Spider Stomper

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**Joined:** Sunday, 11th May 2014, 11:26

### Change the way riposte works

Riposte's trigger: evasion success

Riposte's second calculation: 33%

Minotaur's headbutt trigger: evasion success or evasion fail

Headbutt's second calculation: 5× STR + 7 × DEX > 1d(600)

In simple terms, it is only a + b, but in real play the probability of headbutt operating is more than twice that of riposte. The reason why I like headbutt is that it has a constant probability of activating anytime, anywhere. In contrast, riposte has a fluctuating probability of activations depending on the situation.

The table below shows the actual evasion probability based on the enemy's hit rate and the player's evasion number. There may be a mistake, but this isn't the point at the moment, so I'll pass on.

- EV : 10, To_hit : 20. 44.1%

EV : 10, To_hit : 30. 30.2%

EV : 10, To_hit : 40. 23.3%

EV : 10, To_hit : 50. 19.1%

EV : 10, To_hit : 60. 16.3%

EV : 10, To_hit : 70. 14.4%

EV : 10, To_hit : 80. 12.9%

EV : 10, To_hit : 90. 11.7%

EV : 20, To_hit : 20. 78.9%

EV : 20, To_hit : 30. 61.1%

EV : 20, To_hit : 40. 47.0%

EV : 20, To_hit : 50. 38.1%

EV : 20, To_hit : 60. 32.2%

EV : 20, To_hit : 70. 27.9%

EV : 20, To_hit : 80. 24.8%

EV : 20, To_hit : 90. 22.3%

EV : 30, To_hit : 20. 89.4%

EV : 30, To_hit : 30. 79.9%

EV : 30, To_hit : 40. 68.0%

EV : 30, To_hit : 50. 56.9%

EV : 30, To_hit : 60. 48.0%

EV : 30, To_hit : 70. 41.5%

EV : 30, To_hit : 80. 36.7%

EV : 30, To_hit : 90. 32.8%

Of course, few actually weigh the evasion possibility against all enemies, but everyone will agree to some extent that this is harder to predict than other figures.

This is not the only problem with riposte. The probability of activating this ability is indirectly affected by the weight of the armor. More specifically, the more you wear strong and heavy armor, the decrease evasions, and so much faster the number of riposte decreases. I get the feeling here that this ability is implicitly forcing certain forms of combinations(light armor and No shield). This is not to say that the Trog is taboo to the level of banning the use of magic, but it is unlikely to make much difference if there is actually only one way to use it in a useful way.

What I want to emphasize here is not how powerful riposte is. What I'd like to say is that this ability should not be constrained to have very low usefulness except for certain combinations.