Originally this idea was planned to be purely cosmetic but it has evolved a bit.
So the concept: Being able to put items on your back/sheathing without unequiping said weapons. You can sheath a weapon by pressing a keybind.
Warriors who use great weapons would put the weapon on their back in a diagonal fashion.
Warriors who use two 1 handed weapons would place the weapons on their back in a x pattern.
Warriors who use a shield and a 1 handed weapon would place the sword diagonally with a shield overtop.
Warriors who use one sword would place the sword at their hip like how when you sheath your dagger as a hunter currently looks.
Mages would place their staff diagonally on their back.
Hunters would place their dagger at their hip like how it is currently and their bow would be slung at their back.
The speed bonus:
When you are not carrying anything in either of your hands you will be granted a 10% speed bonus and the ability to punch. The speed bonus makes sense since its easier to move in my opinion when you are not carry a weapon(s). There will be a one second delay to unsheath your weapons to not make it too easy.
When you are not carrying anything in either of your hands you will be granted the ability to punch.
How it works:
You can punch up to 3 times in quick succession. The damage of each punch is the equivalent of how many STR points you have. If you have 128 STR points you will do 128 Straight damage. This would not be afflicted by a mobs defense points. If you are fighting a level 1 mob you will do the same damage to it as if you are fighting a level 50 boss. There will be a very slight delay after the 3 punches and increasing your Dexterity shortens the delay further.
Will it effect early game too much?
No, even if you put all your points into STR at the start and say you are level 7 you will only do 21 damage. This is meant to be a fun little thing for mid game or just to mess around with.
Thanks for reading let me know if you have any questions. The sheathing of weapons is meant to be a cool little thing. Plus who says that having two Azariah’s edges strapped to your back doesn’t look badass.