Diablo® III

Bow/Crossbow/Hand Crossbow which 1 is better?

I am damn confusing about this 3 type of weapon, any advice for choosing these 3 weapon~?
Bow good for?
Xbow good for?
Hand Xbow good for?
Pls HLP...><
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It seems like most people are doing the two hand bow/cbow with a quiver as opposed to dual wielding 1 handers.

I'm sure someone else can explain numbers...
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It's twice as expensive to get the same amount of dps when you duel-wield.

ie. You have 1m to spent.
You can either spent all the 1m on one 2 hander to get a weapon, or 500k each on two one-handers, and hence in the end you do less dps because none of your one hander is going to be as good as that two-hander.

Also 1h crossbows are ridiculously overpriced and usually give you less dps per gold spent compare to a 2-hander. Not sure why tho.

The only time when duel-wielding beats 2h+quiver is when you have too much gold to spent and get two ridiculously good one-handed crossbows with a lot of good stats on both of them.
Edited by Saih#1444 on 5/27/2012 4:45 PM PDT
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Unfortunately this reveals how horrible the item system is.

@Niclo,

It actually doesn't matter. You can equip any TYPE of weapon you like, it makes no difference, as Megathron said, all that matters is the damage. Equipping 2 weapons only means you have a chance to get extra stats on both of them. Far better pouring your money into 1 weapon, to be honest. Even the right Hand Xbow > Bow/Xbow.
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Thank you very much for the reply~
Its really help me alot~^^
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I like two 1 handers. For the attack speed, and the extra weapon gem. You can get 50% atk spd with two 1 handers but only 45% with a two handers&quiver. You also get the advantage of extra crit hit dmg.
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I'm playing DH for quite some time, and i'm now at hell difficulty...through out my game ..i really would go for 1 hand crossbow because of the 10% additional crit chance..that's a big thing because getting crit chance on equips is really hard..you can find at least 1%- 4% additional for gears which really cost high with dex stats.

2H crossbows could offer you much damage but expect less crit which is about 1/10 ratio with passive skills..unlike the 1H crossbows which could give crit up to 1/4 ratio with passive skills.

Tip for 1 hand crossbows
1. it doesnt necessary to buy 2pcs 1H crossbow with similar amount of damage because that would be costful. What i did is to go for a Elite 300-400dps 1H crossbow with exellent stats like dex + vit + critical damage which is not costful to find..then add an quiver with stats like DEX+ vit + knockback or other things which could not be found on crossbows ..quivers are less expensive and give a lot of stats. Just do the smart search in the auction house.

TIP: DONT BUY LEGENDARY..haha rare's are more powerful trust me
Edited by caloyness#6425 on 5/28/2012 7:56 AM PDT
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5 Undead Rogue
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2H Crossbow is the best right now = Bonus to critical damage with passives on.

DH is a glass cannon, our only hope is to shoot a few pot shots off, and reposition yourself. Its a lot better then those 3 shots are all doing 200k crits.


http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5149013044

Bows.
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http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5271781881#1 my guide actually explains exactly what your looking for, about how each weapon is best for which type of game play, take a look and hopfully it'll give you some insight as to what is better for your style
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