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For example, I have a melee weapon with the 'Iron Crossguard' defensive strap-on (deflect 15% more damage when you block):

'Iron Crossguard' defensive strap-on (deflect 15% more damage when you block)

And in combat, I attacked with my ranged weapon, so I'm now holding my ranged weapon. If I get attacked while holding the ranged weapon, will I still deflect 15% more damage when I block?

  • Am I the only one who thought of Se7en when I read "weapon strap-on"? – MikeTheLiar Mar 12 '14 at 15:21
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If you are not holding the weapon that the strap-on is...well...strapped on to when you are attacked then no the perk will not take affect and reduce the damage. Just like how if you have a bonus fire strap-on on your ranged weapon the perk does not take affect when you use your melee weapon. I would suggest using that strap-on on what ever weapon you have out the majority of the time.

  • source​​​​​​​​? – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Mar 12 '14 at 16:09
  • experience...does that count for nothing on this site half the time anymore? – Dupree3 Mar 12 '14 at 17:39
  • It does for things that are obvious, but this is something you can't normally see. To be sure, you'd have to go out of your way to actively do some testing. – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Mar 12 '14 at 18:15
  • I've used the strap-ons and put a lot of time into that game so far. This concept is very similar to a lot of RPG games. One I'm currently working on is the Witcher 2, extremely simialar weapon enchancement concept, just cannot remove the enhancements in the Witcher 2. – Dupree3 Mar 12 '14 at 18:20
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I didn't try with the defensive strap ons, but the offensive ones do not apply to both weapons.

I spent the majority of the game with bleeding attached to my ranged weapon, since I used ones that hit multiple targets. My melee weapon, sadly, did not cause them to bleed when I Roshambo'ed them to start the fight.

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