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Your favorite basic weapons
« on: June 15, 2018, 11:21:53 PM »
Hello, this is my first topic as a member of this board.

A lot of rpgs are known for having some pretty awesome and op legendary weapons. I'm interested in knowing about weapons you like that don't meet that category but are great for whatever reason. There's three basic weapons I really like though two of them overlap with each other.

Boomerangs (Dragon Quest series): I love the fact that they hit all enemies and the way damage works(100%-80-etc). While they're not the best for bosses they do help tremendously for dealing with groups generic enemies. For the most part only the hero can use them but I thought it was cool in 7 that Gabo could also use them. Recently I did a boomerang run of Dragon Quest 8 and was able to beat the game much faster.

Hand axes & Javelins (Fire Emblem series): I lumped these two together because they serve the same purpose. Having 1-2 combat range gives a unit good enemy phase when it comes to dealing with combatants such as mages, archers and the like. There's also the fact plenty of enemies are 1 range so many of them are unable to counterattack. They do break fast but the plus side is that these weapons are often on the cheap side. I'm not sure how I feel about the big nerf these weapons received in Fates considering shurikens and the royal swords have no drawbacks.

Anyways these are my choices and I look forward to reading yours.


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Re: Your favorite basic weapons
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2018, 10:05:34 AM »
Whip Swords. Horribly impractical but generally wielded by cool ladies.

Light/Beam/Energy/whatever Sabers. Re: Light Sabers, generally wielded by cool doods.
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Re: Your favorite basic weapons
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2018, 02:51:56 PM »
I liked You McDohl's bo staff in the first Suikoden game.  Where most RPG main-hero protagonists wield a sword, this guy had a bo staff and you don't see that every day. 
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Re: Your favorite basic weapons
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 03:44:58 PM »
I'm a Spears/Polearms guy.  Always have been.  I enjoy their defensive nature and underrated versatility.

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Re: Your favorite basic weapons
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2018, 04:07:15 PM »
I enjoy a good Chakram.

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