Yes yes, I know there is another post exactly like this one, but Jesus Christ all they talk about in the other thread is "WHOOO stalker FTW" or "Bro lets make an archer only guild" and even "Oh naw archers suck summoners FTW". So I decided to ignore those noobs XD and make my own poll post. Hopefully you guys decide from which archer spread is actually better and give me some good points why they are good and not pick because the name of the class is kewl.... my future lies in your hands now
Well, it really depends on your style of gameplay. Bounty Hunter --> Jungle Ranger is great for leveling due to Cyclone Shot and Skyarrow-Rain. With Critical Blast taking direct physical strikes to the battlefield makes you a scary target with adequate leech. But as a stalker --> Assassin, you are limited in your leveling abilities until you become a Dark Fiend where you get an ability like Cyclone Shot. With that in mind, you will level slower, but you will also gain advantages in the battlefield with 2 types of hiding and powerful direct skill attacks. So really it comes down to if you want to lvl faster go for BH, if you want to stick more to pvp and don't care about lvling fast, go for Sin. I chose Sin because I'm more into the pvp environment. Plus on Instances, you have the ability to manipulate Aggro for the party, passing aggro onto another dps while the other regains their hp or repairs their gear. Just my 2 cents worth.
I am currently a lvl 65 Scorpio Progenitor (assassin) and i love my assassin, only because ive worked so hard to get here. if i had the choice to go back in time to redo it all tho, i would choose a bounty hunter. Bounty Hunter's are not only Extreamly good/fast at leveling, but they are also Extreamly good at pk, if u got good gear on them. Its a whole lot harder to put good gear on a assassin then it is a jungle ranger. specially since for a assassin u wanna have a pk set of gear (skill dmg, crit skill, ICS, dodge, stuff like that) but u also gotta have a set of gear for leveling (Leech, IAS, def). it takes a lot more time, and money if ur a plat buyer, to successfully raise a good assassin. The same ammount of time and money put into one of each class, would result in a Stronger Jungle ranger, thats a higher level and can pk the assassin easily.
I have been playing almost a year now, and i am the 2nd highest active assassin on server Daedalus. like i said i love my assassin, mainly because of stealth (since u can sneak over to dynasty and kill them) and the level 55 move Burning arrow. also the level 65 skill Shadow Pandemonium is a really nice skill, usefull for switching aggro of mobs.
if you want a easier, less frustrating class, that will turn out very strong in the end, i recommend going for jungle ranger.
I think Bounty Hunter is better. Just because I have 1 of each char, n it seems that the Bounty Hunter is much stronger than the Stalker was at that level. But I will definetely know when they are both same level and I can exchange same equip on both. Money is on Bounty Hunter though.