Spears are better than swords

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Spears are better than swords

Postby oragami_itto on Thu May 09, 2019 6:09 pm

Lindybeige wrote:The longer version of the tests of spear versus other weapons. All of all 65 bouts, plus extra commentary.

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Re: Spears are better than swords

Postby everything on Fri May 10, 2019 7:48 am

is that going to work on The Mountain? how about vs. Arya?
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Re: Spears are better than swords

Postby oragami_itto on Fri May 10, 2019 12:40 pm

The spear did work on the mountain, the Red Viper just got cocky.
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Re: Spears are better than swords

Postby everything on Fri May 10, 2019 2:47 pm

haha yes ;D
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Re: Spears are better than swords

Postby Bao on Sat May 11, 2019 2:26 am

Interesting. On the whole, there's a good lesson to be learned here. Still, like most "this weapon is better" conversation, it doesn't really consider environment. Would you just run with a sword against someone who has a spear? Really? If you go to war, why not start with elbow and arrows? :/ The situation, environment, and everything else should be considered. Where, when and how?

For close quarters, small or crowded places, like if you were attacked inside a house, the ability change fast and not hit objects around you is pretty important. A too long or clumsy weapon will mean getting stucked to or stopped by hitting things around you. In that kind of situation, a narrow blade sword, or the jian, would easily be a better choice than a spear or a dao. So again, situation. Where, when and how?
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Re: Spears are better than swords

Postby oragami_itto on Sat May 11, 2019 6:02 pm

The big thing to think about there is that most of those guys had spent a lot of time with the various swords and literally no time with the spear. Somebody who really knew their way around the weapon would have chewed through the challengers with no trouble.

It's the king of weapons for a reason. :D
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Re: Spears are better than swords

Postby everything on Sat May 11, 2019 6:50 pm

how about lightsaber vs those long staff things?

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Re: Spears are better than swords

Postby oragami_itto on Sat May 11, 2019 6:55 pm

It's a lightsaber, man, it should slice right through that little pigsticker.
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Re: Spears are better than swords

Postby everything on Sat May 11, 2019 7:13 pm

haha yeah but that fight takes forever for some reason, then rey has to save kylo
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