Posted by Hotspur on 06/04
Just an idea-since dodge is now put out of reach for some players,
for less or more time, and the other defensive combat skill, parry, is
a dex skill, could defensive combat skills be thought up for con
and str fighters? Personally, I don't see why someone using a big sword
or a massive stave is any less capable of parrying attacks that someone
with an epee or foil.
Monday, June 01, 01:02AM
Actually, should be next major code update, all weapons will have
some ability to parry.
Monday, June 01, 08:08PM
In that case, should con and str fighters get the parry skills?
Thursday, June 04, 02:18AM
Well, the reason that an epee/foil is considered a better parrying weapon
is because they're light enough to attack and quickly get into defensive
position (and in fact that's one of the main benefits of using a fencing
weapon instead of, oh, a big ol' claymore, and in fact of using a sword
at all instead of a battle axe or halberd). Unlike most other fighters,
fencers are specifically trained in different types of parries.
That's the reason why agile fighters are traditionally better at parrying.