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Dexterity is one of the main attributes.

Effects Edit

  • Dexterity increases ranged to-hit by 1 per 2 points, and ranged damage by 1 per 4 points.
  • Dexterity increases melee damage with whip by 1 per 2 points over 12. Dexterity has no effect on melee to-hit with whips.
  • 1 point of speed is gained at 16 Dexterity. Dexterity further increases speed by 1 per 4 points above 15, and reduces speed by 1 per point under 8.
  • DV is increased by 1 per 2 points of Dexterity.

Dexterity is also involved in rolls made to evade traps, especially those that have already been discovered. Dexterity also has some influence on the PC's success when attempting to use an item in the tool slot whilst stuck in a web [1].

How to train it Edit

Herbs Edit

Dexterity is quite easy to train "u"sing the moss of mareilon herb. It is important to only use uncursed or blessed mosses. Cursed mosses will abuse Dexterity rather than train it. Around 2-3 herbs are sufficient for an increase. Moss of mareilon no longer works if Dexterity is 25 or higher, although an extreme amount of training at 24 can increase it to 26. Using moss cannot train Dexterity if it is already at its potential.

Returning missiles Edit

Any item that "returns when thrown", such as boomerangs and some artifacts, will train Dexterity if the PC successfully catches the weapon. The chance of catching a non-artifact returning weapon is the PC's Dexterity score divided by 20; the PC is guaranteed to catch returning artifacts.

Garth Edit

The PC can pay Garth to train their Dexterity. Higher values of Dexterity require progressively more gold.

Leveling up Edit

Like all attributes, Dexterity is slightly trained every time the PC levels up. The Athletics skill increases the amount of Dexterity training gained.

How to raise itEdit

Eating corpses Edit

Corpses that can increase potential: Dark elven warrior, Dark elven archer, Dark elven wizard, Dark elven priestess, Dark elven princess, Claw bug, Greater claw bug, Killer bug

Corpses that ignore potential: Snake from Beyond, Ultimate doppelganger (trolls only)

Stat potions Edit

Potions of dexterity and potions of gain attributes can be used to increase Dexterity. There is no soft or hard cap for using these; blessed potions of gain attributes give +1 (to all other stats also), uncursed potions of dexterity give +1, blessed potions +2.

Class powers Edit

  • Bards receive +6 Dexterity as part of their level 50 class power.
  • Duelists receive +12 Dexterity as their level 32 class power.
  • Chaos Knights receive at least +1d2 Dexterity from their level 25 class power.

Corruption Edit

The "very light" corruption increases Dexterity by 4. The "tentacle mouth" corruption increases it by 6. PCs also receive a Dexterity bonus based on their alignment and the number of corruptions they have (+1 per 2/3/4 corruptions at chaotic/neutral/lawful).

Talents Edit

The "Dextrous" talent that is only available at the start of the game increases initial Dexterity by 2.

How to abuse It Edit

Overburdening Edit

Characters whose carrying capacity reaches Overburdened! can expect to see significant abuse to their Dexterity score if they remain in that condition for an extended period of time.

Herbs Edit

'U'sing cursed mosses of mareilon will result in fairly significant abuse to Dexterity, although it can be counteracted by application of uncursed or blessed moss.

Corruption Edit

Five corruptions will reduce Dexterity: thorn hands (-2), cold blood (-2), bronze bones (-2), tough scales (-6) and hooves (-6).

Weapons Edit

Wielding a weapon with the suffix 'of fumbling' slowly abuses Dexterity.

Age Edit

The "old" age will reduce the stat by 2.

Items Edit

Several items in the game will grant a Dexterity bonus if worn (standard bonus in brackets). These include:

Requirements Edit

Dexterity Needed for
10 Porter, Scout
11
12
13 Keen Shot
14 Good Book Caster
15 Greased Lightning
16
17
18 Eagle-Eyed, Great Book Caster