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Why aren't double axes more common for cta's?

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  1. BlueDogAnchorite

    BlueDogAnchorite IncGamers Member

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    Why aren't double axes more common for cta's?

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  2. k/t

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    Probably because they don't look good.
     
  3. AgentMarth

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    I like mine to be in flails so when I weapon switch you can't tell I weapon switched, it looks the same both ways. However this only applies to Hoto using characters. The downside to this is nearly dieing to Nihlathak's CE in a full game because your running him on your weapon switch...
     
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    IntelligentX IncGamers Member

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    I bet bnet people only know that flail and crystal swords are the only one handed weapons that can get 5 socket.
     
  5. ModeratelyConfused

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    Intelligent - I can't tell if you're joking on not, but there are 1 handed 5os axes.

    OP - Because you can use a Spirit shield in the other hand to boost your +skills.
     
  6. IntelligentX

    IntelligentX IncGamers Member

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    Of course I know, I mean most people on bnet won't know double axes can have 5os too.



     
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    ModeratelyConfused Banned

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    Ok, I read your post wrong. :grin:
     
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    Evrae Altana IncGamers Member

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    I prefer mine in a flail or crystal sword, with more preference to the crystal sword. Double axes just look fugly IMO.
     
  9. Z-Suijin

    Z-Suijin IncGamers Member

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    I have never even considered using an axe before to tell ya the truth. I have always just automatically used a flail.

    Hmm, now i wanna go make a axe cta just to be different.

    Z-Suijin
     
  10. Ax2Grind

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    I'm moderately confused

    Maybe I'm reading your post wrong: double axes are one-handed.

    Flails (41Str, 35Dex)
    Crystal swords (43Str)
    Double axes (43Str)
    Military picks (49Str, 33Dex)
    War axes (67Str)

    Just so I know one when I see one, HotO goes in flails (since they're the only one-handed mace that can use it), crystal swords are for Spirits (lighter than broad and long swords, at 48Str and 55Str/39Dex, respectively) and double axes are for CtA. Etherealness reduces each Str/Dex req by 10, as well, but dual Spirits aren't bad to use on a Barbarian to hack the hell out of something at CLvl25.



     
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    Easy enough to find crystal swords or flails of the 5 socket variety.
     
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    BlueDogAnchorite IncGamers Member

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    Goodie, thought I may have stupidly missed something.
    I'm going to make one then, because y'know i'm "special" :grin:
     
  13. Lord Nyax

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    I have 3 CTAs in Ettin Axes, and a Beast Ettin. I like Ettin axes...(highest damage 1 handed axe ftw. Zerks can die in a hole).
     
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    Ahhh! I can't seem to read today. I read Double Axe as Double handed axe...



     
  15. IntelligentX

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    You really suit your name...
    ModeratelyConfused...



     
  16. superjayson

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    cause everyone only dupes the fail/crystal sword ones. oh snapp
     
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    What's a fail sword?



     
  18. IntelligentX

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    I think he means "Flail"
    A typo, I guess.



     
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    typooo, sorry. I know fail completely threw you off.
     
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    I always make cta's in double axe.
    My favourite cta weapon :D
     

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