Is anyone using a lightweight warrior?

#1 Posted by RVonE (4601 posts) -

Since weight affects all kinds of attributes (including susceptibility to certain attacks), I wonder if anyone here has experience with playing a warrior that weighs less than 70kg. If so, how's that working out for you?

#2 Posted by Karkarov (2939 posts) -

Probably badly. The fact is warrior gear weighs a ton, you put any kind of actual items on them beyond just their gear and you have a character who is already at light or average weight right off the bat. Being at average weight pretty much negates any bonus you got from being smaller, but doesn't do anything to help the penalties. I imagine once you get to the augment that increases your strength it may get better, but some people may have not stayed in fighter long enough for it.

#3 Edited by RVonE (4601 posts) -

@Karkarov said:

Probably badly. The fact is warrior gear weighs a ton, you put any kind of actual items on them beyond just their gear and you have a character who is already at light or average weight right off the bat. Being at average weight pretty much negates any bonus you got from being smaller, but doesn't do anything to help the penalties. I imagine once you get to the augment that increases your strength it may get better, but some people may have not stayed in fighter long enough for it.

Yeah, I'm kinda thinking about rolling a sub-70kg fighter to get the stamina bonuses and move up to warrior. Perhaps if I go for those fighter's relevant augment it'll be a viable build?

#4 Posted by Karkarov (2939 posts) -

@RVonE said:

@Karkarov said:

Probably badly. The fact is warrior gear weighs a ton, you put any kind of actual items on them beyond just their gear and you have a character who is already at light or average weight right off the bat. Being at average weight pretty much negates any bonus you got from being smaller, but doesn't do anything to help the penalties. I imagine once you get to the augment that increases your strength it may get better, but some people may have not stayed in fighter long enough for it.

Yeah, I'm kinda thinking about rolling a sub-70kg fighter to get the stamina bonuses and move up to warrior. Perhaps if I go for those fighter's relevant augment it'll be a viable build?

Well it is a rank 5 fighter augment. It basically increases all your weight caps by 10. My character who is plain old large (the one right above medium) for example can carry 20 before light, 40 before average, 50 before heavy, and 60 before for the love of god drop some items. With that augment on it becomes light at 30 average at 50 heavy at 60 and drop some crap at 70. For a S character it would basically double their capacity at some levels so it would definitely be more doable.

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