Katana and Executioner's Swords (in General)
The two lowest 'Rare' weapons.
Take a look at past auctions for these, they are going cheap as chips.
With the amount of cash new users make, is there any reason/incentive at all for a new user to purchase a weapon lower than an Exec or Kat? When they can, in a very small amount of BA, earn enough to buy straight into the Rares?
For example. Current auctions;
A Katana [74x8] (+3) $22,466
A Katana [74x3] (+5) $14,071
An Executioner's Sword [82x4] (+7) $17,566
An Executioner's Sword [82x5] (+6) $17,741
Weapons in the Weapon Store of around the same price;
A Claymore [38x11] (+3) $22,886
A Beaked Axe [34x10] (+7) $22,210
A Bastard Sword [40x9] (+6) $20,401
January 8 2007 2:32 AM EST
Isn't one of the new user goals to rent something? Is one to sell/buy from auctions? :/
Wouldn't it be far better to rent a Rare for 20K until a Kat/Exec pops up in auction to buy, then spend 20K on a Beaked Axe you're gonna replace asap anyway...
January 8 2007 2:48 AM EST
January 8 2007 7:53 AM EST
Not too quickly though.
Bah, I was using a three million NW weapon quite early in my characters life, and that was under my WA... ;)
The rate a NUB can grow, being able to buy BA, will make buying a Beaked Axe instead of renting one of the smaller Rares, a silly choice. ;)
Rent something like this till a Kat or Exe appears in the AH.
"A Katana [74x8] (+5) $78,396 $10,000 9 days 3 / 20 days"
That won't break your WA too much. ;) And half the price of a Beaked Axe.
January 8 2007 9:26 AM EST
If a new player rents weapons for $20k, then he will be way above his weapon allowance.
78K NW? How long does it take to build up that size of Weapon Allowance?
I wasn't suggesting this from 1 MPR, most people will have to start with something like a Whip (unless they go mage for a little while!) when they're that small.
But why buy a Beaked Axe for 20K, when you can Rent a 78K NW Katant for half the cost for 9 days? Surely in 9 Days time you'll have a high enough WA and have found a Kat or Exec in auctions. ;)
January 8 2007 10:05 AM EST
GL, this is part of the reason why in new players we only advocate using a mage team in the beginning. Usually people figure out most of cb in a couple weeks, and after that they can easily switch to a tank.
Looking back at one of Roy's WA threads, by 5776 MPR you can use at least 90K of weapon NW without exceeding your WA. How long does it take a NUB to get to 6K MPR?
At 605, the Katana is the 6th most numerous Melee weapon in CB.
January 8 2007 10:46 AM EST
"How long does it take a NUB to get to 6K MPR? "
Judging by the large number of new players that already have oversized weapons equipped: a very long time...
January 8 2007 10:55 AM EST
As a FB mage, one does not have to worry about WA for a long time. And though they will lose 5% of the xp to unlearn FB, they should be able to fight higher and get better rewards then an equivalent tank for quite a long time.
Not even counting the ability to save money not buying weapons/ammo.
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