What weapons would you like to see in the game?

I still dunno...

The point of putting a ball on the end of the chain is to amplify the amount of force you can put into a swing, but if you make the chain shorter, you lose out on angular momentum, and if you make the shaft longer, you might aswell just use a pole hammer or it just becomes a normal flail. also there's like what... 5 real examples in museums?(possibility that this thing might not of had actually been used in combat often or at all)

EDIT: well I guess theoretically it(ball and chain) could be used as a shield killer if the point is to use the swinging of the ball to hit them from behind while the handle is blocked from the front
I get where you're coming from, but the reason I suggest short-chain flails is because it could be functionally similar to the bludgeons already in game. That is, it can use the same animations without any bad side-effects.
A short-chain flail would still be devastating, much more so than a regular mace, to the point that using anything with a longer chain would be overkill for most enemies we've already seen in game. And it could still work against shields if you're skilled with the flail, or lucky.

But, we want to go all out right? Hell yeah I want some crazy room-clearing homicidal wrecking ball on a two handed shaft. But that would require new techniques, new animations etc.
 

Syllabear3

Member
It will get stuck everywhere. It will kill yourself. Shields would be completly useless (yeah more than now).
Pretty bad idea in my opinion.
 
I personally would prefer that the flail not even be entertained, as it was not a real weapon.

As for the physics of it, rotational inertia is nice, but you will not be able to accelerate the flail (rotational) more than any other weapon that you swing, such as a mace or morningstar. Moreover, once that ball hits, there is no force to drive it through, since there is nothing pushing it forward. In other words, perfectly impractical.

Here's a decent discussion on the topic; there is more if you look online, but this one is quite succinct.

https://www.publicmedievalist.com/curious-case-weapon-didnt-exist/
 

Pc Genie

Member
I would like to see a few things added in as weapons for diversity's sake:

- Sickle (not on a long stick).
- Billhook (like the billhook polearm, but the short handled variant)
- Partisan (think of a sword but also a polearm).
- A few more swords, such as a broader bladed arming sword (Oakeshott type XIV to be exact) with better cut and worse thrust, or the opposite, narrower bladed swords that are better at thrusting.
- Clubs and cudgels (not the mallet 'cudgel', I mean a big club).
- War scythe (a sort of poorer polearm with an upright farming scythe blade).
- More knives and daggers with different characteristics.

I am not as interested in the flail idea however, but I'm not opposed to it either.
 

Boltersam

Member
Parry daggers, lashes and punch daggers are all things I'd like to see eventually.

And, of course, a variety of less-lethal weapons for Sui Generis that aren't just bashy sticks. Mancatchers, as have already been mentioned earlier.

Whenever ranged combat's in, dipped arrows/javelins would be neat. Slap some demon blood on the tip, or wrap it with oiled rags and use your handy torch to set it ablaze. Then miss every shot because you have no idea what you're doing.

That kind of thing.
 
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