Mithril Shield penalty? (in General)

j'bob December 16 2007 6:53 PM EST

I hadn't noticed this before, but I have an MS on my wall with no weapon at all and am still getting the 4% skills penalty. Is this right? The wiki says that there are penalties with 1 or 2 handed weapons (including a bow because it will fire during melee) but it doesn't state that there is a skills penalty even without a weapon. Should it?

Fanta [Fanta's Forge] December 16 2007 7:03 PM EST

You'll always get a 4% DX/skill penalty, yes. It does state it, look again - under basic information

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] December 16 2007 7:04 PM EST

A MS gives -4% to Dex. Any Dex modifiers from armour also apply to skills.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 16 2007 7:05 PM EST

There are certainly Skill penalties even without weapons, they are in addition to ranged weapon penalties.

j'bob December 16 2007 7:18 PM EST

Ok, thanks for the quick replies!
Fanta, I did look again and it's specific as to the penalties with which type of weapon you use but doesn't state that there's a penalty even if you do not have ANY weapon equipped not even a bow). Not nitpicking, I asked because I wanted a clear answer from guys who know more than me (which I got) just wanted to be clear as to why I asked in the first place.
Thanks again to all of ya.

Fanta [Fanta's Forge] December 16 2007 7:27 PM EST

Yeah, you're right, it doesn't specifically say...

But if you go to the wiki page "Wall Armor", it says: "Negative 4% to DX when equipped without a weapon" for shield specific penalties, where MS is the shield being used.

j'bob December 16 2007 7:39 PM EST

yep I see that now! thanks again.
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