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Old 03-06-2018, 12:56 PM   #12
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Default Re: What's the point of dual wielding?

I can't think of too many weapon-only, one-hand-forward fighting styles that aren't optimized for fighting other people who fight the same way. In a setting where you could quite literally face anything – teeth, claws, horns, knives, one-handed swords, two-handed swords, entangling weapons, flails, cinematic flails with a dozen spiked heads, clubs, 100-lb. clubs, hails of arrows, fireballs, magical death rays, etc. – leaving a hand empty seems ill-advised. I suspect that overall, weapon-and-shield is the safest bet, so even if you plan mostly to fight with a boldly presented sword, you'd be well-advised at least to carry a little buckler, "just in case."
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