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item:weapons

Weapons

See: Equipment

Weapons are sub-classes of Equipment. They are defined as Equipment that can be Wielded in the Main Hand slot, Off-Hand slot, or both slots.

There are currently more than 30 different Weapon Classes, and obviously these Weapon Classes have a number of Weapons in them. Basically, that's a lot of Weapons. While I may size down the amount of Weapon Classes and Weapons, the idea is that on a Job to Job basis, a unit will only have access to a handful of weapons.

Jobs will specialize in a number of Weapon Classes, and may have abilities and passives that enhance the use of these weapons. This also means most Jobs will not be able to use most weapons, so trying out different Jobs on your units will be that much more important.

The weapon type will determine if the weapon is Ranged or Melee, 1 Handed or 2 Handed, and other specifics.

Weapon Class

Current Weapon Classes

Weapon ClassWeapon Type
Axe1) 1H Melee
Bow 2H Ranged
Cannon 2H Ranged
Card 1H Special
Crossbow 1H Ranged
Dagger 1H Melee
Fan 1H Melee
Fist2) 2H Melee
Flail 1H Melee Eight
Foil3) 1H Melee
Greataxe 2H Melee
Greatbow4) 2H Ranged
Greatsword 2H Melee
Instrument 2H Special
Katana 2H Melee
Longsword 1H Melee
Mace 1H Melee
Pistol5) 1H Ranged
Polearm 2H Melee Two
Rifle6) 2H Ranged
Sabre 7)1H Melee
Scythe 2H Melee Eight
Staff 2H Melee
Sword 1H Melee
Thrown 1H Ranged
Tome 2H Special
Wand 1H Ranged
Whip 1H Melee Two

In order to keep a record of changes, I have added a list of items that have been outright removed during development. Items that simply underwent a name change are still on the above list and the name change is noted.

Removed Weapon Classes

Weapon ClassWeapon Type
Bomb 1H Ranged
Club 1H Melee
Hammer 2H Melee
Knife 1H Melee
Nunchaku 2H Melee Eight
Rod 1H Melee
Short Sword 1H Melee
Spear 1H Melee Two

Weapon Type

One of the many attributes of a Weapon is the Weapon Type. This is where we define exactly how the weapon is used. This delves deeper than simply Melee or Ranged. It also defines in-between categories, such as a Melee weapon that can attack two spaces in each direction such as a Lance. When trying to setup a good enumeration for types, I decided it best to combine the handedness of the weapon with it's respective range.

There's some terminology here that requires more explanation. Melee and Ranged are known to be simply being able to attack adjacent tiles only versus being able to attack tiles within a given range around the unit. However some weapons work a bit different, so we have different types of Melee and Ranged. In the diagrams below, the blue tile represents the attacking unit's position and the red tiles represent possible attack targets.

Melee

Four possible targets, one in each direction. All of the tiles are adjacent to the attacking unit's tile.


Melee Two

Four sets of two possible targets. You can strike a maximum of two targets with this type of Melee attack. Similar to Melee as it includes the basic four but adds an extra tile in each direction. Not every target tile is adjacent to the attacking unit's tile.


Melee Eight
Eight possible targets, one in each direction including the diagonals. This allows an attack to target any tile in a circle around the attacking unit. All the targets are still technically in Melee range.


See the following categories for more info.

One Handed Melee

A single handed weapon that attacks one space in any of the four cardinal directions.

Two Handed Melee

A single handed weapon that attacks one space in any of the four cardinal directions.

One Handed Melee Two

Now this is similar to One Handed Melee, however it uses the “Melee Two” rule-set which is two spaces in any of the four cardinal directions instead of just one. It's still considered Melee as the nearby melee area is simply expanded into two square tiles instead of a single square tile. Attacks from these weapon types will always strike both spaces, even if one of them is empty.

Two Handed Melee Two

A two-handed version of the above One Handed Melee Two. Attacks two spaces in each direction.

One Handed Melee Eight

One Handed Melee 1 tile 8-directional

Two Handed Melee Eight

Two Handed Melee 1 tile 8-directional

One Handed Ranged

Single handed weapon that attacks any space within the defined range. Some of these may have minimum range restrictions and will not be able to attack adjacent tiles.

Two Handed Ranged

Larger, two-handed ranged weaponry.

One Handed Special

A one handed weapon with a unique way of attacking. An example could be a weapon that somehow targets every tile, or a weapon that can only attack the person who is attacking!

Two Handed Special

Same as the last type, only taking up two-hands.


1)
Update: Changed from Handaxes 5/27/13
2)
Update: Changed from Knuckle 5/27/13
3)
Update: Changed from Rapier Jan. 2018
4)
Update: Changed from Longbow Jan. 2018
5)
Update: Changed from Flintlock Jan. 2018
6)
Update: Changed from Fusil Jan. 2018
7)
Update: Changed from Scimitar 9/2018
item/weapons.txt · Last modified: 2019/04/21 01:12 by lou