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Findulidas

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Best material for whips
« on: October 22, 2012, 02:30:07 am »

Its a pretty straight forward question. Which is the best material for whips?

I got a silver one, a iron one and a bronze one (with a bit higher quality). Am I right in assuming that since the whips right out pierce the armor then the heaviest (i.e. silver) is the best material, because it makes the most damage?
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Re: Best material for whips
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2012, 05:42:20 am »

That is true, but if you want a non-weapon material, Slade, or at least Platnum would be the best.
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Re: Best material for whips
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2012, 06:42:39 am »

That is true, but if you want a non-weapon material, Slade, or at least Platnum would be the best.

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Re: Best material for whips
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2012, 08:45:08 am »

Among the standard materials, silver, no contest. Their only attack type is blunt. Though other materials are useful in a pinch as well, given the contact area and penetration of the weapon.
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Re: Best material for whips
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2012, 10:03:41 am »

Ive found that whipping on the legs is very helpful on those heavily armored opponents who keeps evading everything. Had a swordmaster who kept dodging everything and I broke his legs with the silver whip and then proceded to hammer his head in with my silver mace. That armor did him no good against that.
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Re: Best material for whips
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2012, 01:23:07 pm »

Yeah, whips are such nasty disabling weapons, i recall someone on the forum defining them humorously and accurately 'a string of tiny, super-sonic hammers', or words to that effect.

Little next to no love for maces around, though, they're very underrated. After all they have to compete with hammers and whips in the blunt department.
Morningstars are surprisingly good, but sorta part of the edged weapon family instead, their main attack is not blunt.
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Re: Best material for whips
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2012, 08:27:12 pm »

silver density * whip velocity = hurtiest weapon around.
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Re: Best material for whips
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2012, 01:49:28 am »

I would kill for a whip made out of an elf spine.
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Re: Best material for whips
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2012, 06:48:20 am »

I would kill for a whip made out of an elf spine.

Sounds cool but bone is worthless in any form of weapon compared to basically everything except leather and shell. Ive yet to see a leather weapon though.
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Re: Best material for whips
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2012, 06:22:04 pm »

I'm currently attacking a deity with an *adamantine short sword* but every hit is deflected by his 'pig tail fibre coat' would a whip (of any material) do any better, simply because it has a higher contact area?
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Re: Best material for whips
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2012, 04:03:21 pm »

yes, it will be better vs fibre armor.
whips have a small contact area but high velocity.
try useing your swords pommel
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Re: Best material for whips
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2012, 04:55:04 pm »

I'm currently attacking a deity with an *adamantine short sword* but every hit is deflected by his 'pig tail fibre coat' would a whip (of any material) do any better, simply because it has a higher contact area?
Assuming this deity is a giant demon twisted into humanoid form and not a cursed regular-sized person, I think your best bet would be throwing crap at him until a pebble destroys his skull. Since clothing scales with size, the deity basically has clothing thicker than your sword's blade.

Whips penetrated everything and never were deflected last time I checked, so that would work too. But then you might end up with the problem where you couldn't penetrate the skull because you know, the skull is giant.
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Re: Best material for whips
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2012, 06:05:43 pm »

Sadly, yes. It is a giant demon twisted into a humanoid form, although it has no skin! does that mean I have a higher chance of wounding it? and is silver really the best material for a whip? I have both a silver and an iron one.
Can I throw items at it from a different 'z' level? the bastard constantly fires webs everywhere!
Sorry for derailing the thread  :P
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Re: Best material for whips
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2012, 06:10:34 pm »

Sadly, yes. It is a giant demon twisted into a humanoid form, although it has no skin! does that mean I have a higher chance of wounding it? and is silver really the best material for a whip? I have both a silver and an iron one.
Can I throw items at it from a different 'z' level? the bastard constantly fires webs everywhere!
Sorry for derailing the thread  :P

When you get the skull, beat everything up with it :D
Silver's the best for blunt stuffs, because it have higher density, though pretty much any metal'll do because there're not too much variation.
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Re: Best material for whips
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2012, 06:57:23 pm »

I'm currently attacking a deity with an *adamantine short sword* but every hit is deflected by his 'pig tail fibre coat' would a whip (of any material) do any better, simply because it has a higher contact area?


Wait wait wait, you have THAT, and its being DEFLECTED, by a fibre COAT... ???
What the...how the....HUH?
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