LaughingTarget wrote:Actually, that's the problem, the power is limited to the force of the falling weight, in this case, the falling force of the mace head. Because of various counter forces, falling won't add to the muscle force, it will simply negate it. The strongest and fastest strikes possible require a heavy leverage point to brace against. If you have a spring loaded launcher and a ball, the ball will fly out with greater force than if you swung your arm in the direction and fired because the Earth is a gigantic mass compared to your arm and the ball doesn't lose its forward force because it can't move the planet. If you ever happen across a fair or carnival that has the strength test game where you use a mallet to hit a weight into the bell by hitting a lever, you can test this yourself by seeing if you can get a better result jumping at the target vs taking a braced stance. There's a reason woodcutters don't jump at logs to split them into firewood.
That and its just plain stupid to jump at an unknown enemy that can manifest steak knives from the ground.
I dunno. I should be able to figure this out but I don't feel like it right now. Anyway I should stop talking about Pain. I've been wrong way to many times now.