So I’ve been using a long bow and making different arrows. My archery skill is 4. I am rather confused about the arrows and the damage.
The Wooden Arrow has a Damage 10, AP of 3, Range 7. A Heavy Fire-hardened Arrow has a Damage 5, AP 2, R 7. A sharpened metal arrow has Damage 5, AP 3, Range 5 and higher dispersion.
Why would I bother (from a meta view) to use any arrow other than wooden arrows?
Do metal arrows have some sort of property/utility that makes up for the massive damage/range drop?
There are several arrows that have “significantly sturdier” and “has a better chance to remain intact” making it seem like these would be a better choice than a wooden arrow, but by the numbers, they are not.
Am I missing something? I was able to make wooden arrows pretty early on, so I keep thinking these other arrows will be better, but they seem to be worse.
IMO it seems like it’s a lot easier to make 100 wooden arrows and just replace them instead of crafting other arrows that have a better chance to remain intact.