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Topic subjectDexterity and no dodge
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4922, Dexterity and no dodge
Posted by sunshine9 on Wed 31-Dec-69 07:00 PM
For a class that does not learn dodge is a racial high dexterity wasted or mean very little in most fights?
4925, Depends on the class
Posted by incognito on Wed 31-Dec-69 07:00 PM
* High dex helps spin, so it is useful for spear using anti-paladins, or staff using druids.
* High dex helps evade.
* High dex helps hit people who use their high dex to dodge you. (Not just because it boosts your hitroll, but because attacker dex factors into the calculation.)
* High dex allows you to carry more, which can be useful. For example, more damage redux or more limited preps, curatives etc.
* Drow shaman can get dodge through the spider's grace edge. It'll give you the dodge skill with the percentage permanently equal to whatever your dex is. Now 24% may sound like bad dodging, but it is a noticeable boost.
* Conjurers with familiar agility edge get dodge skill equal to their dex when their familiar is in the room with them. That's useful if your familiar isn't too fragile.
* Dex helps you avoid fumbling when greased, so you are less likely to drop that potion when you really can't afford to.
* Dex helps you get out of bindings.
* Edited to add: High dex is very useful in lowbie pk if you adopt an ac-based defense.

I hope, without giving an exhaustive list, that I've demonstrated that dex IS still useful.
4926, RE: Depends on the class
Posted by sunshine9 on Wed 31-Dec-69 07:00 PM
Thanks for clarifying that. AP does not learn spin though. That would have been nice.
4927, A dex ap spins a lot
Posted by incognito on Wed 31-Dec-69 07:00 PM
Especially with the spine of the akragaka edge.

Trust me on this. I've played a few.

The Dex makes a big difference.


Is an example.
4923, RE: Dexterity and no dodge
Posted by Ishuli on Wed 31-Dec-69 07:00 PM
From help dodge:
"Even if you do not have the Dodge skill, you may still dodge attacks on
rare occasions. However, your ability to do so will be greatly reduced
compared to someone who has practiced the skill."

Dexterity also "Affects how many items you may carry, your dodging and evading potential, how accurate your strikes are (hitroll), and the minor affects of natural armor class (AC). " per help dexterity.