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Title: One vs. Two
Post by: BubbleTough on November 07, 2004, 09:55:47 PM
I have a habit amonst myself, to think at least once with my characters "Wow, how awesome would it be for him to duel wield xxx weapon". Case and point, I created a Half-Orc Fighter with hopes to become a Weapon Master the other night. Bastard Sword and Tower Shield, traditional, but classy. When at Olgerd's weapons screen, I proceeded to sell all of my equipment to buy not one, but two Bastard Swords. Damnit. Hey, it looks awesome, no complaints here.

This happens with quite literally everyone of my characters. I, for some reason cannot bring myself to use shields. The only characters I would consider using a Shield with would be Clerics or Paladins, and I find both hideously dull :P

I've had Rapier/Dagger, 2x Bastard Swords, 2x Longswords, 2x Kukris, and whenever I get around to doing my Dwarven Rogue, I'll be doing 2x Maces, Handaxes, or Short Swords. I wish Morning Stars or Whips could be duel wielded. . .

What about you? A Weapon/Shield purist or a Ambidexterity fiend? And don't speak of Two-Handed weapons you freaks.
Title: One vs. Two
Post by: Lego on November 08, 2004, 05:43:19 AM
I have always wanted to make a Cleric that wielded a double-mace. Maybe it would be possible with some CoT levels?

That would be sooooooo cool  8)
Title: One vs. Two
Post by: Pixelated on November 08, 2004, 05:46:38 AM
I've often toyed with the idea of a ranger who dual wields hand axes. Pathetic damage for an already pathetic class, but it would look cool.  8)

Generally speaking, I'm a dual wielder in NWN. I prefer rogue/fighters for that reason (they just seem to be meant for it). Bubbletough, as one who has been on the receiving end of one of my character's pointy sticks, you probably know this already. :P Dual shortswords, baby!

Clerics and fighters, though, I tend to stick to weapon/shield, especially clerics.
Title: One vs. Two
Post by: Ambar on November 08, 2004, 01:39:27 PM
Quote from: "Luchaire"
I've often toyed with the idea of a ranger who dual wields hand axes. Pathetic damage for an already pathetic class, but it would look cool.  8)

Generally speaking, I'm a dual wielder in NWN. I prefer rogue/fighters for that reason (they just seem to be meant for it). Bubbletough, as one who has been on the receiving end of one of my character's pointy sticks, you probably know this already. :P Dual shortswords, baby!

Clerics and fighters, though, I tend to stick to weapon/shield, especially clerics.


Basically, any character can dual wield.  Just add 4 levels of fighter into the mix and you're set.

That relates to my basic problem with the game.  It's hard to make a "pure" character (rogue for instance) when it can be made so much better with just a few levels of another class.

I have started SO MANY characters and have never made it half way thru chapter 2.  The game promotes serious CRS.  It's a problem that the health department really needs to look into :D
Title: One vs. Two
Post by: Pixelated on November 08, 2004, 01:44:13 PM
Quote from: "Ambar"
I have started SO MANY characters and have never made it half way thru chapter 2.  The game promotes serious CRS.  It's a problem that the health department really needs to look into :D


 :lol: I agree. Completely. In the year-plus that I've owned NWN I've only had one character get as far as chapter 3, and even she didn't last long before I started anew.

Thus my appreciation of Kotor - with far far less options, I seem to be a bit more committed to playing one character ;)
Title: One vs. Two
Post by: maxbeedo on November 08, 2004, 02:24:52 PM
My best offensive character was a Two-bladed Sword specialist, Lvl 14 Rogue/4 Fighter at the end.  6 Attacks with the possibility of massive sneak attacks = pwnage.  Of course, your success may vary depending on the types of armor you can find (Enkidu's, Dragon Armors, Broewende Family Armor, etc.).
Title: One vs. Two
Post by: Greybeard on November 08, 2004, 02:37:17 PM
I have never liked shields in any RPG even Spellforce where they are fairly important.

Most all the best weapons in SF are single handers but Aragorn uses a single hander without a shield.

Any character in SF can dualwield and I have never been a fan of it till lately now I like it alot, since if you use a lower level one-hander and a shield you are fairly wimpy, so dual wielding gains you speed and damage.

In NWN most the time I use a Greatsword since I love 2-handers.

There are though some good shields at least but I still rarely use them unless my character is built for them like a "Pure" Cleric using Drone MS and a shield.

Aragorn never used shields in LOTR so I don't hardly either.:)

GB
Title: One vs. Two
Post by: MicTar on November 08, 2004, 03:50:46 PM
Well I want the extra umph from  duel weilded weapons.  But I do try to decide on my char roleplaying before hand and then do my best to stick to it. If I want to change for whatever reason then I have to figure it out in the chars mind first.

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Title: One vs. Two
Post by: BubbleTough on November 08, 2004, 08:58:23 PM
Quote from: "LordOfHerrings"
Generally speaking, I'm a dual wielder in NWN. I prefer rogue/fighters for that reason (they just seem to be meant for it).


Yep, definitely my favorite mix of classes too. And we both know Rapier/Dagger > Shortswords  :P :wink:

My next project (if you can call them that, gg CRS) is a pure Dwarven Rogue that duel wields something. I think Kukris would look kind of neat, but that's an extra feat itself (and also, that's what my Sorc/Fighter/BG uses, or maybe I should do Whip/Kukri...). If only Maces didn't look so ugly, unless the later versions improve in appearance...?

My first Monk used a Two-Bladed Sword and has been the character I've taken the furthest in the game.
Title: One vs. Two
Post by: Pixelated on November 08, 2004, 09:59:26 PM
Quote from: "BubbleTough"
Quote from: "LordOfHerrings"
Generally speaking, I'm a dual wielder in NWN. I prefer rogue/fighters for that reason (they just seem to be meant for it).


Yep, definitely my favorite mix of classes too. And we both know Rapier/Dagger > Shortswords  :P :wink:


Tell that to Aiea. ;) Advantage to shortsword: one weapon focus/spec feat covers them both. And it looks cooler.

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My next project (if you can call them that, gg CRS) is a pure Dwarven Rogue that duel wields something. I think Kukris would look kind of neat, but that's an extra feat itself (and also, that's what my Sorc/Fighter/BG uses, or maybe I should do Whip/Kukri...). If only Maces didn't look so ugly, unless the later versions improve in appearance...?


Dual axes, man. It's a dwarf. And it looks cooler. :P

And no, maces never improve in appearance. NWN made them fugly.
Title: One vs. Two
Post by: Rugrats on November 08, 2004, 10:31:55 PM
Not just that, but dual dwarven waraxes.

Sure, it's a feat you could find other uses for, but the cool factor > all.

Anyhow, I tend to be a large-weapon kinda guy - haven't tried a dual-wielder yet - probably should at some stage.
Title: One vs. Two
Post by: BubbleTough on November 08, 2004, 11:10:56 PM
Quote from: "SSnub"
Quote from: "BubbleTough"
Quote from: "LordOfHerrings"
Generally speaking, I'm a dual wielder in NWN. I prefer rogue/fighters for that reason (they just seem to be meant for it).


Yep, definitely my favorite mix of classes too. And we both know Rapier/Dagger > Shortswords  :P :wink:


Tell that to Aiea. ;) Advantage to shortsword: one weapon focus/spec feat covers them both. And it looks cooler.


Ah, Rapier/Dagger fits Dave well enough for RP reasons (and it's actually quite stylish). I have weapon focus Rapier already, and I'll be doing a few others for Rapier, but I doubt I'll invest in any of those for the Dagger. It is the off hand and besides, you Riposte with the main hand anyways :wink:

Built my Dwarf tonight, she's using Handaxes. I was pretty hyped about using clubs looking at the models for them in the Toolset until I found out they are both medium weapons and are not considered light for Weapon Finesse. . . lame. This is the same thing that Dwarven Waraxes suffer unfortunately.

Blek, and Greatsword are fugly :P
Title: One vs. Two
Post by: spider8bug on November 08, 2004, 11:30:18 PM
I tend to mostly end up with some kind of a rogue with dual short swords.
My highest char is the rogue lvl5/assassin lvl 15/shadowdance lvl5 (with dual short swords +10 and other nice feats) in the hordes of the underdark - quite deadly.

I just can't bring my char's to burden themself with a shield. The only not dual wielder I had was a fighter/rogue with a halberd in the OC.

/spider