You're using warped arrows. Aren't you. They seem to be terrible after 10-12ish I haven't figured out exactly where the optimal top is. try a stack of the 17 arrows(yeah I know they aren't prctical) I bet you see 500.
This just isn't true. The worlds first Rank50 is an archer, Kimi Pastel
and he used warped arrows from 1-50 and claims that the different arrows didn't make a difference.
However, that is a half-truth. If you are fighting mobs that are way over your rank, you will do very little DMG. So, using higher DMG arrows will result in more DMG, which equates to more SP. However, for it to make a difference, you'd need to be fighting mobs that were way to hard for you to begin with and the time/sp ratio would be a negative.
As long as you stick with mobs closer to your rank and below, you will get that 500sp or sp per mob with just warped arrows.
Also, please note, warped arrows are perfectly fine and work awesome for GRINDING. They are just fine.
However, when it comes to min/maxing your DD where it counts, ei: bosses, legion ranked Faction/guildleves, where just completing the objective is the goal, then upgraded arrows will be better.
Do yourself a favor, save millions of gil and use warped arrows for SP grinding and carry a few stacks of upgraded arrows for leves only. Edited, Nov 4th 2010 11:59am by jedipimp