LORE ITEM NO TRADE PLACEABLE
Skill: 2H Slashing Atk Delay: 23
DMG: 35 Dmg Bonus: 32 AC: 25
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
DEX: +25 STA: +25 WIS: +20 INT: +20 HP: +170 MANA: +170 ENDUR: +170
SV DISEASE: +10 SV COLD: +20 SV MAGIC: +10 SV POISON: +10
Recommended level of 62.
Effect: Boil Blood
(Combat, Casting Time: Instant)
WT: 5.5 Size: LARGE
Class: WAR PAL RNG SHD BER
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
The Dark Exile
Edited, Tue Mar 9 16:25:37 2004
Well, I don’t care about any of that type of debate because I got this blade last night, added a second proc augmentation to it, and it is the finest source of agro I have ever had the pleasure of using. For the first time, I never lost agro in my experience group even once. Neither the rogue, nor the wizard pulled the mobs off me. I was in tank Zen.
Are there better weapons? Sure there are… even the “best” weapon isn’t the best in every situation. Would I use this if I was not MT? No, definitely not. I’d go back to my Twisted Steel ******* Sword for decent DPS with no proc. Have I had a chance to try it in a Raid yet? Not yet, but I will. When it comes to holding agro as main tank in an XP or LDoN group though, I think I’ll be using this amazing blade for a *very* long time.
…plus, the graphic for it is *sweet*. I’ve had several people already come up to me in the PoK and ask what on earth that sword was I was holding. /grin
vs a named Warrior in EarthB 1700+ ATK lacking only Fury of the Ages of the AA abilities that improve 2H performance. Max haste but no Bard overhaste I parsed well over 150 DPS. Now this may have been a lucky fight, but it does output very decent damage.
This is not a particularly good weapon until you have fairly high ATK and the appropriate AA abilities.
Edited, Fri Oct 10 08:34:47 2003
You're probably thinking of Punishing Blade AA that increase your chance at an extra 2 handed (blade or staff) attack, or possible feriocity which increases your chance at a double attack.
o For tanking in xp grp, this is a great wep. Stats and resists are great, proc and low delay add aggro. When you don't have a shammy in your grp, it's nice to get the HP from the 25 STA, as well as the HP+170. As for the pure melee stats, I use a primal wep anyway.
o For a raid encounter, use the maul, this wep will draw aggro from MT occasionally.
Regarding dmg output, there is no way around it, dmg from Knights is designed to be better for longer delay. However, in xp situations, our primary role is not dps at all, it's tank (so HP, AC and Aggro), so dmg takes a back seat. It does nice dmg, just less a bit relative to longer delay items. Believe me, when you're using a decent wep, and casting stun and flash of light and root, the wizzy and mage and shammy are telling you how much they like a pally tank.
As far as 1Hrs and shield, bah.. I have a damn nice Ornate 1Hr from Jiva in SRT, but our AA's (I have 180) give us bonuses for 2H attacks.
and bah i meant dmg bonus
and sviss, only thing i can think of is punishing blade for rangers, pretty sure warriors get it but im not entirely sure heh.
61 Paladin - Povar
Edited, Sun Jun 29 11:42:32 2003
I doubt I will ever get this weapon, but it is a very nice weapon.
Most people who get the best gear normally play over 3 years.... I think. :P
I still need to do some damage parsing on similar mobs to figure it out.
Anyway, for all of you speaking about this issue I need to know somthing.
Does all 2hander capable classes have the same 2hander bonus as SHD/PAL does plus their AA possible extras?
I'm not entirely sure what you Wariors and Rangers have, bonus and AA wise regarding this.
What I do know tho, is that PAL/SHD have lots of stuff to add their damage output while using 2handers and if this is not the case for warriors then I can't really use warrior comments on this for anything constructive.
Another thing is that as far as I know there is a minimum to how low your delay can actually get so I guess this would also effect this weapon when being with say chanter/shammy haste contra having only your haste items plus self haste spell.
Further more, even tho this weapon has a dot proc I wouldn't even consider it as damage woth mentioning BUT doesn't biol blood lower resistance to fire with 100? If so this is a nice debuff that I'm sure lots of casters would appreciate /wave mages
Edited, Mon Jun 23 02:47:20 2003
God do I love that Paladin 2.0 though.
All too true. I play a 65 Shadowknight, 70aa, and I (like my compatriots over at SK.org miss about 40% of all swings on exp type mobs, and am usually 50/50 or worse on raid level mobs. So yes, I dont think that people should bash some of these weapons just because they are under 28dly and, thus, have the low damage bonus. Bonus helps, but dont hang on to your Windblae if this drops, just because your Windblade has a higher damage bonus.
Yes I admit it, at lvl 54 i hit a mob for a single point of damage. :(
Damage bonus indeed gets added on after whatever number gets generated.
Compared four 2hs swords with Ornate Greatsword 35/23,
Stone Etched War Sword 45/30 = 14% better
Bloodied Berserkers Blade 52/40 = 1% better
Norgetal 53/45 = 6% worse
Sword of Ssraeshza 52/42 = 2% worse
Remember, this is just comparing raw weapon damage. Procs and other extras is not calculated in this formula.
Ill take Serpants Bite over Boil Blood anyday :)
Edit: Calculated for a lvl 65 melee character
Edited, Wed Apr 23 06:56:12 2003
Sage Yendys / Yendyson
Edited, Thu Feb 27 11:29:07 2003
Edited, Fri Jan 31 10:05:15 2003
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