Looking only at CD and 1v1 meta
frost is a pain in the ass to catch
most builds i face run purge with helm of valor, mage robe
if you dont have at least one of these then you deserve to die to reg bow as simple as that. or you can try using the crystals in the CD to run because those exist
as a bow one purge and you are forced to run and wait for your next E and when you turn back to try and kill a frost/any other mobility build they have the
CC or at least mobility to run till they regen their health to full and try again
granted reg bow is a fking brain dead turret with massive point and click damage but it realy is feast or famine when the other guy does not have purge or has it.
so it is considered balanced.
unlike hit and run builds who have like no control until next patch.
once we see the meta settle down next patch then only complain weather reg bow is op or not because in its current state in CD it is not OP at all in the mobility heavy meta
if we talk about crystals 5v5, hellgates and open world fight its a whole different story. bow is always considered meta mostly due to Resist Shred and the ability of bow to scale its "auto attack damage" heavily with IP.
for example if claymore E gets 50 damage per 100IP then reg bow would get 150 damage per E that is how crazy the scaling is in open world with no ip cap
bow/1h curse/ xbow/dual daggers these 4 weapons scale their damage of their E way better then anything else in the game through a combination high base damage and resist shred and thats why they are main stay dps in almost every team/ considered broken by some people
Hmm ..as u wanted to FCK gnature u statement was.. it cannot be that u need purge to win vs that shit..and that shit had zero Mobility aka catch potential..
Now bow ..get purge or deserve die..what now??