Question from kingdom15
Assassin's Art : Faeblade vs. Daggers ?
When ever I use a sneak attack with Faeblades it doesn't kill like daggers do even though the faeblades have a higher attack rating what is wrong, aren't they supposed to work the same way ?
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They don't work the same way. Faeblades backstab for increased damage. Daggers perform an Execution... with full gear caps around 250k dmg
Dagger assassinations are more discreet but less powerful. If your damage ratio is high enough (and the kill strike cutscenes aren't too conspicuous and showy), you can stealthily clear out an entire room/courtyard full of enemies (mainly small to medium in size).
Faeblade assassin strikes are best for quick finishes on weaker opponents and guaranteed stunning against larger, resilient ones (Crudoks, Banshaen Priestesses, Jottuns, Ettins, Trolls, etc.) If you know for a fact that you can't take out the target in one fell swoop with the daggers, it's to use faeblades to damage them, stun them and then attack them while they're prone and disoriented.
Note: One cool bonus use of faeblades for assassinations is that if enemies are huddled close enough and you strike from the right angle, you can hit and/or instantly kill 2-3 of them at a time. It's just a shame that there's no way to extend you blades' attack range a la Dynasty Warriors' Wind Scroll item.
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