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Chaotic Crossbow + Shield VS. Karil's Crossbow (2h)

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Which would be the better choice?

 

Chaotic crossbow with royal bolts and a shield (perhaps eagle eye kite)? Or Karil's crossbow with bolt racks? I know CCB is higher tier, so higher accuracy and higher bolt damage, but is the 2h damage bonus of Karil's crossbow enough to make up for that?

 

I was also considering getting a royal crossbow. The repair is essentially "free" right? But there's no way I'm getting an offhand CCB, until they buff dual wield range at least. Does the shield defence from CCB+EEKS make it preferable over a royal crossbow, anyway?

 

One more thing... how much does the speed matter on ranged weapons? I know it's practically pointless for melee, as long as you're constantly using abilities, and magic's attack speed matters a bit more, because you can get autocasts in between abilities, but I don't have much experience with ranged in EoC.


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Royal Crossbow is worth the pricetag. It is essentially free repairs like you said, and it fires cheap but powerful shots. If you are ability spamming, you should have a higher dps with a 2h ranged weapon than dual-wielding. Unless you are bossing, you really have no need for a shiled + crossbow combo.

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As far as I can discern, Royal Crossbow no longer degrades, I have been using it for a while myself and it never degraded a single %


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Why make such a debate ? Easy choice for me : double x-bow when I don't need food (easy Slayer tasks), and x-bow + shield when I want to use Defensive abilities (like for some bosses)


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Why make such a debate ? Easy choice for me : double x-bow when I don't need food (easy Slayer tasks), and x-bow + shield when I want to use Defensive abilities (like for some bosses)

 

Because dual CCB is out of the question. Dual rune crossbows is a joke, and Karil's is inferior and more expensive in the long run compared to Royal Crossbow.

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Well okay, Dual x-bow or Karil 2h, same deal :P

I just point out that it depends on the fight, and choice is easily made for me between Shield or No shield. (I still hesitate when PKing though, i have tried Range/shield combos with Vengeance as well, but haven't got something working yet)


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royal is the #1 range weapon, dual x-bows are NOT as good because abilities only take in your mainhand weapon, not your offhand weapon, so royal/zaryte are better than dual ccbows... not sure about karils, but doesn't quite make sense to use a lower tier weapon than royal.


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royal is the #1 range weapon, dual x-bows are NOT as good because abilities only take in your mainhand weapon, not your offhand weapon, so royal/zaryte are better than dual ccbows... not sure about karils, but doesn't quite make sense to use a lower tier weapon than royal.

 

It was more of a question between a single CCB vs. Karil's twohander. But I just decided to get a royal crossbow, as I just realized how cheap they were.


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The ammo is also cheaper seeing as it can be retrieved.

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Royal crossbow is sooo much better than dual chaotic crossbows, you may think that just cause you get 2 shots out of the dual chaotic crossbows but try out royal first :P and the royal doesnt degrade in EoC unless they fixed that? last i heard it stays at 100%


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