DO str/dex penalties effect enchantments? (in General)

Fantasysage June 8 2005 3:41 PM EDT

I was just wodnering if thy do? I cant figure this otu for some reason, so can anyone let me know.

Vagabond June 8 2005 3:57 PM EDT

STR/DEX penalties from armor only effect your base (trained) stats, not those granted by enchantments or tattoos.

bartjan June 8 2005 4:03 PM EDT

Nope, enchantments are only affected by Magic penalties/bonuses.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 8 2005 4:24 PM EDT

Dex modifiers affect Dexterity and Skills, Magic modifiers affect DD Spells and Enchantments.


QBRanger June 8 2005 5:13 PM EDT

However, there is one situation where your dex, including enchantments and bonuses from TOA, is very decreased.

It is when you use a bow and no melee weapon. You suffer about a 2/3 dex penalty from your entire dex.

AdminShade June 8 2005 5:20 PM EDT

but that isnt an enchantment penalty and only applies to DX ranger.

also skills suffer a penalty/bonus the same way your DX does (except for ranged in melee and additional shield penalties)

Undertow June 8 2005 6:05 PM EDT

To all those confused:

I think FS meant: Do str/dex penalties effect str/dex gained from enchantments?

Although he might have meant: Do str/dex penalties effect my enchantment level?

That explains a lot of this thread, it was very confusing.

Fantasysage June 8 2005 10:02 PM EDT

Ya undertow, thats what i meant ^__^. and you answered my questions well, ty all.

Gokhan June 8 2005 10:07 PM EDT

Very weird I just noticed ranged weapons work in melee to couple of mins ago, it is not just dexterity that gets effected but also strength too...

Xiaz on Hiatus June 8 2005 10:16 PM EDT

and you only shoot (range weapon in melee) every alternate rounds.

QBsutekh137 June 9 2005 1:31 AM EDT

Basically, archery is "turned off" in melee, so that is why it shoots every other round doing less damage. The dexterity is an added non-bonus.

Why was archery turned off?

Because Sutekh was right. *smile*
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