Bow druid Blues

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SmilingHobo
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Hello MXL people, I main a Bow Druid which, I know isn't the best tree in the game, but the further endgame I get the more extremely under-powered he feels. My biggest problems are being squishy and damage dealing, so pretty much everything? Usually I can get by with killing things but surviving is just about impossible for me it seems in most cases.

I've searched and searched for guides but couldn't find any Bow Druid guides for this latest update. Can anyone give me some pointers at least?
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More defense, more leech/life on striking/on kill. Bow druid isn't meant to tank like a melee character is. Most of his skills are wide range damage application. Kill speed is his defense.
SmilingHobo
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I see, are there any certain SUs I should be looking for? maybe those will at least give me more of a basis to go off of
AGsniper
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I would recommend a different skill tree when playing a Druid untwinked. Untwinked bow Druid is a slow, slow, slow going process.
SmilingHobo
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And what do you mean by untwinked? Apparently I am not hip with the lingo here lol
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Twink = getting items from somewhere to boost your character. Either other people or other characters you might have.
Untwinked = Playing on a fresh account/char with no help from nobody nor getting items from other than things you find yourself or trade at that walkthrough (kinda like ssf but being able to trade, as long as you made the currency with that character)
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speaking of bow druid blues.. i agree a fun part of bow druid is lots of good bow options but i don't get why this is an sssu.. WDM% isn't listed for the oskill, but screen says Way less damage than equivalent of cascade or spore.. and range/target aquisition isn't as good as cascade.. i guess you randomly give off charged bolts that deal unnoticeable damage

i long for rng gods to bless me with sir painless
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wyrmshot is a good skill, but not without the bonus range you get from amazon's sunstrike synergy. it would have to be a special version of the skill that already has increased target seek range to be comparable to the sssu tier. wyrmshot is 50% WDM I think where you're looking at 80s? for cascade or spore I think?
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Aero wrote:wyrmshot is a good skill, but not without the bonus range you get from amazon's sunstrike synergy. it would have to be a special version of the skill that already has increased target seek range to be comparable to the sssu tier. wyrmshot is 50% WDM I think where you're looking at 80s? for cascade or spore I think?


If I'm not mistaken Cascade should be 66% and Spore 50%, or the other way around. Anyway I agree on a different version of Wyrmshot or replacing it with something else.
madgod
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krex87 wrote:speaking of bow druid blues.. i agree a fun part of bow druid is lots of good bow options but i don't get why this is an sssu.. WDM% isn't listed for the oskill, but screen says Way less damage than equivalent of cascade or spore.. and range/target aquisition isn't as good as cascade.. i guess you randomly give off charged bolts that deal unnoticeable damage

i long for rng gods to bless me with sir painless
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Well maybe you can roll one next season