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#41 Bodom

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 04:12 PM

QUOTE(kevin y @ Apr 9 2009, 05:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(bowner @ Apr 10 2009, 02:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh yeah I know being 1H sword has nothing to do with DEX but I just wanted the pros/cons of being sword shield compared to 2H sword. Like why are there more 2H swords out there compared to 1h+shield, Is the damage difference that great?

Lots of things have changed. A good 1H + a good attack shield is actually better than 2H. In 3rd job, the range of a 2H sword is what you want from it, but in 4th job that advantage disappears for 2-handers so 1-handers win out with more damage + added defense as a bonus. Not to mention if you kill monsters in the same # of hits with a 2H compared to a 1H, the 1H is faster.

Short answer: 2H is good up until Hero, at that point save up and get both a good 1H sword and attack shield. Only con of 1H is that attack shields are expensive.

I was gonna say that pretty much.

One-handed heroes get an advantage. Their Brandish range is ridiculous. It's pretty large in comparison to 2H Heroes. Since you're gonna Brandish-spam yourself happy until 200, it'd be much better to take that large range with really high damage (which is pretty much neck-and-neck, if not a winning battle for 1H) than the lesser range, yet still strong 2H.

The downside of going 1H is a few things: Most 1H Swords are rare (with the exception of Level 100 Sparta's since they drop at Skelegons.) as it is. Shields are practically useless to many people, so they NPC them, so finding a shield (let alone, a scrolled one) is annoying.

tl;dr:
1H > 2H with range (which is still large for a physical attack).
1H > or = 2H in damage.
1H < 2H in cost.

Strombidae - 123 Windia Hero. 2-monster hitting Brandish is so hot.
SeasonabIe - 49 Windia Cleric. Unmotivated to level.

??????? - Night Walker in progress.



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#42 CaptObvious

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 09:00 PM

QUOTE(Bodom @ Apr 9 2009, 03:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
1H < 2H in cost.

Other way around. 1H swords cost so much mush1d.gif

#43 bowner

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 01:36 PM

1H sword scrolls are pretty cheap in Kradia




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