I was building up new combat styles and was thinking about the usefulnes of chain or flexible weapons of smaller stature. Most one handed flexible weapons have size M. Flexibility trait gives them benefit, if opponent is using shield, making shields size one category smaller for parrying. There is only one shield in list, which is size M, buckler. So, character using chain, flail, or ball & chain would so have any benefit only if opponent is using buckler, making it's size S. At that case buckler would parry only half damage.
So, is there only single item or situation, when there would be tactical benefit for using one-handed flexible weapons?
Could flexibility trait rather concern all parrying weapons than only shields?
[Last edited Mar 10, 2013 12:46:51]