MaA thoughts



  • Maybe I missed this thread elsewhere: if so, my apologies.

    Thoughts on MaA weapons? It seems like a lot of guys prefer to run their MaA with axes rather than swords. The odd mace thrown in is quite the rarity to behold.

    What are people’s thoughts on Swords v. Axes? Also to shield or not to shield?



  • The poll results so far are quite fascinating.



  • @RushSecond:

    The poll results so far are quite fascinating.

    lol

    For the record… they currently show two people having voted for “no preference”



  • It depends on the game mode. Most times it’s the third mace with saber as a secondary and a firepot for good measure.



  • I use norse sword. It’s really fast and 2 shots all classes except knights.



  • Just a sword most of the time for me. I like the extra length it gives me combined with the speed of the MaA.



  • I think that generally, a mace is the best choice for me if I’m trying because I find that knights are the most difficult class for me to beat and maces do pretty good damage to knights. Not sure I have a preference on which mace though. But the Norse sword is probably the most fun weapon to use out of the arsenal. I like having a shield because then I don’t have to worry about being faked out by feints as much, also it’s useful when fighting multiple opponents because then you can just keep your block up and not have to worry about timing blocks against multiple attacks.



  • The axe is so personal :)



  • Sword? I’m kind of either way. Classic broadsword is pretty cool.

    Axes… well… I’m all about damage, but I find the hatchet to be a good middleground in terms of performance for me.

    Maces, I definitely love the holy water mace, but the morningstar has reach that can get around the heavier shields on a knight.

    Shield wise, I generally refrain from using them. A well timed parry can cast off multiple opponents just as easy, and kicking is faster than bashing it seems. The only real advantage of a shield is blocking arrows and using less stamina. I think shields should have more bonuses, but that’s just me.



  • Norse sword, I never use my secondary, and I switch between throwing knives and fire pots depending on the situation. Sometimes I bring a heater for if I find myself in a large open area with an archer at the other end.



  • Since so many people play as knights I usually use my mace and go pop some melons.

    I don’t use shields often unless the archer spam is really bad. I normally use fire pots for a special.



  • Do you guys use the norse sword over the falchion?



  • I voted sword for norse sword, but I feel it is overpowered so I have been using other weapons lately.



  • I particularly enjoy the hatchet at the moment for its insane speed. I would like the holy water if it weren’t so bad.



  • I find shield close to useless, they can hit around it unlike if you parry well… its only really good when you go against many archers.

    I go mace, dagger and oil pot/throwing dagger, works great.



  • I like the morning star and shield combo. People expect it to be faster than it is so I get a lot of post parry hits in.



  • Next question: WHY do you like to play with the weapon combo that you do?



  • @buttertarts:

    Next question: WHY do you like to play with the weapon combo that you do?

    Because it lets me 3 shot knights and 2 shot VGs.

    It needs balancing. I don’t even need to say what it is.



  • @PornGuy:

    @buttertarts:

    Next question: WHY do you like to play with the weapon combo that you do?

    Because it lets me 3 shot knights and 2 shot VGs.

    It needs balancing. I don’t even need to say what it is.

    Only just started using the MaA. And there speed combined with “That” weapon I found surprising to say the least.

    I’m sure it will get nerfed at some point.



  • Don’t have a preference, I just play any weapon MAA for slightly-ineffective fun.


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