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View Poll Results: Which bolt type for the crossbow is best?
Standard 12 30.77%
HE (High Explosive) 11 28.21%
BA (Balanced) 15 38.46%
Scan 1 2.56%
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:30 PM   #1
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Which Bolt?

I think the standard bolt seems to be the best. Scan is pointless spotting, HE takes 2 shots to kill BA depends on your accuracy. I haven't used Scan that much yet though but I'm not one to switch bolts that often so I'm sticking to Standard bolt for now.
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standard bolt,

HE is 2nd, ive had a few kills with that when i havent hit them direct. so it can be helpful
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+thanks i watched the full 20minutes,
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:30 PM   #6
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And I thought I was good with the xbow.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:29 PM   #7
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Will have to find the time to watch that. Gracias!

OT: The regular bolt accounts for most of my very few kills yet but the HE has saved my ass being surprised a few times hipfired at close range.

I've fired scan bolts randomly and found people hiding I didn't know were there, so it may not be too useful offensively for damage but tactically it's definitely got a use which was its intention anyway. I've started getting into the habit of lobbing in a scanner before charging into a building or around corners.

Haven't played with the Balanced bolt too much yet.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:48 PM   #8
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BA. I'm a headshot master (was top 100 in the WORLD according to BF3stats, before I stopped playing) so I find it easy as hell to kill with it. Support + Scoped Xbow with BA = Metro sniping without running out of arrows. Ever. I have found exactly where to aim so I always make it a instakill.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:38 AM   #9
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Wow, got totally sick of him saying every 30 seconds "what nobody got right, not even levelcap". It's okay buddy, you did good math, stop thinking you're the most amazing thing in the world and show a bit of class.
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Wow, got totally sick of him saying every 30 seconds "what nobody got right, not even levelcap". It's okay buddy, you did good math, stop thinking you're the most amazing thing in the world and show a bit of class.
I got that too, the info is great but yah he does toot his horn a bit doesn't he?
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Here's my video overview of them. BA by far.

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How do you get the 'designated assist'? I tagged someone with SOFLAM and got some assist from damage but it didn't unlock the scan bolt. I've been missing the scanner for a long time, l haven't tried getting it anymore 'cause l don't understand what l need to do but l guess l should unlock it finally.
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How do you get the 'designated assist'? I tagged someone with SOFLAM and got some assist from damage but it didn't unlock the scan bolt. I've been missing the scanner for a long time, l haven't tried getting it anymore 'cause l don't understand what l need to do but l guess l should unlock it finally.

not only do you need to have the vehicle in question designated, someone must hit said vehicle with a javelin or heatseekers or a stigla---basically anything that is a lock on weapon
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How do you get the 'designated assist'? I tagged someone with SOFLAM and got some assist from damage but it didn't unlock the scan bolt. I've been missing the scanner for a long time, l haven't tried getting it anymore 'cause l don't understand what l need to do but l guess l should unlock it finally.
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not only do you need to have the vehicle in question designated, someone must hit said vehicle with a javelin or heatseekers or a stigla---basically anything that is a lock on weapon
The damage assist points have to add up to 100, they are cumulative so keep using the SOFLAM and it'll get there soone enough.
If you look at your assignments in Battlelog it'll show you how many you have so far.
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^lt just says "Get 1 designated assist 0/1". l'll try figure it out next time l play AK.
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^lt just says "Get 1 designated assist 0/1". l'll try figure it out next time l play AK.
some one just has to destroy the vehicle you are painting with a lock on weapon.
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some one just has to destroy the vehicle you are painting with a lock on weapon.
Yup, l unlocked it last night.
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Weighing in all late...

Balanced Bolt for the win!

I like that I can roll with a PDW/Shotty as a mid-range primary, my Rex as a close-range primary, and the Xbow with BA for long-range cleanup. I feel like the Balanced Bolt has less drop over distance than bullets from any of the sniper rifles. Plus, it's more rage inducing to pwn a bush-wookie with the Xbow.
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^ Fashionably late.

Who the hell voted Scan?
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^ Fashionably late.

Who the hell voted Scan?
The question should be who wouldn't vote the scan bolt. I'm still trying to get a kill with it.
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^ Fashionably late.

Who the hell voted Scan?
Better late than never I suppose!

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The question should be who wouldn't vote the scan bolt. I'm still trying to get a kill with it.
Challenge Accepted! I WILL have one kill with a Scan Bolt within the next week! maybe...
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I did get a kill with the Scan bolt once, it took me 7 close shots to the head and it turns out the enemy player wasn't even there. Done like a pro tbh.
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I did get a kill with the Scan bolt once, it took me 7 close shots to the head and it turns out the enemy player wasn't even there. Done like a pro tbh.
A kill is a kill!
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:11 AM   #26
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Balanced bolt is best cause damage remains the same, while you don't have to worry about angling the shot.
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