I'm a lvl 13 Brigand, and new player, so bear with me.
I abandoned my Warrior and started a Brigand because I wanted to use a bow, both to support the other two friends I play with, and because I just plain wanted to, it was one weapon I never liked using in Diablo II, but I like the way it works here better.
I've been putting most of my stats into Dexterity, because Strength only affects melee damage, not ranged, correct? Is this wise? Also, both my rings give +30 to Offensive ability, I assume the chance to crit is important to bow users?
Secondly, is there a point to using a spear as well as a bow? I have my Marksmanship skill maxed, to be fair, but my spear does so little damage compared to my bow. It's more effective for me to use my bow even when face to face with enemies (right now, anyway). Maybe if I put points into calculated Strike and Blade Honing, that will make my spear more powerful than my bow?
Thanks in advance.