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swordsman with no parry gaining?

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by Mac, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Mac

    Mac Journeyman
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    Howdy folks,

    So I started an Axer for the fun of it. He's holding the Talon axe. Has 50 in swords, 100 in anat, 100 LJ, 40 in tactics, and I took him out today for a short bit, and noticed he was gaining in parry. I was under the impression that you had to have a shield equipped to gain in Parry. Did something change while I was gone? Well, I mean did something about Parry change, everything else seemed to have changed some, lol. I know I could just lock it, but found it interesting that parry was gaining, with no shield, no bushido, no nothing. Is Parry now useful while using a 2 handed wep?
     
  2. cazador

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    Yea parry works with 2 handed weapons..

    As a character gains in Parry as well as Bushido, the system changes somewhat: Your chance to block with a shield falls, and instead you gain the ability to parry with a sword. An additional bonus is granted if the weapon is double handed.
    So with bushido 2 handed parrys better and if you have bushido u can parry with no shield..without bushido I assume u need a shield..hope that kinda helps


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  3. Mac

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    Well, thanks for the answer cazador, but maybe my question wasn't straight forward enough.

    1. I thought you had to have a shield equipped to gain in Parry, yes, no maybe so?
    2. Can I, or can I not use parry while using a 2 handed weapon? I thought no, but if I'm gaining......
    3. Haven't decide what the final template will be yet, 200+ pts in bushido and parry, works well on my sampire, wanna try something different for the Axer, anyone wanna weight in with suggestions using an Axer?
     
  4. cazador

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    Thanks Cazador, that answers the question very well, appreciate your help and the link. Not sure where I got the idea that you were required to parry with a shield unless you had bushido.

    Thanks.
     
  6. Tuan

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    Is it an either or when you've got a weapon and shield up, or an addition? So if I have 100 parry 0 bushido, with a weapon and shield, that means I have a 30% chance to block w/shield and a 17% chance to block w/1 handed.

    So does that mean I have a 50% chance to parry any given attack, or only a 30 % chance, and if I remove the shield, I'm down to a 17% chance?
     
  7. CorwinXX

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    Without shield you chance to block is 2x lesser except 5% for having 100+ parry. Exact number is Parry/4 with a shield and Parry/8 without shield.

    With 100 parry you block:
    shield: 100/4 + 5 = 30
    weapon: 100/8 + 5 = 17.5