So I'm trying to make a general-purpose Bow build, and have settled on the Green Nargacuga Armor for it's skills (Focus, Stamina Recovery, Evasion). So I'm trying to decide what to skill to gem/charm in for damage and I think I've narrowed it down to two options, but I'm not sure which one would be better. The first is to go with Elemental, and the other is to have a set each for Normal/Pierce/Pellet up and swap between them depending on the bow I'm using.
So my question is, which would generally give me better damage output, Elemental or the Shot Up skills?
EDIT: And while I'm on it, I've never figured out what food skills are best for the Bow. I've been defaulting to Black Belt so that dodging doesn't put such a strain on my stamina, but are there better options of things I should be looking for?