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Sunday, 5th October, 2008, 03:56 PM #11
Guide (Lvl 11)
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Sunday, 5th October, 2008, 07:13 PM #12
Defender (Lvl 8)
The distinction becomes important for the Rogue with the Heavy Blade Opportunist feat, for example.
When an OA is provoked, can he use the Heavy Blade Opportunist feat with his double sword? He can, since it's a heavy blade. And can he use the Sly Flourish power as his OA? He can, since it's a light blade. But that only works if you read double sword to be simultaneously a heay blade and a light blade.
If you read it to be separately a heavy blade and a light blade, then he can use HBO with one end... but the feat allows him to use a power, and most of his powers require a light blade, which is the other end.
Sunday, 5th October, 2008, 08:04 PM #13
Gallant (Lvl 3)
Personally, I see no compelling flavor or mechanical reason for this weapon to be a light blade. I wonder what they were thinking.
Sunday, 5th October, 2008, 11:51 PM #14
The Great Druid (Lvl 17)
Monday, 6th October, 2008, 12:13 AM #15
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Monday, 6th October, 2008, 12:49 AM #16
Lama (Lvl 13)
personally I read it as the double sword is similtaneously a light and heavy blade. All feats, etc relevant to either work with this weapon, same as a khopesh is both an axe and a heavy blade. Both weapons have a comma between the 2 properties. IF the double sword said (as the damage is) "Heavy blade/light blade" then I would rule the either end being a different thing.
Monday, 6th October, 2008, 03:12 AM #17
Cutpurse (Lvl 5)
Monday, 6th October, 2008, 04:28 AM #18
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Monday, 6th October, 2008, 08:36 AM #19
Waghalter (Lvl 7)
Just had a thought (that's rare ) ... Now you can easily play Darth Maul, just take an infernal Warlock with a double-sword Pact Weapon (Pact Weapon has only to be a light Blade).
Monday, 6th October, 2008, 08:40 AM #20
Minor Trickster (Lvl 4)
Nah if you're going to be a force wielder you have to be a Swordmage.