Ok, So I took a straight paladin template and made a gargoyle 120 Swords 120 Tactics 120 Resist 120 Parry 105 Chiv 135 dex (currently) And currently raising Throwing . Now I know there is a hci/dci penalty with throwing while holding a shield, but after a hit is calculated then the chance to parry is checked. Every hit I have taken, none was parried. Parry works fine with the shield and a sword, but with a throwing weapon it seems less useful than a shield without parry or one with bushido. Can someone confirm?