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Throwing with shield equipped doesnt let me hit anything

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Drowy, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. Drowy

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    When i equip a shield and start some throwing I cant even hit a mongbat. Without shield it works. Can someone confirm this and maybe a dev have a look at it?
     
  2. Taylor

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    This is by design: holding a shield with a throwing weapon ruins your hit chance. This has been a popular complaint against the throwing skill. This is also the reason the most recent publish bumped gargoyles' max hci to 50 (as opposed to 45).

    Bottom line is this: either use parry/bush or drop parry altogether. Holding a shield with a throwing weapon is a lose.
     
  3. puni666

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    Duh... it was intended.
     
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    Thx, so Parry works with Throwing, not like Archery?
     
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    Right. Also, at close range, your throwing weapon will make a check against your swordsmanship skill. If you only have throwing, I think your damage output may be affected depending on your proximity to your target. However, if you have both throwing and swords, you will be able to use your throwing weapon as a sword - thus, no loss of damage.

    Now, the distance-based damage system was introduced with the early implementation of the throwing skill. In light of this (plus the shield/hci factor), I decided to never use throwing and haven't followed developments to the skill since. It could be that the devs have changed throwing so that it is not affected by distance and I simply didn't read about it.
     
  6. Violence

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    Re: Throwing

    In essence you would be effective if you had something similar to Throw/Swords/Parry/Bushido as a base for your Throwing template, taking advantage of Bushido's Block Chance without using shields... That's if you definitely want to be able to block. Might want to invest in high DEX and STR scores as those improve Throwing's performance from what I gather.

    I am almost certain it's holding a shield, not having Parrying, that will lower your HCI so that should be a safe template base. Of course then you'd need Resist Spells and Tactics for sure so it might get a little tight.

    Keep in mind, a great advantage is that you can imbue Throwing weapons with high Defense Chance Increase just like Archery weapons from what I saw.

    If I made a mistake feel free to let me know, only trying to help. :)