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Archer two handed weaponstyles

Discussion in 'BG2: Shadows of Amn (Classic)' started by strange_machine, Mar 31, 2002.

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    Well, for all you inquiring minds out there i have a wonderful question and feel free to respond. I just started a new game with an elven archer that specializes in cross bows. A fabulous character he is! Alas i was wondering if putting any proficiencies in two handed weapon styles will give bonus to his cross bow usage. I mean the cross bow is a two handed weapon, and it only makes sense that it does, but i'm quite not sure. So if any of you smart folk out there care to answer, i'm all ears, err eyes.
     
  2. DrFaust Gems: 1/31
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    As I understand it, the two-handed proficiency is only good for melee weapons -- swords and quarterstaffs and so on. I think it's mentioned in the fine print on the proficiency selection screen.
     
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    I would agree, only close combat weapons, not missile ones
     
  4. Ragusa

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    [​IMG] None of the weapon styles in BG-2 offers ANY advantages for ranged weapons.

    weapon-and-shield, single-handed, two-handed and two-weapon-style only offer melee advantages!
     
  5. Master of Nuhn

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    Too bad they didnt add a Ranged weaponstyle.....Elven Archers would be WAY overpowered, though.
     
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    There is another disadvantage in weapons styles for Archers... you get 2 free points in two-weapons-style, but you CANNOT use them, since your ranged weapons impedes you!!
    You could bypass that using sling, of course, but guess? It appears that Archers HATE slings, since they cannot put five points in them...hell, I was already dreaming about a dual-classed Archer/Cleric (sling sniper+cleric+druid+melee fighter with Crom Faeyr=the only match to kensai/mages)
     
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    Bah. You can switch between ranged and dual weapon melee. It's just a pain because you have to pause the game and swap out your ranged weapons from your quick weapon slots and add a weapon to your shield hand. I did it all the time though it was annoying.

    [This message has been edited by Blackthorne TA (edited April 01, 2002).]
     
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