Do you use backup weapons?

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    Do you use backup (secondary) weapons?

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    Do you use backup weapons?

    Post by WyrmHero on Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:17 am

    All my builds use a secondary weapon. My favorite are spears, bows, and now the Hand Axe. Most of the time the spears have saved my life. What about you?


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    Re: Do you use backup weapons?

    Post by Forum Pirate on Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:37 am

    Build specific, but usually no. I have weapons for different enemies. Not usually going to end well if i fight a rapier or bkga with the dgm, so I swap to the large club, but its not secondary, its a fairly even split.


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    Re: Do you use backup weapons?

    Post by Spurgun on Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:52 am

    All my builds (except for one) has 2 weapons. But i wouldn’t call either one a backup weapon, since i use both weapons.
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    Re: Do you use backup weapons?

    Post by cloudyeki on Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:06 am

    Always a pole weapon as my main, with a shorter, wide arc weapon.


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    Re: Do you use backup weapons?

    Post by DamageCK on Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:20 am

    I have a main and a situational weapon. Bow, shotel, spear, rapier, etc.


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    Re: Do you use backup weapons?

    Post by Bamjam on Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:09 am

    I dont use a backup weapon simply because i dont have any weight left to use one..
    I would love to use my velka's rapier along with my MLGS though but i cant fastroll anymore if i equip it.
    I also dont use a shield because of the weight issue lol!.
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    Re: Do you use backup weapons?

    Post by cloudyeki on Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:13 am

    Bamjam, menu swap!

    technically speaking, I always have 9 weapons and 3 shields ready for use!


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    Re: Do you use backup weapons?

    Post by Bamjam on Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:25 am

    cloudyeki wrote:Bamjam, menu swap!

    technically speaking, I always have 9 weapons and 3 shields ready for use!

    Ye if i meet a guy with some sick amount of poise and a Huge weapon i sometimes swap some stuff around quickly. But alot of times im fighting 1v2 and dont get a chance to do so big grin.

    Also after playing around with the talent calculator a bit i just saw that when my build is complete i could equip a heater shield and still fastroll, gonna make a +15 today quickly before i go to ng+.
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    Re: Do you use backup weapons?

    Post by DamageCK on Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:37 am

    Only go +14 on the Heater. You don't get any more stability for +15. Save the slab. I also use it on my builds as a sub for the Target shield. Same weight, way more stability.


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    Re: Do you use backup weapons?

    Post by Bamjam on Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:39 am

    DamageCK wrote:Only go +14 on the Heater. You don't get any more stability for +15. Save the slab. I also use it on my builds as a sub for the Target shield. Same weight, way more stability.

    Good info tnx, if it doesnt give anymore stability its just a waste of the slab lol. Not that i need the slab but still, maybe one day i want a +15weapon for cmw buff and cant make one.
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    Re: Do you use backup weapons?

    Post by DamageCK on Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:41 am

    No sweat, man.


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    Re: Do you use backup weapons?

    Post by Jovias-86 on Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:41 am

    And way more def too... But then Target Shield is classy winking


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    Re: Do you use backup weapons?

    Post by DamageCK on Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:44 am

    That's why I stuck with it for so long. Looks awesome, and the parry animation is the best.


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    Re: Do you use backup weapons?

    Post by Spurgun on Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:49 am

    cloudyeki wrote:Bamjam, menu swap!

    technically speaking, I always have 9 weapons and 3 shields ready for use!

    I also have a lot of weapons ready. But it’s mostly rings i swap when fighting.
    And hotswapping is easy even in ganks, unless they are very skilled.
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    Re: Do you use backup weapons?

    Post by DamageCK on Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:02 am

    There's plenty of time to size up the other player and menu swap weapons/rings just during your spawn animation, especially if you set up your menus for it.


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    Re: Do you use backup weapons?

    Post by TehInfamousAmos on Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:10 am

    Yes,yes I do use a secondary weapon - but I am always situationally mid battle switching my primary also. eg; my FH gets summoned with Scythe and Bastard Sword +15, or WP +15. My RTSr procs or the SLB fades off of the scythe I pull a Demon Spear or something else out of my bp winking


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    Re: Do you use backup weapons?

    Post by Spurgun on Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:10 am

    Yes, that is why i also bow often in random fights. 99% bows back, and even if it isn’t a duel i can rearrange my menu during the animations.
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    Re: Do you use backup weapons?

    Post by DamageCK on Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:16 am

    Spurgun wrote:Yes, that is why i also bow often in random fights. 99% bows back, and even if it isn’t a duel i can rearrange my menu during the animations.

    That's actually really, really clever.


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    Re: Do you use backup weapons?

    Post by Spurgun on Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:29 am

    Thanks. It’s is really useful. Especially if i am facing a bleed weapon, since all of my builds are dragons i have practically no bleed res and i can bleed from ~3 hits. It gives my time to swap to the blood bite ring.
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    Re: Do you use backup weapons?

    Post by Jovias-86 on Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:32 am

    So thats when you swap ur weapons ah spur... :p

    No more bowing now with you winking


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    Re: Do you use backup weapons?

    Post by Spurgun on Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:34 am

    Lol. I knew it. I shouldn’t tell my tricks to anyone.
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    Re: Do you use backup weapons?

    Post by cloudyeki on Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:31 pm

    Great move. I usually do menu swaps when I'm back pedaling through the trees. I'll keep that in mind next time spur.


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    Re: Do you use backup weapons?

    Post by FruitPunchNinja on Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:23 pm

    i do with most builds. i have found i really like the winged spear. more so then the sks or dss, dont know why. sometimes its tuff picking between a bow,high crit weapon,or pyro glove/cat/tali ext. i do think that switching weapons too often can be a bad thing.
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    Re: Do you use backup weapons?

    Post by dancash1808 on Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:33 pm

    SPUR, WHY WOULD YOU TELL PEOPLE ABOUT THAT ;-; the opportunity for a casual inv switch is very very valuable.


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    Re: Do you use backup weapons?

    Post by reim0027 on Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:24 pm

    Virtually every one of my toons uses a backup weapon. I like to chose something with complete opposite strengths as my primary, so I can mix it up a bit. The only reason I won't have a second weapon is weight requirements.


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