Question about Elven Armor (in General)

Cylo May 30 2005 11:10 PM EDT

Ok. I was told that +'s on Elven Cloaks would add 1% to dex and that anything adding to dex also added to skills. So I got a +8 Elven Cloak and added it to one of my UC minions.

This is my UC before I added the EC. Unarmed Combat: 83,796/10,050 (31)

This is my UC after I added the EC. Unarmed Combat: 89,161/10,050 (32)

Now I'm not complaining. I'm just wondering the % there is just above 6% not 8%. Is there some decrease % to skills or is something wrong. Thanks for any help.

xDanELx May 30 2005 11:23 PM EDT

Maybe its bonus is applied to XP trained in DEX rather than the value of DEX?

Xiaz on Hiatus May 31 2005 12:00 AM EDT

Do you have any item with DX penalty? ;)

Xiaz on Hiatus May 31 2005 12:00 AM EDT

Or a UC penalty?

Mags May 31 2005 2:09 AM EDT

UC effective skill levels increase relative to the amount it would've taken to train up to them, not by a percentage based on DX. Your DX was high enough to hit the step to 32, which is ~5.5k levels over 31.

Cylo May 31 2005 3:46 AM EDT

ok maybe i didn't explain this properly. I was told that dex adding items. like elven cloaks also add to skills. UC being a skill means that it gets this bonus. I am trying to find out how this works. I was expecting a 8% bonus to my skill because of the +8 elven cloak, but i'm getting about 6% bonus to the skill instead of the 8%. That's the question I'm asking. I don't really see how the answers i got were answering this. If so please re-write it and i'll try to re-read it to understand better.


AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] May 31 2005 6:32 AM EDT

Cylo, I think the +8% bonus would only apply to your natural UC level, before bonuses from Gi/HG's.

Is your natural trained UC 10,050? If so I would have expected you to get an 8% increase on that, which would only be an increase of 804...

But you're seeing an increase of 5,365.


Cylo May 31 2005 6:38 AM EDT

yes. I just did a test by taking off everything and the Elven cloak gave me a 8% increase in my skill. I was adding it after my uc items. And it made a difference because of before bonus and after uc bonus items. So please just forget this thread. lol. I was having a brain fart. lol.
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