New damage type: puncture

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Rias
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New damage type: puncture

Post by Rias » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:32 pm

There's a new damage type called "puncture" damage, which is essentially a more concentrated and powerful piercing blow that is better at punching through armor than the standard "pierce" damage.

Some weapons that will enjoy Puncture damage and therefore be a good pick when you're going against those heavily-armored foes:
- Warhammer (there's a spike opposite the flat hammer-head, for those not in the know)
- Estoc (a sturdy edgeless thrusting sword)
- Stiletto (an edgeless thrusting dagger)
- Polehammer (essentially a warhammer with a polearm-length haft)
- Bodkin arrows launched by Flatbows or Longbows
- Crossbow bolts launched by heavy crossbows
- Firearm bullets (the more common firearm shot will continue to deal pierce damage)

Further tweaks may occur in the pursuit of balance.

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Re: New damage type: puncture

Post by Karjus » Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:17 pm

Please tell me we're getting the heavy duty, two-handed thrusting blades that were estocs?!
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Re: New damage type: puncture

Post by Rias » Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:16 pm

Rias wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:32 pm
Some weapons that will enjoy Puncture damage and therefore be a good pick when you're going against those heavily-armored foes:
[...]
- Estoc (a sturdy edgeless thrusting sword)

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