices, black dhide which overs great all around defence for rangers, and Karils, which loses a bit of it's melee defences so that it can specialize in magic defence. They both have a 70 RANGE REQUIREMENT, so their range attack bonus SHOULD be equal.
Now, one thing I'm not okay with is Karils special. If they managed to switch it with Torags (drain run energy) then I'd be perfectly happy, because it would be of greater use than just reducing agility level. Just my two cents.