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What weapon type will you use on your first characters of each class?

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  1. lone_wolf

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    What weapon type will you use on your first characters of each class?

    Here is my take:

    Barbette(female barb): 1 handed axe
    Female monk: fist weapons
    Female Witch doctor: daggers
    Female wizard: orbs
    Fifth character prediction: bows

    So lets here if from the rest of you what weapon do you think you will use on your first characters?
     
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    Re: What weapon type will you use on your first characters of each class?

    All of them: shoulder mounted photon torpedo launcher.
     
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    Re: What weapon type will you use on your first characters of each class?

    Male Barb: 2 x 1 Handed Axes
    Female Barb: 2 Handed Sword
    Male Witch Doctor: 1 Handed Mace + Offhand item
    Female Witch Doctor: Dagger + Offhand item
    Male Wizard: Sword + Shield
    Female Wizard: Orb + Offhand item
    Male Monk: Combat Staff
    Female Monk: Fist Weapons
     
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    Re: What weapon type will you use on your first characters of each class?

    Female Barb: 2 x 1 handed anything
    Male Barb: 1 x 2 handed anything

    Male Monk: CStaff
    Female Monk: Fist weapons

    I've always believed females to be better multitaskers, so I feel they should be the ones to dual wield, thats probably just me though. I'll probably have both genders of WD and Wizard wield similarly, as its more about the spells than it is the weapons.

    If the 5th class is indeed a physical ranged one, I'll probably have the female go bow for D1 rogue/D2 merc nostalgia, and have the male go thrown if that weapon type is in the game (NINJA!!!!) or Xbow if it isn't.
     
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    Re: What weapon type will you use on your first characters of each class?

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    Agreed.


     
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    Re: What weapon type will you use on your first characters of each class?

    For the announced characters so far:

    Barbarian: Sword and Shield
    Monk: Staff
    Witch Doctor: Wand and Off-hand
    Wizard: Sword and Off-hand

    for the alternate genders...

    Barbette: 2 1-hand axes
    Female monk: 2 fist weapons
    Female Witch Doctor: Mace + Shield (I think she'd look cool with a mace)
    Male Wizard: Staff
     
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    Re: What weapon type will you use on your first characters of each class?

    wow this is hard, since i wanna make so many i guess not really sure. also since first only i will stick to one sex


    barb - male - Dual swords. swords seem to be the safe bet, i hope axes are good in the game though

    monk - female - staff. no doubt here

    wizard - female - orb unless there is some skill i dont know about that i have to try thats weapon based

    witch doctor - male - no clue really. dagger?

    Last - Female? - bow bow bow bow BOW and maybe BOW. gimme my damn BOW!
     
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    Re: What weapon type will you use on your first characters of each class?

    Barb = axes.

    Monk = claws.

    WD = dagger.

    Wiz = sword.

    5th (???) = bow.
     
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    Re: What weapon type will you use on your first characters of each class?

    JUST... NEED... ONE... WEAPON...



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    Re: What weapon type will you use on your first characters of each class?

    M. Barb - 2handed axe
    F. Barb (aka Red Sonja) Sword and Board and or duel wield (if weapon switch is put in)

    M. Monk - duel fist weapons
    F. Monk - combat Staff

    M. WD - Short spear and shield (if thats in the game)
    F. WD - dagger and shrunken head

    M. Wiz - (if I ever play one) Sword and Orb
    F. Wiz - Staff
     
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    Re: What weapon type will you use on your first characters of each class?

    Male Barbarian. Propably Axes.


    Male Monk. Dunno, probably fist weapons.


    Male WD. Dagger I think.

    Female Wizard. Whatever I can find :p
     
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    Re: What weapon type will you use on your first characters of each class?

    Generally speaking, whatever has the best stats. I'll definitely go strictly 2h swords on my barbette though, pretty much solely out of tradition. Swords, not words!
     
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    Re: What weapon type will you use on your first characters of each class?

    Hmn... let's see...

    Male Monk: Spear (if it works like staffs skill-wise, if not, staffs)

    Male Wizard: Sword and shield

    Male WD: Dagger and shield

    Male Barb: 2 handed sword or ace...

    F. Monk: Fist weapons

    F. Wiz: Wand and orb

    F. WD: Staff

    F. Barb: Dual Axes...
     
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    Re: What weapon type will you use on your first characters of each class?

    M Barbarian: Dual Flails or Battle Hammers (the ones which look like fists)
    F Barbarian: Two handed Sword

    M Monk: (Battle) Staff
    F Monk: (Dual) Punching Daggers

    M Wizard: One handed Short Sword and Orb
    F Wizard: (Wizard) Staff

    M Witchdoctor: Dagger or Wand and (Bone) Shield
    F Witchdoctor: Dagger or Wand and (Bone) Shield

    M ?: Short Battle Bow
    F ?: Long Bow or Boomerang

    Likely i'll just use whatever i'll find to be useful instead though.
     
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    Re: What weapon type will you use on your first characters of each class?

    What the.. XD

    --

    About the weapon, if something like this exists and is safe:


    Barb: 2h thunderstorm hammer (with area effect impact)

    Monk: holy claws (fists are cool but.. boring)

    Wd: magic idol + boneshield (enough wands!)

    Wizard: 2h arcane staff (this has never been safe in D2)

    ???:
    magic sword + tower shield -or- multishot bow
     
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    Re: What weapon type will you use on your first characters of each class?

    Is an orb a weapon? Let's be honest here: why would you swing an orb?
     
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    Re: What weapon type will you use on your first characters of each class?

    Speaking of shields/dual wielding/two handed...why can't we have a parry system?

    It's a bit unfair if one has a sword/shield combo, has that guaranteed 30-50% block rate minimum on physical attack and the poor sod with the two handed sword doesn't seem to be able to defend himself with a parry?

    Other games have the parry option, why not reduce it to 15-30% parry rate? Technically speaking, a dual wielder should be even more efficient at parrying. Would be sick if they had animations to parry projectiles.

    Am I asking too much?
     
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    Re: What weapon type will you use on your first characters of each class?

    I haven't really planned to use any particular weapons, just whatever I find that's rare and has good stats.

    Maybe a Monk with fists, Barb with 2H sword, rest undecided.

    But it's all dependent on what drops I get.
     
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    Re: What weapon type will you use on your first characters of each class?

    I don't play females, so:

    Barb: 2H Axe
    Wizard: Orb/Wand
    Monk: Staff
    WD: Staff

    These are pretty archetypal choices but i like it.
     
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    Re: What weapon type will you use on your first characters of each class?

    Orbs are off-hand items for caster characters that are not weapons or shields, but have high stats/mods and other interesting effects. Kinda like the zombie heads for necros in D2 LoD.

    As for parry: I'm sure D3 will have parrying. Even D2 has it, though it was a special passive for the Assassin. I figure all characters will get a little of it in D3, with various ways to enhance it if you want more.
     

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