Question About Melee Weapons.. (in General)

MissingNo December 8 2006 3:39 PM EST

Well, in another thread, it was said by Ranger and agreed by someone that the VB is better than the BoTH because of its ability to slice through defenses. But is the VB better than a MH as well? And is the VB the best melee weapon?

velvetpickle December 8 2006 4:22 PM EST

rock paper scissors OpVines.....

I don't think you can qualify any weapon as "the best" there is only the best for your Character vs. certian characters.

If you face an opponent with 0 AC, Both is better than VB (due to life leach and higher damage potential) The same would be said about MH vs. VB. Some charachters would argure the VB better than MH, due to the lower dex penalties and ability to have more multiple strikes.......

It is all dependent on your strat, and the strat of your opponnents.

Karn December 8 2006 4:28 PM EST

I think that the reasoning behind why the VB is the best is that no matter what other weapon you are using. The damage can be reduced through protection, AC, and endurance. But the VB reduces a lot of that making a lot of nw useless.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 8 2006 4:48 PM EST

in the upper ranks damage reduction is king, and the VB answers that quite well, any team not invested heavily in defense is likely also weak in regards to the blaster rifle style the vb/elb combo is in my opinion, a far better choice for the game we're playing now...

Adminedyit [Superheros] December 8 2006 4:59 PM EST

oh no you've gotten novice going on the VB again...

QBRanger December 8 2006 5:08 PM EST

There have been many posts on this subject in the past.
Try doing a search on the VB in post General posts.

However, when Novice and I completely agree on something, it likely is right.

The VB has a nice base damage, is one handed and cuts through prot/AC/TOE like a hot knife. What other item nerfs a tattoo 40% except for the MgS vs IF/SF/FF?

Before the big melee change, upgrading a VB was quite painful. However with the new linear upgrade model, it is a bit worse then the big 4 weapons.

With PL out there, the odds of leeching someone has dropped. Most people use PL and as you know, PL stops VA, even inate Bth or MH VA.

Miandrital December 8 2006 5:18 PM EST

Maybe if PL didn't counteract the innate VA of MH and BoTH this discussion might be more interesting...

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 8 2006 5:19 PM EST

Hah, no just answering the mans question, you'll have to wait till later on this month for a full explanation of just how much better it is than a MH or BoNE verse the actual opponents at the top.

Miandrital December 8 2006 5:25 PM EST

novice, you're such a tease ;)

QBRanger December 8 2006 5:38 PM EST

Try looking at that thread.

It is quite long but has a good discussion of the VB and the damage it does vs the damage MHs do vs high AC minions.
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