Dex and your mage: Does it increase attack frequancy? (in General)

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] June 16 2005 4:42 PM EDT

I have heard conflicting responses on this one and now I am really beginning to wonder. Anyone who reads this please toss in your two cents and help me get this one figured out.

InebriatedArsonist June 16 2005 4:43 PM EDT

Dexterity will only affect physical attacks, not magical attacks. Mages will attack once per round, period.

Sukotto [lookingglas] June 16 2005 4:47 PM EDT

Dex also contributes slightly towards defending against physical attacks.
For most mages, it's not worth it to train any dex since you get a bigger return putting the XP into your magic.

AdminShade June 16 2005 7:22 PM EDT

If you want a mage to be succesful at dodging physical attacks, his/her/its DX would need to be as high as the DX of your attacker... which would make your spells a lot lower than without using DX.

however you could try making an enchanter to add DX through that way ;)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 17 2005 9:24 AM EDT

But with the changes to evasion you don't need to have equal dex to a tank to dodge blows.

You will need an evasion higher than thier weapon pth + ToA (if any) pth.

IIRC each point your evasion is above thier pth reduces thier dex based chance to hit by 1%.

Oh, and if you're using DB s to for this, it's not worth training Evasion.

Training Dexterity will just lower the amount of excess evasion you need.

Equal Dexterity gives both parties ~50% chance to hit with one dex based attack. Percentage gaps in dexterity give about the same percentage increase or decrease to your cth, until the larger dex qualifies for double hits.
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