This bow is a tad fast for a hunter. Generally a hunter will do arcane -> auto -> steady ->auto etc with multishot thrown in when available.
I am currently using Melmorta's Twilight Longbow (
) which works great to weave steady shots in (almost no down time).
That being said, when this crossbow dropped last night, I took it without complaint.
Dropped when was no hunters in team.. Got it and using it when dualwielding reflex blades and stellaris on my warrior. Crits 850+ which is fun for nonranged class. ;)
This is a good hunter weapon but it would probably go to waste on just about any other class, Felsteel Whisper Knives are a better weapon for a rogue. They have 5 less hit and 8 less AP but +10 crit rating.
would love this to replace my Valanos, but after 4 kills he has yet to drop it, looks like around a 10% drop rate. This crossbow is the #3 best ranged weapon that uses arrows (37 DPS arrows are cheap and readily available after you hit revered with Cenarion Expedition) behind the Sunfury Bow of the Phoenix (
), and Gladiator Crossbow (
We'll have to see what drops for ranged weapons in the 25 mans.
Actually it isn't. Yes it has 2 more AP and +15 stam, but you aren't really going to see much of a difference off of 2 AP and stam isn't really a necessity. Auto shot still shoots while you're casting the instance cast shots, not just when you're oom. Plus this has an extra 15 hit rating, a helpful 9 more DPS, and it's .2 seconds faster. (sorry, new at this lol, was meant to reply to RaistlinMPP's reply)
I am a MM Hunter and I like the Wrathtide Longbow for my spec better. 151-281 Damage. 3.0 speed. 14 agil and 28 AP. My % to crit is at 36 so even though It's a bit slower than the steelhawk I crit often and the bow hits harder.
Drops of last boss in Heroic Steam Vaults if anybody didn't know.
Ok, I can take the Sunfury Bird looking style thing, but this xbow is too much.
It's literally just a big blue bird you hold and shoot.
Steelhawk 2.0 stats: 144-269 dmg, 2.80 speed, 73.8 dps, 15 hit, 28 ap
Steelhawk 2.1 stats: 155-288 dmg, 2.80 speed, 79.1 dps, 16 hit, 30 ap
Sunfury 2.0 stats: 157-292 dmg, 2.90 speed, 77.4 dps, 16 agi, 30ap
Sunfury 2.1 stats: 169-314 dmg, 2.90 speed, 83.3 dps, 19 agi, 34ap
I think the 16 Hit Rating makes this bow better for Warriors or rogues than hunters since Hunters pretty much do not miss.
Got on my Rogue, actually replaced the throwing weapon from Illhoof. Purely because I favour AP over Crit and also due to the increase hit rating. Hunters will obviously prefer the bow from Prince so Combat Sword rogues may want to pick this up.
why would they prefer the one from prince over this? this is acctyally quite alot better for BM hunters then prince one due to the attackspeed
Received this in our first Kara raid. Nice DPS and stats, though some +agi or crit would make this weapon a lot nicer.
Guess if the hunter was worth anything this would not be an upgrade. I was looking at this item for my rogue for the +16 hit. Combat/sword scales best with landing meele atks. When this comes up in our guild for lot I will take it over any hunter DKP ftw. If your a hunter go get exhaulted Ogrilla, pvp bg, or run few H SV and get a decent xbow so you can go to kara and not waste ppls time. Then when prince drops sfp bow have at it and get a true upgrade.
Ever see enhance shamy or hunter wearing leather armor that was "intended" for rogue (or maybe feral druid)? Hunter in guild has spiteblade and hope ender, rogues have sfp bow, and war has shuriken of negation and they use them to down Vash and Sunstrider. If your baby guild is struggling with Kara and needs to give a hunter an upgrade fine, but its no reason to screw a rogue in a powerful guild out of an upgrade. If its better, its better, lot it end of story.
Edited, Feb 25th 2008 1:16pm by Sylvii
lame? this is omba:P
This would be awesome for a fury warrior
got this today and lovin' it :)
feels like holding ashbow from bwl again....yet alittle nerfed
my old dum ass guild let a rogue need on this bow and he beat me why would they let an upgrade for a hunter go to a stupied rogue? God people are stupied
This weapon looks lame, good dps however.
Drops in Karazhan.
Edited, Jan 13th 2007 4:45pm by Makenzie
It clearly says ATTUMEN THE HUNTSMAN drops this. Look at the picture posted for God's sake ...its a NIGHT ELF holding it, how could it be a horde reward? I myself got this last week from Attumen. Its not the best ranged weapon in the game but a good upgrade vs any blue you will pick up in a 5 man. As stated above Attumen isnt too hard of an encounter when you consider he is an easy source of epics. The horde reward from getting Thrallmar rep is called "Marksman's Bow" (
). You guys are funny! =P
This crossbow gets an upgrade come the next patch..... plus why give it to a rogue because of the +hit rating, this helps hunters as well not just rogues
I just got this and I love it. I agree the wolfslayer is great looking, but, as a NE hunter who has never trained for guns (just don't think a NE should use one), I'll stick with this unless I get a shot at the Sunfury. Now there's a weapon
I JUST got this crossbow (literally just now). Its definately an awesome bow. Seeing increase on my DPS hardcore
okay so i'm on my friends account sunday morning around 1:00 am and I realy wanna get my friend this he has been tryin to get a better bow since he has valons longbow and it drops i'm freakin out like omg this is awesome so i'm the only hunter were usin a roll system and a warrior rolls 64 I rolled 63 -.- and he gets it I was like wtf he says "i'm a fury warrior I need it to dps" but his gear is mostly tank gear and I asked my guild they were pretty sure he was allways a tank and then my guilds like "wtf he's an @#$%^&*" so a few of them spam him and he tells one of my warrior friends he got the freakin bow because it looks cool -.- oh and he allready has the epic tank gun with a gem slot and stam on it thats 75 dps or so think it's called gyro balanced khorium destroyer
Got this today at first Attumen kill xD
My rogue got this when the only hunter in my raid group passed on it.
Arguably one the best rogue ranged weapons in the game.
+16 HR and +30 AP
Can't go wrong with that!
70 hunter here, using Valanos' longbow
This dropped last night in kara, fury warrior out rolled me. What the hell, its a 15 dps upgrade for me, but for him it's not gonna be anything more than 4 dps. No way are rogues/warriors allowed to roll on this just for stats, do you see me rolling on the emerald ripper or malchazeen vs rogues for their ranged stats?
No, you don't. Don't need on a ranged weapon, its SO much more of an upgrade for someone who's actually going to shoot with it. If all the hunters have it, go ahead, but personally i'd go for a thrown wep on rogues anyway
Why a rogue would need for this I don't know. They have Deadly Throw which requires a thrown weapon. Why you'd give up this awesome move for few stats and some extra ranged dps i don't know. IMO, any thrown weapon in the game would be better than this for a rogue. As for a warrior, Gyro-Balanced Khorium Rifle is better but that does cost alot.
This is great! Got it last night in my first ever Kara run, great DPS upgrade for me. Why do you complain about the looks of this x-bow? It looks fantastic, a hawk-shaped x-bow that spreads terror and death :))
Good dps on the wep but... it kind of looks tacky! Think ill stick with my sunfury.
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