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Old April 17, 2017, 22:20   #6
protopulse
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What's the advantage of a 0.9 lb weapon over a 1 lb?

Say you have a 1 lb (+1, 1d8) shortsword. You have 0 strength. Melee is 15 normally. With rapid attack, you get two (+13, 1d5) attacks. And if you have subtlety, you get a crit every multiple of 7 to-hit roll over enemy evasion roll.

Now say you have a 0.9 lb (+1, 1d8) shortsword. You still have 0 strength and your melee is still 15. With rapid attack, you get two (+13, 1d5) attacks. And if you have subtlety, you get a crit every multiple of 6.9 to-hit roll over enemy evasion roll. But since to-hits are always integers, you're going to have to beat enemy evasion roll by 7 anyways.

Did I misunderstand something about how rapid attack works? Why does str-3 not matter?
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