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There have been conflicted edits on this page. Someone should double-check the numbers (and post them on the DDO numbers page for everyone to see). Tihocan 14:53, March 10, 2006 (EST)
- Ok, apparently someone fixed it, it was indeed 5 and not 3. Would be nice to have an official confirmation from a registered Wiki user though. Tihocan 13:43, March 20, 2006 (EST)
- Confirmed. Up to 5, depends on BAB. --Shade 10:02, March 18, 2012 (EDT)
Question about usefulness
The wiki mentions "However, Power Attack is almost always good in these 3 situations: an enemy with damage reduction, an enemy with such a high AC you can only hit on 20, or an enemy with such a low AC you can even hit on 2." But use with high level monsters seems like the exact wrong thing to do. I assume Power Attack is useful in this case since you're only going to only hit on a 20, and will always hit on a 20, decreasing your to-hit still further won't hurt you in this situation. Which doesn't make sense but is an artifact of the way the natural 20 roll works.
- I don't really understand what is your problem and / or question. Yes, using it on high level monsters (that you have a hard time to hit) is a good idea. Why would it not make sense? It means you rely on chance to hit, instead of your fighting skills, that you trade for random brute force. Tihocan 10:46, March 17, 2006 (EST)
Power attack and light weapons
Need someone to check that power attacks indeed gives damage bonus with light weapons (and report it in the corresponding information project). Tihocan 10:34, April 3, 2006 (EDT)
- Confirmed. Light weapons function exactly as One-handed weapons, except for not suffering the -2 penalty to hit for TWF puproses. --Shade 10:02, March 18, 2012 (EDT)