I thought I'd ask if anyone had done any testing with Rapid Fire? I suspect that some weapons may be better than others with this skill.
From my initial impressions, the skill fires at the same speed wether you are using a 2-handed heavy crossbow, or a pair of light hand crossbows.
Given equal DPS weapons, in generally heavier 2-handed weapons do more damage per hit, but you fire/swing less often. However, if Rapid Fire unleashes the same number of shots either way, than anything that does more damage per hit will ultimate deliver more damage than faster weapons, if both fired at the same rate.
Does anyone know how weapon damage from Rapid Fire works? Do each of the small bolts fired do their own damage? Do each generate their own chance to proc other abilities? How are other weapon modifiers applied?
If a weapon has +1-2 fire damage for example, thats about +1.5 damage(avg) per hit. Then does that apply to each bolt fired for Rapid Fire? Obviously if it did, it may be overpowered, but it might suggest that weapons with damage modifiers would do more damage.
In short, can anyone recommend the best type of weapon to use with this skill for the most damage in the shortest time? Or does it just not matter as long as their DPS is high?