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- Should go watch the video, Matpat wasn't using the Knight from…
An 11th century Samurai bow, the Yumi, was made either of a sapling/young treebranch or was made of bamboo. In either case, it's been well established that their penetrative power was well below European bows of similar size, hence why they had to be like 2 metres long to get any decent use out of them.
Also, remember that they usually fought barely-armored peasants, not people covered in metal chain. This, couple with the fact that the arrows were also bamboo means that it isnt hard to imagine a scenario where the force of impact on a chainmail hauberk would shatter the arrow instead of penetrate.
He also left out the fact that Knight's during the 11th Century did indeed use shields, and one of the primary functions of a shield, is to block arrows.
And I'm positive he omitted it because it was Kensei vs Warden, classes.
I'm positive you're wrong. The whole video covered most of the classes in the game and was using historical evidence and facts of the equipment of late 11th-century Knights, Vikings, and Samurai to make an argument, not gameplay, so that falls through immediately. Additionally if you look at actual historical facts, knights of the late 11th century were not equipped anything like what the warden is using. They wore chainmail hauberks over thick cloth gambesons and usually carried a very large kite-shield and a one-handed arming sword. Longswords hadn't caught on quite yet because platemail hadn't either and knights weren't ready to sacrifice the massive defensive capabilities of a shield just to have more control over their blades. On that note, the chainmail hauberk over a gambeson is exactly what late-11th century viking raiders were equipped with, just with Skjoldr's (round shields) and more axes but also swords, and the chaimail-gambeson combination was quite effective at preventing arrows from piercing. Not superb at it mind you, but that's what the shield was for in any case.
My favourite part is when he said that, even later on when Samurai were more melee focused, they would still win with their Katanas.
The same Katana that needed to be used in an incredibly specific fashion and had a tendency to bend, break, snap and shatter when hitting other solid metal.
It was just a poorly done video with almost negligible research done. Don't know if you saw it but he actually got defensive about it in the comments but deleted it afterward. Said something along the lines of "All of you claiming there was no research done are wrong, we did extensive research on each faction. Seems like some of you are just upset your favorite didn't win." or something to that degree. It almost makes me think that MatPat was the one picking favorites and just conveniently leaving out the parts that would have given the Knights or Vikings an edge.
He apparently does LARP and shit as a Knight IRL and says that he was a knight fanboy but picked "who would actually win". So I think you're right, in that he just saw the bow there and went "yeah that has to win because it's ranged" and didn't take into account anything else, like the power of the weapon or tensile strength of bamboo arrows.
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"Lets threaten a child"-Morons
- Out them. So we can all try to make her straight for you, obviously.
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- Yeah once you get a certain spell cast on you by a high level …
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- Well ask your DM about it. I personally don't alignment lock a…
First time in DnD is going...
Not in 5e, the only thing a paladin has to do in 5e is abide by their tenets laid out for them in the phb. In the case of vengence paladins this can mean a pretty neutral/evil outlook, depending on how you define the alignments
Whoa! Good to know! I've been talking to him about it, because it really did weird him and the group out. I think I'm gonna have my character *repent* to stop creeping them out. And that will work for the situation, you mentioned, as well. Cheers!
Yeah once you get a certain spell cast on you by a high level Cleric/Paladin you get it all back. But again, all up to GM.
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