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Which weapon out of any used in Wesnoth, would you want to use in battle?

Mine would be, a battle axe, or spear.
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Oh, do I have to use a weapon from Wesnoth? I was wanting to use Vera or Mr Pointy. Oh, well I guess I'll just have to go with lightbeam then.
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cobra wrote:Which weapon out of any used in Wesnoth, would you want to use in battle?

Mine would be, a battle axe, or spear.
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my favorite would be the elf shaman's slows attack, but if that's not an option, then poison knives.
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EDIT: yeah, clearly I'm not going on utility here, more rule of cool on the weapons i've personally designed. For utility, I think i'd take a Spectre's baneblade.
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Probably depends partly on who I was fighting. Probably a crossbow, given range, comparative ease for an un-trained, unfit person like me to use, and of course, a higher rate of fire than the dwarvish guns (at least in game). A long bow would be better, if I had the strength and training to use it.

For melee weapons, a spear or pike. Nice long reach, simple to use. Just point and jab. :D

No swords, those require skill.
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The Great Rings wrote:For melee weapons, a spear or pike. Nice long reach, simple to use. Just point and jab.

No swords, those require skill.
True, but spear and pikes require a great deal of training to be used effectively with others (where their strength comes from), and on it's own a spear or pike in the hands of an unskilled user is probably a liability. More likely to hit someone with a sword. :P
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Actually, I'd probably go for magic of some kind if I could use it. These are the Wesnoth weapons I would choose if I had to use one to defend myself in real life.
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Some sort of Cold/Arcane tempest attack followed by a quick poke with a Plague Staff.
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Urs wrote:Some sort of Cold/Arcane tempest attack followed by a quick poke with a Plague Staff.
Made me lol for some reason. :lol2:
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Turuk wrote:
The Great Rings wrote:For melee weapons, a spear or pike. Nice long reach, simple to use. Just point and jab.

No swords, those require skill.
True, but spear and pikes require a great deal of training to be used effectively with others (where their strength comes from), and on it's own a spear or pike in the hands of an unskilled user is probably a liability. More likely to hit someone with a sword. :P
Well, I'm thinking of an old Japanese proverb here; "one hundred hours of spear, a thousiand hours of bow, and ten thousiand hours of sword."

So yeah, I guess spear it is… :D
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Kalajel wrote:Well, I'm thinking of an old Japanese proverb here; "one hundred hours of spear, a thousiand hours of bow, and ten thousiand hours of sword."
Not claiming that the sword might not require more complex training, but think of it this way. If you have not been trained with a spear, and someone is coming at you, you have once chance to get a thrust in before he's inside your reach... then you're done. ;)
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Turuk wrote:Not claiming that the sword might not require more complex training, but think of it this way. If you have not been trained with a spear, and someone is coming at you, you have once chance to get a thrust in before he's inside your reach... then you're done. ;)
Not in Wesnoth, you have 33+ hp, don't you? You can survive five hits, can't you...
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