what is the point of bayonets?

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Re: what is the point of bayonets?

Post by Surrealistik » 04 Jan 2018, 17:09

People should note that bayonets do not offer any benefit when it comes to clearing weeds, only resin structures; for clearing basic weeds just about anything works as well.
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Re: what is the point of bayonets?

Post by PerfectDeath » 04 Jan 2018, 18:57

I don't put a bayonet on the M41 which I usually keep on single fire to poke skittish spitters at the edge of my visibility.
I fit the shotgun holster onto the back with a bayonet for anything that gets within half a screen. The stock attachment does boost your melee damage in exchange for reducing the rate of fire to make it a better gunspear but i'm not sure if its worth it. Not enough practice with this since. Anyway, I recomend keeping the satchel/mulepack in hand and full of flare boxes to spread around after the drop to make up for not holding many of these.

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Re: what is the point of bayonets?

Post by Dumblike » 10 Jan 2018, 15:45

Finishing off stunned xenos from shotgun buckshots? Otherwise, I don't see much use, if not cutting your way from someone's belly inside out.

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Re: what is the point of bayonets?

Post by A normal peep » 14 Jan 2018, 08:03

I've killed a mature crusher with a bayonet,you can use it in close xenos,finishing enemies without wasting ammo or making noises and cleaning weeds without using the boot knife so you can shoot if something gets close

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Re: what is the point of bayonets?

Post by DukeOz » 15 Jan 2018, 06:04

I usually use it to accidentally stab the marine who stepped onto the weeds I was cutting.
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Re: what is the point of bayonets?

Post by Alky » 16 Jan 2018, 03:41

If you want to go full on bayonet, add a stock, deals more melee damage then add a gyro, then just top it off with a QF, you'd probably accidently kill marines and somehow survive a ravager pounce or something.
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Re: what is the point of bayonets?

Post by A normal peep » 16 Jan 2018, 05:29

Alky wrote:
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If you want to go full on bayonet, add a stock, deals more melee damage then add a gyro, then just top it off with a QF, you'd probably accidently kill marines and somehow survive a ravager pounce or something.
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Re: what is the point of bayonets?

Post by Arbs » 16 Jan 2018, 10:50

The point of bayonets is to increase melee damage

How useful is that on xenos? Go figure. (its not)

I dont like the accuracy loss though so i wont put it on. (The bullet narrowly misses Young Hunter(420).)
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Re: what is the point of bayonets?

Post by Dumblike » 16 Jan 2018, 16:36

Making your squad medic lose some supplies before seeing any xeno

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Re: what is the point of bayonets?

Post by Jakkkk » 29 Jan 2018, 23:56

The next round I'm aCO, you can guarantee I am gonna issue crates of bayonets and hyperzine to the planet, then have a full assault bayonet charge. It's a beautiful idea, but the marines would pussy out.

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Re: what is the point of bayonets?

Post by Sulaboy » 30 Jan 2018, 02:37

Jakkkk wrote:
29 Jan 2018, 23:56
The next round I'm aCO, you can guarantee I am gonna issue crates of bayonets and hyperzine to the planet, then have a full assault bayonet charge. It's a beautiful idea, but the marines would pussy out.
Make sure to be planet side to issue an if move order marines would move at Mach speeds.
Also anybody know if the bayonet pouch is useful in any way. I honestly wish we could just strap the boot knife on there without the coils.
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Re: what is the point of bayonets?

Post by TheMusician321 » 30 Jan 2018, 05:51

Sulaboy wrote:
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Make sure to be planet side to issue an if move order marines would move at Mach speeds.
Also anybody know if the bayonet pouch is useful in any way. I honestly wish we could just strap the boot knife on there without the coils.
I once used all 3 bayonets in them to kill a hivelord and a runner once, kept on dropping them and I just kept on pulling more out.
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Re: what is the point of bayonets?

Post by Simo94 » 30 Jan 2018, 09:25

Surrealistik wrote:
04 Jan 2018, 17:09
People should note that bayonets do not offer any benefit when it comes to clearing weeds, only resin structures; for clearing basic weeds just about anything works as well.
it does help against the purple sac tiles
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Re: what is the point of bayonets?

Post by Surrealistik » 30 Jan 2018, 14:12

Simo94 wrote:
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it does help against the purple sac tiles
I consider that a weed structure.
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Re: what is the point of bayonets?

Post by Karmac » 31 Jan 2018, 08:33

I prefer bootknives
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Re: what is the point of bayonets?

Post by A normal peep » 31 Jan 2018, 14:49

Karmac wrote:
31 Jan 2018, 08:33
I prefer bootknives
They are pretty useless but you can use them to kill xenos when captured

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Re: what is the point of bayonets?

Post by biscuitsakimbo » 31 Jan 2018, 16:16

Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. When you down them with whatever and run outta ammo, you can always rely on your rusty, trusty bayonet. Plus, you're inevitably gonna end up matched with a xeno that's worse than you, in which the case the damage boost is no joke.

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Re: what is the point of bayonets?

Post by Ttly » 31 Jan 2018, 18:59

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