Hey all,

I have been meaning to get to this for several weekends now, but just finally did. I wanted to see how many double-hits dexterity (and dexterity alone) can provide.

We all know that dexterity is all about the gap. My tank's dexterity is around 104,000, so just call it 100K. I decided to pick on three characters with single minions, base dexterity, and no ToJs to get in the way: The Germs, Ice Cold Cylo, and Susan Death. I did all of my analysis in ranged, where my compound bow has a plus-to-hit of zero, and my ammo bundle also has plus-to-hit of zero. In other words, double-hits can only be attributed to the dexterity gap.

Here are the results for a dexterity gap north of 100K:

Number of battles: 100

Number of ranged rounds: 300 (all battles lasted at least three rounds)

Number of misses: 0

Number of triple-hits: 0

Number of battles having ZERO double hits: 5

Number of battles having ONE double hit: 19

Number of battles having TWO double hits: 51

Number of battles having THREE double hits: 25

TOTAL NUMBER OF DOUBLE HITS: 196

PERCENTAGE OF DOUBLE HITS = 196 doubles/300 rounds = 65.33%

Summary:

- With this dexterity gap, one will achieve double hits around 2/3rds of the time.

- With this dexterity gap, it looks like one can never miss.

- Regardless of dexterity gap, one will never get a triple-hit from dexterity alone (Jonathan has already confirmed as much in various CB1 and CB2 posts throughout the years).

- The randomness involved will still yield battles where no doubles are registered in ranged. These battles tend to stick out more, but the numbers do not lie: doubles still occur nearly 2/3 of the time.

Speculations (in other words, I am totally guessing here):

1. Even with a large dexterity gap, the odds for that second hit are capped at around 65% (or about 2/3 of the time).

2. One can never miss that first shot if one has a sizable dexterity differential on an opponent.

To-Dos:

- To aid in confirming speculation number 1, someone with a much larger dexterity should run the same test as I just did. I plan on being this person myself once my dexterity doubles to around 200K. Some other folks are already close to that.

- To aid with confirming speculation number 2, someone with a much smaller dexterity (maybe in the 20K to 30K range) should try this analysis out. It could very well be that any dexterity gap at all yields a guaranteed first hit, but I have never confirmed that.

So say we all. Good hunting.