Equip/Unequip off hand shortcut

Dreepa
Level 7
2 months ago

Observation:

Somatic spell components require a free hand, but usability is not very good in that UI flow (->open inventory, unequip shield/off hand weapon, cast spell, next turn: reverse order).

You could argue that weapon configuration slots are for that, but that doesn't work well. Usually one is for melee, and one is for ranged. The third customization option is for light.


Suggestion:

-A button/shortcut to equip/unequip off-hand (game needs to remember the item that was unequipped)
-Or a 4th configuration slot, similar to the light preset, that is re-using the currently held 1h item. Specifically designed for "free off hand" config.

Dreepa
Level 7
2 months ago

In this idea I made mistake. I forgot that people also do it the other way around: A free main hand, with a shield equipped to cast with the free main hand.

So that makes things a bit more complicated I guess.


Maybe the 4th slot could be configurable by the player, so that you can choose to keep main/off hand.

Baraz
Level 14
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2 months ago

I enjoy the game much more with Somatic component off in settings. 

I still need Material components and a spell Focus/Holy symbol, but I can just ignore the hand micro-management for casting (which I really tried to play with, but very tedious after over 30 hours). 


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