Siersha Posted October 18, 2018 Share Posted October 18, 2018 I am currently a lv31 elven scout who's confused on whether to go Plains Walker or Silver Ranger. I see far too many archers and mages in the game, and almost no dagger classes whatsoever. So it leads me to want to play the path less followed. However, daggers upon thorough inspection hardly have any merit to them at all in PvE. The only "real" argument I've seen from people is that you should play them if you think you'll have fun. But, that's something that can be said in general. Such as beating all of Pokemon with only a Magikarp (if one finds such a thing fun). Empirically I found that: -Daggers cost more in general to operate: # of soul shots used per kill are significantly higher than bows, even when top C is used at 5ss per shot is taken into consideration). -Daggers deal less damage in general: The total time spent killing an enemy is, on average, higher than the time it takes to kill the same enemy with a bow. -Dagger skills do not have a 100% land rate: It is highly RNG. Though, arguably, the skills hit harder and therefore require the low land rate. However, I've found myself missing mortal blow 5 times in a row on the enemy's back. Rather frustrating. -Daggers are nowhere near as safe as bows: A bow can kill from a distance, and never need to get hit too many times. Daggers have the same defences as a bow (very squishy), therefore taking significant amounts of damage per kill, and isn't even compensated by a faster kill speed. Why would anyone decide (other than for good fun) to choose dagger over bows? *Arguments which involve "use a box buffer, and healer" do not apply here as I am trying to find an empirically found merit to going dagger instead of bow. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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