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Blade of Strategy  
 

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO TRADE PLACEABLE
Slot: PRIMARY SECONDARY
Skill: 1H Slashing Atk Delay: 24
DMG: 14 Dmg Bonus: 28
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
STR: +10 STA: +15 HP: +50
SV FIRE: +5 SV DISEASE: +5 SV COLD: +5 SV MAGIC: +5 SV POISON: +5
Effect: Rage of Vallon (Combat, Casting Time: Instant) at Level 50
WT: 2.5 Size: SMALL
Class: WAR
Race: ALL
Item Type:1H Slashing
Stackable:No
Lucy Entry By:keltana
Item Updated By:Oxgoad
Source:Live
IC Last Updated:2019-04-10 23:47:04
Page Updated:Mon Jun 24th, 2013
Ruins of Kunark Item


Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 50

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This item is the result of a quest.

Crafted: This item is crafted by players.
Quests: This item is used in quests.
Used in 1 recipe.
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Can be combined with the Blade of Tactics (pre-augmentation) in the Red Scabbard to form the Jagged Blade of War (pre-augmentation).
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HELP
# Oct 10 2005 at 1:52 AM Rating: Decent
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how do i start my epic or how do i look it up????
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the weaps ARNT bad
# Jan 26 2005 at 10:45 AM Rating: Decent
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ok first off...chances of a none twinked war who has 2 lvl 70 alts and who hasnt cheated by buying plat...will prolly never have the boc b4 he is up a few more lvls..second at 50 the only way u are getting to plains to get weaps better are to get flagged...and to get the bloodfrenzy in ssra that will take some time aswell...so what the war epics arnt that great..but get a good haste and u will be running about 14 20...maybe a lil slower not sure...the procs arnt great eather...but the 100dd along with the hate a faster weap thats got another proc u will be all set...in my opinion...but w/e who cares WHO els get friken LIGHT SABERS how sweet is that

the weaps ARNT bad
# Feb 12 2007 at 12:55 PM Rating: Decent
jesus, please teach the special children of the world like my friend here how to spell
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kinda sad
# Nov 27 2004 at 2:48 PM Rating: Default
24 posts
Kinda sad that we are faced with practically insurmountable obstacles and end up with such a weak weapon. People who think of wars as meat shields need to think again! Some of the most effective tanks hit hard and fast and keep aggro too! As a Mellee I like to be figured into the dps ratios, thanks! I weild the Fabled Executioner's Axe right now until i can obtain something better. Hitting for over 500 at level 60 and holding aggro is hard to argue with dont ya think?

Edited, Sat Nov 27 16:05:06 2004
kinda sad
# Feb 12 2007 at 12:57 PM Rating: Default
you say you hit for over 500

ok, thats pretty good I guess

problem is, you dont mention delay.

sorry to burst your bubble bud.
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#Tundarprime, Posted: Jul 22 2004 at 12:02 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) sup
Are two possible
# Apr 24 2004 at 9:11 AM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Is it possible to have two of these by keeping the Red Scabbard and doing the quest twic except for the Scabbard part..Two of these would be decent.
RE: Are two possible
# Apr 27 2004 at 2:34 PM Rating: Decent
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tis lore =/
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RE: Are two possible
# May 04 2004 at 7:24 PM Rating: Default
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Actually, if you do the quest, then do the swap for the augmentable version, you can then redo the epic, and have one augmentable blade of strategy, and one non-augmentable.
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RE: Are two possible
# Jun 15 2004 at 6:58 AM Rating: Default
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It's possable to have 2 red, 2 blue, and the 2hs without having to do the epic twice.
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RE: Are two possible
# Aug 11 2004 at 7:01 AM Rating: Default
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Happen to know how this is accomplished, havent been able to find anything but hearsay about this process.
Proc
# Apr 17 2004 at 10:28 PM Rating: Default
27 posts
How often do these weapons proc.
Lookin for someone with a high (270+) dex to estimate how often they proc.
#Nytcretur, Posted: Jan 06 2004 at 4:41 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) LOL the warrior epic sux peroid i mean its not even worth the quest. i mean i think it should be the best weapon for a warrior but i mean look at some of the weapons from POT (plane of time) i mean take edge of eternity i have it its GODLY our EPIC sux dont even do quest yes it has a 500 aggro proc but you can get a Blade Of Carnage or just get a weapon and do LDON and get a ANGER III on it 600 to hate so on a scale from 1 to 10. 10 being the best and 1 being DIRT i give the warrior epic a 3 and it should be a 11 so dont waste time on it.
WTF!
# Sep 17 2003 at 2:32 PM Rating: Default
36 posts
its sad... instead of seeing usefull information about things I REALLY need to know about I hear children arguing about useless crap like what the stats are and shat they do... I dont give a good damn about weather it procs a damn debuff or not. I will find out for myself when I get the epic. So please STOP filling these forums with your useless info to contradict someone else about what they think or know... Take it to tells or make your own damn thread... call it "Lets get some tampons..."
RE: WTF!
# May 04 2004 at 5:18 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
and your post provided what useful information?? I hear they have a sale on tampons at Wally World..maybe you should check it out.
STUPID
# Sep 14 2003 at 9:28 PM Rating: Default
21 posts
i think that epic weapons should be the BEST weapon in the game for your class/race cuz it's an EPIC weapon it should be great u know? but i mean just look at the weapon "edge of eternity" if your flagged for plane of time and in a guild good enough to raid it then u could loot a better weapon than epic.... i just think that's stupid
RE: STUPID
# Jan 06 2004 at 8:55 PM Rating: Good
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The part you don't seem to grasp is that, its only an "Epic" according to players. Its the Kunark era "Particle weapon quest". The name EPIC was tagged on them by players, because when Kunark was new, they WERE the best you could get. The name stuck, even when better weapons were added to the game.

When you look at the type of mobs that need to be killed, in order to do the warrior particle weapon, it really would be ridiculous to give it stats equivalent to a plane of time drop.

Having said that, for many people, this may be the best they ever see. The vast majority of guilds are not elemental flagged, and the vast majority of warriors don't wield blades of carnage, or the much better elemental and time drops.

The part thats amazing is, its a KUNARK ERA item, and is still attractive to many players. There are not many of those that you can find.
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RE: STUPID
# Oct 22 2003 at 5:20 AM Rating: Good
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The reverse logic to that would mean that it would have to be harder to achieve then achieving a weapon from Plane of Time. It would have to be that hard to be truly epic. That would pretty much eliminate ever seeing it for 99 percent of us warriors out there.

Personally, I'm happy with what it is /shrug. But that's just me.
test it
# Sep 10 2003 at 10:41 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
I have been aware as to what lucy and all the other sites say about the proc, and yes it is true...the main portions of the proc are 100 dd and increase hate by 500...BUT however it does debuff certain stats....the people who wrote info about the proc obviously never further experimented with it to see exactly what it did (i.e. procing it on a twink on a 2nd computer next to you, and comparing stats before and after)OR just didnt feel the need to mention it /boggle...try it yourself, proc it on a friend or anyone and get them to tell you the stat differences, before and after...
RE: test it
# Sep 15 2003 at 1:32 PM Rating: Default
lucy reads the actual spell data file. there is no debuff to the proc. i even recall someone from SOE saying that because of the debate over this myth.
There is no debuff....
# Sep 09 2003 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
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As per Lucy, which most EQ players have learned to trust as if it was the EQ bible for spell stats....

http://lucy.fnord.net/spell.html?id=1935&source=Test

No Debuff....it is what I said, 100hp fire based dd and 500 pt Hate bump.

Marshall Deurgeran Whiteforge, lvl 65 overlord on saryrn
also a mild debuff
# Sep 04 2003 at 12:30 AM Rating: Default
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The proc ALSO debuffs the target when it lands...that is why you said you saw your Rage of Vallon spell has worn off...it lasts for about 3 minutes or so (havent timed).....the proc is 100 dd, increases hate by 500 (as previously stated), AND debuffs Ac, Strength, Agility, AND Attck if i remember correctly....I proc'ed it on a necro friend to test it out....I think the 2hander proc has a debuff as well, but havent tested to be sure....After having my epic for over a year i would say that proc for proc it generates more aggro than my BoC does (when its not resisted), simply because of all the different components in one litte proc...The effect is JUST short of a stun to having ALL of the factors in it that mobs hate...but however it is resisted about 30 percent of the time from most 60+ mobs(debuffing fire resist helps a TON)...It still makes a dam good offhander tho

65th Overlord of Prexus

Edited, Thu Sep 4 01:45:19 2003
THe Gospel.
# Aug 29 2003 at 2:10 PM Rating: Default
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Take it as Gospel from a LVL 65 Warrior who has been epic for going on a year now.

The Red Blade = Blade of Strategy...its Proc is fire based deals 100 pts of damage to your target and Makes the mob hate you MORE(5oo pts of aggro)

Blue Blade = Blade of Tactics. Its effect is a WORN effect...not a proc, not triggered, just good 'ol stat buffs as if it was part of the item description.

When you combine the two weapons in the Red scabbard you get the Jagged Blade of War. The proc on this 2hs weapon is a 175 pt Fire based DD that also bumps you(i.e. makes the mob hate you more) 500 pts on the hate list.

I beleive wording is tricking people here....wether the procs Bump you UP or Down the hatelist.. I am not entirely sure.....depends on how aggro works in EQ....the Important thing is that the procs makd the MOB HATE YOU MORE .... which for a warrior, whose job is to hold aggro at all costs, is a very good thing.

I currently sue a willsapper in my main hand, and the red blade in my offhand. The willsapper will be replaced by a BoC soon.

Marshall Deurgeran Whiteforge, lvl 65 overlord on saryrn
Question
# Aug 11 2003 at 7:38 PM Rating: Default
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just clearing something up. Above it says triggered...is this wrong? Isnt this a combat proc?!?! if it was triggered wouldnt u be able to chain nuke for 100, and u would never lose agro with that proc.
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RE: Question
# Aug 14 2003 at 5:30 PM Rating: Decent
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its not triggered, its a combat proc. 100 point dd with hate increase. the counterpart to this sword, the blade of tactics, is a worn effect.

rage of zek is also a combat proc which is the proc you get from the 2hs slashing version, jagged blade of war.

only question i have is why do i get messages sometimes when pvping or whatnot saying that my rage of tallon spell has worn off? is there some other component to this spell?
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chardok
# Aug 06 2003 at 5:30 PM Rating: Decent
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We did the queen with 11 people the other night. 4 clerics (2 of them epic'd), an SK, a rogue (epic), a shammy (epic), myself, pally, ranger, and a beastlord (epic).

pacified the whole way down and single pulled. rogue used SoS and pacified queens room and single pulled that.

having 4 clerics was awesome.

average level was 55
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chardok
# Jul 01 2003 at 1:48 PM Rating: Default
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If any guild on Fennin Ro is planning a raid to this zone, Please send me a tell, I will be happy to assit on raid anytime for a chance at a roll at the blade
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what the cool looking swords do
# May 25 2003 at 4:39 PM Rating: Default
Ok.... first of all rage of zek and rage of vallon are procs.... rage of zek is a 175dd +600 hate.... rage of vallon is 100dd +500 hate -40 attack -35 ac.... both of the procs are fire based... please dont try to argue the procs... i think id know i have them... the blade of tactics is +40 dex +40 attack +11 ac.... and i hit for around 45-70 dmg with them 91 dmg being my highest hit with the 1hs... imo these blades are a very fine upgrade to most weapons unless your in a uber guild.... i used to wield cuved claws 11/18 +12 str +6 sta +20 hp/mana and a tae ew longsword 12/20 +3 str/int/wis +50 hp +7 sv poison/disease. good luck to all you warriors out there tryin to finish epic. no other weapons out there like them >8D Korgathe Finrotha ~ Quellious
lvl 58 epic warrior of cazic
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RE: what the cool looking swords do
# Jul 20 2003 at 8:13 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm sorry, but you are all wrong.

Rage of Zek is:

Decrease HP when cast by 175
Increase Hate by 500

Rage of Vallon is:

Decrease HP when cast by 100
Increase Hate by 500

Rage of Tallon is:

Increase DEX by 40
Increase ATK by 30
Increase AC by 12

The info is taken from Lucy, but I know they are correct, since I have the epic myself.


Edited, Sun Jul 20 21:07:06 2003
stop your wine
# May 05 2003 at 5:51 PM Rating: Default
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Once again I will throw my 2cp in the ring. To say that the warrrior epic weapons suck is the talk of a fool. lvl to obtain this weapon is lvl 55 it is meant for that level. Think of your epic quest like going to school and once you get your epic that is like graduating colledge. Now you should be in the 58 to 60 range by this point it is time to move on get a job and start making the real pp. Now if you will notice most posters are under lvl 40 and I just bet have 8 under lvl 50 chars and always will. Your epic weapons are a status symbol not a end game. They say you took the time required to complete the epic quests and people will treat you diffrent so weild them with honor for we will know if your just another E-bay twink :)

Dathgunz 59 seasons Epic Warrior
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stop complaining
# Apr 02 2003 at 12:32 AM Rating: Default
SoE isn't gunna chance the epics so just stop complaining. i myself play a 37 gnome warrior as my alt..yeah our epic sucks ratio wise but the procs and stats are nice. also the 2hs version if it is pretty nice. unless you get primal or Blade of War or Stone etched war sword or etc etc. it's better than most weapons. Keep in mind the epic is usually done before about 58th level i would say. After 58 you start getting into more uber zones where more uber weapons drop. i kind of ranted and raved there sorry all. thanks for the space.

Brahny Shmurf 37 gnome warrior or povar (alt of Roac Ravensdirk 53rd halfing backstabber of povar)
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delay
# Feb 18 2003 at 4:50 PM Rating: Default
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Verant needs to drop the delay on this weapon down to 18 in my opinion .... while there would still be weapons out there that can compete with it that would make the warrior epic something that is actually usefull again ... i'm sure that back in the kunark days this was indeed a bad *** weapon i mean come on back in the day a 6/23 weapon was considered ok but even by the time velious came out that was considered vendor trash ... and 14/ 24 that dmg/ dly isn't much better than a centi longsword and those are pretty much total crap, although im not including the other stats there or the proc but all im trying to say is that the only thing that would really make this epic actually worth doin would be to drop the delay so that it could at least compare to other weapons out in todays EQ.
RE: delay
# Mar 11 2003 at 10:09 AM Rating: Decent
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The ratio sucks but the red epic is good considering its one of the two +hate weapons you can get pre-AoW, Ssra.
RE: delay
# Aug 19 2003 at 1:25 PM Rating: Default
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actually u are wrong, there are quiet a few hate raising weapons, one from the poi dragon (steel hilted something)one for rz (Blade of war) or epic , blade of carnage, and a few more... but they slip my mind at the moment....
Looks Neat Though
# Nov 29 2002 at 2:27 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm jealous of the warrior epic, because from far away, thay look like LIGHTSABERS!!!!
Clarification...
# Nov 10 2002 at 11:47 AM Rating: Good
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This is just to clarify some things on the warrior epic swords.

1st-The Blade of Strategy (the Red Blade) does not damage the wielder at all. It procs 100 DD to the target and lowers you on the mob's hate list by 500 points.

2-The lower you are on a mob's hate list, the more the mob hates you. Think of it like factions and faction hits. If you kill a Coldain Dwarf, your faction is lowered with Coldain. This means they hate you more.

3-Most warriors will bank their Blade of Tactics (blue blade) and replace it with a Primal or an Enraging Blow weapon. But they will keep their Blade of Strategy equiped almost all of the time, unless they are not MTing.

4-Yes...compared to Swiftwind and Earthcaller (the Ranger epics), the Warrior Epic swords rather suck. But they are excellent for holding aggro, especially if you are not in a guild which is ST/VT enabled. And warriors in general get screwed over with damage/delay ratios on weapons. But we get the highest damage bonus on 1hs weapons in game, so our damage is much higher than most people realize. We also crit more than any other class.

Anyhow...hope this cleared up some of the questions being floated here.

~Korbyn Battlecry,
Warlord of The Tribunal,
Harmony of Souls,
Prexus Server

Edited, Sun Nov 10 11:30:00 2002
RE: Clarification...
# Feb 11 2003 at 7:17 PM Rating: Default
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When I'm MT, I use Frostbringer (until I get an enraging blow weapon) in my main and Blade of Strategy in my offhand. When I'm not MT, I use Fleshgrinder in my main hand and Blade of Tactics in my offhand. The effect on BoT is +40Dex, +30ATK, so it really helps my damage alot.

Also, me and a Shammie in my guild duo in CoD alot for XP. The MoBs there hit for 500+, so the Shammie generally has to med after each fight. I've found that th 2H Epic works very well in that situation because the ripostes eat you up. We found that we were able to kill much faster when I used the 2H as opposed to Fleshgrinder+BoT because he didn't have to heal near as often.
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RE: Clarification...
# Dec 08 2002 at 2:40 PM Rating: Default
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We warriors aren't damage dealers, we are meatshields. We do deal damage but not as excessivly as Rogues or Monks. We need to hold aggro, therefore we need fast and furios weapons. Procing weapons would come in handy to. 14/24 may not seem epic like, but people forget about the proc. Not to mention the extra stats and saves come in handy to. But some would still rather want to have a weapon thats 12/19 and a decent proc. We can post complaints about our epics on this site all we want it's not like Verant (SoE now) is gonna change it to make them better. With every expasion pack that comes out, they'll make a weapon or two thats better than our epics.



Edited, Tue Jun 24 10:03:27 2003
stats
# Sep 02 2002 at 4:44 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes there should be something more doen with the warior epic, In order to make the stats more "epic like", they should leave everything the same and change the ratio to something like 16dmg 21del, or 12dmg 17del, Thoes whould Defintaly make this weapon "more EPIC like" which is in my eyes one of the hardest epic weapons to get, more like a epic insted of a nice set of cool looking swords. this has been the complaint of people for a long time i am not sure the makers of the game are listing.
RE: stats
# Sep 17 2002 at 7:13 PM Rating: Decent
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i agree with you except... monk epic is 9/16, giving warriors an epic w/a higher dps would take away the balance. 10/19, 10/18.. those would make more since
RE: stats
# Oct 05 2002 at 11:08 AM Rating: Decent
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There are weapons out there that are 10/19 or so that are MUCH easier to get then epic. Sure, the stats are nice on epic, but if they would change this, I would prefer dmg/ratio change to a higher number. Just my 2cp.
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RE: stats
# Oct 05 2002 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
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That didn't come out right. I meant the dmg/ratio to a LOWER number. Currently 1.714 Amazing. Lower the dly to 20, or up the dmg 2 or 3.
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#shimeipaul, Posted: May 18 2002 at 9:13 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I am a warrior and i think the epic should be better. i mean they dont cast and dont have any skills like fd or hide and sneak. i agree with the post below me it should be 18/24. warriors also do most pulling other than monks and rogues. varant should change the stats.; thanks for your time and space.
#KingNo, Posted: Apr 07 2003 at 10:20 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) you know nothing moron
DMG should be 18... just a thought
# Apr 18 2002 at 7:58 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm sure this would make many warriors happy about thier epics, and sick and tired of everyone calling them sucky. Personally I don't think they suck, though I have yet to get them. I'm just saying that the damage on the 1hslashing blades should be 18 instead of 14. When you think of it, the jagged blade of war splits up into the two 1 handers, all the stats split up in half, excluding the damage. The damage is 36 on the 2 hander. Divide that by 2 and it's 18. I'd like to know if anyone has thier epics whoever's reading this, and can post up how hard they hit with the 1 handers? Thanks.

Takata K'Trazz
LVL 58 Myrmidon
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Edited, Sat Sep 28 11:08:30 2002
RE: DMG should be 18... just a thought
# Dec 15 2002 at 7:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Actually I'd just prefer to see them be faster. I haven't used a 24DLY 1 hander since my early 40s. But The procs and stats are great and so long as they hold aggro (which they are sure to) I won't complain.
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