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Why is the firemace useless?

Tue, 30 Aug 2011 18:30:15

Sir Billiam IV

It's the seventh and final weapon in the game. You don't get it until the third episode. This thing must kill swarms of enemies five times over before they even know they're dead. So you're about to test it out, and what in Parthoris does this thing do? Why, it's a poor elf's version of the hellstaff. Seriously, these pellets are slow, limited in distance, and kinda hard to aim right. Why use this thing when you have a hellstaff? Oh, I get it! The REAL final weapon must be it's tome of power effect <!-- s:twisted: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orcevil2.gif" alt=":twisted:" title="Twisted Evil" /><!-- s:twisted: --> .. it shoots really bit, slow iron balls. They kill anything it hits on contact, but first it has to make contact. When it bounces it tries to home in on enemies, but it's so slow and haphazard it's likely to break on a wall first. And when you fire it, instead of shooting directly in the direction you're facing, if you're strafing around or running backwards it shoots in the direction of your momentum instead. In other words, you have to be standing still to aim properly, and that makes this thing really hard to use. I don't get it. Who can be an expert at this thing? I'd rather put on a ring of invincibility and tome up my phoenix rod to roast some maulotaurs.
Tue, 30 Aug 2011 21:56:25


The name of the weapon is the clue to its usage: it is a melee weapon. <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc9.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) -->
Tue, 30 Aug 2011 22:24:19


The normal version isn't all that useful, but it uses different ammo, so you can save ammo for other weapons by using this every now and then. As for the powered up version, if you walk backwards while shooting down, you can get the balls to bounce in almost the same spot (or exactly if you're precise enough). They then act like a trap. Any enemy that wanders nearby will get some balls in their face. Also, they will also track down D'Sparil even when he teleports. So when he does teleport, watch where the balls go, and it will make finding where he ended up a whole lot easier. Finally, a fun fact: those balls can telefrag you. If one of them hits you like that, and you have a chaos device, you won't die. Instead, you will lose half of your health (even when you're down to 1), and instantly get sent back to start.

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