Powerful Longbow and Crossbow DPS Build for Throne and Liberty

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Longbow and Crossbow DPS Build TL

Powerful Longbow and Crossbow DPS Build for Throne and Liberty, that will help you complete any type of PVE gameplay with success! The Build combines the powerful skills and gameplay of two ranged Throne and Liberty Weapons, the Longbow and the Crossbow. With superb range and massive Burst attack you can participate in any type of PVE Gameplay, from Open World and Dungeons to Guild Raids! The Build is focusing on a more ranged and stationary gameplay in order to achieve its best damage. This Longbow and Crossbow Build Guide will help you choose the right skills and gear, in order to create a powerful DPS Build in Throne and Liberty!

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Best Skills for Longbow and Crossbow DPS Build TL

The skills below are the core of the Build and will help you maximize your potential. Builds in Throne and Liberty can select one Defense Skill, twelve Active Skills and eight Passive Skills to combine. Picking the right skills that synergize well and complement each other is important. These are the Best Skills for the TL Longbow and Crossbow DPS Build.

Best Active Skills for Longbow and Crossbow Build

These are the best Active Skills for the Longbow and Crossbow Build, that will help you deal massive damage from as far as possible.

Ensnaring ArrowZephyr’s NockMortal MarkQuick FireDecisive SnipingWind Snatcher
StrafingMerciless BarrageNature’s BlessingThorn GaleDeadly MarkerMana Exchange

A few alternative Active Skills you can use are Blitz, Brutal Arrow, Recoil Shot.

Defense Skills are also active skills and are important to defend enemies’ Fury Attacks. The Best Defense Skill for the Longbow and Crossbow DPS Build is Overtaker, Longbow’s Defense Skill. Overtaker deals damage, protects you and increases Critical Hit!

Best Passive Skills for Longbow and Crossbow DPS Build TL

Passive skills are very important as well. Passive skills can enhance the effects of your active Skills and complement further the type of gameplay you wish to follow. These are the Best Passive Skills for the Longbow and Crossbow TL Build.

Rapidfire StanceSteady AimSniper’s SenseDistorted Sanctuary
Eagle VisionAmbidexterityOpportunistPiercing Strike

A few alternative Passive Skills you can use are Roxie’s Arrowhead, Corrupt Nail, Onslaught Stance. To find more about Skills you can check my Throne and Liberty Weapon Skills Guide!

Skills Upgrade Priority for Longbow and Crossbow DPS Build TL

Picking the right Skills for your Build is the first step to create an amazing Build. But is also important to Upgrade your favorite skills, so you can unlock new effects and empower them. Upgrading your Skills in Throne and Liberty is not easy and will take time. This is why you should focus on your most important skills first.

Active Skills Upgrade order:

  1. Ensnaring Arrow to Rare
  2. Decisive Sniping to Rare
  3. Zephyr’s Nock to Rare
  4. Ensnaring Arrow to Epic
  5. Decisive Sniping to Epic
  6. Strafing to Epic
  7. Zephyr’s Nock to Epic
  8. Mortal Mark to Rare
  9. Quick Fire to Rare
  10. Overtaker to Rare
  11. Mortal Mark to Epic
  12. Quick Fire to Epic
  13. Nature’s Blessing to Epic
  14. Overtaker to Epic

Passive Skills Upgrade order:

  1. Rapidfire Stance to Rare
  2. Steady Aim to Rare
  3. Eagle Vision to Rare
  4. Ambidexterity to Rare
  5. Rapidfire Stance to Epic
  6. Steady Aim to Epic
  7. Eagle Vision to Epic
  8. Sniper’s Sense to Epic
  9. Distorted Sanctuary to Epic
  10. Opportunist to Epic
  11. Ambidexterity to Epic
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Longbow and Crossbow DPS Build in Action

Best Skills Combinations for Longbow and Crossbow DPS Build TL

Combining your chosen skills is the best way to get the most out of their effects and maximize your potential. There are a few great Skills Combinations you can use, in order to deal massive damage and increase your DPS. Some of the Best Skills Combos for the Longbow and Crossbow DPS Build in Throne and Liberty are:

  • Ensnaring Arrow+Decisive Sniping. Bind your enemy and deal massive damage with three Decisive Sniping casts. Before upgrading the skill to Epic you can add Zephyr’s Nock and Strafing to the mix.
  • Ensnaring Arrow+Zephyr’s Nock. Use Zephyr’s Nock on Bound enemies to boost your damage.
  • Ensnaring Arrow+Strafing. Epic Strafing can also fire three times, so using it after Ensnaring Arrow, allows you to deal massive damage without the enemy reacting.
  • Mortal Mark+Quick Fire. Mortal Mark weakens your target while Quick Fire deals more damage to Weakened enemies. You can further expand this combo into Ensnaring Arrow+Mortal Mark+Quick Fire+Strafing/Zephyr’s Nock.
  • Thorn Gale+Mortal Mark+Quick Fire. Starting with Thorn Gale allows you to shoot double projectiles and double your DPS. Thorn Gale can work well with Zephyr’s Nock and Epic Strafing as well!
  • Thorn Gale+Merciless Barrage. This combo deals massive damage thanks to the multiple attacks of Merciless Barrage. Be careful when to use it though. Barrage fires in a straight line and can hit other targets. Great against stationary enemies with clear Line of Sight.
  • Mortal Mark+Wind Snatcher+Quick Fire+Zephyr’s Nock/Strafing. Weaken and slow down enemies, controlling the distance. Deal massive damage with Quick Fire and Zephyr’s Nock/Strafing.

These are only a few powerful combos you can use with the Build. You can mix and match the above skills in any way you like, as long as they deal massive Burst Damage.

Best Weapon Mastery for Longbow and Crossbow DPS Build Throne and Liberty

Weapon Mastery allows you to unlock additional passive effects for the Weapons you are using. Each Weapon has its own Mastery with three different branches to focus on! Each Branch offers specific effects that can help you specialize in your favorite role. When you earn experience and level up in the game, you also earn experience and level up your Weapon Mastery.

The active Weapon gets full Weapon Mastery EXP while the second weapon you have equipped gets only half of the Weapon Mastery EXP. The level cap for Weapon Mastery is 13(for now). Weapon Mastery effects are active only when you are using the appropriate Weapon! These are the Best Weapon Mastery options for the Longbow and Crossbow Build.

From the Longbow Weapon Mastery, unlock the Sniping tree and the first three effects from the Check tree. Like this you get the following effects:

  • Harmonious Mind(Mana Regen)
  • Ranged Hit
  • Ranged Crit Hit
  • Pointy Thorns(Max Damage increase)
  • Damage Bonus
  • Base Damage
  • Critical Nock(Skill Damage Boost increase)
  • Attack Speed
  • Ranged Crit Hit
  • Brutal Shooter(Critical Damage increase)
  • Ranged Hit
  • Move Speed
  • Wedge of Oppression(Bind Chance increase)

From the Crossbow Weapon Mastery, unlock the Chain Fire tree and the first three effects from the Move tree. Like this you get the following effects:

  • Mystical Regen(Mana Regen increase)
  • Base Damage
  • Skill Damage Boost
  • Cold Rage(Off-Hand Weapon Activation Rate Boost)
  • Base Damage
  • Buff Duration
  • Rapid-Fire(Attack Speed increase)
  • Cooldown Speed
  • Mana Regen
  • Brutal Wound(Ranged Damage Dealt)
  • Ranged Hit
  • Mana Regen
  • Plains Shooter(Range increase)

To learn more about Mastery in Throne and Liberty, how it works and how to unlock it, you can read my Throne and Liberty Weapon Mastery Guide!

Best Stats for Longbow and Crossbow DPS Build

Your Stats are very important as well and will determine how effective the Build is! Stats affect different attributes of your character and will help you cast your skills more often, get more Health and deal better damage. For the Longbow and Crossbow DPS Build the Best Stats are:

  • Strength – 12
  • Dexterity – 30
  • Wisdom – 26
  • Perception – 21

You can further enhance your favorite stats by picking Gear with appropriate bonuses. Focusing on Dexterity as your primary Stat is the best way to go. Wisdom and Perception are also quite important for your Mana Regen and accuracy. Find more about Stats and How they Work in my Throne and Liberty Stats Guide!

Best Gear for Longbow and Crossbow DPS TL Build

Complementing your Skills with appropriate Gear is essential to fulfill your role successfully and become stronger. Using Strong Armor Sets can also grant you additional effects that will further enhance your Build! For this Build use the Death Set to boost Critical Damage and Attack Speed. The Ghost Wolf Set is a decent alternative. This is the Best Gear you should wear with the Longbow and Crossbow DPS Build!

PieceSet
HeadgearReaper’s Black Mask
CloakArchpriest’s Devotion
Top ChestReaper’s Concealing Shroud
GlovesReaper’s Hand of Death
LegsReaper’s Interring Pants
ShoesGrim Judicator’s Footsteps
NecklaceHoly Warrior’s Choker
BraceletBeast King’s Gilded Bracers
RingAbyssal Crystal Ring
RingAbyssal Crystal Ring
BeltSkulls Spectral Belt
LongbowKarnix’s Hell Bow
CrossbowRex Chimaerus’s Rake Bow

Best Traits for Longbow and Crossbow DPS Build TL

Getting the right Traits on your gear is time consuming but also what makes your Armor and Weapons powerful. The Best Traits for the Longbow and Crossbow DPS Build in Throne and Liberty are:

  • Reaper’s Black Mask – Cooldown Speed, Mana Regen, Ranged Evasion
  • Archpriest’s Devotion – Max Mana, Mana Regen, Debuff Duration
  • Reaper’s Concealing Shroud – Buff Duration, Mana Regen, Ranged Evasion
  • Reaper’s Hand of Death – Max Mana, Mana Regen, Ranged Evasion
  • Reaper’s Interring Pants – Max Mana, Mana Regen, Ranged Evasion
  • Grim Judicator’s Footsteps – Max Health, Ranged Evasion, Ranged Endurance
  • Holly Warrior’s Choker – Max Health, Bind Chance, Skill Damage Boost
  • Beast King’s Gilded Bracers – Max Health, Debuff Duration, Health Regen
  • Abyssal Crystal Ring – Skill Damage Boost, Mana Regen, Max Mana
  • Skulls Spectral Belt – Max Mana, Mana Regen, Debuff Duration
  • Karnix’s Hell Bow – Hit, Critical Hit, Heavy Attack Chance
  • Rex Chimaerus’s Rake Bow – Hit, Critical Hit, Heavy Attack Chance or Added Attack Speed

To find out more about Traits, how they work and how you can get them for your gear, you can read my Throne and Liberty Traits Guide!

Best Beginner Gear for Longbow and Crossbow TL Build

Getting the Best Gear with Optimal Traits for your character can take time. To maximize your efficiency until you have acquired the above gear, you should focus on equipping yourself with some good Blue(rare) Craftable gear. This will allow you to become stronger and able to farm the necessary content for the Best Weapons and Armor. The list below shows some great gear you can craft easily yourself in order to become stronger. Replace them with better gear of higher Quality when you drop it or receive it as Quest Reward while leveling up and eventually with the Best Gear pieces listed above!

PieceSet
HeadgearMoonlight Sniper’s Circlet or Flying Dragon Breath Mask
CloakElite Sharpshooter’s Cloak
Top ChestMoonlight Blessing Secret Art Armor
GlovesFlying Dragon Scale Gloves
LegsFlying Dragon Scale Secret Art pants
ShoesFlying Dragon Claw Leather Boots
NecklaceScales of Time Necklace
BraceletProphet’s Bracelet
RingLethal Fortune Ring
RingLethal Fortune Ring
BeltElite Tracker’s Belt
LongbowSpecial Resistance Longbow
CrossbowSpecial Resistance Crossbow

To find out more about Armor Sets, Gear and Weapons, you can take a look at my Throne and Liberty Items Guide!

How to Play Longbow and Crossbow DPS Build – Gameplay Tips

This Longbow and Crossbow DPS Build, relies on range to deal massive damage in Throne and Liberty. Stay as far away from your target as possible, immobilize them with Ensnaring Arrow and deal massive damage with Decisive Sniping, Strafing, Zephyr’s Nock and Merciless Barrage. Alternatively you can slow down your enemy with Wind Snatcher, debuff with Mortal Mark and deal damage with Quick Fire, Strafing and Zephyr’s Nock.

Against Bosses you should stay as far as possible and let Rapidfire Stance, Sniper’s Sense, Eagle Vision and Piercing Strike do their magic! In group content this DPS Build delivers its best damage when you are not moving too much around. Restore Mana with Mana Exchange and boost Health and Mana Regen with Nature’s Blessing. Always apply Deadly Marker to enemies in order to reduce Skill Cooldown for you and your entire group.

Longbow and Crossbow DPS Build Pros and Cons Throne and Liberty

This Longbow and Crossbow DPS Build deals massive Burst Damage from Range, allowing you to defeat targets without getting hit! With the use of appropriate skills you can bind and slow down your targets, controlling like this the fight. A strong DPS Build that you can use to kite enemies and complete your objectives in Solo or Group PVE. To get the Best Damage out of the Build, you will have to stand still. While you can bind and slow down enemies, that might not be enough against tougher opponents. Additionally the Build consumes Mana fast, which means that you will have to keep an eye on your resources and use skills and potions to restore often.

ProsCons
Massive Damage from RangeMana consuming
Massive Burst DamageLimited CC
Immobilizes and slows down enemiesStationary for best damage
Hits from distance, enemies cannot reachLow Health

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