ABC Archer: Is 80 Bushido sufficient?

RockRock Posts: 373
edited June 2018 in Skills and Stats
I decided to reorganize the goal template of Concoction, a human archer I created with Alchemy as a backup profession.  The other day, I gave her Cooking as well.  It seemed to match her name.  Looking at her skills, I realized there were 80 points I might assign to Bushido. It's not like she will be using it to maximize Parry.  This template is:

120: Archery, Tactics
100: Chivalry, Focus
100: Alchemy, Cooking
 80: Bushido

She is not going to solo dungeons, but I want her to be able to hold her own in PvM battle.  She will have a selection of potions to back her up, so what do you-all think?  What practical limitations will there be for her having just 80 Bushido?  Do you have any more general suggestions?
Rock (formerly Imperterritus VXt, Baja)


  • MervynMervyn Posts: 1,113
    You cannot evade and parry with a ranged weapon i thought, or is that only with balanced weapons? 
    I tell you the truth, tis better to do 10 damage on the right target than 100 damage on the wrong target.

    Breaking in the young since 2002
  • RockRock Posts: 373
    @Mervyn, an archer does not use Bushido to assist Parry.  Out of its six "spells", I think only Lightning Strike and Honorable Execution are useful.  It is possible Evasion and Momentum Strike would be functional as well, but I'm not sure of those.  The bigger gain is via the Honor+Perfection mechanic.  This becomes active at 50 Bushido, so other than increasing the success rate of Lightning Strike I don't see a lot of reason to raise Bushido to high levels.

    A side benefit of Bushido for archers is it is one of the skills that count toward reducing the cost of special moves.  So in this build, 120 Archery and 80 Bushido add up to 200, which will reduce the cost of special moves by 5.

    I'm posting in hopes someone can confirm this logic.
    Rock (formerly Imperterritus VXt, Baja)
  • I routinely use 80 Bushido with throwers and archers.  This gets me to the 200 skill point bonus for -5 mana cost for specials on tight templates along with the 120 weapon skill.  The only things I use Bushido for my ranged characters is Honor and Confidence.  
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