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Old 06-29-2017, 08:22 AM   #41
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Default Re: Can you Parry a Bear?

Originally Posted by Tomsdad View Post
Either way while that effect would act to concentrate the force on a smaller point of impact I'm not sure that it will matter much for the momentum of the attack and I think it's more that you trying parry against.

And thinking about it if you parrying by redirecting the point of impact, that's easier to do against small concentrated point of impact than a larger more diffuse one
AFAIK the question was about the 'effective weight' of an attack for the purposes of parrying. Specifically when and if you have to roll against breakage.

My reasoning is thus:

With a concentrated force it is easier to break the parrying weapon than with a force spread out over a relatively large area. That would validate the rule that the effective weight of a shield bash, when it comes to the chance of weapon breakage due to parrying, is higher than that of a Shield Rush.

That you have successfully parried the attack is not quite the point of discussion here.

Oh and BTW:

Originally Posted by Hellboy View Post
Pyramid 77 only seems to help for those with ST higher than 10.
You did notice the theme of that article, Combat Writ Large, didn't you?
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