Redge Posted June 1, 2011 Report Share Posted June 1, 2011 A warrior with 50% sword skill fighting an orc can parry successful blows with his sword using the 50% sword skill. So on average he'll be successful in parrying half of the orc's successful blows. Now try the same situation but the warrior also has a shield with skill 30%. I can't see anywhere in the rules where the shield increases the defence (i.e. increases the chance to parry) of the warrior and yet intuition tells me that this time he should be able to parry more than half of the orc's successful blows. Any thoughts on the above? Possible options: a) allow one shield parry attempt per round for those PCs and NPCs that have equipped a shield. This is in addition to the parry/dodge action. or Add the skills together when making the parry attempt. i.e. in the example above the parry would be at 80%. This would seem to make shields too effective. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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