Ogre Bruiser Weapon Upgrades
The Tenderiser is out, because the Bruiser can only take 50 points of Magic Items, and I want the Wrydstone Necklace for the Ward Save.
The Siege Breaker has never been in my thoughts, its a “double edge sword” as enemies Initiative could be higher than the Weapon Skill. The Siege Breaker only real use is against Chariots, etc.
Therefore I used the computer program I developed a couple of months back (original post here) to calculate the best option. Each option was used against a Chaos Exalted Hero with a Shield and 5+ Ward Save. These are the results of combats, the percentage being the number of wins over 300 combats.
|Sword of Might||82%|
|Sword of Battle||71%|
|Sword of Striking||68%|
|Tenderiser (Without Ward Save)||68%|
|Skull Plucker (Immune to Killing Blow)||64%|
The Sword of Might is the option to go for, winning a massive 82% of the 300 combats. Funny thing its the cheapest Magic Weapon available.
The Skull Plucker scored 82% as well, but against an enemy which is “Immune to Killing Blow” this is reduce to 64%. As mentioned in my original post the Tenderiser with out a Ward Save is not that impressive. With a Ward Save then the Tenderiser scores 85%, but I haven’t the points on a Bruiser.
The most bizarre result is the Great Weapon coming last at 63%. Just goes to show, don’t always take advice on Forums.