Flailing around



  • I think that all weapons desync at times. I’m sure some more than others, but I’ve been whacked by just about everything out there by it. Opponent gets halfway through windup then he’s finished his swing through my shield in a split micro-second.
    Anyway, today’s self-taught flail lesson was trying to start 3 hit combo just out of opponents range and wade in with momentum. Costs a lot of stamina but pulled it off a couple times. Definitely an attention getter.



  • Flail’s inconsistent tracers is directly related to your FPS, too. Also, it struggles against fast weapons because of its poor wind ups and ranges. It can struggle against longer weapons, too. And it struggles with stamina.

    But it’s mad fun and satisfying.



  • @SOC:

    Flail’s inconsistent tracers is directly related to your FPS, too. Also, it struggles against fast weapons because of its poor wind ups and ranges. It can struggle against longer weapons, too. And it struggles with stamina.

    But it’s mad fun and satisfying.

    How is the 0.35 second windup slow? it’s faster than any other weapons except javelins which is the same speed.


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    @Xylvion:

    How is the 0.35 second windup slow? it’s faster than any other weapons except javelins which is the same speed.

    Says 0.45 on the spreadsheet.



  • @lemonater47:

    Says 0.45 on the spreadsheet.

    Says 0.35 in the files.



  • In any case, that’s only for the shield punch.



  • @SOC:

    Flail’s inconsistent tracers is directly related to your FPS, too. Also, it struggles against fast weapons because of its poor wind ups and ranges. It can struggle against longer weapons, too. And it struggles with stamina.

    But it’s mad fun and satisfying.

    Yeah, mad fun and satisfying! I put in about half of my game session time in the last week using the Heavy Flail…and I’m ready to admit that it’s inferior to other weapons. Too bad, because it IS so satisfying. But I won’t just put it away forever…



  • @Xylvion:

    How is the 0.35 second windup slow? it’s faster than any other weapons except javelins which is the same speed.

    Only the stab is .45 and it’s short range makes it impossible for you to use against Norse, claymore, ect., and it’ll never reach an MaA/archer.



  • @SOC:

    Only the stab is .45 and it’s short range makes it impossible for you to use against Norse, claymore, ect., and it’ll never reach an MaA/archer.

    In the open. If you can manage to crowd your opponent up against a wall or into a stairwell, a couple shield punches can initiate panic parry…I’ve been on both sides of THAT one!
    Seems like I’m seeing more flail use lately. Cool.



  • Been working on juggling the Flail and Morning Star in the midst of combat. The difference in shield attacks and weapon speed seems to confuse opponents sometimes. With luck, it can be done subtly, and after a few Flail swings no one expects a quick poke in the eye.