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A Champion Points Question.

RPGplayer13579
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Will the Physical Weapon Expert bonus work if your character is using only a one-handed weapon while leaving the other hand empty? Thank you.
Mike Snow - Imperial - Templar - One-Handed and Shield - Tank - Daggerfall Covenant - Commander.

Jon Karstark - Nord - Dragonknight - Two-Handed - Ebonheart Pact - Drunk.

Nymeria Woods - Bosmer - Nightblade - Bow - Aldmeri Dominion - Thief.

Catelyn Rivers - Breton - Sorcerer - Destruction Staff - Daggerfall Covenant - Telvanni Magister.

Arya Sand - Dunmer - Dragonknight - Dual Wield - Ebonheart Pact - Assassin.

Brandon Wings - Altmer - Templar - Restoration Staff - Healer - Aldmeri Dominion - Scholar.

Ashara Sand - Redguard - Warden - Two-Handed/One-Handed and Shield - Daggerfall Covenant - Heroic.

Sansa Snow - Impeial - Warden - Destruction Staff/One-Handed and Shield - Ebonheart Pect - Cheerful.

Lyanna Flowers - Altmer - Sorcerer - Sword - Aldmeri Dominion - Duchess.

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  • Mashille
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    Yes it should work, even if you use a 1-hander and leave the other slot empty. You will however be strictly weaker and unable to use any weapon abilities if you play like this.
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  • Grianasteri
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    Will the Physical Weapon Expert bonus work if your character is using only a one-handed weapon while leaving the other hand empty? Thank you.

    Yes.

    If its a single handed weapon, I think you will get access to the duel wield skill line and the appropriate CP bonuses will apply.

    But, why would you only have a weapon in one hand? You are potentially halving your damage output... If its for RP/aesthetic reasons, perhaps you could consider the 2H weapons and access that skill line. There are some smaller options aesthetically that kind of look like a normal "hand and a half" swords/weapons. Or maybe go for a larger 1H weapon in one hand, then a small dagger in the other...
  • Nestor
    Nestor
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    Note that you may only get half the Enchantment value if you use just a 1 Hand Weapon and no Shield. Or half a DW setup.

    Better to use a smaller two handed weapon.
    Edited by Nestor on September 10, 2019 1:01PM
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  • RPGplayer13579
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    This is for my 9th character. With this weapon choice, I will focus more on class skills instead of dividing the skill slots between weapon and class options.
    Mike Snow - Imperial - Templar - One-Handed and Shield - Tank - Daggerfall Covenant - Commander.

    Jon Karstark - Nord - Dragonknight - Two-Handed - Ebonheart Pact - Drunk.

    Nymeria Woods - Bosmer - Nightblade - Bow - Aldmeri Dominion - Thief.

    Catelyn Rivers - Breton - Sorcerer - Destruction Staff - Daggerfall Covenant - Telvanni Magister.

    Arya Sand - Dunmer - Dragonknight - Dual Wield - Ebonheart Pact - Assassin.

    Brandon Wings - Altmer - Templar - Restoration Staff - Healer - Aldmeri Dominion - Scholar.

    Ashara Sand - Redguard - Warden - Two-Handed/One-Handed and Shield - Daggerfall Covenant - Heroic.

    Sansa Snow - Impeial - Warden - Destruction Staff/One-Handed and Shield - Ebonheart Pect - Cheerful.

    Lyanna Flowers - Altmer - Sorcerer - Sword - Aldmeri Dominion - Duchess.
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