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Neigeden January 25, 2021 02:29

New Throwing Mechanics?
 
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So, I knew that throwing was improved in the latest version, but I was surprised to see this:
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Do all daggers have this kind of multiplier for thrown damage? Also, how do brands/slays factor in; in this case, the resisted thrown damage is about twice the resisted normal damage, and the unresisted thrown damage is over 4 times the unresisted normal damage. I'm assuming blows/round doesn't affect thrown damage, but I'm getting 1.0 blows/round here, so that shouldn't complicate things.

I'm also curious to hear how useful people are finding throwing weapons in the newest patch. Have you found any weapons you carry around just for throwing?

Neigeden January 25, 2021 02:32

I just had the thought, is the brand being applied after the to-damage bonus when thrown but before the to-damage bonus when swung?

DavidMedley January 25, 2021 02:52

Yeah, brands and slays are huge on thrown weapons at present. It's often worth carrying a branded dagger. If you inscribe it @v0 (or some other number) then it'll take 5 ammo slots in your quiver.

VeritasAequitas January 25, 2021 12:58

during early game in my most recent mage, i found 2 *thancs and my early game consisted mostly of:
Activate one,
Wield the other,
Throw the empty one,
Activate the new one,
Wade into battle.

Then while resting to get your mana back, also swap around your *thancs to charge them before continuing

I found the throwing damage to be no joke at all

whartung January 25, 2021 16:47

I'm sorry, is it me? Is it the forum? But it seems most of these screenshots recently with text on them are mostly useless. I can't read hardly anything on these things.

Sphara January 25, 2021 17:19

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Originally Posted by whartung (Post 150776)
I'm sorry, is it me? Is it the forum? But it seems most of these screenshots recently with text on them are mostly useless. I can't read hardly anything on these things.

Pictures taken by Windows Snipping Tool do appear like this afaik.

Neigeden January 26, 2021 07:20

I used the in-game screenshot utility, and then cropped it to up the resolution because of the size limit imposed by the forum (or I missed an option when posting and there is not such limit, in which case my bad)

Neigeden January 26, 2021 07:30

Also, should I understand throwing in impart a 2x multiplier now? Is throwing a small pebble the same as shooting it with an unenchanted sling? (assuming equal throwing and shooting skill)

Pete Mack January 26, 2021 10:08

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Originally Posted by Neigeden (Post 150789)
Also, should I understand throwing in impart a 2x multiplier now? Is throwing a small pebble the same as shooting it with an unenchanted sling? (assuming equal throwing and shooting skill)

This only holds for certain objects like daggers, spears, and sling ammo. I don't think the range of throwing is as long as a sling's, but otherwise, yes: the damage is the same with or without the sling.

Grotug February 11, 2021 02:02

My hobbit ranger recently found a spear that does over 500 damage to dragons. I'm keeping it for now since I don't have a very good bow. It's fun taking out mature dragons in one throw of the spear and slicing in half the health of ancient dragons.


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