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Two Weapon Fighting

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Two Weapon Fighting

Description

Two Weapon Fighting reduces the to-hit penalty when using two weapons at the same time, and increases the chance of a secondary (off-hand) attack.

  • The attack penalty for your primary hand lessens by 2 and the one for your off-hand lessens by 6, so it becomes -4 (main hand) / -4 (off-hand) (instead of -6/-10 without this feat).
  • If the off-hand weapon is light, the penalties both decrease by another 2 points, down to -2/-2 (instead of -4/-8 without this feat).
  • For wielders of non-light weapons, Oversized Two Weapon Fighting was once recommended to bring their attack penalty down to -2/-2, but with the current game math, this is not necessary (or still recommended) - there are better feats to take.

The default chance to proc an off-hand attack is 20%. (Prior to Update 5, an off-hand attack would be predetermined on certain attacks.) Two Weapon Fighting increases the chance to proc an off-hand attack by 20%, bringing the total chance to 40%. The Improved Two Weapon Fighting feat increases the percentage chance of proccing an off-hand attack to 60%, and Greater Two Weapon Fighting increases it to 80%..

Handwraps users don't suffer attack penalties for fighting with two weapons, but this feat grants them the off-hand proc bonuses.


Additional chances to proc off-hand attack

There's no benefit of having more than a 100% off-hand strike chance.

Hits with a TWF character's offhand weapon only receive half of the applicable Ability bonus to damage.

Notes

See also

Feat Requirements Offhand Strike Chance (Cumulative) Other Benefits

15 Dexterity

40%

  • Attack penalty reduced to -4/-4 from -6/-10
  • (Attack penalty reduced to -2/-2 if offhand is a Light Weapon)
  • Increases the Hit Point bonus of Heroic Durability.

6 BAB,
17 Dexterity

60%

11 BAB,
17 Dexterity

80%

N/A

  • Your offhand attacks now doublestrike at 65% of the rate of your main hand, versus the base 50%, up to a maximum of 65%.
  • Increases the Hit Point bonus of Heroic Durability.

12 Strength, Two Weapon Fighting

N/A

  • Attack penalty reduced to -2/-2

Two Weapon Fighting

N/A