Im confused about deflect.
All other factors remaining the same a very very simple nonsensical change can alter my deflection level, increasing it.
Here's an example.
ENCUMBRANCE : You are encumbered with 7% weight and 15% volume of your
You drop a round wooden shield.
You take a round wooden shield.
How in the heck does carrying a bulky wooden shield in my inventory make me better at deflecting.
very poor, pretty poor, poor, average, above average,
fair, decent, quite decent, good, very good,
extremely good, amazing, godly, ultimate.