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Is there any viable reason to still Elf Melee?

bunny11bunny11
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Is there any viable reason for any Elves to do Melee with a STR type combat weapon?

Or has Chain Blade replaced it?

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  • lceCreamlceCream
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    Chain blade is range
    Soluna blade is still best melee for elf
  • bunny11bunny11
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    edited December 19, 2017
    lceCream wrote: »
    Chain blade is range
    Soluna blade is still best melee for elf

    Interesting thanks. Do you know what the best ego melee weapon is for elf?

    I'm debating between Bow & Melee or Bow & Chain Blade-- I'm bored of magic
  • SiodhanSiodhan
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    edited December 19, 2017
    Pretty sure chain blade deals melee damage, despite being ranged. So yes, I do honestly believe that ordinary melee is worthless, because you're never ever getting a soluna blade.
  • SapphiraMuseSapphiraMuse
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    lceCream wrote: »
    Chain blade is range
    Soluna blade is still best melee for elf

    Chain blade may seem like it's range because of the attack distance, but it is more of a melee talent. Why do I say this? Because every currently available offensive skill aside from Spinning Slasher and Chain Sweep can be countered.
    Jazmyn
  • lceCreamlceCream
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    edited December 19, 2017
    bunny11 wrote: »
    lceCream wrote: »
    Chain blade is range
    Soluna blade is still best melee for elf

    Interesting thanks. Do you know what the best ego melee weapon is for elf?

    I'm debating between Bow & Melee or Bow & Chain Blade-- I'm bored of magic

    bow and chain blade is better but you have to grind the dex with all those life skills
    if you have decent dex go for chain blade
  • IyasenuIyasenu
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    Chain Blade seems to be the best way for an Elf to deal "melee"-type damage. (the kind mitigated by Heavy Stander)

    The single target options might feel a little slower if you're used to the speed of pulling off Bashes because you're limited to Chain Imaple and Chain Crush which have longer animations/delay between spam, but the Area damage is definitely better than Str-Melee options. These skill damage % multipliers are really large, compared to many other skills.

    Might want to choose a different weapon if you end up using Judgment Blade for something, since Chain Blade Mastery incurs a -20% penalty to that when equipped with a Chain Blade.
  • PomatoesPomatoes
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    edited December 19, 2017
    Unfortunately Rage Impact can't be used with Chain Blade equipped so that would probably be the only reason for an elf to have a melee weapon... Rage Impact > Chain Sweep does some nice dmg.
  • IyasenuIyasenu
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    Pomatoes wrote: »
    Unfortunately Rage Impact can't be used with Chain Blade equipped so that would probably be the only reason for an elf to have a melee weapon... Rage Impact > Chain Sweep does some nice dmg.

    At least with the next update, Chain Blades will get Chain Burst, which makes all Chain Blade skills deal extra damage for the duration.
    I mean, you can still use Rage Impact with that for even more damage, but Chain Burst does last for the whole duration, and not just one hit.
  • EraleaEralea
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    lceCream wrote: »
    Chain blade is range
    Soluna blade is still best melee for elf

    Chain blade may seem like it's range because of the attack distance, but it is more of a melee talent. Why do I say this? Because every currently available offensive skill aside from Spinning Slasher and Chain Sweep can be countered.

    Correct. For me I realised it did melee damage the moment I saw it hurting zombies. If it was ranged damage it would have pinged their lv3 natural shield and I would have gotten some very easy training done. >>

    I do like that it's a dex-based melee talent though.