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    I suggest that we are allowed to carry more than 1 weapon! Either that or stop the weapon breaking.

    If you lose your weapon whilst fighting a monster with alot of hitpoints (>2000), then you are left with a very long battle that you will almost certainly lose.

    Infact if your weapon breaks, the system may as well call it a loss and not bother with the rest of the battle.

    It seems that fists attacks always do the same amount of damage and don't level up.
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    I think you could still score a critical hit or limit break with your fists, and that's also why you should keep a special attack handy.
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    Yes but criticals don't happen very often at all.

    My special attack is my main weapon (I believe Ninja's are meant to be good at using the MA attacks). But to be honest they only hit about 33% of the time.

    When fully-healed I can perform 11 Neck-chops. And I don't think I've ever been fully-healed.

    The Weapon is the only reliable "weapon" as it does OK damage and has a decent chance to hit.
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    Originally Posted by b3n
    (I believe Ninja's are meant to be good at using the MA attacks). But to be honest they only hit about 33% of the time.
    Yeah, back to having 4 Karate attacks miss (goodbye all MA), when I tried a Ruby Mantis (I think it was). Looking at it's 3500 HP I decided not to chip away at 35 a time with fists as boredom would have set in way before my hundreth attack!
    Anything other than a fighter is pointless (as I think I have said before) - you cannot take on the bigger monsters with any real chance as you cannot do anything like the damage needed with any of your attacks - Weapon, Fists, or Spell/Skill. A nice side-effect of that is to ensure that non-fighters either attack a mid-level monster (and use up all MA and a lose a lot of HP) every now and again or suffer the ennui of attack low-level one-hit wonders for the rest of eternity in an attempt to gain the thousands of XP needed for next level.
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    Good news I hit the Coeurl 50% of the time with Karate Kick.
    Bad news is ending the combat down a level ...
    According to Sod's Law, buttered toast lands butter side down, when dropped.
    Per nature, cats always land on their feet.
    So, what happens when you strap buttered toast to the back of a cat and throw it out a window?
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    when your magic attacks hit do you do appreciably more damage? I don't even bother with them anymore. I'm a level 21 fighter, usually do 250 to 300 HP damage with my mace. My MA is weak and almost never hits.
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    Ok I'm a level 22 Human Ninja.

    Attack: 550
    Defense: 440
    Magic Attack: 264
    Magic Defense: 264
    Speed: 440
    Evade: 528

    HP: 1370
    MA: 350

    Here is how I fare vs Behemoth:

    Long Sword: about 125 damage
    Neck-Chop: about 450 damage
    Fists: about 45 damage

    I just battled one to confirm these values. I attempted 5 Neck-Chops and only 1 of them hit.

    I only started with 300 HP and was about to die, but then I got a lucky critical and won me the battle.
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    I can't find it now, but Rich hinted that there is another stat the helps your hit percentage. If I had to guess, I'd say try changing your element to match (or be opposite from?) the monster's and see if that helps.
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    Level: 21
    HP: 1295
    MA: 335
    Limit: 45%
    Attack: 378
    Magic Attack: 105
    Speed: 315
    Defense: 84
    Magic Defense: 84
    Evade: 175hehehehe, see who bites
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    Human Barbarian, the MA's can connect first time, usually though I'd say about 20% accurate per fight
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    Originally Posted by b3n
    I suggest that we are allowed to carry more than 1 weapon! Either that or stop the weapon breaking.

    If you lose your weapon whilst fighting a monster with alot of hitpoints (>2000), then you are left with a very long battle that you will almost certainly lose.

    Infact if your weapon breaks, the system may as well call it a loss and not bother with the rest of the battle.

    It seems that fists attacks always do the same amount of damage and don't level up.
    I would disagree over automatically calling it a total loss. Teh Guard Bot broke my staff today and I still managed to win with punches and some pain casting. But I do agree that it makes the fight handicapped.
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    Originally Posted by Ehlanna
    Good news I hit the Coeurl 50% of the time with Karate Kick.
    Bad news is ending the combat down a level ...
    Ouch, xp sucking beasties
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    Originally Posted by huyaroo
    Does it tell you that it took away your XP? I don't know if it ever happened to me before.
    Yep it lets you know when the beasties suck your xp
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