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Phylactery of Resilience + Arms Lore

Discussion in 'Player VS Monster' started by RDaneel, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. RDaneel

    RDaneel Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I have sarted the quest to get the defense talisman for my PvM character.
    And since I've read about the Arms Lore hit chance increase, I wonder if I should drop parrying for it.
    My current template is:
    Swordmanship / Tactics / Anatomy / Parrying / Healing / Magic Resist / Archery

    I will not drop Archery, I need long distance attacks.
    All I can drop for Arms Lore in this template is Parrying. All the other skills are essentials.
    But Parrying gives me a 25% chance of blocking (full block, 0 damage) attacks with a shield.
    And it's effective for PvM. I wonder if the Arms Lore gain will worth the loss of 25% blocking ability?
     
  2. King Dingaling

    King Dingaling Well-Known Member

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    how do you plan using archery with a shield?
     
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  3. RDaneel

    RDaneel Well-Known Member

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    I switch between shield/sword and bow with a macro.
    I can drag a mob from distance and lesser his strengh then equip my shield and sword and finish it at close range.
    Also, parrying really works when I am surrounded by a lot of creatures, I can see my shield blocking all the attacks and hp don't drop.

    Now I wonder if the benefits of arms lore is better than havng the ability to block attacks (for PvM).
     
  4. parsnip

    parsnip Well-Known Member

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    Personally I used Parrying while levelling and I think it is a better choice for Defence. As you are wearing heavy armor with Defence, you can take more punishment than Zerker/Rogue from bigger/tougher monsters. Parrying will help block some of those attacks.

    Arms Lore will help increase the chance of hitting the monster. This is more useful, in my opinion, for Zerker/Rogue where you will need to retreat more often because of the high damage taken. With Defence, I found I could just stay there, heal through most of the damage and keep swinging! ;)

    That said, I would suggest experimenting! Parrying is super fast to level and Arms Lore can be macro'd easily. Try switching between them and see if you notice a difference.

    Happy hunting!
     
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  5. RDaneel

    RDaneel Well-Known Member

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    Thank you parsnip. Interesting answer. :)
    I will try and see!
     
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  6. RDaneel

    RDaneel Well-Known Member

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    I've finally dropped archery. Full warrior.
     

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