Whirlwind (ability)

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Whirlwind (ability)
Requirements: Unknown
Difficulty: None
Type / Skill: other / -
Contest: Unknown vs. Unknown
Description: Whirlwind is the ability to make simultaneous attacks on all targets within your weapon's reach.
Effect: The user attacks everything within range. If minimums are met, both main and offhand weapons make the attack against each target. It can also be used to remove webs from the user, or another.
Messaging: Tensing your body and reaching deep within yourself, you feel the fire build until you are almost ablaze with energy. It courses into your arms and legs as you begin to spin until you are a blur of whirling destruction.

Your sterak axe lands a hard hit to an arthelun cabalist's right arm!
Your war hammer lands a good strike to an arthelun cabalist's chest!
Your sterak axe lands a solid hit to an arthelun cabalist's left arm!
Your war hammer lands a good strike to an arthelun cabalist's abdomen!
Your sterak axe lands a hard hit to an arthelun cabalist's right leg!
Your war hammer lands a good strike to an arthelun cabalist's right arm!
[You're adeptly balanced]
Roundtime: 4 sec.


The Whirlwind ability is a Barbarian only combat ability which allows strikes on multiple targets within the weapon's range. With sufficient skill, Whirlwind has the ability to utilize dual wielding, making one attack with each weapon on everything within range.

It should be noted that there is a large defensive penalty associated with Whirlwind, making this maneuver dangerous to use at level. Many Barbarians feel that this move is intended to be a finishing move primarily, however when combined with our immobilizing Roar Banshee's Wail, or the stunning Roar Lash of Torment, it can be a deadly mid-sequence attack.

Recently, the defensive penalty was reduced, and many elder Barbarians claim that it is now a viable hunting tool.

There is also another use for Whirlwind, to remove oneself or others from webbing, such as a Ranger's Harawep's Bonds.

Lastly, and perhaps of most use, Whirlwind will attempt an attack on anything within range, including unseen opponents. If timed right, it can be an effective deterrent against foes with superior Hiding skill or invisibility.

Requirements

Web Removal:

Self: 100 weapon ranks and 20 Agility
Others: 150 weapon ranks and 25 Agility

One Hand Attack:

350 ranks in the weapon and 30 Agility and 30 Reflexes.

Dual Wielding Attack:

350 ranks in both main and offhand weapon skills, 251 Offhand Weapon skill, and 35 Agility and 30 Reflexes.
Note:
Offhand whirlwind first observed occurring around 345 Offhand.
This had a 30 Agility requirement, but as of 1/4/2018, 35 Agility seems to be the new lower limit. All weapons were 350+ and Reflex was 37.

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