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Dual Pistol Builds


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braabit

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Hi everyone,

 

Long time lurker, first time post. I've been following deadfire's development off and on and I'm really excited about the potential to dual wield pistols.

 

I've been stewing over the ways to maximize the potential of dual wielding pistols for ideal builds and I was wondering what some of you savvier/more experienced builders think given the information we have to date. I've compiled a few thoughts below but I take the following as assumptions that can be easily disputed with a fact I'm unaware of:

 

-Firearms have zero recovery only reload time (Can't remember where I read this so it's in speculation)

-Rapid Fire module gives at least 20% reload increase (haven't seen the percent in-game from any of the beta streams)

-Gunner from Ranger ability provides 50% reload increase (based off PoE1)

-Speed increase are multiplicative as in PoE1

-Speed weapons exist (I don't believe there were any in the Beta)

-Armor doesn't effect reload times only recovery times (Can't remember where i read this so it's in speculation)

-Dexterity effects reload, recovery and animation times

 

My thoughts are around a paladin multiclass where you full attack FoD with both pistols, this stacked with sworn rival and potential multiclass damage sources for strong burst damage but attempting to get reload time to a minimum for strong sustained dps as well. Top it off with being able to wear heavy armor without consequence (assuming you don't multiclass into a caster) being fairly durable should you draw threat due to surprise or poor positioning.

 

All this has me leaning towards a Kind Wayfarer/Sharpshooter build but I'd love to hear what everyone else thinks when looking at maximizing the dual pistol(/blunnderbuss) potential.



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Yeah Firearms have 0 recovery time now. And armor doesn't affect reload time, only Dex and +action speed ability/spell.



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I am not in the beta, so…

 

How does the dual pistol affects ciphers and their ability to get focus? Does it make them over powered?…



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And armor doesn't affect reload time, only Dex and +action speed ability/spell.

Sounds like a bug, because we were told that armor will affect reloading duration in Deadfire. 
 

How does the dual pistol affects ciphers and their ability to get focus? Does it make them over powered?…

It doesn't make them OP yet. Dual-wielding two 1H does, because of the wrong base recovery duration (1s instead of 3s).
But the thing is, except for Soul Annihilation, there is nothing worthy to do with you focus anyway. Instead of waiting for casting animation, it's better to keep auto-attacking.

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Only the slow one handers other than the spear are set to the wrong speed. The fast one handers like daggers are correct as are the two handers. Just avoid using battle axes, swords, sabres, warhammers and maces .






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