AK_Brickster wrote:It really depends 100% on the application. If I were going to go hand-to-hand, I'd say an experienced swordsman beats an experienced spearman a majority of the time. If I were facing a cavalry charge, then yeah, I'd want a spear.
You can't really compare the two in a general sense. They both have their applications. That's like trying to compare a Porsche with a 3/4 ton pickup truck. If you're racing around a track, you'd want the Porsche. If you need to haul logs, you'd want the truck.
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Aeridian wrote:I agree with Kev, that's probably the best way to go. You get the pros of both weapons for your far or close-combat needs.
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