"Would it be worth spending the money on the Gyro-Balanced Khorium Rifle as opposed to the Grand Marshall x-bow I currently use or would it be a waste? Xaelia & Whisper"
Let's take a look at our contestents:
Gyro-Balanced Khorium Destroyer
138-275 Damage Speed 2.80
(75.5 damage per second)
Socket Bonus: +3 Stamina
Mats:1 Primal Nether, 20 Khorium Bars, 12 Primal Fire, 12 Primal Air, 1 Hardened Adamantite tube, 4 Fel Steel Stabilizers
Grand Marshall Crossbow
170-225 Damage Speed 3.20
(66.4 damage per second)
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 9
Equip: Improves your resilience rating by 9
Equip: Increases ranged attack power by 22
The question asked is really one of personal preference. If you loathe spending money, the GBKD is not going to be your cup of tea, and there are other 75DPS ranged weapons out there that aren't impossible to get.
You can get the Veteran's Musket by reaching exalted with Honor Hold and it's no slouch:
139-259 Damage Speed 2.70
(73.7 damage per second)
Equip: Impoves hit rating by 11
Equip: Increases attack power by 22.
There's also the Steelhawk Crossbow that drops from Attumen:
155-288 Damage Speed 2.80
(79.1 damage per second)
Equip: Improces hit rating by 16
Equip: Increases attack power by 30
If you are an engineer or don't mind spending money, the GBKD is a very nice upgrade. If you only run 5-man instances, the Veteran's Musket is attainable. If you can run Kara, you'll have a chance for the Steelhawk Crossbow once per week.
Is the GBKD an upgrade to the GMXbow? Yes. Is it worth the money? That's up to you and your personal playstyle.
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