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[Parry] some advice please

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by TimberWolf, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. TimberWolf

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    I have a good buddy playing an old school pvp tank
    120 sword
    120 parry
    120 anatomy
    120 tactics
    120 Resist spells
    110 healing

    He is incredibly durable and very hard to kill...been running this template for 16 years

    he fights with katana and shield.
    I have been telling him the 120 parry is a wasted skill. because it is pvp and he uses a 1 handed weapon and shield. Am I 100% correct?? I would hate to give him bad advice.

    thanks
    TW
     
  2. Obsidian

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    Your advice is incorrect in this case. He is getting the benefit of using a shield. In fact, these days there are some uber shields to be had for cheap since few use them. The only thing I think he is missing out on is the benefit of 300 skill points for the -10 mana cost on specials and using pots. I personally wonder how he gets around without chivalry, but that is not a show stopper.
     
  3. TimberWolf

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    he does have an uber shield...
    I recommended he keeps his shield and 1 H weapons and dumps parry for chiv.
    300 skill points was part of the reason...Bush might benefit him as well but I think he would do better with Chiv....

    he travels using recall scrolls and rune books...like I said ..real real old school :) I know he chugs pots I assume he has a 50 EP ring/bracelet

    I am not the expert...that is why I read everything posted here.....so give us some advice to help him become more deadly...he is already damn tough to kill.
     
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    He may be tough to kill, but is he deadly? I like chivalry too, but I think replacing parry with Chiv would make him more vulnerable while at the same time reducing his -5 mana cost per special to 0. For PvP, I see Chiv as a defensive aid and not as much an offensive help even with changes to EOO and CW.