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Old February 8, 2018, 15:42   #31
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With that gear, you're a ranger. I don't care what it says on your character sheet.
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Old February 8, 2018, 16:50   #32
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is it too much to ask for a ranger with 9 shots, a x6 multiplier and +30 damage?
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Old February 8, 2018, 18:40   #33
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is it too much to ask for a ranger with 9 shots, a x6 multiplier and +30 damage?
Such a ranger would deal 1620 damage/round firing little foam stress balls, so yes.
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Old February 9, 2018, 08:26   #34
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+2 shots on an off-bow object will make just about any melee character utterly lethal...and even mages will do pretty well despite the high miss rate. A big heavy xbow of might (or x5 lothlorien) and you'll be doing 1000+ damage per turn with ego ammo.
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what if you could shoot Grond (and it returned)?
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Old February 9, 2018, 12:17   #36
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what if you could shoot Grond (and it returned)?
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Old February 9, 2018, 16:52   #37
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i'm obviously making funnies here. Derakon maybe didn't get it.

I think that +blows and +shots should be limited to +1 on all off-weapon gear, and be about as rare as MBan / Ban activations. They are by far the most powerful modifiers, even above Slay Evil, and even one of those means you get a character that can win just relying on his extra shot/blow.
I had a ranger recently that found a ring of +2 shots, and at CL40 i can hold down the h button when fighting sauron, and he's dead before he can reach me.
Morgoth, well, some MBan were necessary, but more of the same.
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Old February 9, 2018, 17:15   #38
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Sorry, you're right, I didn't get the joke. My bad!

I still feel that +shots is a fundamentally flawed concept. It's roughly equivalent in power to an item that doubles the number of blows you get per round. Imagine if warriors were getting 10 blows/round at level 25; it'd be insane. And yet we don't blink at giving rangers the same thing.

Replace +shots with +might and you're back on saner ground -- that's the equivalent of an item that gives you 1 bonus blow/round. Powerful, but not gamebreaking. And thematically it makes more sense to have a ranger that can place single extremely powerful shots than one that is a humanoid machinegun.
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Old February 14, 2018, 21:08   #39
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power dragon scale male

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Feels like it would be reasonable to fold MISSILE into MANA. Alternately, FA has this. There's an element ALL which is one part each of every element.

V should also add Power Wyrms. How can you have scales of a monster that doesn't exist?
+1 from me for that statement !
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Sorry, you're right, I didn't get the joke. My bad!

I still feel that +shots is a fundamentally flawed concept. It's roughly equivalent in power to an item that doubles the number of blows you get per round. Imagine if warriors were getting 10 blows/round at level 25; it'd be insane. And yet we don't blink at giving rangers the same thing.

Replace +shots with +might and you're back on saner ground -- that's the equivalent of an item that gives you 1 bonus blow/round. Powerful, but not gamebreaking. And thematically it makes more sense to have a ranger that can place single extremely powerful shots than one that is a humanoid machinegun.

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