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Any point to a low level of Parry

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by GalenKnighthawke, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. GalenKnighthawke

    GalenKnighthawke Grand Poobah
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    May 12, 2008
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    Hello everyone.

    In everyone's best judgment, is there any point to a low level of Parry (I'm thinking in the 30 to 50 range, probably around 40).

    This would be for PvM. Maybe PvP on a very incidental and occasional basis.

    -Galen's player
  2. I wouldn't waste the points on it if that's all you're going to invest.
  3. Mistura

    Mistura Lore Keeper
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    May 29, 2008
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    Hi Galen

    From Stratics Parry Calculator:

    At 40 Parry

    Chance of blocking with a shield: 10%
    Chance of blocking with a 1-handed weapon: 5%
    Chance of blocking with a 2-handed weapon: 5%

    At 120 Parry and 100 Dex

    Chance of blocking with a shield: 35%
    Chance of blocking with a 1-handed weapon: 20%
    Chance of blocking with a 2-handed weapon: 20%

    Not sure how much 10% chance of blocking would actually do for you in PvM but I guess it depends what you would be up against. I would say you could maybe spend the points better, depending on your template of course.
  4. Murderotica

    Murderotica Guest

    ive got a parry question also. if you have no weapon skill but have parry does dci still go along with it or do u need the weaponskill in order to use the dci. i know this is a warrior forum but i have parry on a alt mage. but no weaponskill. and just not sure if the dci will work or not.
  5. Setnaffa

    Setnaffa Certifiable
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    Sep 13, 2004
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    DCI supplements your melee Skill. If you have no melee skill (or equivalent like EVAL + anatomy or Mage Weapon), DCI is pretty much useless.

    Parry effects your chance of blocking a hit that your melee Skill + DCI failed to block.

    If you had 120 melee skill and no DCI (and your enemy has no HCI or HLD), you would block about 50% of the attacks from someone else with 120 melee skill. If you also had 120 Parry, you would block 35% of the remaining hits. Altogether, you would block 67.5% of all attacks.

    If you only have parry, you would block 35% of all attacks. Not bad, but not as good as melee skill + parry.
  6. Murderotica

    Murderotica Guest

    just the right answer i was looking for thanks!!!!