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Old 04-27-2008
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Parry, how does it really works

I thought that parry worked only when in parry mode. The truth is I 've never had a character with any ranks in parry, so I hadn't really checked it.

I was quite surprised when I created a fighter just to experiment on something and saw him parrying attacks while fighting normally.

So I have to ask, how does it really works? Is this some kind of bug? Should it work like that?
Was I really so foolishly ignorant for more than a year, never training the skill with any of my fighting characters?
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I think that normal Parry has something to do with the shield...though I'm not actually quite sure. I was surprised to see Peri parry too (heh, Peri parry).

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I find that this offers a good explanation of how parry works.

Biggest thing about parry? It's broken. If you could parry all the attacks in a flurry, and maybe parry (non-magical) ranged attacks, it wouldn't be so broken.

But, since I have yet to see any monsters with 4+ attacks per round in Sundren, I don't think the flurry bug is all that bad. I tried a parry build once; I had about +17 parry at level 3.
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The Spittlefist Chief gets 4 attacks per round, since he is using a short sword in each hand. I counted one time as he was shredding one of my characters.
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Hmm. Many times, I have been shot with an arrow, only to see the message *parried*. Is this just an exciting way of saying "missed", or has it something to do with the Parry skill?

I think it happens more often when I carry shields.
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But, since I have yet to see any monsters with 4+ attacks per round in Sundren, I don't think the flurry bug is all that bad. I tried a parry build once; I had about +17 parry at level 3.
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A quick google search turned up this. According to the 3rd post, the engine will show the "parried" message when an attack would have hit if not for your shield AC. Granted, it's for NWN1, but the facts all seem to line up still.
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Parry seemed to work last time I checked... *Has memories of holding off 4 cartel bandits without getting touched*. I'm positive that was more than 4 incoming attacks per round, and my PC only had 4 (2 for each hand). I'm of the opinion that it's a very handy skill, especially if you have low AC, but you need a pretty high score to make it worthwhile.
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Ah, but did the Cartels have more than 4 attacker per round per enemy?

Against 4 enemies with 1 attack/round each, it'll work fine. But against 1 enemy with 4 attacks/round, you'll be facing flurries of (2attacks/1attack/1attack). When a flurry has more than 1 attack, parry breaks, because you are only able to parry the first attack of it.
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Lol, I remember Machi's parry skill too
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