Question about the penalty for using a ranged weapon in melee (in General)


QBJohnnywas May 13 2007 5:06 AM EDT

Ok, the Wiki says this:

"Minions using Bows during Melee combat will suffer a penalty of 60% to DX and plus to-hit (PTH). "


I'm not questioning the dex penalty, but is that correct about the penalty to PTH? I don't recall that being the case. But I am getting old.

Is that correct or is the Wiki wrong?

Adminedyit May 13 2007 9:20 AM EDT

From the most recent ranged changes back in Sept.

"Penalties to ranged weapons used during melee combat have been adjusted. Slings have 80% penalty; xbows have 40% penalty. Bows are unchanged at 60% penalty."

doesn't say anything about PTH but that doesn't guarantee it doesn't happen.

Mikel May 13 2007 9:31 AM EDT

Not sure about the PtH, but Elbs in Melee also get a 60% Damage Reduction.

QBJohnnywas May 13 2007 10:02 AM EDT

Yeah, I knew about the dex penalty, but I don't recall there ever being a PTH penalty.

bartjan May 13 2007 10:06 AM EDT

As far as I can remember it was both a penalty to DX and to to-hit.
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