Please fix buckler! Especially vs MAA!



  • Javelineers buckler vs Maa/Vanguard is officially a joke.

    Between the ridiculously high stamina cost for such a small shield + javelin movements (whichis way more taxing than a standard archer) and Maa stabs and overheads going right through the damn thing.

    Before I could deal with it, but now since the change people that know how to play their class think bucklers and other shields for that matter are a free kill chocolate.

    Make bucklers block range bigger or fix Maa swing and stab drag radius to normal!

    Please for all shield kind.



  • The entire javelin experience needs an overhaul. The buckler is terrible, but that’s just the start. It’s only appeal is it’s uniqueness, apart from that it’s incredibly clunky to play with when compared to the normal melee experience.

    • No combos makes for an incredibly dull and easily predictable fighting style, it doesn’t even have alt-attacks.
    • Shield bash (the ‘F’ sort, not the overhead) doesn’t behave the way it looks. It hits one small target in the middle, when the attack looks like it should smack a swathe through anyone to the front and left.
    • An unexpectedly short reach on the jab for what is essentially a spear. Even a short sword will out range it.
    • Flinch bug on being hit with the javelin ‘readied’ makes for free kills. I think it’s to do with ‘reloading’, but what that has to do with an inability to use a shield is anyone’s guess. It rings false.
    • Throws have no weight, no way to alter the throw mid action like you’d expect to be able to. The projectile simply spawns and flies in whatever direction you’re looking at for one point in the throw, rather than accounting for any momentum. This, coupled with the javelin’s launch delay makes dodging insanely easy for the target.
    • Low armour for an archer is absolutely fine when they’re perched on a wall somewhere, but the javelin is expected to be in the fight. Get used to hearing the vanguard charge noise, because you’ll be hearing it a lot. It feels like a weapon for another class.


  • @McLumberjack:

    • Low armour for an archer is absolutely fine when they’re perched on a wall somewhere, but the javelin is expected to be in the fight. Get used to hearing the vanguard charge noise, because you’ll be hearing it a lot. It feels like a weapon for another class.

    HAHA

    Give javelins to Man at Arms. :D that would be so fun! You’d still have lower armor, but you could dodge defensively and protect yourself more easily to be more proactive in the fight. Wouldn’t be overpowered because it’s still uncomboable and the buckler is a hassle for the jav user. Get close to them and they can’t do much.


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