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Is shield better to parry then sword?

Wed 01 Apr 2020, 16:09

Im trying find out if shield is better to parry with then a sword, seems its much the same, only difference is that shield is better at parry stabs ?
 
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Re: Is shield better to parry then sword?

Wed 01 Apr 2020, 16:21

Shields are four dice (from -2 to +2)  better than a (parrying) weapon vs. Stabs, yes. They are equally good vs. Slashes.

This can also become a tactics if you have a chainmail armor. Using a shields pretty much forces your opponent to Slash or else you get four more dice when parrying with your shield.
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Re: Is shield better to parry then sword?

Thu 02 Apr 2020, 01:51

Short answer is yes. Swords are great defensively but a guy with an axe and a shield is something to fear. Luckily, shields are also a pain the arse to haul around so a sword is still the queen of sidearms. :)
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Re: Is shield better to parry then sword?

Thu 02 Apr 2020, 13:44

Shields also bring 2 separate item dice so you can push blocks a bit more freely as you wont cripple BOTH offence and defence.

That said, a 2H sword does massive damage while maintaining decent defence.
 
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Re: Is shield better to parry then sword?

Thu 02 Apr 2020, 16:02

Shields also bring 2 separate item dice so you can push blocks a bit more freely as you wont cripple BOTH offence and defence.

That said, a 2H sword does massive damage while maintaining decent defence.
And also raising the eyebrows of quite a few of the locals. Walking into a tavern with a sidearm is mundane, walking in with a weapon of war is another! Not all attributes of weapons are mechanical. :D
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Re: Is shield better to parry then sword?

Wed 08 Apr 2020, 00:50

Another thing, you can’t disarm a shield.

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