Heimskarl Ashfiend.9582 Posted October 15, 2017 Share Posted October 15, 2017 @Kanto.1659 said:Out of curiosity what would we be using to kill with the axe? Warhorn isn't offensive, axe 2 is condition, axe 3 is utility. Would it be a matter of autoattacking and sprinkling SB pet attacks?I believe they mean to mostly AA.> @Lome.8239 said:@Dojo.1867 said:@Aomine.5012 said:@Zenith.7301 said:@Lome.8239 said:Just as a heads up, Vicious Quarry outdamages Quick Draw in power builds, and Axe/Warhorn outdamages Longbow as a ranged option with Vicious Quarry.Try it out!You can still feel Sword/Axe dominate ranged options even in open world, though.No way does mainhand axe outperform longbow.LB only has a slightly higher dps than axe+wh AT MAX RANGE (1000+) , with no might/ fury application on itself.It also has lower synergy with Nature Magic because it can not self stack to 25 might by spamming axe 1 and use we heal as one. When you consider these factors, where axe wh ALWAYS have permanent fury, 25 stacks might , swiftness, tag 2 enemies without any trait, yes, Axe does out-perform LB in open world by a large margin. LB is more for WvW really, not really such a great weapon in Open world or PVE group contents.Imo the reason LB easily beats AXE is the piercing if you somewhat know how to position.This implies use of Marksmanship, which is a terrible trait line for open world IMO.Skirmishing and Nature Magic seem like the best 2 lines. After that you can do Soulbeast for the OW utility it provides or you can go Wilderness Survival to solo the big stuff by pulsing infinite Protection + Rugged Growth onto your Gazelle.IDK why you think Marks is a bad line for OW, Hunter's Gaze easily keeps up with Axe 1, Steady Focus and any of the GMs make it great. Most things are dead from a single Rapid Fire at 1500 range, even the 2s cripple from OS is enough to make PO good because 2s is enough to kill most things. All this talk about DPS is pointless anyway because of this fact; DPS is meaningless in OW because burst is far superior. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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