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trmweb
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi All,

Just received might fight results for my young TP and I'm trying to find my warrior's favorite weapon. While reading the fight results, I noticed the following five critical parry statements (I think they're critical):

1. He drops back and impressively stops the blow on the hilt of his broadsword
2. He barely stops the blow, which makes the blade of his broadsword twang!
3, 4, 5 (Repeat of #1)

Here are my questions:
Are these "critical parry" statements?
Is there a list or chart of critical parry statements?
Main question ... Do these statements help me identify a favorite weapon?

Thanks in advance for the help,
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:10 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes, they sound like they are. It looks like you've found your weapon of choice.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

trmweb wrote:
Hi All,

Just received might fight results for my young TP and I'm trying to find my warrior's favorite weapon. While reading the fight results, I noticed the following five critical parry statements (I think they're critical):

1. He drops back and impressively stops the blow on the hilt of his broadsword
2. He barely stops the blow, which makes the blade of his broadsword twang!
3, 4, 5 (Repeat of #1)

Here are my questions:
Are these "critical parry" statements?
Is there a list or chart of critical parry statements?
Main question ... Do these statements help me identify a favorite weapon?

Thanks in advance for the help,
Trim


#2 isn't a critical parry statement. The others sound like they might be. I wouldn't get too excited about the statements from 1 fight. See if your warrior duplicates this feat a few times against different opponents before jumping to any conclusions about favorite weapons.

Critical statements are the results of many factors including attacking location(opponent), protect location(you), weapon, tactics, activity level and lots of randomness. As evidenced by Consortiums list of grads and his guesses of favorites, it is very difficult to guess the correct weapon and requires LOTS of data.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

#2 is what some term a "lucky parry" that some theorize means you wouldn't have parried it but perhaps your defend location was your opponent's attack location. The "lucky" or "barely" parry is one of the mechanics I don't think have been nailed down as they are too rare to properly quantify!

Keep in mind only a "critical parry" can break a weapon!

I don't know if the critical parries have a list compiled like the critical attacks do. The best way too look at it is the wording. The SH has something like "throws his SH up just in time to make the attack unsuccessful" whereas the crit says something like "uses his SH to successfully stop the blow".

It can either mean you found your fave weapon or fave rhythm or fave tactic. The best thing to do is use the weapon again and look at it while it is under a different tactic or rhythm and see if it still crit parries(for defensives) and/or attacks. Then do the same for rhythm with different weapon and tactic etc!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:49 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Only #1 is a crit parry.
One does not need a "fave" weapon to crit parry.
I suppose a fave weapon enhances parry just as it does attack.
Who says a total parry fight is not fun to read?! Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

So says the manager who is bias towards total parries. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:26 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Longshot wrote:
So says the manager who is bias towards total parries. Laughing


We think you greatly misread us. We have no bias towards TPs, we have a bias towards winning warriors. Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:10 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Touche! Laughing
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