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Ascension mainhand + offhand chaotic vs. royal crossbow

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Hey, I'm going to upgrade to ascension crossbows, but I only have the money for the mainhand atm. 
I assume it's better to use a combination of asc and offhand, but I'm asking just to be sure.

 

Can i use Asc bolts when my offhand is chaotic, or would I be better off using dragonbane? If i recall correctly, dragonbane bolts are better than royal but worse than asc bolts at QBD.

 

Hope you can help :)

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For the first part: you should use Asc bolts. Your Chaotic Xbow can still use the bolts, but it will only inflict as much damage as royal bolts.

 

For the second part: last time I tried it, Dragonbane is very good at QBD (it basically makes you hit QBD all the time), however your off hand should ideally be either Attuned Crystal Chakram or Death Lotus Darts if you have access to either if you use abilities. Otherwise Chaotic is good for off hand if you go legacy


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Thank you for the quick answer! 

Just one question: Why is it that the chakram is better than the chaotic cbow as off-hand? The dart is fair enough, as it's t85, but isn't the damage output of the cbow and chakram the same?

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The attuned version counts as like a level 82 weapon at 99 agility.


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Thank you for the quick answer! 

 

Just one question: Why is it that the chakram is better than the chaotic cbow as off-hand? The dart is fair enough, as it's t85, but isn't the damage output of the cbow and chakram the same?

It has a small chance (that varies with Agility level) of doing 25% extra damage on a hit which should boost it a bit.


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Dragonbane bolts are t60 damage, but when fighting against dragons while using them as ammo, your total ability damage (and accuracy) gets increased.

 

If you use an offhand dragon, chaotic or ascension crossbow, the damage output of your offhand weapon remains equivalent to t60 because your offhand crossbow uses the damage of your ammo slot. Switching to an offhand weapon that has its own damage value (dld, attuned chakram, even blisterwood stakes) increases your ability damage more than an offhand crossbow would.

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Dragonbane bolts are t60 damage, but when fighting against dragons while using them as ammo, your total ability damage (and accuracy) gets increased.

 

If you use an offhand dragon, chaotic or ascension crossbow, the damage output of your offhand weapon remains equivalent to t60 because your offhand crossbow uses the damage of your ammo slot. Switching to an offhand weapon that has its own damage value (dld, attuned chakram, even blisterwood stakes) increases your ability damage more than an offhand crossbow would.

So if I'm following this correctly main hand chaotic and offhand chakram or blisterwood would be better then dual chaotics at qbd?


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Dragonbane bolts are t60 damage, but when fighting against dragons while using them as ammo, your total ability damage (and accuracy) gets increased.

 

If you use an offhand dragon, chaotic or ascension crossbow, the damage output of your offhand weapon remains equivalent to t60 because your offhand crossbow uses the damage of your ammo slot. Switching to an offhand weapon that has its own damage value (dld, attuned chakram, even blisterwood stakes) increases your ability damage more than an offhand crossbow would.

So if I'm following this correctly main hand chaotic and offhand chakram or blisterwood would be better then dual chaotics at qbd?

 

 

 

Infinitely. 


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“I had a feeling we weren’t coming back from this fight when it began.”

“Do you have any regrets?”

“I don’t. It seems surprising, I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. This is how it was meant to be.”

“Huh, you never really notice how lovely the day is until you realize you’ll never see it again.”

“Mmmhmm.”

 

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I want tot add that this is only the case when using dbane bolts


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Dragonbane bolts are t60 damage, but when fighting against dragons while using them as ammo, your total ability damage (and accuracy) gets increased.

 

If you use an offhand dragon, chaotic or ascension crossbow, the damage output of your offhand weapon remains equivalent to t60 because your offhand crossbow uses the damage of your ammo slot. Switching to an offhand weapon that has its own damage value (dld, attuned chakram, even blisterwood stakes) increases your ability damage more than an offhand crossbow would.

So if I'm following this correctly main hand chaotic and offhand chakram or blisterwood would be better then dual chaotics at qbd?

 

Infinitely.

Interesting. Makes me second guess what chaotic I should buy first.


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also royal bolts are almost +200 dmg then dragonbane >.< so dragonbane only better for fighting dragons


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