Infraction: 1. All posters are to make an effort to communicate clearly.
Message to User:
Your capitalization is lacking, and if you're going to make such assertions it might be helpful to support them with actual analysis or testing.
between chimera crits and steady crits my Piercing Shots nearly never fall off. I will test again but Piercing never seemed to change %age of my damage whether I had barrage or not. then again full buffed I have 40 + crit.
I also wanted to note that I ditched nearly all of my hit rating for other more powerful stats. Since you HAVE To spend X amount of points in marksman the 3 into focused aim is a much higher yield of +hit than wearing hit gear!
Basically hit is always an expensive stat in gear equations so if you can get 160 hit then take the three filler talents ANYWAY and stick em in Focused Aim shazam! you are fatter and happier with stats like haste / agil / Rap / crit / armor pen.