Favorite Weapon?

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Re: Favorite Weapon?

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Kalajel wrote:"one hundred hours of spear, a thousiand hours of bow, and ten thousiand hours of sword."
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.
I think it all depends on how good you want to be with a weapon, and how you want to use it. To use a spear in formation requires far less training (learn the commands, learn to point it in the right direction and keep it reasonably solid whilst it's impaling a charging enemy) than to use it in one-on-one duelling, kung-fu style. I would choose a different weapon depending on the situation, to be perfectly honest. In one-on-one combat, I probably wouldn't take anything (well, maybe some armour). I know how to fight barehanded, I don't have a fecking clue how to fight with a sword or knife. And a weapon you don't know is probably more dangerous to you than it is to the enemy.
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Re: Favorite Weapon?

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I'm the other way around, I know how to fence and use a spear (short spear only not one of the long spears), but I have very little idea how to fight with my hands.

As for the origional topic. Dragon breath.

EDIT: in responce to the comment about how you only get one chance to thrust with a spear if your enemy is charging you. This really shows that you've never tried it. If you have room to move around in the primary reason to choose a shortspear is that it gives you the most oppertunities to attack. It's very easy to feint, your opponent has plenty of area to defend, and you have substancially longer reach. All you have to do is avoid letting him grab your shaft and move around enough that he can't get within your guard and you will have many oppertunities to attack for every one he gets (the latter can be easier said than done, but that's the fun part).
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Re: Favorite Weapon?

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My favorite Wesnoth weapon would depend on the species, given that every Wesnoth race is good with certain weapons and bad with others. There are just too many choices

As a Human:
- 1. Fireball
- 2. Paladin's Sword
- 3. Light Beam

As a Drake:
- 1. Fire Breath
- 2. War Blade
- 3. Ram/Slam

As a Dwarf:
- 1. Dragonstaff (a magical Runic Dragonstaff would be insanely awesome)
- 2. Runic Hammer
- 3. Hatchet

As an Elf:
- 1. Faerie Fire
- 2. Gossamer
- 3. Longbow

As an Orc:
- 1. Greatsword
- 2. Poisoned Knives
- 3. Fire Crossbow

As an Undead entity:
- 1. Chill Tempest
- 2. Baneblade
- 3. Shadow Wave
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Re: Favorite Weapon?

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SurvivalXtreme Arcane Sword, 98-9 melee arcane magic.

I'm amazed no-one else has done an SX or WML modified weapon before me :D
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Re: Favorite Weapon?

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Araja wrote:SurvivalXtreme Arcane Sword, 98-9 melee arcane magic.

I'm amazed no-one else has done an SX or WML modified weapon before me :D
Thats cause its kinda cheap. :lol2:

I once had a magical sword that did, 100-40. See my point?
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Re: Favorite Weapon?

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I agree mostly with Skrim's list, but I won't count magic as weapons (so faerie fire and chill tempest are out):
Paladin's Holy Sword that does Arcane (not Holy) Damage
Gun Dragonstaff
Extremely Useful Orcish Marksman Poison Knives
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Re: Favorite Weapon?

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I don't care if it's cheap or not, it would be light as a feather and instantly destroy whatevever it touched :wink:
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Velensk wrote:in responce to the comment about how you only get one chance to thrust with a spear if your enemy is charging you. This really shows that you've never tried it. If you have room to move around in the primary reason to choose a shortspear is that it gives you the most oppertunities to attack. It's very easy to feint, your opponent has plenty of area to defend, and you have substancially longer reach. All you have to do is avoid letting him grab your shaft and move around enough that he can't get within your guard and you will have many oppertunities to attack for every one he gets (the latter can be easier said than done, but that's the fun part).
Actually, before you make judgements on what I have or have not done, I have done so with the weapon that I was actually talking about in the discussion. The distinction you are making is that I was referring to a short spear, which I wasn't. I was referring to a longer spear (8 feet or so), which can be noted as we were talking about spears and pikes.
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My favorite wesnoth weapon has pretty much always been Water Spray.
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*SPLASH*
"Oh my god my clothes are wet!"
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Re: Favorite Weapon?

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Or the dreaded ink attack.
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Re: Favorite Weapon?

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Turuk wrote:Or the dreaded ink attack.
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Ruining clothes everywhere.
:lol2:

AHHH!!

My clothes!

*runs off to cleaners*
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Re: Favorite Weapon?

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Well I'd have to say either a glaive or a sword. I've always liked staffs but I never liked knowing that someone with enough strength or sharp enough weapon or even a heavy enough axe/hammer would be able to break my weapon to pieces. Which is why I might say sword. (which can still break, but it's less likely.)

But for ranged it's definitely the ink attack :wink:.
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Re: Favorite Weapon?

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Turuk wrote:Or the dreaded ink attack.
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Ruining clothes everywhere.
:lol2:

I never got how exactly the ink manages to poison it's target. Most poison units inject it into the opponent via sharp bladed knives/claws/fangs. The Cuttle Fish just squirts you with it and expects you to drink it or something. :?
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