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KoboldKiller
12-17-2007, 04:38 PM
I have started a Drow Paladin and am planning on using rapiers. My question is whether or not this is viable? I ask only because I have seen several Drow Paladins around and none of them are using Rapiers.

maddong
12-17-2007, 04:41 PM
I have started a Drow Paladin and am planning on using rapiers. My question is whether or not this is viable? I ask only because I have seen several Drow Paladins around and none of them are using Rapiers.

I believe someone did the statistics and if you take the +2/+2 it is equal to a khopesh. So you should do fine if you decided not to go two hander.

What most people like about rapiers though is the dual wielding wounding/puncturing.

KoboldKiller
12-17-2007, 04:46 PM
I believe someone did the statistics and if you take the +2/+2 it is equal to a khopesh. So you should do fine if you decided not to go two hander.

What most people like about rapiers though is the dual wielding wounding/puncturing.

Straight sword and board Paladin. I'll have to see how it compares to my Khopesh Paladin. Thanks.

binnsr
12-17-2007, 04:48 PM
What most people like about rapiers though is the dual wielding wounding/puncturing.

Of course that premise assumes that you have one (let alone 2) wounding of puncturing weapons.. :D

Slayer918
12-17-2007, 05:04 PM
Drow (or elf) paly with a rapier is a great idea... I think the reason we dont see a ton of them around is that rapiers aren't really recognized as the mainstream DPS weapon they are (without taking into account enhancements like drow melee attack and the like rapiers are tied for 2nd best DPS with picks and scimitars as soon as your hitting for roughly +10-13 on your damage rolls (but behind khopesh)).

Also pierce specced is often looked at as finesse weapons and although rapiers are finessable they are just pointy scimitars for str based characters. And your drow can get an extra +2/+2 on them. AND you don't have to spend a feat on it like you do khopesh!

You may see more of decline in effectiveness against undead (a lot of undead have DR to piercing weapons), but since undead can't be crited you can use a different weapon type against them as IC: Pierce is going to be your only feat specific to a weapon type and your +3/+3 divine favor will work on a mace.

tihocan
12-18-2007, 01:12 PM
Can you cast holy sword on a rapier? If not you should ask the devs for it!

sigtrent
12-18-2007, 01:48 PM
Rapier is all kinds of good, especialy for a drow. Should work fine.