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[Throwing] Training holding a shield?

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by lancelot99, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. lancelot99

    lancelot99 Guest

    Was killing Acid slugs when a guy flies in and starts killing them while holding a shield?

    I thought a shield reduces dramatically your ''to hit'' chance no any adeas why he was using a shield?
  2. Driven Insane

    Mar 12, 2012
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    My guess is he didn't know. The game doesn't exactly tell you "hey your chance to hit while using a throwing weapon is reduced when you hold a shield". This is one of my major irritations about the game, the lack of actual in game information. Unless you go to a 3rd party site and do some research you'd never know about half the little exceptions to the rule.

    Of course I guess it's possible he had parry, which I believe eliminates the Hit Chance reduction.
  3. Nyses

    Nyses Lore Keeper
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    Jun 10, 2008
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    Even at max parry, you are still left with a 20% penalty to your hit chance. ( that was last I knew, all things are subject to change in this game, without warning)
    #3 Nyses, Aug 25, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2012
  4. aoLOLita

    aoLOLita Sage
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    Jun 4, 2008
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    OMG - have you seen the mods you can get on a shield now??? You should ask instead why he is not carrying a shield:) I added 120 parry and didn't notice that much change to my HCI. I don't mind trading HCi50 for HCi40, when I can gain DCi15-20, Soul Charge 20-30, HPR2-45, SR2-44 and/or MR2-4 and DI20-30! Have you seen the Legendary loot? Enhnace (esp the Wood) and you have a 6-8 mod shield. You can alter almost all the shields to make them Garg, and replace em when they run out of Dur or lost thru Cursed.
  5. Klapauc

    Klapauc Sage
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    Jul 28, 2009
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    Some of the devs did clarify that a bit. If i remember correctly the -20% malus to hit chance and defence chance is applied after all other calculations are done. Its not hci/dci as we know it, but a plain reduction to your chance to hit and defend. Makes a big difference as you cannot overcap.