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5-03-2008 @ 1:02PM
Black Bow of the Betrayer has 95.8 dps.Any hunter far enough along to have a chance at the new bow will be using Scale of the Sands arrows (Timeless Arrow), which are 53 dps.This means the hunter is effectively using a 148.8 dps weapon.The new legendary bow is rated at 138.8 dps now. That's a LOSS of 10 dps, even if that only affects Autoshot, that's pretty silly for a supposed upgrade from an epic weapon to a legendary weapon.So far, it looks more and more like this is just a pretty bow with orange text that shoots magic arrows and saves hunters a bag slot that should never have been taken up in the first place. That is, it's not an upgrade at all, but a flavor item.
5-05-2008 @ 11:45AM
Well said Braille, but if your normal bow ignores the dps on your arrows during steady shot, then you are affectively increasing your dps by 43 for each steady shot which makes up the majority of your shot. Overall, this is going to be a major upgrade for hunters since we don't have to buy arrows. But its something that should have come much earlier. I'm waiting for a legendary bag that makes its own arrows... something like that would be a little more scalable with the new expansions since this bow will be obsolete as soon as Lich King comes out.
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