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#1 Apr 30 2012 at 6:03 PM Rating: Decent
Hey guys :) New to Rift, doing the "Rift Lite" to get a feel before I commit. So far, definitely impressed!

I just have a couple of clarification questions about some of the descriptors in the talent trees. They're not necessarily specific, unless otherwise noted. Thanks in advance for all your help!

1: When a talent says "increases your Parry by 5%" is this increasing my actual ability to parry (as in, 5 out of 100 times I'll parry a melee attack) or is this increasing my parry RATING by 5%? Same question would apply to talents that refer to other % questions, like "Chance to block is increased by 10%."

2: Warriors: When you are dual-wielding, and you use a skill that says "deals XX plus weapon damage" is this both weapons, or only main hand? I only ask because some skills specify main-hand weapon damage, and others do not (unless it clarifies "combined weapon damage).

3: Warriors (Riftblade): the first talent, "blade spells have 15% chance to activate their abilities on normal attacks." What does this really mean? Will my "blade spells" auto-cast at random? Or something else?

Thanks again for your help, guys :)

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#2 May 01 2012 at 8:03 AM Rating: Good
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ProfessorMarvel wrote:
1: When a talent says "increases your Parry by 5%" is this increasing my actual ability to parry (as in, 5 out of 100 times I'll parry a melee attack) or is this increasing my parry RATING by 5%? Same question would apply to talents that refer to other % questions, like "Chance to block is increased by 10%."

This will increase your actual parry/block/whatever rate by a straight 5%. If you open your character screen and click on "Stats", then hover your mouse over the relevant value, it will show you how it is calculated. This should show the +5%.

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2: Warriors: When you are dual-wielding, and you use a skill that says "deals XX plus weapon damage" is this both weapons, or only main hand? I only ask because some skills specify main-hand weapon damage, and others do not (unless it clarifies "combined weapon damage).

My understanding (having not played a warrior) is that it is mainhand weapon damage unless otherwise stated.

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3: Warriors (Riftblade): the first talent, "blade spells have 15% chance to activate their abilities on normal attacks." What does this really mean? Will my "blade spells" auto-cast at random? Or something else?

If you read the description of a blade spell like Storm Blade, you'll note that it only activates on critical hits. The talent Elemental Flux allows the spell to proc on (a percentage of) non-critical hits as well.
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