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29th May '17 1:56:11 AM Mhazard
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** ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'': The Crystal Sage's Rapier is useful as a weapon for an Intelligence build with sufficient Dexterity, but ''anyone'' can benefit from its passive effect as a RandomDropBooster, especially since it's available long before the Covetous Gold Serpent Ring is. The Scholar's Candlestick is especially useless as a weapon: holding it boosts the strength of Sorceries, but its attack damage is almost nothing if you don't have high enough Faith -- a stat Sorceries ''don't use'', because their spells are strengthened by Intelligence. The Morion Blade makes a return and gives [[CriticalStatusBuff a huge bonus to damage when health is lower]], in which it applies to ''all'' damage you do when the weapon is equipped and stacks with Red Tearstone Ring.

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** ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'': The Crystal Sage's Rapier is useful as a weapon for an Intelligence build with sufficient Dexterity, but ''anyone'' can benefit from its passive effect as a RandomDropBooster, especially since it's available long before the Covetous Gold Serpent Ring is. The Scholar's Candlestick is especially useless as a weapon: holding it boosts the strength of Sorceries, but its attack damage is almost nothing if you don't have high enough Faith -- a stat Sorceries ''don't use'', because their spells are strengthened by Intelligence. The Morion Blade makes a return and gives [[CriticalStatusBuff a huge bonus to damage when health is lower]], lower, in which it still applies to ''all'' all damage you do when the weapon is equipped and it stacks with Red Tearstone Ring.
29th May '17 1:55:24 AM Mhazard
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** ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'': The Crystal Sage's Rapier is useful as a weapon for an Intelligence build with sufficient Dexterity, but ''anyone'' can benefit from its passive effect as a RandomDropBooster, especially since it's available long before the Covetous Gold Serpent Ring is. The Scholar's Candlestick is especially useless as a weapon: holding it boosts the strength of Sorceries, but its attack damage is almost nothing if you don't have high enough Faith -- a stat Sorceries ''don't use'', because their spells are strengthened by Intelligence.

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** ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'': The Crystal Sage's Rapier is useful as a weapon for an Intelligence build with sufficient Dexterity, but ''anyone'' can benefit from its passive effect as a RandomDropBooster, especially since it's available long before the Covetous Gold Serpent Ring is. The Scholar's Candlestick is especially useless as a weapon: holding it boosts the strength of Sorceries, but its attack damage is almost nothing if you don't have high enough Faith -- a stat Sorceries ''don't use'', because their spells are strengthened by Intelligence. The Morion Blade makes a return and gives [[CriticalStatusBuff a huge bonus to damage when health is lower]], in which it applies to ''all'' damage you do when the weapon is equipped and stacks with Red Tearstone Ring.
23rd May '17 10:24:55 AM Dravencour
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** Of notable mention, the Enchantress companion uses her free hand to cast most of her spells (and she wields a two-handed staff in her other hand) and the Demon Hunter can put her crossbows away to throw grenades or chakrams as a primary attack.

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** Of notable mention, the Enchantress companion uses her free hand to cast most of her spells (and she wields a two-handed staff in her other hand) and the Demon Hunter can put her crossbows away to throw grenades or grenades, chakrams or bolas as a primary attack.
20th May '17 4:38:41 PM nombretomado
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18th May '17 11:27:56 AM TheHeroHartmut
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* ''{{VideoGame/Borderlands2}}'' has Miss Moxxxi's weapons, most notably the Rubi. While not useless on their own, any damage you deal while holding them will heal you for a percentage, including melee and grenade damage. This is especially useful on melee-oriented characters like Zer0 or Krieg, as well as on Salvador, who can use two weapons, one that deals damage, and the Rubi to keep his health up.

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* ''{{VideoGame/Borderlands2}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' has Miss Moxxxi's weapons, most notably the Rubi. While not useless on their own, any damage you deal while holding them will heal you for a percentage, including melee and grenade damage. This is especially useful on melee-oriented characters like Zer0 or Krieg, as well as on Salvador, who can use two weapons, one that deals damage, and the Rubi to keep his health up.up.
* Weapons with burning or freezing properties in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' can be used as regular weapons to attack enemies with (and, in fact, can one-shot enemies of the opposing type), but many players carry them around as a means of helping with temperature regulation in certain environments. Equipping a Fire Rod or Flame weapon offers a level of protection in cold or snowy regions, while Ice Rods and Frost weapons can help with withstanding the heat of the Gerudo Desert during the day (but not [[LethalLavaLand Death Mountain]], which averts ConvectionSchmonvection and just sets you on fire without the proper precautions).
12th Mar '17 3:30:01 PM Jesmurf
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* ''{{VideoGame/Borderlands2}}'' has Miss Moxxxi's weapons, most notably the Rubi. While not useless on their own, any damage you deal while holding them will heal you for a percentage, including melee and grenade damage. This is especially useful on melee-oriented characters like Zer0 or Krieg, as well as on Salvador, who can use two weapons, one that deals damage, and the Rubi to keep his health up.
6th Mar '17 5:29:27 PM AnotherDuck
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': Armor can become like this in certain instances; if you wear weak armor (or use a weak weapon) with lots of materia slots, and fill it with HP/MP Up materia (or lots of summon materia for magic boosts).
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'': The Guardian Forces can be seen as an abstract version of this, if you never use the summon command. They allow you to junction magic to stats (like strength and HP), making you much stronger than normal.
25th Jan '17 5:33:22 AM TheGameMaster
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* ''{{VideoGame/Earthbound}}'' for the most part averts this since characters are not seen using their weapons during battle, and for detail, the "attack" command depends on the type of weapon equipped (Bash for melee weapons, shoot for ranged weapons). Equip a baseball bat and Bash someone? Equip a gun and shoot someone? Makes perfect sense. Then this trope applies once you get Poo's only equippable weapon in the game: the Sword Of Kings. Equip it, and... it will still say Bash, making it seem as if he doesn't even use the sword.
20th Nov '16 8:02:55 PM Getta
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Contrast OrnamentalWeapon, when your weapon truly has no use outside of looking pretty.
25th Sep '16 11:21:15 PM TheCuza
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** ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': The Grass Crest Shield is sub-par as a shield but increases the rate of stamina regeneration. This alone makes it good enough to cause ComplacentGamingSyndrome, as almost every other you meet will be wearing this shield on their back while two-handing their weapon, no matter what kind of build they have.

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** ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': The Grass Crest Shield is sub-par as a shield but increases the rate of stamina regeneration. This alone makes it good enough to cause ComplacentGamingSyndrome, as almost every other player you meet encounter will be wearing this shield on their back while two-handing their weapon, no matter what kind of build they have.
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