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#710902 21/10/20 05:31 PM
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Are we likely to see any of the stranger weapons featured in 5e like slings, whips and nets?

Slings:
First off I would like to say 5e seems to hate slings (I suspect the designers don't know the difference between child toy slings and historical sling weapons) I can see the sling working like bows and with a special action that allows small weight objects to be launched further then a standard throw. Side note: the standard throw in EA seems to ignore weight and be a too long in reach.

Whips:
Useful melee finesse weapon with reach. No other weapon like it. Allows for more interesting builds that use dexterity stat, combines well with some feats. Would be interesting addition.

Nets:
Unless were getting Grapple/Restrain mechanics added I can't see this being either useful or having a purpose in game.

I would mention the blowgun, but it's outclassed by the sling for all purposes, or the lance - but I suspect were not getting mounts in BG3 unless we get a DLC/expansion.

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There is a useable net somewhere already in the EA....i found it on one of my playthroughs and it created a hotbar icon, but I never did use it. It was up on a shelf in the Zhent area or the burning houses.

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Now that you mention it... slings are indeed not in the game 🤔

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+1, I especially want to see some whips.

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Originally Posted by D00med
Slings:
First off I would like to say 5e seems to hate slings (I suspect the designers don't know the difference between child toy slings and historical sling weapons) I can see the sling working like bows and with a special action that allows small weight objects to be launched further then a standard throw.

Slings have been misinterpreted by D&D and AD&D (and Pathfinder) since the beginning. Going by historical record, slings ought to be more potent than shortbows. They apparently outranged and out-'punched' the shortbow, and experienced slingers were recruited in favour of bowmen.

So yes, I agree completely here. In fact, Gary Gygax himself had something to say on the matter: http://deltasdnd.blogspot.com/2017/08/gygax-on-slings.html


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