So I am very new to the game and I love the outlander but I was wondering does it really matter which weapon you choose? My personal favorite is the bow, but that's only because I love bows and I tend to use them as a weapon when given the choice. What I'm wondering is are all the different weapons pretty balanced or is there one that is just better then the rest? Also if the weapons are all balanced what would be a good build for using a bow?
The way I like to see it, there is no actual "specific weapon" for each class, but rather you can play whatever game style you like. Although, classes have their own abilities that require a certain weapon, but there are also abilities that do not require anything.
For example, Outlanders have traps that require no actual weapon, although they have their ranged weapon abilities that require some sort of projectile launcher.