I have been wondering recently what my options are when my enemy target is on top of me in ground combat. So far I've only seen the butt-ending option as melee attack. Are there more? Can my Fed character wield a dagger, or, let's say I start a Vulcan character, can I employ the nerve pinch? Anything new would be welcome as while bashing a Klingon or Romulan in the face with my gun is funny, it's not very effective...
(Any moderators out there feel free to redirect me to another thread if I missed someone else posting this already)
Well you can empty your other weapon slot and use your fists. And Vulcan's do have nerve pinch as a trait option but I don't know how that works. You can also use a bat'leth if you can get one but that's pretty much it on melee options for both sides...
I don't have a Vulcan captain and my BOs never use the nerve pinch. I can only guess it works like my Lethean's Rapture trait; you get an extra ability tray on your bar in ground mode. Rapture is technically a ranged skill, so the normal weapon range applies. I assume for a Vulcan, the Nerve Pinch will be similar with the range of other melee attacks (Tac kit Martial Arts-like).
However, I really hope we get more weapons and martial arts skills.
My principal char, Saavik, has nerve pich and mind meld.... and I use it..... few of 10. If you had luck with uno of them the enemy fight at your side, and the another, stops for a few seconds... very few... and if you had luck... no try it front a klingon swordmaster if you no wish had a Bat'leth as "vital organ".
I think much about it, and when I "made" to Saavick i wish give to she the special skills for a vulcan. But with the time, maybe, (and when we can) change her trails to another more usefull in space. I think that are lost of trails.
And guys of criptic, please, give us any melee weapons no only the Bat'leths.... exist swords, knifes and a long list of weapons.... even the andorians.