Which character types on Arcanum are at a disadvantage?

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  1. jankiel

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    me can only say that a half-ogr is bloody powerful and bloody stupid
    I played a very long time this idiot (int4 str 20) and his diauloge options are funny, but in combat this guy could finish off a whole bloody army, It looked like this one hit = one body and you just run around killing evrybody
     
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    well a half-orc is still one of the best fighters and toghether with magick or technology he is quite good
     
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    Weakest characters? Half-ogre mage and halfling fighter. :)
     
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    buahahaha :lol: that is true, but you should add elf-technie and dwarf
    mage.
     
  6. Dark Elf

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    Hmmm? A half-ogre mage can actually be rather intimidating. Sure, he ain't cut for using many duration spells, but he can soften the enemies up with some direct damage spells and then rush at the survivors with his arcane axe. Pretty damn powerful, I'd say.

    Oh, and chaosthehobo, half-orcs doesn't receive any intelligence penalty...
     
  7. Solaris

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    A halfling fighter can be deadly enough. Halflings hav DX bonus, which makes them fast, and with a pyro axe the main damage doesn't really come from high ST. Add backstab Expert or higher, and this character ain't that weak.
    A half-ogre mage is no weaker than any other mage. INT 12 is perfectly achievable, and its all you need to maintain three most important duration spells- Shield of Protection, Haste and Tempus Fugit. Other than that, INT doesn't matter.
     
  8. jankiel

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    I think that there aren't any totaly weak chars that would have no chance
    of surviving(most of you will probably say something else but thats just my opinion)
    But if i was to choose the weakest i would pick a half-ogr technie :D
     
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    Sorry, but I think you're wrong there. By simply picking the "Sickly" background, a half-ogre could easily turn into a techie wreaking supreme havoc. :)

    You're right on one point though. There really isn't such a thing as a weak character. Most character concepts do. Heck, I've had success with elven techies, and people have even been able to complete the game with dwarven mages. :)
     
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    Zmartwiony?
    Yeah im from Poland but what the hell do you mean
     
  11. Dark Elf

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    I don't fucking know either. I used an online dictionary to replace "Sorry" with something Polish. Just so I could flaunt with my great language skills.

    Lesson no 1. Never use a language you don't know. Things will screw up otherwise.

    Better go edit...
     
  12. Wolf

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    The weakest character is a half-ogre gunslinger/techie.
    "Hey cool! I've got an elephant gun. Oh, damn, damn, damn."
    By the way Jankiel I'm a little Polish but only know that no is pronounced something like nyeh.
     
  13. Dark Elf

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    Yet another example of a character that, contrary to some beliefs could prove pretty powerful. When you can use a magnum-sized rifle along with a shield, and have some massive melee potential backing you up when they come up close, you don't have the right to call yourself weak.

    Of course, you'll miss out on the warbringer...
     
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    I thought that ogres could not weild any guns.
     
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    Of course they can. Now, due to their mighty hands they can't use small guns such as revolvers, but they have no problem wielding rifles. Elephant gun and tempered shield is a respectable combination, and the half-ogre race is the only that can wield it.
     
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    Half-ogr with a big elephant gun? mighty bastard
     
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    I said pronounced. So you can weild an elephant gun one handed? I didn't think it was possible. Like a staff. Besides, I think the EG is overrated. The hand cannon does more damage for the same amount of bullets and is only slightly effectively slower. Plus you can wear a shield.
     
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    Oops! I did not read that, I'll better go and change that nyeh.
    But still I think the EG is better.
     
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    :-o
    Half-ogres can weild a rifle AND a shield??? I haven't played a half-ogre yet, but... are you sure?
     
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    This could be intresting and sice Dark elf brought this up it is probably true :) :D
     
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