Heater Shield for Knights



  • @McLumberjack:

    I kind of want a different heater for the knight.

    That would be good but I can’t imagine TBS doing it. I agree that the heater looks like a car door on a MAA but it looks awesome on a knight and that’s the point. If someone just took a cursory glance at CMW it’s missing (with the exception of flail knights) the main point of reference that people have with medieval warfare. It’s no coincidence that TB’s own art work (above) incorporates this image of medieval warfare.

    I typically stay out of balance debates, as I just don’t have a deep enough understanding of game mechanics but I do follow the issues. From what I’m hearing knights need some love and shields are still crap and that’s why I’m digging up this old chestnut now. Giving the knight the heater shield would probably, in some part at least, address both issues.



  • I find shields much more effective and useful in DW, but they’re also pretty OP sometimes, like the viking and spartan shields when they block attacks coming from the side, or sometimes even from behind.



  • Considering knights were designed around the shield, I think having access to all four shields should be a thing.



  • @Sardaukar:

    How’s that shield workin’ out for him?

    Pretty well. We’re talking about the guy on the left, yeah?



  • Excellent application of necromancy, honored brother.

    That picture actually illustrates flail shield experience quite well. Sometimes strikes just go through it like it isn’t even there.



  • @SOC:

    Considering knights were designed around the shield, I think having access to all four shields should be a thing.

    Exactly!!! Why tbs didn’t make that happen from the very beginning is beyond me



  • Wait what? I thought this thread had died along side my love for the game??? Heater shield for the knights? really? when?

    Oh I see; someone necroed the thread. Ok fine. I’ll go back to sleep now, somebody wake me up in time for Chiv 2.



  • Well, you know. It’s still a good idea.



  • I was just nodding off…

    @McLumberjack:

    Well, you know. It’s still a good idea.

    You know that, I know that, even TBS know that but still nothing has changed.



  • Well, I did think about making a new thread but that would probably mean that Torn Banner would miss all of the supportive comments in this one.

    So it’s another necro. At least it saved me having to write out Heater Shield for Knights agai… Damn it.

    Why bother? I hear you ask. I just wanted to point out that the Heater Shield is available to Knights in the Mercs Mod and guess what. The sky hasn’t fallen in just yet. You see a couple of Knights using a Heater Shield/primary weapon loadout but it’s not like the mod is full of them. You could argue that this is because the Mercs mod has nerfed shields but I really don’t think that’s valid because most people tend to go with the Kite shield as it has a bigger/longer hit box.

    Frankly, I really can’t see any reason why TB didn’t make this a thing from the beginning, or at some stage in the middle, or especially now.



  • Yep, I would still like it. Longsword + Heater would be really fun and cool, as I enjoy SoW + Heater in DW.



  • @Reginhard:

    the mod is full of them. You could argue that this is because the Mercs mod has nerfed shields but I really don’t think that’s valid

    mercs mod has nerfed shield? i want some of what uve been smoking m8



  • @daniel10x:

    mercs mod has nerfed shield? i want some of what uve been smoking m8

    I have only played the mod for a couple of hours and the shield nerf if it does exist didn’t feel that bad. Maybe they haven’t nerfed shields at all, it’s just what I have been told by people who play it all the time. If they haven’t, that further validates the fact that the mod isn’t full of people using a Heater shield primary weapon combo.

    As far as i can see, there really is no reason why this isn’t a implemented.



  • Pretty sure the only thing preventing TB from implementing this change is some misplaced sense of pride / stubbornness.



  • @dudeface:

    Pretty sure the only thing preventing TB from implementing this change is some misplaced sense of pride / stubbornness.

    Mate, you are soooooooo right, that and the fact that TB really don’t like me.



  • which shield stops arrows?



  • @50ShadesofClay:

    which shield stops arrows?

    Tha magical shield of faith. Aka, if you pray hard enough while hiding behind a rock, you might not get hit by an archer.



  • Haha, you poor fool. On this battlefield archers are the only gods.



  • Knight can select heater shield with any weapon as a console exclusive.
    #Consolemasterrace



  • Glorious exploit to select heater shield was sadly short lived.


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