i know how to use range and i know how to use magic, and i can easily tell you the reason im now maxing mele eis because its so much stonger than range,mage i dont care if i can hit you with a dark bow at a distance for 96 once every 1000 goes because ill die in full void 10 times before i hit that number and the simple fact is after that mighty 96 your oppoenent will have eaten to 60-80 hp with sharks before you get your next non special arrows off.
by which time he can go melee you with dds, ags and ko you in a second which is why its over powered.
Dark bow is for a KO, not a fighting weapon. DD++ is so horribly inaccurate that its max cannont even be mentoined. About 5 out of 100 dd++ specials land both specials on me in tank gear, and even then the average hit is only 40 (at the most, usually closer to 30 or 20). AGS isn't that accurate either; over half the time, I spec 0-0 on high level players in good armor.
Dont go saying magic is good enough with ancients just beacuse in castle wars people get owned as the food in castle wars heals like 9 a go, your pray runs out in a minute, you cant wear a cape and hat and people dont usualy pot up permanently so infact thats a terrible example. barrage is only good fo wars where you can hit multiple enemys at once other than that its fail.
Try 14 HP a go, virtually everyone uses braclet. Every high level player I know super sets before the game, a hat and cape would help mages more then anyone. Therefore, it's a bad example, as melee (should) have the upper hand.
Hitting soemone with a whip for 38-45 compared to rune cbolts which both do around the same damage yet the whip being twice as fast.
Whip is 1.5x as fast as crossbow, FAR less accurate, and even at 99 strength (at which your combat would be far higher then the rangers), the max in the best PVP equipment is only around 40. Rune crossbow maxes 55s, and is MUCH more accurate.
DDS on anything with low armor is pure win and as stated before ags is compeltely op.
Any wep is a pure win on pures. An 80+ ranger can hit faster then they can heal, and a dark bow will do very nasty things to them.
The only counter is the silly miasmic barrge which yes is realy really overpowered but ive enver had anyone use it on me as spending 5m on it means you have to earn 5m profit from using the spell which is quite unlikely if your relying on range and mage to ko. Of course the miasmic barrage could be usefull if you follow it up with the over powered melee.
I'm not sure what version of runescape you play, but in our version the staff costs around 4.5k (and dropping) for a miasmic barrage that will usually last the duration of the fight. Which won't be very long.
as soemone stated earlier melee is favored and overpowered there is no point denying it, but it only makles sense when its the favored form of combat and doesnt cost anything but the wepon cost to use. Its great business sense to improve what most of your customers use.
Many people use melee, although range is now on the rise, simply because they don't know how to use it and because magic costs more.
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x Abyssal Whip
, 5x Demon Head
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