Dual-Wielding Question

Discussion in 'Dungeons of Dredmor General' started by Bushwhacker2k, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. Bushwhacker2k

    Bushwhacker2k Member

    So I made a sword + dual-wielding character, and I realized...

    Is there actually any purpose to dual-wielding swords now?

    I know you get bonuses from having a sword equipped and I know you get bonuses from equipping two weapons- but is there actually any particular reason I'd specifically want two swords instead of one sword and some other good weapon?
  2. Haldurson

    Haldurson Member

    There's a moderately good reason to do so: If you dual wield swords, you get 1.5 times the bonus from the sword skill, but if you wield a sword and a mace, for example, you'll only get the normal sword bonus. There's nothing actually preventing you from mixing weapons, and if you end up finding a superb non-sword weapon before you find a good sword, it could possibly be better if you use that other weapon instead, But all else being equal (ie. identically statted weapons), it's best to stick with two swords.
  3. Bushwhacker2k

    Bushwhacker2k Member

    Ohhh, so you DO get an additional bonus from wielding a second sword! Thanks.