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Do wind Archers really suck at bossing?

Wind Archer Forum Talk about Cygnus Knight Wind Archer

ho4show Level 193 Chaos I/L Arch Mage
I was looking through the bowman forum, and everywhere i read it seemed like people were under the impression that Wind Archers suck at bossing. And i'm just like, wat. I thought we were decent enough? I don't fully understand how triffling wind works, cause once i'm killing just zaks body or one/two of horntails heads it seems to not activate, but once mobs or zaks arms are there it does, which i imagine does a good number on our dps. So do we actually suck at bossing?
Posted: June 2015 Permalink

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FreeIcecream Level 211 KradiaEMS Dawn Warrior 4
Song of Heaven has a longer range than Thrifling Wind.
If you move closer it should activate again.
Jun 11 2015
iHeadless Level 200 Elnido Wind Archer 4
Song of Heaven has a longer range than Thrifling Wind.
If you move closer it should activate again.[/quote]

Really? I've never experienced it before but then again I always go ham and don't utilize range lmao
Jun 16 2015
FreeIcecream Level 211 KradiaEMS Dawn Warrior 4
Really? I've never experienced it before but then again I always go ham and don't utilize range lmao[/quote]

I've noticed it when playing a bit on my WB mule on EMS when farming mpe pots and such.
Jun 16 2015
the less enemies there are, the less trifling wind you're going to see. make sure you have all the hyper skills that proc it. it doesn't mean that more enemies = more damage, it's just that you're more likely to see it proc, since it calculates proc chance independently on each enemy.

also, WA is fine at bossing; it just takes some funding. like above posts mentioned, song of heaven's range is bigger than trifling wind's. it's pretty noticeable when doing gollux, cus you have to stand pretty close to gollux's head to do damage to him with trifling wind (if you stand in the blind spots on the sides, it won't proc).

bowmen in general aren't really the most stellar bossing class, but i'd consider WA to be in the upper rung of bowmen. it's better than BM anyways, since BM's AB tends to have a nasty habit of killing you whenever a boss uses DR. :E

[edit] i think i just saw in some other thread that trifling wind doesn't proc on the big ht head and it's a glitch or something?
Jul 06 2015
StraatLamp Level 212 Scania Wind Archer 4 Studio Guild
Thriffling whim not activating on Horntail heads is indeed a glitch, earlier it didn't proc on Gollux gem either but that has been fixed.

Wind Archers have a decent bossing kit as in good amounts of %boss and ofcourse the 50% elemental ignore which makes Cygnus knights so efficient.
You do however have to stand near bosses to optimize your dps since our Final attack system (Thriffling whim and Stormbringer) have a slight delay.
Overall we're average in the Archer branch, not as good as Wild Hunter at the moment but not as bad as Marksman either.
Jul 06 2015
twopointonefour Level 240 Scania Bow Master
Thriffling whim not activating on Horntail heads is indeed a glitch, earlier it didn't proc on Gollux gem either but that has been fixed.

Wind Archers have a decent bossing kit as in good amounts of %boss and ofcourse the 50% elemental ignore which makes Cygnus knights so efficient.
You do however have to stand near bosses to optimize your dps since our Final attack system (Thriffling whim and Stormbringer) have a slight delay.
Overall we're average in the Archer branch, not as good as Wild Hunter at the moment but not as bad as Marksman either.[/quote]

Have you tried to stand behind the head on the portal? Angelic Busters soul seeker expert doesn't trigger when you're in front of the head but if you're on the portal platform it will. I feel it might be the same with Trifling Wind.
Jul 06 2015
StraatLamp Level 212 Scania Wind Archer 4 Studio Guild
Have you tried to stand behind the head on the portal? Angelic Busters soul seeker expert doesn't trigger when you're in front of the head but if you're on the portal platform it will. I feel it might be the same with Trifling Wind.[/quote]

It doesn't unfortunately
Jul 06 2015

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