I'm sorry, but your dead wrong in this point. This is a basic flaw in logical thinking that you have run into.Originally Posted by shaktiboi
A 20% chance to block is equally applied to each and every attack. Separately. Therefore, if you have 5 attacks versus 3 attacks... it makes no difference in the 20%. However, it does make a difference in the chance for a certain number of attacks will be blocked.
Let me give you an example to help understand it. Lets make it more drastic, just so you can see what I'm saying.
Lets say you have Weapon A which hits for 100000 damage every 1 second. There is a [20%] chance this attack will be blocked. You also have a weapon B which hits for 1 damage every .000001 of a second. So in one second, it hits 1000000 times, but only for 1 damage each. There, once again, is a [20%] chance this attack will be blocked. Now, lets say you hit for 1 second with weapon A, and 1 second with weapon B. If what you are saying is true, there is an equal chance that one hit will be blocked with weapon A as there is with B. However, this is obviously NOT the case. Think of how many attacks would be blocked with weapon B on. Theoretically, 5000 attacks, which would basically means you have a HUGE chance that one attack will be blocked, and most likely 5000 attacks will be blocked. Think of the chance your single attack with weapon A on would be blocked: 20%, HOWEVER, if you are blocked, you will do no damage at all, compared to the quick weapon which still will hit alot of times in that second. This is the sacrifice you have to take, there is more risk but more reward with the slow weapon.
I see what you are thinking... that there is always a 20% chance that a single hit will be blocked. However, we are talking about SPEED, which means there will be more hits, and thus a higher chance that one of them will be blocked. If we were talking about SINGLE HITS, what you are saying would be true.
I hope I helped you understand this, and I think you will understand it more as you think about it more. You can argue your side all you want, but anyone with a doctoral degree will back me up.