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Old May 9, 2014, 03:47   #19
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Originally Posted by taptap View Post
1. No. In fact you are lucky that you can browse the smithing menu at all, it is a new feature in 1.2.

2. Yes. Due to all other curses / negative effects being only active when wielded - which led to curse + situational buff combined in one item such as -1 dexterity +4 smithing hammers. (Some curses might be useful to put on an item regardless - say wrath if you have cruel blow and opponents flee too fast.)
This was really a downer. I miss the days of getting caught by Thuringwethil at your forge with -4 dex, no defenses, and needing to survive 5 rounds of equipment swapping before you can even hit her
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