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120 Swords and still missing 3 swings in a row?

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by Malee, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. Malee

    Malee Journeyman
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    Hello,

    This is my character's skill list:

    Swordsmanship 117.0 (120 with jewelry)
    Tactics 100.0
    Lumberjack 100.0
    Anatomy 109.1 (120 possible max)
    Healing 104.6 (115 possible max)
    Magery 69.3
    Resisting Spells 81.4
    Focus 38.6 (set to go down)

    When I am fighting dragons (which is the hardest monster I fight - I'm a chicken but my tailor needs barbed leather.), I've noticed that there are often times when I miss 3 swings in a row.
    Is there a skill I'm missing that could help with this (I can move lumberjacking to another character.) or is hit chance increase jewelry my only option at this point?

    Thank You! :)
     
  2. Tuan

    Tuan Slightly Crazed

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    What is your HCI? Are you using HLD?

    Dragons have a 90ish weaponskill, so that means that if you're at 120, you've only really got about a 60% chance to hit. The chance of Missing 3 times in a row then is .4*.4*.4 = .064. So roughly a 7% chance that any 3 consecutive swings will produce 3 misses.

    If you had 45 HCI, you'd now have a 90% chance to hit, so missing 3 times in a row would be 1 in 1000.
     
  3. Malee

    Malee Journeyman
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    I am wearing the virtue armor set - I don't think it has any HCI. When I fight dragon's I use the dragon's end sword and it has 10% HCI. I have no idea what HLD is.
     
  4. Merus

    Merus Babbling Loonie
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    Not to take away anything from the tread, but some time ago they added a maximum chance to hit of 95% as a cap. Rather lame if you ask me to have 120 skill and miss a mongbat 2 or 3 times in a row... And yes it does happen more often than you would think.
     
  5. Tuan

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    With only 10% HCI you get then a roughly 70% overall chance to hit. So then for any 3 consecutive swings you've got an approximate 3% chance to miss all three.

    HLD = Hit Lower Defence, when it takes effect, the Defence Chance Increase of the target is reduced, and can even become negative, thus giving you a better chance to hit it.
     
  6. Malee

    Malee Journeyman
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    Just wanted to say that I found some jewelery and my total is now 36%. It has seemed to help a little, I don't seem to miss three in a row as much.