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Demolition skill & using explosives; Energy wepaons skill

Posted: August 29th, 2017, 2:33 am
by Stargazer
1. Is the use of explosive weapons and items (grenades, pipe bombs, rocket launchers etc) governed by the demolition skill, or is the skill useful only for disarming explosive traps and such?

2. How useful are energy weapons in the Director's Cut version of WL2? I just encountered some robots and high damage assault rifles and sniper rifles didn't seem to deal as much damage as the sole energy weapon my team had. I've read comments that one can get by with normal kinetic energy weapons (i.e. rifles) but that encounter which I described makes me consider obtaining energy weapons for my squad.

Thanks.

Re: Demolition skill & using explosives; Energy wepaons skill

Posted: August 29th, 2017, 10:06 pm
by Drool
Explosive weapons have no skill. They always hit exactly where you aim them.

Re: Demolition skill & using explosives; Energy wepaons skill

Posted: August 29th, 2017, 10:27 pm
by Grohal
Drool wrote:
August 29th, 2017, 10:06 pm
Explosive weapons have no skill. They always hit exactly where you aim them.
Which was seen as not good by many - can't say this often enough. ^^

Re: Demolition skill & using explosives; Energy wepaons skill

Posted: August 30th, 2017, 3:43 am
by Stargazer
Thanks guys. Any opinions on energy weapons?

Re: Demolition skill & using explosives; Energy wepaons skill

Posted: August 30th, 2017, 9:19 pm
by Drool
Eh. They exist. They're not amazing, but not crippling either. Personally, I always ran someone with shotgun and energy, and swapped weapons as needed.

Re: Demolition skill & using explosives; Energy wepaons skill

Posted: August 31st, 2017, 3:07 am
by Grohal
One Energyweapon is enough as a mainweapon in the party of 7. Against most early enemies they are next to useless.

Re: Demolition skill & using explosives; Energy wepaons skill

Posted: November 22nd, 2017, 11:01 pm
by RangerBen
Yeah, but getting a kill with an energy weapon is totally worth it for the totally awesome sound effect / animation of a foe melting. :D