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K, this is something I just dont get. In all the fluff and BL stories Ive read, whenever someone with a power sword is fighting someone else with, say, a chainsword, the power sword never cuts through the regualr sword, they always just 'clash'. How is that? How can a power sword cut through armor with (relative) ease and not be able to cut a sword in half? Ive heard of guns being cut through, so why not swords? Dont know y, its just always bothered me:hmm:
Well I am sure someone can come out with all the scientific jargon but basically its poetic license on the part of the authors.
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Hm..well there are some weapons that are made of materials which a weapon with a powerfield is not completely able to bypass or they are harder and it takes a little longer. In inquisitor, when a power weapon is parried by a non-power weapon it has a chance to destroy the non power weapon.
So they can be cut through just like everything else, its just that when authors right stories they have creative liberty and can generally write whatever they want. Besides its generally cooler to read that character x used his chainsword to parry character y's power sword and purple sparks went flying between both weapons rather than character y carved through character x's chainsword and decapitated him.
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But seriously, would you like to read a story where a character constantly cuts through anything he comes in contact with? It would be cool the first few times... but then, whenever combat rolls around, it would be like 'here we go again...'
It's just more interesting when two combatants have to strike, parry, and block each others strokes :sleep:
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You ever try to change batteries in the middle of close combat, not a fun prospect let me tell you.. Now why a sword with super "No Armour Saves" would turn off this ability baffles me.
As for not cutting the chainsword in two, I suppose that a chainsword's spinning blades would serve to knock the blade away nearly as soon as it hit, thus only causing you to lose a few teeth. Failing that let's chalk it up to a whole lot of Waaagh energy lying around.
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I guess the angle of the strike and a skilled swordsman on the receiving end could deflect it, meaning that it only pares off a few teeth rather than cutting through the weapon entirely.
Besides, WTFPWNZOR is never good for plot suspense.
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