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Old 01-25-2010, 01:50 PM   #7
Join Date: Sep 2008
Default Re: Is parry calculated from base skill or effective skill?

Originally Posted by rosignol View Post
So parrying with your off hand* would be at the base parry, without applying the -4 to skill (which would translate to a -2 to parry)?

Or am I confused?

*say, because your primary has been crippled or lopped off... thank goodness the mage knows Regenerate.
The penalty for using your off-hand is one to Skill, not to chance to hit. As a result, you Parry at -2. Modifiers to Skill modify Parry, modifiers to chance to hit do not. It's something of an odd distinction, I suppose, but it works - taking a penalty for using a Deceptive Attack doesn't result in any Parry issues, for example.
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