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(6.5a) Start-up Blows/Round Table (BpR)                                         
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Here is a table, showing you some BpR numbers you can expect your newly
created character to have, depending on certain combinations of class, STR,
DEX, given for both, lightest possible weapon and startup weapon:
(Don't forget that some classes can dual-wield, adding an extra +1 BpR on top!)

Note: 'Light' weapon may refer to as low as 3.0 lb (varies depending on STR
      and DEX - any weapon that weighs at most 3.0 lb will definitely work).

Class           STR     DEX     Light weapon    Startup weapon
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Warrior         18      10      2               1
                18/10   all     2               1
                18/30   all     3               1-2 (depends on weapon)
                18/40   18/10   4               2
                18/50   all     3               2
                18/70..110  *   3-4             3 (depends on weapon)
                and for spears (no special treatment, just weight related):
                18/40   18/10   3
                18/70   10      3

Istar           -

Priest          18/10   10      2               1
                18/50   10      3               2

Rogue           15      18/10   2               2
                18/10   18/50   3               3
                18/20   18/10   3               3

Mimic           similar to priest, also:
                18/30   18/10   3               2
                and for polearms (spears):
                18/70   10      3

Archer          -

Paladin         18/10   10      2               1
                18/20   10      2               1-2 (depends on weapon)
                18/30   10      3               2
                18/20   18/10   3               2

Ranger          similar to priest, also:
                18/50   10      3               2-3 (depends on weapon)
                18/30   18/10   3               2-3 (depends on weapon)

Adventurer      similar to paladin, also:
                18/30   18/10   3               2-3 (depends on weapon)

Druid           -

Shaman          similar to priest

Runemaster      similar to rogue

Mindcrafter     similar to ranger

So if you're playing a melee-oriented characer, make sure you start with at
least 2 BpR (in some cases you might have to buy very light weapon and discard
your starter weapon to achieve this)!

If you think it's strange that 'Mimic fights similar to Priest' keep in mind
that this is not about actual melee potential, but rather about some sort of
'blows/round improvement curve' displayed by a class. If a class is busy
studying other things in parallel (magic), its learning curve gets less steep.
This, however, doesn't determine its final performance, which is actually
given by the 'Max. base blows/round' shown further above, and other parameters.
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