In DOS EE, the Bow skill differs much more from the Crossbow skill. The Bow skill directly increases the damage of bows, which allows for more powerful Expert Marksman skills. This is because Expert Marksman skills' damage is based on the damage of the weapon equipped. Unlike Man-At-Arms skills, Expert Marksman skills cannot crit, which means bows are the superior weapon. Bow Rangers want to max their dexterity to reduce cooldowns on their Expert Marksman abilities. On the other hand, Crossbow Rangers mainly auto-attack and only increase their dexterity to meet gear requirements.
|Bow Skill Level||Damage Increase|