BoM question (in General)
May 18 2009 10:27 AM EDT
I was reading about it, and does the two handed penalty apply to me? I have a bow equipped and I heard that it counts as a two handed weapon. If so, should I equip my MoD to avoid the penalty while still having the bow equipped? The shield is currently at +22, so would it be worth the dex loss for the strength gain as an archer? Is it only in melee rounds or all rounds? So many questions! <3
from the wiki:
"The two types of melee weapons are 1-handed and 2-handed weapons. 2-handed weapons are generally more damaging, but when used with a shield the minion will suffer additional DX penalties. 1-handed weapons do suffer a smaller penalty when used with a shield. As of the Changelog of March/April 2008, the one round penalty no longer applies when switching from a ranged weapon to a 1-handed weapon."
1 or 2 handedness only applies to melee weapons.
It looks to me like, in terms of net levels, the BoM 2-h penalty would take away as much as it would add. It would be the same as untraining 115k DX and putting it into ST, kinda.
I think the penalty to DX is worth it, probably. Your Hal won't have trouble hitting anyway, and your main archer will only have trouble hitting tanks/high-DX minions. In general, DX is the less important intrinsic stat, since the most it can do is add one hit.
May 18 2009 10:51 AM EDT
Hmm. I've just checked and triple checked, and I'm suffering no dex penalty in melee for equipping a BoM with a Morg. None at all.
May 18 2009 10:54 AM EDT
So I do not have to worry about the penalty and I should keep my bow equipped? =P Thanks guys
jw, it should be 12 percent dex penalty, that would be noticeable for sure!
May 18 2009 11:29 AM EDT
Definitely no penalty, not on my equip page or on my post battle page.
May 18 2009 11:43 AM EDT
BoM + Bows / Xbows / Sling = no penalty.
Only way to see the DX penalty is to be in combat in melee rounds while using a melee 2 handed weapon.
May 18 2009 11:46 AM EDT
Thank you Shade -huggies- <3
May 18 2009 11:56 AM EDT
On the other hand I know the original DX penalties were based on the DX penalty for 1 handed melee weapons.
Since that penalty now is 0%, you also don't have a penalty. There used to be a relationship in between them.
I think I used to have such a reference on cbstuff.nl but forgot where it is located...
There is a penalty for shields + 2h melee weapons.
Most shields give a DX penalty. The penalty is increased by 12% when combined with a 2H weapon. There were two shields that did not give any DX penalty when used with a 1H weapon, and so CB forgot to add 12% to zero to get a 12% penalty for using it with a 2H weapon. I fixed that recently.
Bows are not melee weapons.
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