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kyoung2200

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Arcane Archer "Imbue Arrow" Ability Change Proposal
« on: July 19, 2010, 06:48:54 AM »
First, there's nothing systematically "wrong" about this ability, so this isn't a bug report.

What it does:  Allows the Arcane Archer to fire a single arrow at a target (creature, player, door, headstone, herb, anything highlightable).  It will then explode for fireball damage with a DC that scales with AA level.  Use: 3/day.

What I propose changes:  Allow the ability to also target open space, much like the actual fireball spell.  It's relatively difficult to make use of this ability aside from the initial "pull" of a group of mobs, due to friendly fire.  I've more often been making use of doors or random herbs as an anchor for the fireball spell.

That's pretty much it.  Weigh in whether you agree or disagree ;)

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Re: Arcane Archer "Imbue Arrow" Ability Change Proposal
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2010, 06:59:44 AM »
I really wish it would work as the PnP version, where it allows you too cast a ranged spell through an arrow....


But yes, it makes sense that you could shoot it at none targets

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Re: Arcane Archer "Imbue Arrow" Ability Change Proposal
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2010, 12:26:17 PM »
Hell yeah, please. That's simply dumb I can't shoot an arrow on the ground.
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Re: Arcane Archer "Imbue Arrow" Ability Change Proposal
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2010, 03:57:06 AM »
Any more thoughts on this?
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Re: Arcane Archer "Imbue Arrow" Ability Change Proposal
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2010, 05:09:03 AM »
it wont be changed any time soon, it affects a very small population, and is far from a necessary change

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Re: Arcane Archer "Imbue Arrow" Ability Change Proposal
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2010, 11:49:16 AM »
Also, I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure it would require a hak since it would need the client altered.

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Re: Arcane Archer "Imbue Arrow" Ability Change Proposal
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2010, 11:29:20 AM »
There could be ways to do it, but AFAIK they'd be to the theme of 'Disable Imbue Arrow, give AA's of sufficient level a widget to cast Fireball (10) 3x/day'.

Using it for the initial pull is fine, isn't it? It's a great opener to soften most things up.

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Re: Arcane Archer "Imbue Arrow" Ability Change Proposal
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2010, 11:59:13 AM »
There could be ways to do it, but AFAIK they'd be to the theme of 'Disable Imbue Arrow, give AA's of sufficient level a widget to cast Fireball (10) 3x/day'.

Using it for the initial pull is fine, isn't it? It's a great opener to soften most things up.

Yes... and you always can try a level 2 of rogue to take the evasion feat.
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kyoung2200

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Re: Arcane Archer "Imbue Arrow" Ability Change Proposal
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2010, 12:35:42 PM »
There could be ways to do it, but AFAIK they'd be to the theme of 'Disable Imbue Arrow, give AA's of sufficient level a widget to cast Fireball (10) 3x/day'.

Using it for the initial pull is fine, isn't it? It's a great opener to soften most things up.

I spoke with someone who did some scripting(Not RL), and he says he believes all you'd need to do is change a variable for targeting (much like RL has done with potions, for example).

It's great for the initial pull, don't get me wrong.  I was just wondering if this change had the possibility of being in the scope of things to change.  It'd open up more uses for the ability.  An AOE ability that's targettable only on interactable objects, mainly NPCs, limits its practical use aside from the opening pull.

But, as I said, it's not broken, and just wanted to see what others thought :)
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Re: Arcane Archer "Imbue Arrow" Ability Change Proposal
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2010, 03:06:42 PM »
More RP is possible if this ability can target an area.   :fonzie:

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Re: Arcane Archer "Imbue Arrow" Ability Change Proposal
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2010, 03:11:11 PM »
More RP is possible if this ability can target an area.   :fonzie:

Or at least we would have a more realistic ability.

"Well, I can target an exploding arrow to fireball anything."
"Yeah? Show me."
"I can't."
"Why?"
"Because I can't see anything to shoot at."
"Well, shoot at the ground."
"I can't."
"Why?"
"Dunno, I just can't."
"Wait... you're telling me that you're an expert archer, which dominates your bow as an extension of yourself and you can't shoot a single arrow in the ground?"
"..."
"Is that so?"
"Yes."
"Get outta here."
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