Which weapon is better, mathematically?


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Silver Crusade

Take Daggers! River rat trait. Worship Pharasma, take Deific Obedience which is like getting Weapon Focus and Greater Weapon Focus in one.


Skyler Malik wrote:
Take Daggers! River rat trait. Worship Pharasma, take Deific Obedience which is like getting Weapon Focus and Greater Weapon Focus in one.

Damn. Thats not a ferryman down the river styx that's a press gang.


I think the better question is which is better karmically.

Whenever I've had a crit range of 15-20 my dice only seem to roll 1-14 or natural 20s as if they were in defiance of my mathematically chosen weapon. When they do roll a 15-19 it seems to be against an opponent that I don't hit with that roll.

Might as well just pick whatever weapon seems cooler.


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strayshift wrote:

I know the maths people will say otherwise but I prefer x4 crit multipliers as a crit will either kill or seriously, seriously hurt your opponent. A light pick is a nice option for 2 weapon fighting.

I know in terms of mathematical progression the 'raw' DPR gives a fixed number to compare weapons with but high crit multipliers do seriously ramp up the element of randomness in combats and so I wouldn't get too hung up on 'just' DPR.

Get a buddy with dual keen kukris and get the Butterfly Sting teamwork feat. That way your buddy can pass off his criticals to you, and you deal the x4. Best of both worlds.


I also suggest just keeping a x4 crit weapon in your pack for when a CdG presents itself.

Scarab Sages

Imbicatus wrote:
High AC renders all crits meaningless, as you still need to confirm. If you need a 20 to hit, you need a 20 to confirm.

That depends on who is threatening the crit, and what feats they have.


Okay, thank you everybody, I wasn't expecting so many replies!

I'll go with kukri, I think, based on what people here have said, and also for easier concealment as it's going to be a rather stealthy campaign.

Cheers!


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Wasum wrote:
both are no light weapons.

Go with a gnome hooked hammer. Boom!

;D


Vincent Takeda wrote:
Mathematically the better weapon is the one your gm doesn't get the impression you chose only for the purposes of being mathematically superior.

Mathematically this is incorrect.

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