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Scatter Shot Arrows worth spending any points?
« on: 23 January 2018, 11:12:53 »
I'm not seeing much effect from Scatter Shot in the Epic game. I have heard that they once did piercing damage, but now that it's mostly bleed, too many mobs are immune to bother with it. I have a few points into it, and a bunch of +skill to this one from gear. If it's a waste of time I will spend it elsewhere. Subjectively, it seems like I need to specifically target a mob with my arrows to kill it.

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Re: Scatter Shot Arrows worth spending any points?
« Reply #1 on: 23 January 2018, 11:49:09 »
It is not the skill it used to be. If you have other skills that you want to invest in, just leave 1 point in Scatter Shot.
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Re: Scatter Shot Arrows worth spending any points?
« Reply #2 on: 23 January 2018, 11:51:20 »
this might help you

https://titanquestfans.net/index.php?topic=42.0

but that was written pre-ragnarok.. there are more skill points now so it might be worth it.. but for me, there's no way it takes priority over study prey, wood lore, AotH, CotH, volley, even the 2nd upgrade of marksmanship.. can't remember the name
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Re: Scatter Shot Arrows worth spending any points?
« Reply #3 on: 23 January 2018, 13:32:47 »
Scatter shot was so OP in IT, im gonna have to see what they did with it in AE :/
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Re: Scatter Shot Arrows worth spending any points?
« Reply #4 on: 23 January 2018, 22:28:29 »
Scatter shot was so OP in IT, im gonna have to see what they did with it in AE :/

Beyond what I mentioned in my post I cannot find anything. But that in itself (80% of damage is now bleed) is a huge nerf considering how much bleed resist/immunity is in the game.

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Re: Scatter Shot Arrows worth spending any points?
« Reply #5 on: 23 January 2018, 22:33:23 »
not only that.. pierce stacks.. bleed doesn't.. which i stated in archers without hunting
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Re: Scatter Shot Arrows worth spending any points?
« Reply #6 on: 10 April 2018, 10:01:52 »
Was talking with @botebote77 about how Scatter Shot is apparently a mere shadow of its pre-AE glory. This;..

Subjectively, it seems like I need to specifically target a mob with my arrows to kill it.

Has now become a problem basically for all archers ingame.

I guess with Volley, Puncture Shot, and Storm Nimbus, my multi-railgun Sage can still hit multiple enemies, but I still end up having to target individual mobs in a cluster, which is a huge bother outside of melee range (and I really don't want to be in melee range).


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Re: Scatter Shot Arrows worth spending any points?
« Reply #7 on: 10 April 2018, 13:22:40 »
i am noticing the exact same thing after coming back to the game.. this used to be OP.. ah well :/
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