I am a sentinel and I hunt with spear and shield. I've been eyeing a shield of absorption. Before I buy it, I want to know if using a shield is the right thing to do. I saw someone else (runewarden?) hunting with a battleaxe in each hand and was impressed. Can I do something like that? Or is it a class skill?
Also, I've heard some reference to "sentinels and their hand axes". I'm guessing that's player combat? I tried a hand axe for hunting and I was pitiful. Of course I haven't learned my skirmishing skills past thrust (like throwing) so maybe that was the problem?? Or is it that hunting is completely different that combat? The little I've tried combat maul worked much better than thrust, but for hunting the reverse is true.
So should I be hunting like I have been? Or with some combination of two weapons?
And of less importance, what about combat?