[Runequest] Shield skill penalty query
gazza666 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 6 21:15:45 EST 2009
2009/3/6 Hibbs, Phil <phil.hibbs at capgemini.com>:
>>The best way to handle this is to say any blows
>> that land to the left side of the upper
>>defender are automatically blocked.
> So a truly heroic swordsman, someone with several hundred % sword skill, has
> exactly the same chance of hitting as someone with 100%? Sure, they could
> split their attacks to increase their chance of landing a blow, but if their
> opponent is heavily armoured then they might not want to do so if they are
> going for a crit or special.
You can't split to attack the same opponent more than once.
However, the 500% dude (eg) could go for an aimed blow that would
avoid the shield. Even with a 250% chance that's still a 50% chance of
a special, which is a lot better than the 10% a 100% guy would have in
the same position.
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