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POLL: Best weapon type and worst weapon type...

Discussion in 'Baldur's Gate (Classic)' started by Jaguar, May 26, 2004.

  1. Drizzt the Drow Gems: 1/31
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    I think the best weapon types are long sword,spiked weapon,bows and blunt. Since I don't have any usw\e for missle weapons I think they are useless.
     
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    I can't justify using a composite longbow!
    Any character capable of using one should be in the thick of the battle using melee weapons!
    I think that darts are awsome, I wouldn't use them with a fighter or anything, but a mage with bad THAC0 has a better chance of doing some dammage (at least one should hit :) , I hope)
     
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    Yes, but you would use it to weaken the enemy before engaging in melee combat - a very sensible tactic.
     
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    Aldeth the Foppish Idiot Armed with My Mallet O' Thinking Veteran

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    Well, considering the only characters capable of using such a weapon are fighters, paladins, rangers, and once entering BGII barbarians, I tend to agree. Missile weapons however are in their heyday in BG1. It is quite silly not to carry around some form of a missile weapon. The only thing I have a problem with is it gets really annoying to keep switching back and forth between bow/sword. I must ackowledge however a skilled archer will out-kill any melee character in BG1.

    In BG2 whole new story. Missile weapons get progressively weaker as you increase in levels and eventually, you're right - a melee character won't be using the composite longbow any more.
     
  5. Drugar

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    "In BG2 whole new story. Missile weapons get progressively weaker as you increase in levels and eventually, you're right - a melee character won't be using the composite longbow any more. "

    One tends to think they did that on purpose. I think missile weapons are very usefull in BG1, especcially when soloing.

    I voted for two-handed swords as best melee and daggers as worst. I know two-handed swords aren't the best melee weapons, but I like them.

    For ranged I find bows to be affective and second to that slings. I don't like crossbows for their slow shot rate.

    My 2 eurocents...
     
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    Ok for melee I think the worst is club, because I don't remember finding ANY magical one in BG1.
    The better would be Scimitar (Drizzt's Scimitar Frostband is +3 and can be stolen).
    As for ranged weapons I think they are all good depending of your character classes (sling for druid, darts for wizard, long bow for ranger etc...)
     
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    I know I'm gong against what everybody else thinks, but have any of you seen Jahiera with Quarterstaff+3 and the gauntlets of ogre power? Monstrous! Mix that with Imoen and Eagle bow and bracers of archery and you got a recipe for trouble. This is my fave combination in BG1, and it's always worked for me...
     
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    [​IMG] I love playing with big swords ( :evil: ), since they're usually very powerful, and I love giving Jaheira Darts of Wounding... the poison effects disrupt attacks and magic SO nicely. As for useless, am I the only one who never uses spears or halberds in BG1? I mean, they never really appealled to me, and you rarely find magic ones.
     
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    Well, I was going to put darts for worst ranged weapon, but after reading all the responses I might just give them a chance.

    Best Melee: Two-Handed swords
    Worst Melee: Clubs
    Best Ranged: Short Bow
    Worst Ranged: Throwing Daggers.
     
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    I never get tired of Long swords, if it be with a Large Shield+1 or totting an extra on the off hand (BG2), I never liked clubs or any two-handed weapons (the AC from the shields are needed for the fighters in the group).

    Always start a fight by initiating some composite long bow action (take out weaker monsters or simply peg down the main opposition), and then equip your long sword, unless you have the boots of speed you can just run in there squeeking like a hamster! I did put down darts as my worst ranged weapon but after reading a few of these posts Im willing to give them a try.
     
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    The only thing I didn't like was that like so many other RPG's the longsword seems favoured over other weapon types for magical enhancements and abilities. Although BG isn't too bad for this, there was an awful lot of +1 longswords being found all the way through it by every party I've gone through with.
     
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