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Diopsid Question


Dragon Compendium

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I have a question regarding the Extra Arms of the Diopsid. The text says the Diopsids extra limbs allow it to use weapons one size larger without penalty but the Diopsid must have it's secondary arms free to do to gain this benefit. My question is if a Diopsid is wielding a large two handed weapon such as a great sword; how many arms is he using to wield it without penalty? My impression is the Diopsid would have to use all four of his arms to wield the weapon without penalty, but I just want to make sure that impression is right.

Thanks in Advance!
JT


That's how it looks to me. To wield a one-handed Large weapon (the Longsword in the example), it takes one Medium strong/weak pair of arms to equal one Large arm, which would seem to indicate it has to use all four arms to gain the benefits of two Large arms.

Cheliax Contributor

Carlson wrote:
That's how it looks to me. To wield a one-handed Large weapon (the Longsword in the example), it takes one Medium strong/weak pair of arms to equal one Large arm, which would seem to indicate it has to use all four arms to gain the benefits of two Large arms.

Yup, what Carlson said. :)

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Thanks for the quick response! =D


Thus, it is better to go with a regular greatsword and carry a tower shield. :)


Personally, I prefer the image of a diopsid with the appropriate feats coming at you with two Medium greatswords.


Carlson wrote:
Personally, I prefer the image of a diopsid with the appropriate feats coming at you with two Medium greatswords.

Or two Large bastard swords?


Gurubabaramalamaswami wrote:
Or two Large bastard swords?

Hadn't thought of that one, although if I have to choose between Exotic Weapon Proficiency (to wield the Bastard Swords "one handed") or another feat to boost to hit/damage, I'd stick with the Medium Greatswords.


Or better yet, a diopsid, with the appropriate feats and dual medium falchions. Love the crit range!

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