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#1 cavnub

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 12:41

I recently started playing with this mod and I need help with creating my character. I want to go mostly cavalry (spend 4 riding points) but I've noticed that a lot of maps aren't "cavalry maps" (especially on the usually more filled siege server) and want to also be able to fight 1h with shield but kind of want to invest in throwing too. Is a flexible character possible or do I need to give up and choose 1 build to fight effectively? Is a hybrid of at least 2 builds possible? I looked at the beginner's guide post with suggested builds and noticed that mostly 5 sp was used for training. Is this mandatory? Lastly, are bastard swords usable as 1h and 2h or is it too slow as a 1 handed with a shield?


#2 Trace_Legacy, Retired gold trader.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 12:57

Sorry i'm too busy.


#3 sandorra, The God of (In)Justice

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 13:01

To start, you'll need to play some more to be able to afford said gear, not to mention the horse.

Everything is possible, but like the saying goes, "Jack of all trades, master of none". Means that you can make for a chatacter that suits all situations but then you won't be great in anything.
You can create multiple characters, so you should do that separately for cavalry and infantry classes.

Training is not mandatory at all, it just dictates how fast you use your weapons. More training, faster swings.

Bastard sword can be used as both 1 and 2handed versions, but again, you'd have to put points on either 1h or 2h proficiency, leaving the other weaker. Especially if you want to include throwing weapons.

#4 Aykhanchik, Aristotel

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 13:03

Dont use a bastard sword.It is useless until you are actually playing a 2 hander character.Sarranid cavalry sword is the best choice for melee,but because you invest points into polearms(you use a heavy lance) it can be a great choice to buy a melee polearm.Never tried throwing weapons on cav, but i think it sucks

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#5 Namakan, Hi my name is Krex

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 13:34

Above build is pretty good, but I'd drop to 1 point in ironflesh and get another one in shields so that you can use kite shields once you have the money to buy them. Would also swap the proficiency points for onehand/polearm so that you're better in melee.


#6 Sf, https://youtu.be/KlgfqddpEEc

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 13:39

1818 all the way


#7 Stronk, stronkest jesus leader of Genesis.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 13:41

I agree to Krex, but I think 5 ridink is overestimated imo, would rather spend 2 more points on ironflesh.


#8 Namakan, Hi my name is Krex

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 14:11

I agree to Krex, but I think 5 ridink is overestimated imo, would rather spend 2 more points on ironflesh.

ironflesh is a waste.


#9 cavnub

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 14:28

Thanks for all the suggestions. The questions were made with the assumption that you could only have 1 character.

Edited by cavnub, 06 January 2018 - 14:58.


#10 Aykhanchik, Aristotel

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 21:10

Above build is pretty good, but I'd drop to 1 point in ironflesh and get another one in shields so that you can use kite shields once you have the money to buy them. Would also swap the proficiency points for onehand/polearm so that you're better in melee.

I rarely get my shield destroyed except when server is overwhelmed by archers(guess it is most of the time),ironflesh comes in handy cause you are able to survive some massive damage.I also got one point into regenerarion perk.It is not much of a use tbh but i just got used to it


#11 kieran1796, Mash. Clarence_on_a_horse. King of the horse archers

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 00:04

Your best bet is to not start with cav because it's too expensive. Pretty much don't play cav until you can afford to fully buy a horse, lance, shield, 1h and medium armour. 

Start with something basic and cheap to fund at the beginning, like a shielder. Buy a plain round shield and a cleaver and if you have any leftover money buy some cheap armour. 

 

For a shielder build a good starting point is 21/15, with 7 power strike, 5 shield, 5 training and 5 athletics. You can change it around depending on what you prefer but that's a solid basic build. 


#12 SkyTime, Ranga

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 04:52

Your best bet is to not start with cav because it's too expensive. Pretty much don't play cav at all, never, ever.


#13 Remus, Im unlucky, but get proper earnings

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 07:00

Play archer and earn your money for cav.

#14 kieran1796, Mash. Clarence_on_a_horse. King of the horse archers

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 15:48

 

Your best bet is to not start with cav because it's too expensive. Pretty much don't play cav at all, never, ever.

 

yes play horse archer it's the one true class of the enlightened. 

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