This thread gave me a Headache: http://vboards.stratics.com/showthread.php?t=152525&highlight=throwing I understand that high dex removes some of the to hit penalties. & as long as you dont use a shield you do not suffer penalties to your defense for being in melee ranged. All swords doese is reduce your to hit penality. Is it possable to overcome the hit penality with High Dex, & Lighting Strike? Doesent seem like combing HCI with LS has any higher chance to hit that LS by itself.