Skills; Way of the Blade

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Skills; Way of the Blade

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For the ES (obviously)

I think it is a bit odd that the ES is most effective as either a Shaolin monk or as some John Wick.
There are so many supercool melee characters I can think of in history. (or in books/comics)

The suggestion below is more a guideline for the general direction.
Might even be a tad underpowered but not sure about that.

Way of the Blade
Each time a weapon is used (even on a miss), the chance that it will decay is halved.
With this skill, melee weapons in the Eternal Soldier's possession are treated as one level of quality higher than they really are. Therefore, an Average sword will gain an accuracy bonus of a Good sword. The quality of an item cannot be raised above Pristine this way.

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Re: Skills; Way of the Blade

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I am of the opinion that ES should have skills for all occasions since they're the Perfect Soldier
therefore I like this
make master marksman work with bows and thrown weapons too reee
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Re: Skills; Way of the Blade

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I do agree with you but, hear me out,
Warharan wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:37 pm Each time a weapon is used (even on a miss), the chance that it will decay is halved.
That's not a particularly compelling effect to start off. Nothing wrong with repeating the secondary effect of Way of Fast Hands, but otherwise this suggestion doesn't have much meat to it.
Maybe a 60 CP skill follow up? Way of the Brawler sure needs one too.
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Skouth wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:59 pm I am of the opinion that ES should have skills for all occasions since they're the Perfect Soldier
therefore I like this
make master marksman work with bows and thrown weapons too reee
I'd prefer a different skill. Tailored to melee.
But similar in affect/power.

I agree that en ES should be able to be the perfect soldier with any kind of weapon.
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Re: Skills; Way of the Blade

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SaltedSalmon wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:10 pm I do agree with you but, hear me out,
Warharan wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:37 pm Each time a weapon is used (even on a miss), the chance that it will decay is halved.
That's not a particularly compelling effect to start off. Nothing wrong with repeating the secondary effect of Way of Fast Hands, but otherwise this suggestion doesn't have much meat to it.
Maybe a 60 CP skill follow up? Way of the Brawler sure needs one too.
Well; Most compelling should be the name. Way ot Blade sounds all kinds of awesome.
As for the skill; I was careful to not propose nothing overly powerful.
But I can easily see simply adding a "+1 dmg" tacked on to the skill or something similar.

As long as a melee ES will have some viable skills adding to swords. (spears/axes/etc)
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This is essentially a replacement for Hold Bladed Edge, whose removal as a Mortal skill I still don't understand.
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am pressuring re-introduction of hbe pretty hard so consider that in this skill suggestion

while further reduction in degrade on attack chance would do something against parry with hbe, prol not a great effect
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Kandarin wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:28 pm This is essentially a replacement for Hold Bladed Edge, whose removal as a Mortal skill I still don't understand.
Well; I mostly am very much in favour of the name "Way of the Blade."

As for the fuzzy details of what the exact skill should be?
If it makes melee a viable choice for an ES; I am all for it.
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Re: Skills; Way of the Blade

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Wait guys, hear me out.

60 CP - Master of Legends, Child Skill for Way of the Blade
May activate Great Tale status effect for 1 AP, 5 MP. While this status effect is active:
When attacking with a sword, the damage type is converted to Holy, and Demons take +2 damage from your attacks.
When attacking with a non-sword melee weapon, the damage type is converted to Unholy, and Angels take +2 damage.
You do not take damage for using holy/unholy damage in this manner.
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Re: Skills; Way of the Blade

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SaltedSalmon wrote: Sat Jan 22, 2022 4:19 am Wait guys, hear me out.

60 CP - Master of Legends, Child Skill for Way of the Blade
May activate Great Tale status effect for 1 AP, 5 MP. While this status effect is active:
When attacking with a sword, the damage type is converted to Holy, and Demons take +2 damage from your attacks.
When attacking with a non-sword melee weapon, the damage type is converted to Unholy, and Angels take +2 damage.
You do not take damage for using holy/unholy damage in this manner.
Why not simply make the damage type Arcane?
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