Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Other question: do both arrows have the chance to proc special enchantments like prone/stun/confuse? That would be very useful because it would double the chance of causing an affliction.

Yes they do.

But chance would not be doubled. 50% twice results in 75% chance.

Vancian =/= per rest.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Do the twinned arrows always both attack the same target or not? If they do, then it is 75%.

 

There are four cases, represented with A and B denoting a successfully applied effect with one or the other arrow:

 

1) AB

2) Ax

3) xB

4) xx

 

It is the same type of problem that you have to determine the chances of a dominant trait being passed on by two parents having one copy each of the allele (50% chance per parent, since genes come in pairs). The child has a 75% chance of inheriting the trait, because the only way for him not to inherit it is for neither parent to pass it on.

 

A Mendel square to calculate odds of a "dominant" effect (you only need one copy of it) being "passed on" from "parents" (the arrows) to "child" (the poor enemy)... a little unorthodox, but it works :p.

Edited by Nobear
Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

What? Without twin arrows I had a chance of x% to cause an affliction. With twin arrows I have two chances. Two is two times one - so it's double! ;)

Sort of. I guess it depends how you define doubled. Like someone said earlier, 2 50% chances ends up being a 75% chance total, rather than 100%. 

 

That's the chance of both of 'em procc'ing.

 

It's like trying to roll a six on a d6. 3 dices... triple the chance. Rolling a 6 3 times in a row would be calculated the way you did it, which would be (1/6^3)%

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Twinned arrows + driving flight = 4 arrows per shot if there's a second target behind the first (driving seems a lot better now - they don't have to be that close). I think it's viable to skip penetrating shot. Bloody slaughter and load up on the +20% dam against spirits/beast/etc. feats or take the +pet damage talents.

  • Like 1
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...