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PostSubject: Four Armed Mutant Skill Request Options    Sun 24 Jun 2018 - 22:56


I was doing a search on old topics and came up with, what I hope, is a new scenario.

The scenario is: I have a 4 armed mutant wielding double-handed sword, sword, and dagger. This combination allows the multi-armed mutant to maximize his allowable melee weapon allotment. As he is now, he charges with sword and dagger; then return combat from enemy, (if the mutant is still standing) then mutant uses double-handed sword with +2 strength.

My question is: What if the same mutant were to take “Weapons Training” and change the Double-handed Sword to a Halbred? This option would lose +1 strength, but gain not striking last in the charge. Would this option even by worth the trouble or should this mutant go with a different skill, such as Strike to injure or Sprint? And why?

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PostSubject: Re: Four Armed Mutant Skill Request Options    Mon 25 Jun 2018 - 3:47

I'd probably go with 'Step Aside', giving the mutant an invulnerable 5+ save in close combat. It'd help keep him in the fight until he can take a swing with the mighty greatsword. With the double-handed weapon, I think the main benefit of Sprint would be lost, because the mutant would still be losing the charge bonus. Weapons Training and a halberd is also a good option, because in most situations that +1 strength counts as much as a +2 -- but it still relies on the mutant charging to make a real difference. So I'd go with Step Aside.
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PostSubject: Re: Four Armed Mutant Skill Request Options    Wed 27 Jun 2018 - 21:13

Personally I prefer my first skill on a hero to be something that will help keep him alive, so Step Aside is a pretty good one there.

Sprint is better more for getting into position and securing objectives (e.g. treasure tokens and lost princes) than for combat so for the second skill I would probably go with Strike To Injure.

An additional advantage of Weapons Training is that it would allow your two original arms to have a halberd and it would allow your two additional arms to be armed with Weeping Blades or Fighting Claws because, as a pair, they only take up one weapon slot. You would have to get them off a Skaven Player though, so that will most likely mean capturing a Skaven hero and ransoming to get them. Either that or playing Relics of the Crusade campaign setting and choosing the Path of the Merchant (allows the purchase of gear from other warbands).
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