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Old November 24, 2011, 09:54   #1
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Real Simply n00b question about damage.

I have two weapons.

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A whip (1d3) (+3, +1), Avg dmg/round : 29.9 on examination.

A Warhammer(3d3) (+7,+4), Avg dmg/round : 19.1 on examination.

Which is a good weapon for me?

A whip will be?
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Old November 24, 2011, 10:35   #2
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Well damage wise you should go for the whip.

But the warhammer might be better if your To Hit is low and you get too many misses with the whip. But I would use the whip myself.
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Old November 24, 2011, 10:37   #3
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Thank you.
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Old November 24, 2011, 10:39   #4
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first of all, welcome to the forum!

well, it depends...are you playing vanilla or a variant based on OAngband? the combat system differs a bit:

vanilla and most variants: the more hits per round, the better, because all your bonuses are added for *every hit*, as opposed to just once for a hit with a big weapon...in this case, a whip is better because it's lighter, so you can swing it more times/round;

OAngband based: the base dice damage of the weapon is more important than the number of blows...so the warhammer is better (2d5 vs 1d3);

However, the type of weapon suggested depends on your class: for example, a warrior can choose whatever he likes, but a rogue, say, perform *much* better with a light weapon, especially daggers.

EDIT: and of course Arjen is right...I forgot to mention the to-hit bonus

Last edited by ghengiz; November 24, 2011 at 10:41. Reason: EDIT: and of course Arjen is right...I forgot to mention the to-hit bonus :)
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Old November 24, 2011, 11:05   #5
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I'm playing original 3.3.2 with android and Class is paladin.

so, Is it good that more Avg dmg/round on normally?

thanks again ghengiz.
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Old November 24, 2011, 11:19   #6
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More damage is (almost) always better
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Old November 24, 2011, 15:09   #7
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Quote:
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I'm playing original 3.3.2 with android and Class is paladin.

so, Is it good that more Avg dmg/round on normally?

thanks again ghengiz.
of course it is

you're wellcome
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Old November 24, 2011, 16:52   #8
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The average damage/round value is basically all you need to know here. The whip deals more damage, so it's better than the warhammer, at least at this point. If you got more STR and/or DEX, the situation could change (getting differing numbers of blows with each weapon); eventually you'll be strong and dextrous enough that you get max blows with both, at which point the warhammer is better.
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