View Full Version : SK weapon choices
08-17-2006, 06:46 PM
Sorry for the noob question, but I'm wondering whether it's sensible for a SK to go for a 2 handed sword over say a sword and shield? I don't see a lot of DE running around with 2 handers which made me wonder whether there was a reason for it...
This will be mainly a PvE character.
SK have the ability to do well with Both. Most SK are used for tanking though so they go with shield, its ideal for parties. 2 handed is probably the damage dealing version.
08-17-2006, 07:56 PM
Understood (and thanks).
Probably make more sense for me to go BD if I want that sort of character I guess.
Although perhaps a SK with a two hander would be better for soloing than a BD?
Havent the slightest clue. but SK do have surviability.
08-17-2006, 09:24 PM
SK with 2 handed sword for solo: 2 life drains + vampiric cubic + tank skills = sustainable HP
BD for groups: Dances are group buffs, BDs usually take DD role or backup tank. With VR BDs can solo, self buffed you will have downtime.
08-17-2006, 09:48 PM
Great info, tyvm!
SK with two hander sounds the best for me as I solo quite a bit (and I like the idea of something visually a little different).
I guess I'll additionally grab a single + shield when I can afford it for tanking with groups.
Thanks again :)
08-17-2006, 10:24 PM
A KNIGHT without a shield is not a Knight.
Sure, it might work ok (due to high STR). But why play a KNIGHT class, if you're not taking advantage of their main skills (Shield masteries are the core skills of knight classes)?
If you just want to do damage, play a BD. Or better yet, if you like two-handers, pick a Destroyer.
08-17-2006, 10:34 PM
Shields are only important for tanking in groups and for PvP, esp against archers.
An SK in PvE solo just needs to kill faster, as the 3 drains make up for the missing shield.