Tbh I'd rather have a high weaponskill than 23 parry, but then again I'm not experienced with Thanes, does it workout well Eithor?
I mean, what does the 23 parry give you that makes it worth sacrificing much weaponskill
Blah, not 23 but 24 parry :]
(not big diff but anyway)
Well i have 1500+ ws atm, say if i'd have 44 sword
instead, i wouldn't gain 100 extra ws, if i went 50
sword i might gain 90-130 ws (as thane).
Now my parry is 24+16=40 + a couple of MoParry and i
have a close to a effective parry of 50.
Block/shield rate is about halved(50%) vs a
dualwielder, parry aint but remain as it is.
So if i use 1-hand and shield, or 2-hander, my defence
is alot better vs a dualwielder (and better vs any
melee as well, just more noticable vs dualwielders).
I might hit 30-70 dmg less then a thane with higher
weapon spec, but on ther other hand i will live pretty
much longer to be able to deal out more hits(and that
also give me the opportunity to use the 2 insta dmg
So if im in a assisttrain ill do a tiny bit less melee
dmg, but if solo/duo etc i have alot more chance to
survive/live longer/interrupt more/etc/etc.
Since thanes lack any evade, the extra parry is in my
Also when in pve, the parry is yet more noticable and usefull.