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Stats Affected: Description:
The ability to evade attacks without blocking. You need to stay light and fast. If you are encumbered with heavy equipment you won't be able to dodge, or learn anything.
-Chance to evading attacks while Unarmed
-Chance to evading attacks while stumbling
-Dodge XP rate
Ways to Train:
-Fighting unarmed

-Getting hit while stumbling


Dodge is used in unarmed combat and when stumbling . Equipping a weapon will cause characters to block incoming hits instead of dodging them. A character equipped with a weapon will only attempt to dodge when they are attacked while stumbling.

Racial Experience Multipliers
Negative Multiplier:
-Alpha Fishman
-P4 Unit
-Screamer MkI
-Skeleton (Race)
-Skeleton Log-Head MKII
-Skeleton MKII Screamer
-Skeleton No-Head MkII
-Skeleton P4MkII
Positive Multiplier:
All multipliers are either 0.8x or 1.2x unless marked otherwise.


As with Melee Fighting skills, the XP rate of Martial Arts and Dodge is connected to whether a character is fighting someone who is better trained than them, according to Stronger Opponent Logic. Wearing Equipment which increases Dodge stats will result in less stressful battles but much longer training time because of this. The fastest way to train Dodge is to wear regular armour, not Dodge boosting armour, as well as a Backpack with a very high drain on combat stats.