I'm not getting this... (in General)


Seran [Hidden Agenda] June 17 2006 7:30 PM EDT

Arsonist and AoD have chars that have a DD spell trained and a weapon equipped at the same time. I just don't understand it. Why would they do that?

Flamey June 17 2006 7:31 PM EDT

that weapon is a scythe or a whip, its fun to put low-level melee weapons on mages.

QBJohnnywas June 17 2006 7:31 PM EDT

For fun. Just because you can't use them doesn't mean you can't equip them. :P

Maelstrom June 17 2006 8:04 PM EDT

Don't expect logical behaviour from AoD - we all gave up on him long ago ;)

But don't forget Susan Death, the original scyth-wielding mage :)

AdminShade June 17 2006 8:05 PM EDT

It's the same reason as giving a base dagger to an Enchanter, just for looks ;)

Xiaz on Hiatus June 18 2006 12:05 AM EDT

Noob. :P

Flamey June 18 2006 2:06 AM EDT

funny thing is that, if you see a newb with a weapon and a DD spell, its wrong but not for us.

btw i got whips and bolts on my mage and enchanters :D

bartjan June 18 2006 3:11 AM EDT

Shade: there can be a reason for doing that. Equipping a base ranged weapon or melee weapon allows you to quickly see how often the enchanter/wall survives into melee.

AdminNightStrike June 18 2006 5:47 AM EDT

Weapons on enchanters and mages are useful when the minion in question wears a tattoo that spawns a familiar. The weapon controls the order in which the familiar spawns.

Negator June 18 2006 6:01 AM EDT

Bart: how does equipping a weapon have that effect? You can read play-by-play without it...

bartjan June 18 2006 6:18 AM EDT

Play-by-Play takes too much time. Seeing your DX be different than your ST in the battle summary is much quicker.

AdminShade June 18 2006 7:33 AM EDT

True, that is also a nice side effect.

Angel of Death [Hell Blenders] June 18 2006 8:28 AM EDT

you ever saw me without my scythe? im not AoD without my scythe, i cant live without my scythe (well cant take souls without it)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 18 2006 11:24 AM EDT

"Weapons on enchanters and mages are useful when the minion in question wears a tattoo that spawns a familiar. The weapon controls the order in which the familiar spawns."

It's useful for enchanters, but not for mages. DD spells are clased as weapon in this case, so euipping one has no effect. The DD spell over rides the attack prioirty of the wepaon, so unless you're using a bow on a CoC/decay mage, euipping a weapon on a mage is fornothing but looks. :) (Or storage!)

InebriatedArsonist June 18 2006 2:55 PM EDT

What would Susan be without her scythe? Many professions have specialized tools, and the business of Death is certainly no exception!

And, for the sarcastically-challenged, the scythe is just for looks.

Blarg June 18 2006 9:00 PM EDT

Bah, anyone can throw a newb weapon on an enchanter or mage, but its the really cool people who forge newb weapons to big stats.
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