Talk:Flindbar (5e Equipment)
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Quality Article Nomination
Please feel free to re-nominate it once it meets the QA criteria and when all the major issues brought up in this nomination have been dealt with.
- Oppose — This one-handed weapon is better than every other official one-handed martial weapon one would use when they have one hand free due to this weapon having the entangle property and it dealing 0.5 more damage on average than other one-handed weapons that deal 1d8 damage. In addition, I am not sure that the entangle property itself is balanced, as you don't have to have a skill proficiency in Athletics to use it compared to grappling and entangling a creature's weapon significantly lowers their average damage output because of the disadvantage on their attacks. As such, I do not support this weapon becoming a quality article. --Blobby383b (talk) 16:48, 26 November 2021 (MST)
- Oppose. I agree with Blobby's point about the damage value being slightly superior (though notably less so than some third-party ones out there, go figure). The entangle property on the weapon should require some sort of special proficiency to use this efficiently... alternatively maybe a lower damage output in exchange for the gimmick use? The item's history in DnD is notable, though, and the art for it is fantastic also.--Yanied (talk) 10:14, 29 December 2023 (MST)
Thanks for the feedback folks, I forgot I nominated this. While there might be a workaround with moving entanglement to be something unlocked with feats, not every gameuses feats, so perhaps not QA material. I'll close the nomination. Marasmusine (talk) 11:34, 29 December 2023 (MST)