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Is it worth it? I will eventually get sighted bow for f2p pking so it wont be the only use

I'll use it on tasks where there are lots of said monster such as pollniviech and others to get the task done in record speed. Just wanted to know if +50 atk (over rcbow) is noticeable in the long run
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rapier still has higher bonus doesnt it?

cannon accuracy is based off highest atk bonus, not range bonus i believe

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rapier still has higher bonus doesnt it?

cannon accuracy is based off highest atk bonus, not range bonus i believe



um yeah? and how can you beat +140 range accuracy for only 10k tokens.
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While that is true - you have to take into account your slower kill speed
A rapier will still be better then a sighted longbow - the extra accuracy (and higher cannon hits) < the loss in dps in not using melee

However, this might be a good thing to look into if you're ranging your tasks
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Probably not worth it considering how slowly the sighted mage bow kills stuff. The difference between that and better range/melee weapons would be far greater then the slightly increased accuracy, imo.

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If a cannon is your main source of damage, this could work.

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It's only the best for 9/10 hp pures as ranged is easy to train with a cannon & sighted bow is available quite early & is most accurate. Otherwise, stick with your personal tools of onslaught.
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The whole point is to uber plow through tasks in multi-combat zones with lots of monsters nearby such as pollniveach slayer dungeon task and similar.

And yes the cannon would be the primary damaging weapon. When doing these types of tasks the rcbow doesnt even make a dent in the speed.
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Since when was cannon accuracy dependent on your range bonus...

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Even in cannon heavy tasks, a rapier will still deal around 30% of the damage. It's not worth it.
 

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Since when was cannon accuracy dependent on your range bonus...

It depends on the attack bonus of the style of attack you are using.

For Example: If using magic, it depends on your magic attack bonus. If using stab, it depends on your stab attack bonus.
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I'm pretty sure that as long as I remember, cannons are totally separate from your attack bonuses. Range lvl, nor range attack bonus has any effect on cannon's hits and accuracy... Ever
When did they chance it?

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No. Cannon accuracy is based off your attack bonus.


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I'm pretty sure that as long as I remember, cannons are totally separate from your attack bonuses. Range lvl, nor range attack bonus has any effect on cannon's hits and accuracy... Ever
When did they chance it?

I think Zarfot popularised the idea that cannons use your active gear bonus, but I doubt you can ask him how he found out. I noticed it when my handcannon blew up at frost dragons.
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I'm pretty sure that as long as I remember, cannons are totally separate from your attack bonuses. Range lvl, nor range attack bonus has any effect on cannon's hits and accuracy... Ever
When did they chance it?

I think Zarfot popularised the idea that cannons use your active gear bonus, but I doubt you can ask him how he found out. I noticed it when my handcannon blew up at frost dragons.


It was first proven by Villandra when she was getting 99 Slayer at 10hp. Before then there had been speculation but it was dismissed as no one had thoroughly tested it enough and no mathematical evidence had been provided.

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It's not worth it. The 12 range attack bonus you could have over ccb+book is trivial and will not make a significant difference, but the suckyness of the bow is nontrivial. You would basically need a better compromise the two, and for ranged that would be karils or hcannon and for melee it would be rapier or cls.

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10k tokens is ridiculously quick to come by...and believe me in f2p situations it would ABSOLUTELY be worth it, hits accurately on any defence level no matter how bad your gear nerfs your range bonus. But as far as using it to speed up kills, it's a no.

Just go ahead and get the sight in your free time tho :)

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10k tokens is ridiculously quick to come by...and believe me in f2p situations it would ABSOLUTELY be worth it, hits accurately on any defence level no matter how bad your gear nerfs your range bonus. But as far as using it to speed up kills, it's a no.

Just go ahead and get the sight in your free time tho :)


having a bow sighted is only good if you're f2p (didn't even know it worked in f2p)
otherwise - it sucks.

how does a sighted long bow hit accurately on any defense level regardless of your gear?
unless youre fighting level 2 men in full rune, it most certainly makes a difference.
it explains the whole reason that people hybrid - they change not only the weapon but the armor as well
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10k tokens is ridiculously quick to come by...and believe me in f2p situations it would ABSOLUTELY be worth it, hits accurately on any defence level no matter how bad your gear nerfs your range bonus. But as far as using it to speed up kills, it's a no.

Just go ahead and get the sight in your free time tho :)


having a bow sighted is only good if you're f2p (didn't even know it worked in f2p)
otherwise - it sucks.

how does a sighted long bow hit accurately on any defense level regardless of your gear?
unless youre fighting level 2 men in full rune, it most certainly makes a difference.
it explains the whole reason that people hybrid - they change not only the weapon but the armor as well


With a sighted maple longbow youre able to hit frequently on people in full rune in f2p. Even if they have 80+ defence.
Also with it's high range bonus it allows you to wear heavier 'non-range' like gear such as rune fullhelm + chain + legs and still hit acurrately. If you've ever used one you would certainly notice the difference.
But yes, youre right in p2p i dont even bother using a sighted mage longbow.

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