Monday, February 18, 2008

Sap!

In reading Gweryc's interview, I discovered that weapon skills are handled differently in PvP and duels -- in particular, I can use Sap in battlegrounds without having my weapon skill go up! I still can't use it in quests, but that's ok. I created a temporary alt to mail me the "worn dagger" that a rogue starts with.

I'm still undecided about using my worn dagger apart from sap; it actually has less DPS than my lowly fishing pole, but the fishing pole seems more pacifistic as a weapon. I could also hit multiple targets faster with the dagger (1.60 speed vs. 3.00 for the pole) and enchant it with Icy Chill, to sometimes slow opponents. But it still seems wrong to use a dagger...

3 comments:

Hel said...

Have you considered not using the "worn dagger" and instead seeing if you can acquire the Sharpened Letter Opener?

Seems a little more lenient roleplay-wise than something specifically labelled as a dagger. A letter opener isn't really a weapon, although it can be used in self-defence if necessary. If somebody loses conciousness from a little tap over the head with a letter opener is it really your fault that they had a soft head? ;)

You might have to do a shout out for somebody to hold on to one if it drops though since it's not likely to be a hot seller in the Auction House!

Brian Westley said...

Ah, good idea, but now you've given me a GREAT idea. Since I have to fish so much anyway, I'll try to get one of the two very rare fish that can be used as maces - Rockhide Strongfish or Steelscale Crushfish. It's the fish-slapping dance, and I can enchant it with Icy Chill. I need to be level 40 to use the Strongfish, though. But that's definitely the way to go on this...

Brian Westley said...

Until I can snag a Steelscale Crushfish, I'll have to make due with Last Month's Mutton from the next Darkmoon Faire. Hopefully I can get Old Ironjaw (and later Old Crafty) for my offhand...

I'm also very tempted to use a Mug o' Hurt, which can slow down an opponent... I can get out my Romantic Picnic Basket and pretend my lunch is being interrupted.