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0003842Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Artifactspublic2010-12-25 04:102012-01-18 12:41
Assigned ToFootkerchief 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version0.31.18 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0003842: Artifact Weapons do not contribute to weaponskill improvements
DescriptionI have a Dwarf equipped with a gold Artifact mace in Dwarf Mode and he isn't gaining any mace skill through using it in combat.

Additional InformationNew fort in 31.18.

Forth year in the fort, and an immigrant Novice Macedwarf/Axedwarf/Marksdwarf has been recruited as the militia captain in a one dwarf squad. I equipped him with a gold Artifact mace, a bone Artifact buckler, and pig iron Artifact leggings.

I've built a combat arena where he's slaughtering captured cavern creatures. After slaying half a dozen various beasts, mostly Elk-birds, his Fighting and Dodging skills have increased a few levels. His Mace skill on the other hand, has not. It started at Novice and it's still at Novice.
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- Relationships
duplicate of 0000089resolvedToady One Wrestler/Fighter levels up way too quickly, especially against much bigger/stronger creatures 

-  Notes
Footkerchief (manager)
2010-12-25 07:29
edited on: 2010-12-25 07:30

Due to various wacky equipment bugs (like 0001161 and maybe 0000417), he might not actually be using the mace to attack. Please check his combat reports ( [^]) by pressing [r] and determine whether this is the case.

Quietust (reporter)
2010-12-25 08:34
edited on: 2010-12-25 08:34

If he's immediately knocking his targets prone, he won't get any experience beyond the first hit (unless it's a forgotten beast, it seems).

DarkerDark (reporter)
2010-12-25 13:58

I checked the combat logs before posting and I believe it was using the full name of the artifact mace. Though I'll double check tonight to see if he's not using his artifact buckler to bash it instead of the mace.

The weapon is pretty ineffective, so he tends to wail on them for quite awhile before doing any significant damage that results in knocking them over. Like I said, he's gone up a few levels in his Fighting skill, so he's certainly making some experience rewarding hits. I'll double check it all the same and post tomorrow.
Footkerchief (manager)
2010-12-25 17:26

Check for what Quietust said, too (although I think that's for unconscious targets, not prone ones per se?)
DarkerDark (reporter)
2010-12-26 04:17

Alrighty, I played for a good couple of hours and the dwarf finally got some weaponskill improvement, it's just happening --really-- slow compared to his other skills. As it stands after 16 kills he went from Novice Macedwarf to Competent Macedwarf, while his Fighter skill went from nothing to Professional, and wrestling went from nothing to Skilled.

So I suppose it's just an issue of the Fighting skill leveling too fast.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-12-25 04:10 DarkerDark New Issue
2010-12-25 07:29 Footkerchief Note Added: 0014700
2010-12-25 07:30 Footkerchief Note Edited: 0014700 View Revisions
2010-12-25 07:30 Footkerchief Note Edited: 0014700 View Revisions
2010-12-25 07:30 Footkerchief Note Edited: 0014700 View Revisions
2010-12-25 07:31 Footkerchief Tag Attached: AWAITING UPDATE
2010-12-25 08:34 Quietust Note Added: 0014701
2010-12-25 08:34 Quietust Note Edited: 0014701 View Revisions
2010-12-25 13:58 DarkerDark Note Added: 0014702
2010-12-25 17:26 Footkerchief Note Added: 0014703
2010-12-26 04:17 DarkerDark Note Added: 0014704
2011-12-21 19:39 Footkerchief Relationship added duplicate of 0000089
2011-12-21 19:39 Footkerchief Status new => resolved
2011-12-21 19:39 Footkerchief Resolution open => duplicate
2011-12-21 19:39 Footkerchief Assigned To => Footkerchief
2012-01-18 12:41 Dwarfu Tag Detached: AWAITING UPDATE

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