doesn't zanshin proc on WS though? :/
I don't know anything about capped accuracy with single hit weapon skills, I noticed the accuracy on Shell Crusher seemed to be significantly higher than the accuracy on Spirit Taker, infact I don't think I've ever missed with Shell Crusher :P But before I started using Ohat on my Spirit Takers I was getting more frequent failrates. As has been stated a 1/20 miss from a weaponskill infact makes it less likely (assuming both are randomly distributed and independent) to miss than it is for a PCC to drop in UO (9%). I haven't read anything on the subject and can't really find links to serious data on the matter, it could very well be true phil certainly seems to think so ;p It might not apply to all weaponskills, it might even just be an accuracy bonus it'd take a while to find out ;/
The entire problem here is that many people HAVEN'T thought to parse it (or specifically study this in a parse). Understandably so, but the fact remains that you should know not to trust your instincts on how you "felt" you were doing. Parse it, get a large enough sample size, then examine the data and draw your conclusions from that alone.
I've yet to find a single hit WS aside from slugwinder that doesn't have this phantom accuracy boost on the first hit. I don't have the time or the jobs to test every single WS, but based on the varying cases tested so far, there seems to be really no quantifiable similarities between these WSs that all have inherent, enormous accuracy boosts. That leads me to believe that it is by default true for all WSs by induction.
If I had mystic boon (or WHM75) I would test it myself. I can get more detailed data on True Strike if you'd like though. From what I've seen so far it does not appear to have such extraordinary circumstances such as accuracy below the accuracy floor at exactly 100 TP.
EDIT: Palindrome postcount get.
Very small sample size I know, but keep in mind this is with True Strike at exactly 100 TP. I also have 179 club skill and I'm on mobs in the boyahda tree. Mainly targeting crabs, also korrigans and rarabs. WSing in mainly haste/eva/DMG- gear (about 235 acc total on WS or so).
Player WSkill Dmg WSkill % Hit/Miss WS.Acc % WS.Low/Hi WS.Avg
Bsphilar 32735 41.34 % 66/4 94.29 % 123/1001 495.98
- Tachi: Gekko 4709 14.39 % 7/0 100.00 % 539/752 672.71
- Tachi: Kasha 9844 30.07 % 16/2 88.89 % 256/1001 615.25
- Tachi: Yukikaze 16241 49.61 % 29/2 93.55 % 209/847 560.03
- True Strike 1941 5.93 % 14/0 100.00 % 123/160 138.64
I'm still getting data, but this is a far cry from the stated "1% accuracy at 100 TP". My main goal right now is to work on my Windslicer.
For what it's worth, the chance of just by chance landing 7 1% chance hits in a row is 0.000000000001%.
EDIT: More data.
EDIT: Signet wore, so I'm taking a break. 14 hits 0 misses on True Strike, not much I know, but with 180 club skill (I got a .3 on one of my WSs, lol) I'm willing to dismiss the 0.00000000000000000000000001% chance (.01^14) that it really does just have 1% accuracy at 100 TP. Moreover I'm willing to say that true strike has an overwhelmingly large accuracy bonus akin to dozens of other WSs. I can start TPing in my warp cudgel for a few mobs if you'd like to see how my acc rate breaks down in the gear I've been using, but for now I can assure you it will be low. I would estimate 50%. That would equate to at least
accuracy+90 on WS. Edited, May 23rd 2009 9:33pm by bsphil