View Full Version : Do Halflings Do Less Damage?

03-11-2008, 06:49 PM
In pnp if I remember halfling sized weapons do a die size smaller damage.

Example longsword d8 VS halfling longsword d6

So if I finally make my greatcrossbow ranged fighter will going halfling be a mistake?

03-11-2008, 07:02 PM
Nope. Half the size, all the damage, twice the fun!

03-11-2008, 07:05 PM
Thanks for the fast reply sir.


03-12-2008, 09:46 AM
In PnP, you are correct; Small size weapon damage. In DDO, they use the same bigboy weapons as us "talls" and even get the same movement rate! They do still get the -2 base STR which equals -1 damage from melee builds. But, you don't have to worry about that with your crossbows. :)

07-07-2008, 11:30 AM
also with that -2 str also comes +1 to hit and ac, which can help that gxbow user :)

Just dont try to carry too many gxbows :) you'll learn what burden means very quickly.

07-07-2008, 11:35 AM
Funny, in DDO they usually do more damage!

Halfling Guile can give you up to +6 sneak attack damage. And I can confirm that you don't need a rogue to take it.

my pure halfling brb gets sneak attack damage......not much, but it means I do more damage that a similar Brb of another race. (let's not talk about Dwarfs.....ok?)

07-07-2008, 11:52 AM
Funny, in DDO they usually do more damage!

You're awared of how old that thread is, right?:)

07-07-2008, 12:13 PM
Uhmm....errr...... /points to Sue Dark.

"She started it!"

/backs away into the shadows and hopes no one notices.