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Dual Wield Cutting -- Battleaxe or Scimitars for Hunting?

YveYve Posts: 3Member
edited June 17 in Quick Class Questions
As title suggests. Is the damage upgrade when going axe still decent when you take into account the loss of strike speed?

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  • TreyTrey Posts: 4,688Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Does anyone use battleaxes in PK? It's been quite a while since I've seen them, but the amount I fight these days is practically nonexistent, so I don't have a large sample to go on.

  • PyoriPyori Posts: 1,001Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    I think razeslash got changed somehow, so RSLing with a battleaxe isn't worth it anymore, or something? I don't remember; that was about the only time using battleaxes was worthwhile. Although I guess in groups you could still DSL with battleaxes for fat damage, probably not the best thing to be doing, though.

  • MorthifMorthif Posts: 1,575Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I -think- @Proficy will break them out for damage every so often? Haven't fought him in ages though.
  • ProficyProficy Posts: 309Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Battle axes do about flail damage, and deliver venoms.... they are a bit slower though. Great limb damage too though.
    Hunting wise they aren't bad, they deliver about the same DPS as scimitar, but hit less compared to scinitars obviously so scimitar are still faster... a lot faster due too crits.
  • ProficyProficy Posts: 309Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Also, you dont have to choose! 
    It's possible to use 1 scim and 1 axe!
    Especially since that opens up all the knight abilities without swapping... impale/undercut/arc/concussion etc etc
  • AntoniusAntonius Posts: 4,629Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Trey said:
    Does anyone use battleaxes in PK? It's been quite a while since I've seen them, but the amount I fight these days is practically nonexistent, so I don't have a large sample to go on.
    I have a pair of level three battleaxes that I use occasionally. I bought the first one years ago (before the razeslash changes), then bought the second earlier this year when I got tired of not quite being able to finish people off alone if they got out of a group fight when they were low then spammed shield.

    With Health Inspector it's a lot easier to execute a well-timed switch from scimitars to battleaxes for a much harder - but slower - hit. Nice when it works out (i.e. you do enough damage that they die), but if you screw the timing up then you're just off balance for a long time with not much to show for it. (As a sort of aside, high strength lunge can also be great for this, if your movement isn't restricted.)

    I probably wouldn't ever use them for a full fight, though. If I thought I could damage somebody out with battleaxe hits, I'd also think I could damage them out with scimitars + additional venom damage.
    Pyori said:
    I think razeslash got changed somehow, so RSLing with a battleaxe isn't worth it anymore, or something? I don't remember; that was about the only time using battleaxes was worthwhile. Although I guess in groups you could still DSL with battleaxes for fat damage, probably not the best thing to be doing, though.
    Razeslash used to be a set balance time, rather than dependent on weapon speed, but the damage was based on the damage stat of the right-hand weapon (the one that hits when you razeslash). As a result, you could swap to a battleaxe to razeslash for a significant damage boost without sacrificing any affliction momentum. It's since been changed so that the balance is dependent on weapon speed; razeslash with a scimitar is significantly faster than it was prior, but I think with a battleaxe it's now a bit slower than before.
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