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Dual wield

Post by Schmmiiirc » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:31 pm

In the search for some diversity with my different characters I'm looking at investing Skill Points in Dual Wield.

I can see that I'll need two levels for it to be effective, but I'm struggling to see any benefits beyond being able to use two different weapons with different attributes.

The way I see it I'll only get the same number of swings per round and I miss out on the defensive stats of having a shield.

............and how does it actually work in game play? Alternate hits with each weapon?
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Re: Dual wield

Post by rijackson741 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:47 pm

You get the benefits of both weapons, including any boost to those from, for example, proficiency skills. So you lose the BC of a shield, but gain the AC and AD of a second weapon. The stats of the two weapons are simply added for each attack.
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Re: Dual wield

Post by Schmmiiirc » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:13 pm

It sounds better when you put it like that!

The intended recipient already has two levels of *Dodge" so that will help compensate for the loss of shield.

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Re: Dual wield

Post by nyktos » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:50 pm

just as an aside, i like the Fencing Blade with a dual wield build.
a nice BC bonus on your off hand in weapon-form...

e.g. - Rapier of Lifesteal & Fencing Blade
(with one handed weapon proficiency)

at higher level this boon becomes negligible,
but when you get strong enough - most small tweaks feel that way.
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Re: Dual wield

Post by Schmmiiirc » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:49 pm

The fencing blade is a nice item, I've used it at times on a couple of characters.

I don't see me ever finding a RoL: I can't bear the thought of sitting outside the Kazaul Cave endlessly waiting for it to re-spawn, but I might get lucky sometime.

I have a couple of ideas to try for pairings, BSS & DoSP - BW Dagger X 2 - or even forget the BC altogether and go for BW Sword X 2.
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Re: Dual wield

Post by nyktos » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:08 pm

Schmmiiirc wrote:or even forget the BC altogether and go for BW Sword X 2.
i have a problem with remembering BC, every time! :lol:
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Re: Dual wield

Post by Pyrizzle » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:14 am

nyktos wrote:
Schmmiiirc wrote:or even forget the BC altogether and go for BW Sword X 2.
i have a problem with remembering BC, every time! :lol:
Me too! BC seems to take a backseat to AD and AC a lot
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Re: Dual wield

Post by Duke » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:38 am

there are lots of fun dual wield options...chaosreaper and BSS is a good one.
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Re: Dual wield

Post by nyktos » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:44 am

Duke wrote:there are lots of fun dual wield options...chaosreaper and BSS is a good one.
ahhh... the Chaosreaper! :twisted:
some weapons are just fun to wield, regardless of their [min/max] ability...

you might not get the best stats,
but to me - it's fun to inflict status effects.

beyond that, i had a "Vampire Build"

stuff like Dual Wielding the RoL & Fencing Blade (both rapiers)
with Regeneration & Corpse Eater, naturally...

i chose to wear the Gloves of Life Force (GoLF)
only because they fit the build, in my mind.
it made it fun for me on another level.


(ICYMI) there are "statistically" better gloves for my build,
i just chose not to use them.

someone even asked me why those gloves, on that build?
i told them: "for general elegance, naturally!" :twisted:
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Re: Dual wield

Post by ace » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:55 am

What about RoLF and BoD for vampire build?
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