So I don't have Sebastian, else I would probably never dream of making a ranged character in this game (and Varric sort of doesn't count because he only has his one weapon, Bianca, which levels up with him).
Now I'm thinking of starting a second playthrough (actually, more like in the process of), and I kind of want to play as the only class build I don't really have access to any other way. I picked up some mighty fine bows that were completely useless to me in my first run, and it's piqued my interest.
The only thing is, bow damage seems super low given how long it takes to wind up each arrow. It doesn't seem like I'll be doing the raw damage that a dual wielding, backstabbing rogue would be doing, but I was also having trouble playing the game that way in an earlier, abandoned run-through of the game.
Is playing a ranged character that isn't a mage really worth it? I was dishing out some incredible damage with a staff, plus I obviously had the backup of a plethora of crowd-dispersing spells to back that up.