Jump to content

Dual-wield penalty


Recommended Posts

Does having a high dexterity help to offset the dual-wield attack penalty?

 

The dual wield penalty lowers your defense rating. High dexterity bumps up your maneuverablity, making you harder to hit. So yes, in that respect it does. The penalty will always be there though, it's not removed by high dext. The only way to improve the penalty is by the Dual-Wielding feat progression.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The dual wield penalty lowers your defense rating.  High dexterity bumps up your maneuverablity, making you harder to hit.  So yes, in that respect it does.  The penalty will always be there though, it's not removed by high dext.  The only way to improve the penalty is by the Dual-Wielding feat progression.

 

Good info. Thanks. I was determined to be a dual-wielding Jedi even though mentioning this caused some of my friends to screw up their faces in distaste and mention the penalties associated therewith. I'm playing a Jedi Guardian, so I already have a high strength and am concentrating on melee. I'm currently just planning on going all-out brute force with points in strength and bulling forward with dual wielding in spite of the penalty.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Does having a high dexterity help to offset the dual-wield attack penalty?

 

The dual wield penalty lowers your defense rating.

No it doesn't. The dual-wield penalty reduces your attack rating.

 

You win the grand prize.

Thank you. :D

 

*takes prize and pins it on shirt*

manthing2.jpg
Link to comment
Share on other sites

No it doesn't.  The dual-wield penalty reduces your attack rating.

 

 

Well technically yes, but I was speaking in different terms. EVERYBODY knows that the key to your defense is a strong attack. So if your attack rating is messed up, there goes your defense.

 

Ok fine, I was wrong, you were right. Are you happy now? :blink: *hides in hole*

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Good info. Thanks.  I was determined to be a dual-wielding Jedi even though mentioning this caused some of my friends to screw up their faces in distaste and mention the penalties associated therewith. I'm playing a Jedi Guardian, so I already have a high strength and am concentrating on melee. I'm currently just planning on going all-out brute force with points in strength and bulling forward with dual wielding in spite of the penalty.

In fact since you automatically receive the 'weapon finesse: lightsaber' feat, it actually pays to go for DEX rather than STR, since a STR of 20 will earn you +5 dmg per hit and to hit rolls,, but the same value of DEX will grant you a +5 dodge bonus to Def and to hit rolls.

 

Um, wait. We're talking about K2 right? Where no matter what you do, you can't get yourself killed. Never mind then. <_<

- When he is best, he is a little worse than a man, and when he is worst, he is little better than a beast.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...