View Full Version : Can wars dual wield ?
01-27-2007, 02:39 PM
I must have missed this info somewhere, perhaps its because I have been up since yesterday at launch ;p
Thanks in advance.
Oh and if someone has a link to / a list of the classes that can dual wield that would be great.
There is just something about dual wielding in heavy armor that looks cool.
01-27-2007, 02:49 PM
Warriors can indeed dual wield.
01-27-2007, 03:08 PM
Very nice, glad to hear it.
01-27-2007, 04:43 PM
They can, and sometimes it is good to do so, however, realize that as Warrior you will often be main tank, and Warrior is not a damage class. As such you will often be swapping to 1hd and shield to absorb/avoid damage.
If you want to dual wield all the time I highly recommend bard. I started out with Warrior, but I found I was a lot happier as Bard. Although, my personal preference for combat style tends to be slightly on the Warrior side of a Warrior/Rogue mix, so you may not like Bard. ;)
As Warrior, you'll basically want to swap between dual wield when soloing, 2-handed when you have some decent % based damage moves, and 1hd / shield when grouped.
Unless things have changed since September (when I last played Warrior a lot) other classes will vastly outdamage you by the teens. Casters and offensive fighters will be where the real damage comes from, and the difference between 1hd and dual wield or two-handed will be only a tiny portion of the overall group damage, so it really makes the most sense to go with a shield when grouped.
Don't let me discourage you. I very much miss the heavy armor :cry: but I find I have a lot more fun dual wielding as Bard and using songs to adjust damage or defense compared to doing the same moves over and over as Warrior and being 'forced' into a style due to the situation.
... 2-handed when you have some decent % based damage moves ...
I might be mistaken here, but I'm pretty sure that your specials use both of your weapons when dual wielding, leaving high crits and no penalties as the only benefit to two handers. (I'm not even sure there is a penalty left to dual wielding. I know they took out many of them.)
... As Warrior, you'll basically want to swap between dual wield when soloing, ... and 1hd / shield when grouped.
You might also find use for dual wielding and offensive stance when you're along as the off-tank for a raid or a second tank in a two tank group. People won't always have the perfect 1-tank/1-healer group. (That's probably not even the perfect group, but that's for another thread.)
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