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Post by Alundaio Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:34 pm

Perhaps expand on the Arcane Archer's Arrow Focus abilities. As far as I know they just don't work. I've tried these on Manny a long time ago and they never gave a DC or nothing when they hit.

Anyway. I would like to suggest a few things:

--Perhaps allowing more then just one arrow, once per day. It's usefulness is very limited. Maybe a small stack. Or maybe actually adding it as a temporary property all together, to an existing stack.

--Adding more types with different on-hits.

--Scaling the DC with the AA's level. Perhaps Epic AAs should get better DCs. But that may be "pushing it".



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Post by Amethyst347 Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:25 pm

By 'Arrow Focus abilities' do you mean the Death Arrow and the Seeker Arrow abilities? If so, then I totally agree with you. I basically never use the Death Arrow or the Seeker Arrows, because they suck.

Imbue Arrow is OK, though. Would be cool if you could do other types of damage with it other than fireball...
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Post by MannyJabrielle Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:59 pm

He means the VC commands for AA's (I forget what they are offhand, the post I think is in the "upcoming/recent changes' section. AA's can create 1 of three types of arrows per day.

Death arrow could use a tweak though. Either more uses per AA level, or higher DC with AA levels.

Seeker arrows... they're rather meh, but then again, they do what they're supposed to.
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Post by Alundaio Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:45 pm

Imbue Arrow is OK, though. Would be cool if you could do other types of damage with it other than fireball...

In PnP I think you were able to imbue the arrow with any spell you knew. Nwn simplified it and only made it fireball.

That would be cool to have imbue arrow for different elemental types though.

Maybe an On-hit faerie fire for an arrow focused arrow would be nice. They are suppose to have an arrow ability (Better then seeker arrow) that can go through walls which negates concealment and armor modifiers.

I agree Death Arrow is pretty much useless. I think there is even a bug that prevents it from not bypassing DR like it's suppose to.
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Post by MannyJabrielle Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:08 pm

That's very possible....

http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=Scripts.Detail&id=2147

This package makes imbue arrow MUCH closer to PnP.
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Post by Alundaio Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:24 pm

Whoa awesome find. The Amethyst Dragon you should implement somthing like this. It would make taking more caster levels actually worth it for an AA. I can only imagine what it would be like with some of Aenea's custom spells.
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Post by The Amethyst Dragon Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:07 pm

MannyJabrielle wrote:That's very possible....

http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=Scripts.Detail&id=2147

This package makes imbue arrow MUCH closer to PnP.

Nice find. I was planning on eventually making my own method of actually imbuing spells into arrows, but I might just modify this one (if the code looks workable once I download it and dig into the guts of it).

As far as the arrow focus VC command goes, that one I probably won't add much to, since it's basically just a completely free little bonus I added after I did the simpler ki focus one for monks.

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Post by Alundaio Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:13 pm

Fantastic, I hope you'll find it easy to modify and implement. Very Happy
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Post by Amethyst347 Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:34 am

Hooray! AA's Arrow Focus Icon_cheers

*restrains self from making another new AA PC*
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Post by evilkittenofdoom Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:09 pm

heck, you can at least make one arrow every time you rest, and later add a few crystals to the stack. Not the best method, but better than nothing. They are free after all. AA's Arrow Focus Icon_razz
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Post by Alundaio Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:13 pm

I wouldn't mind that at all. But the original reason that I posted this is because those arrows don't do anything at all. So I figured if he was willing to fix them that he could add a few things.

Though I would like to see what Manny brought to light here, but I don't think The Amethyst Dragon is going to have time for that anytime soon. Rolling Eyes
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Post by Alundaio Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:31 pm

I know you probably found that hell to implement or maybe too time consuming but I was wondering if something easier could be done since you been working on epic magic.

For example casting fireball on a stack of arrows would create/split one arrow from the stack and add on-hit fireball to the arrow. This could be done with some of the basic area spells that a wizard would get. ( I just really wish bioware didn't make imbue arrow only fire elemental )

Or perhaps flame weapon and etc. to be cast on a stack of arrows as a temporary bonus.

If it requires extra resources then forget it, as I'm sure there are lots of cooler things that can be done.

I know it's sad, most of my suggestions usually involve Arcane Archers, haha. Very Happy
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