**Parrying**and

**Bushido**skills are checked during combat to determine whether an attack can be fully blocked. Melee and archery attacks can be fully parried if the defender is using a Shield or Melee weapon.

On a successful parry, the attacker will miss completely. A white flash will appear if attack is parried.

If a special move is parried it will not drain mana from the special move user.

It is impossible to parry magic, so for example if attacker has Hit fireball property on his weapon, while base attack could be parried, magic part of attack will hit anyway (if have enough chance to hit of course).

Note that if you are using a shield, the Bushido skill will actually lessen your chance to block an attack.

**Chance to Block an Attack:**

**FORMULA:**

**1 step**

Blocking with a shield:

% Chance = (Parrying - Bushido) / 4 (If less than 0, the chance is 0)

(Add 5% if Parrying or Bushido skill is 100 or above)

Blocking with a 1-handed weapon (without a shield):

New = (Parrying * 10) * (Bushido * 10) / 48000 (Add 5% if Parrying or Bushido skill is 100 or above)

Legacy = (Parrying * 10) / 80 (Add 5% if Parrying skill if 100 or above)

% Chance = Whichever is highest of the New and the Legacy formula.

Blocking with a 2-handed weapon:

New = (Parrying * 10) * (Bushido * 10) / 41140 (Add 5% if Parrying or Bushido skill is 100 or above)

Legacy = (Parrying * 10) / 80 (Add 5% if Parrying skill if 100 or above)

% Chance = Whichever is highest of the New and the Legacy formula.

**2 step**

Dexterity Modifier if dex is less than 80: (80 - Dexterity) / 100 (If Dexterity is higher than 80, the modifier is 0)

**3 step**

Final % Chance of blocking = Base Chance * (1 - Dexterity Modifier)

Example of calculations.

Let's assume, that dexterity is 80 or higher. If dex is less than 80 use Dexterity Modifier. Also assume that Bushido = 0.

Parrying | Chance of blocking with a shield | Chance of blocking with a 2-handed weapon (without shield) |
---|---|---|

5.0 | 1.25% | 0.625% |

25.0 | 6.25% | 3.125% |

50.0 | 12.5% | 6.25% |

75.0 | 18.75% | 9.375% |

100.0 | 30% | 17.5% |

120.0 | 35% | 20% |