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I'd really like to get a character with 100 on the Blunt weapons skill but so far it seems like there is no reason besides personal preference or roleplaying.

Blades are faster, have more reach and the damage is just slightly lower, which is more than countered by the faster attack of blades. Also the attack moves are exactly the same.

And the Umbra sword is just overly powerful. I know there is Nerveshatter on the blunt side, but it comes pretty late in Shivering Isles and it still has the slower attack speed of the blunt weapon class.

Maybe it is just my imagination but I feel like I staggered more when I was hit by blunt weapons. But I suppose that's not true.
Edited by 12Honk34 - 6/17/11 at 8:44am
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Nope. I came to the conclusion you might as well use blades as well. Though in those games due to the first person perspective view I like to play as the archer as the game perspective reminds me of a shooter. I always found the melee weapons to look strange in first person view when swinging them.
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I use a blade as well. I believe it's called DawnFang?? It's the one that switches depending on the time of day between DawnFang and DuskFang. Don't really remember what it's called exactly.
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There is no reason to use any weapon. The game isn't so hard where you must power game down to the finest detail.

Just use whatever weapon you want to use. Same results in the end, dead guys
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I was always under the impression since Morrowind that Blunt weapons had a much higher chance of staggering opponents and damaging armor

I usually go as a Marksman with a blade skill as a secondary skill and backup weapon
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