I was curious of a few things && maybe someone can clear them up for me? (and many others who dont know; yell about it; or simply dont care to bother to ask.) #1. Is there a "CAP" on dci? I know the HARD cap is 45%; but can you OVERMAX it to over compensate? If so what is it? What happens if you go too far? (*** Will explain a few questions down. ***) #2. How much does lower defense your "dci"? Can you go into negatives? Can this be "negated"? #3. Does anyone know the FORMULA for DCI vs HCI after added into the Wep vs Wep Formula? #4. I know the caps on weapon Lower Defense is 50; and the Glasses being 30; and the formula they have worked out makes it work together to equal 65% lower defense. My question is does it "really" do that; or is the coding wrong? Like if you have a weapon with no Lower Defense; does it have the standard 30% with the glasses; or the 15% with the formula? My knowledge of UO may be wrong but this is what I have read/been told the most: (REMEMBER NONE OF THIS IS 100% CORRECT; JUST MY UO KNOWLEDGE AND WISH FOR OTHERS TO POST ALSO) 1. DCI is hard capped at 45%. MAX is 70%. Over shooting this only OVERCAPS and puts you into negative. **Explaination** I sort of believe the over cap because I was dueling a buddy before and was 78% dci & he disarmed & lower defensed me and hit me LESS with no wep & lower dci :/ 2. Lower defense drops your DCI 25%. Meaning if you are 50 dci; it drops it to 25. If you are 45% it drops you to 20. If you have 15 it drops you to -10. 3. DCI can INDEED go into the negatives if you dont have any. I thought I remembered somewhere reading if you have 120 skill & NO DCI VS 120 skill & 45 HCI; They had a 72.5% chance of hitting you. 4. Hard caps on weapon Lower Defense is 50; and the Glasses being 30; and the formula they have worked out makes it work together to equal 65% lower defense. (Repeated; I know.) Whether this is correct and/or how this formula works; I dont know. Maybe shine some light here? This is not made to RANT or EVERYONE COMPLAIN. It is simply for us to share our knowledge so some of us can understand how LOWER DEFENSE & DCI work. Maybe even get a Dev or whomever to read it && FoF it for us pvpers.