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Guide Why you should horde heroic AGI, even on a caster.

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/illusions-benefit-neza-10-dodge.246757/#post-3622670

Here's how your chance to dodge is calculated:

Step1 = HeroicStrikethrough(NPC)
Step2 = HeroicAgility / 25
Step3 = MIN( Step1, Step2 )
Step4 = DodgeSkill + 100
Step5 = Step4 + ( DodgeSkill * DodgeSPA ) / 100
Step6 = Step5 / 45
DodgeChance = Step6 + ( Step2 - Step3 )

Roll a random number between 1 and 100, if it's <= than DodgeChance, we successfully dodge.

DodgeSPA is the sum of SPA 174 (dodge) for AA, items, and spells (buffs).
If you have the following:

  • AA: Item: Myrmidon's Skill XII (21)
  • Item Focus: Improved Dodge VII (70)
  • Spell: Illusion Benefit Neza (10)
DodgeSPA = 21 + 10 + 70 = 101

You get only the maximum value between all your AAs + the highest item focus + the highest dodge % buff (they don't stack).

If we assume these values (as an example):

HeroicAgility = 1009
DodgeSkill = 520
HeroicStrikethrough(NPC) = 0

My total dodge chance is:

Step1 = 0
Step2 = 1009 / 25 = 40
Step3 = MIN( 0, 40 ) = 0
Step4 = 520 + 100 = 620
Step5 = 620 + ( 520 * 101 ) / 100 = 1145
Step6 = 531 / 45 = 25
DodgeChance = 25 + ( 40 - 0 ) = 65

What if you fought something with more heroic strikethrough?

HeroicStrikethrough(NPC) = 20

Step1 = 20
Step2 = 1009 / 25 = 40
Step3 = MIN( 20, 40 ) = 20
Step4 = 520 + 100 = 620
Step5 = 620 + ( 520 * 101 ) / 100 = 1145
Step6 = 531 / 45 = 25
DodgeChance = 25 + ( 40 - 20 ) = 45

What if you fought something with even more heroic strikethrough?

Step1 = 50
Step2 = 1009 / 25 = 40
Step3 = MIN( 50, 40 ) = 40
Step4 = 520 + 100 = 620
Step5 = 620 + ( 520 * 101 ) / 100 = 1145
Step6 = 531 / 45 = 25
DodgeChance = 25 + ( 40 - 40 ) = 25

If an NPC's Heroic Strikethrough is higher than your character's Heroic Agility bonus, you are disqualified from the "bonus" you would have gotten at the end.

You can argue casters don't get hit often, but at some point they do get hit. Debatable on- is spell mitigation hording better than melee avoidance hording, i.e. how often do you get hit by melee attack as a caster vs how often you get hit by an ae. I'm leaning toward more melee dmg done vs spell dmg done.

I've been hording hAgi even on my casters since TBM, instead of going for the hSta/Int or Wis.
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