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DCI and parry

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by frostbolt, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. frostbolt

    frostbolt Seasoned Veteran
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    is it true that if i have 50 DCI then the bonus granted by parry is negligible to the point where i do not actually have to have the skill as a sampire, whammy, throwing whammy, etc. and still be able to kill peerless monsters such as stygian dragon and medusa
     
  2. Taylor

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    That doesn't sound quite right. 45 dci is max. I don't use parry on my sampire, but that's because I find that I heal more damage with anatomy/healing than I defend against with parry.

    With 120 parry, 120 bushido, and a 1-handed weapon, your chance to parry is 35%. If you're holding a shield with both bushido and parry, your chance is 5%.

    With 0 parry and 120 bushido, your chance to parry is 5%, regardless of whether you are holding a shield.

    With 100 anatomy, you receive a 55% damage bonus and a 16% healing bonus.

    Thus, your choice is between: (a) 30% extra chance to parry or (b) 55% damage bonus and 16% healing bonus. I find that the extra health that I leech from 55% damage bonus, coupled with the healing bonus, causes me to heal more damage than I would defend against with parry.
     
  3. NoBuddy

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    I may switch up to healing as well. I'm currently using this template:

    120 Swords
    120 Bush
    120 Parry
    100 Necro
    100 Tactics
    100 Anatomy
    60 Chivalry

    Just finalized the toon yesterday, so went out to do some testing. I'm at 70/70/55/70/70, 45 hci, 35 dci atm, fought lesser hiryu's without much issue, but full hiryus basically whipped me. I honored, EoO'd, ConsWep, using LS a ton, some AI (using UBWS leafblade)...even with confidence, evasion, feint...I was pretty much getting dropped in 3-4 hits. I have bout 130 health, 150 stam...not sure what I'm doing wrong. Possibly not swinging fast enough? Wep has HML, HLD, no SSI....so perhaps i need HLA. Just thinking if I can't handle hiryu, not gonna have a chance against peerless, etc.
     
  4. Klapauc

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    You need ssi on your weapon. Hiryu can drop you from 180 stam to 120 in one hit. They can also lower your phys resist by 10 points.
    Usually i have no real problems with hiryus using a dragon slayer leafblade and 35 ssi... Except some days ago one did manage to drop me at tokuno spawn in 2 seconds while i didnt pay full attention, damage was like 18,55,18,60 in 2 hits.
    So with 130 hp, if you take one hit and didnt land feint or keep missing it, run and heal up, then go back.
     
  5. NoBuddy

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    I was a bit overconfident the first attempt, based on lesser hiryu success, got whacked hard and fast on full hiryu first go-round. Next attempt, was better, but could never get upper hand on him...kept having to run off and confidence/close wounds. Tried a few times, changing up tactics with around LS, AI, Evasions, Feints, Confidence, pots, etc...none were overly convincing. I need to work on suit a touch more, and stats (I can come down on the 56 INT I have), and obviously weps. Debating going to Fencing as well, so I'm not forced into UBWS leafblades. All my swords weps are PvP.
     
  6. jaashua

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    Have you tried melee in PvP without parry? How did that go?
     
  7. Taylor

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    No, I wouldn't drop parry on any toon but a sampire and I wouldn't use a sampire to PvP. My PvP dexxer has parry.