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 Post subject: Barb dual wield two hand swords gone?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:12 pm 

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I haven't seen this mentioned, has there been a change about this?
In previous versions hu I played barbarians could equip two-handed swords like a one-handed sword. Either with a shield or with another weapon in the second slot. Why the change?


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 Post subject: Re: Barb dual wield two hand swords gone?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:18 pm 
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The change was partly arbitrary, but HUv1.7 was intended to have more variety than previous versions, so forcing Barbs to use some (2 out of 14) swords with both hands adds more variety. Those two sword varieties (Flamberge and GreatSword with their upgrades) are the only swords that benefit from 2-Handed Weapon Mastery.

Back when Sword Mastery existed for Barbs, I wanted at least a couple swords (and their unique/set counterparts) that I could balance around the assumption that they used both hand slots. Even without Sword mastery, some Barb-folks might prefer to use a 2-handed sword since Swords always have an IAS automod.


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