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Old 04-10-2022, 11:00 PM
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Default Blam Stick on Bard

Good idea or best idea?

https://wiki.project1999.com/Blam_Stick

Thinking about getting one of these for bard. I wish it fit in offhand though.

Aside: What are the best weapons a bard can get outside of ToV?

(I know bards aren't supposed to use weapons etc etc but I like to hit stuff while barding)
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Old 04-10-2022, 11:54 PM
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I believe the best two weapons for bard you can get without raiding are:
https://wiki.project1999.com/Blade_of_Carnage
https://wiki.project1999.com/Swiftblade_of_Zek

But they are obviously pretty expensive.
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Old 04-11-2022, 07:43 AM
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Shamwowi is correct. I believe those 2 are BiS.

Most fun I ever had in EQ was when I de-leveled my epic bard to 4 with those 2 weapons. I'm back to 60 again, and plan on doing the same thing when I can get a bit more NoDrop gear.

Anyways, to answer your question, a blam stick would be pretty fun to use but you also have to take into account a Bard's melee skill cap. The blam stick won't take a bard as far as it will other classes. However if I were you i'd still go for it! Let us know how it works out?
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Old 04-12-2022, 02:42 PM
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The swiftblade and BoC do look fantastic. Pricey as you say ��

I'm thinking the next cheapest alternatives might be these 2 swords

- The 30/40 (.75) on https://wiki.project1999.com/Blam_Stick
- The 20/34 (.58) on https://wiki.project1999.com/Scimita...e_Emerald_Dawn
- The 14/24 (.58) on https://wiki.project1999.com/Guardians_Mace

Any others folks can think of?

I have a scimitar of emerald dawn on live in offhand and remember it smacking for over 100. That made me feel like I was doing some damage at least heh.
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Old 04-12-2022, 03:04 PM
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Hmm well Winters Fury might be a good pick for that list. https://wiki.project1999.com/Winters_Fury

Also an Edge of the Nightwalker
https://wiki.project1999.com/Edge_of_the_Nightwalker

But Scimitar of the Emerald Dawn seems to be a good pick too. And your 2 picks are indeed decent choices if you're on a budget. I like your battle bard idea.

On my bard I too try and do as much melee as I can while still twisting all the songs my group needs. I find it more fun to play that way compared to just sitting next to the casters and playing the songs without meleeing.

If you ever get your epic i'd be interested in seeing what kind of damage you can do when it procs solo with a blam stick and epic OH.
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Old 04-24-2022, 03:14 PM
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The swiftblade and BoC do look fantastic. Pricey as you say ��

I'm thinking the next cheapest alternatives might be these 2 swords

- The 30/40 (.75) on https://wiki.project1999.com/Blam_Stick
- The 20/34 (.58) on https://wiki.project1999.com/Scimita...e_Emerald_Dawn
- The 14/24 (.58) on https://wiki.project1999.com/Guardians_Mace

Any others folks can think of?

I have a scimitar of emerald dawn on live in offhand and remember it smacking for over 100. That made me feel like I was doing some damage at least heh.
Breath of Harmony is also notable (10/18, and the effect is an instant click not a proc) https://wiki.project1999.com/Breath_of_harmony

I think the prime hand damage bonus (constant bonus regardless of delay means faster is better) puts the BoH ahead of the scimitar and guardian's mace for prime hand. Would be fun to compare to blam stick.
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Old 04-24-2022, 05:48 PM
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Bard dps sucks no matter what you put on, just swarm.
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Old 04-25-2022, 12:03 AM
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This was the defacto twink gear on Blue for a long while. Im sure Velious has some slightly better options, but this is what I would still recomend

https://wiki.project1999.com/Breath_of_Harmony
https://wiki.project1999.com/Crystalline_Short_Sword
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Old 04-25-2022, 08:47 AM
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Hay, so...

You need to consider damage bonus when calculating ratio for your main hand weapon. Faster weapons will inherently have higher DPS when you consider that they are applying the damage bonus more frequently than slower weapons.

Use this calculation for determining ratio for your main hand weapon:

(Weapon Damage + Damage Bonus for your Level) / Weapon Delay

Suddenly the Blam Stick doesn't perform as well as you thought it did.
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Old 04-26-2022, 09:47 AM
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For the best bard weapon outside ToV get https://wiki.project1999.com/Nature%27s_Melody

It has a great ratio and proc, and the rest of the stats aren't half bad
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