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7-14-2009 @ 7:54AM
@ Wildwinds - That's just a reason to use a mace not a reason why Paladins specifically would use maces and not swords. What Talamah says makes more sense. As, where swords lack the raw power, they make up for it in speed and accuracy and armour is as vulnerable to piercing thrusts as it is to crushing blows... as it were so it's no real good reason to choose one over the other. Only personal preference is the real decider.For example you could reason that clerics, monks, etc would have reason to carry around mace-like objects in their day to day life. Hammers, sceptres, etc. With which, at short notice, they could turn to violence if they had too, in such a scenario as their monastery, cathedral or town is ransacked by bandits or scourge or whatever and then later if violence was often called upon them, in war or so, they would retort to larger versions of that which they were previously succesful. They would have no reason to learn how to use a sword in their day to day life in a monastery, a knife possibly but maintenance of the building and it's grounds and any other work they might get up to could leave them with a base martial knowledge of blunter weapons/tools however.At the end of the day though the reason is simple. Blizz and others think Paladins look cooler with big hammers... and big glowy books... or at least decided that was something that set them apart from any other warrior.
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