Wrestling vs Anatomy for Mages

From what I understand, 220 combined skill in Evaluate Intelligence and Anatomy bestows a defensive wrestling ability. As far as I can tell, Anatomy presents no other advantage for a mage, so I'm wondering why one would choose Anatomy rather than just take Wrestling and enjoy the offensive and defensive aspects of the skill. Is there another benefit of the Eval + Anatomy feature that I'm not accounting for?
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  • MervynMervyn Posts: 2,051
    edited August 4
    You save yourself skill points.

    The formula is (Eval + Anat + 20)/2 equals effective wrestling 

    (Assuming 120 Eval) If you have say 70 skill points to put into Wrestling or Anat. Choosing Anat would give you effectively 105 wrestling.
    I tell you the truth, tis better to do 10 damage on the right target than 100 damage on the wrong target.

    Breaking in the young since 2002


  • VeramoVeramo Posts: 12
    I see. It's a discount. Thank you.  :)
  • poppspopps Posts: 1,523
    Mervyn said:
    You save yourself skill points.

    The formula is (Eval + Anat + 20)/2 equals effective wrestling 

    (Assuming 120 Eval) If you have say 70 skill points to put into Wrestling or Anat. Choosing Anat would give you effectively 105 wrestling.
    @Mervyn

    Question.

    Say that one had also 15 points of Wrestling on a ring or bracelet, would that Wrestling "defensive" ability count as 120 ?

    Or would it still be 105 Wrestling ?

  • MervynMervyn Posts: 2,051
    edited August 8
    as far as i'm aware, eval+ anat would not stack with wrestling no. We're actually also unsure if the skill needs to be real or not, there are reports that skill needs to be real however I haven't confirmed this. There's no documentation, however i'm sure a test could be set up.
    I tell you the truth, tis better to do 10 damage on the right target than 100 damage on the wrong target.

    Breaking in the young since 2002


  • MervynMervyn Posts: 2,051
    I ran some extensive tests on test centre with 9 hinds attacking me with +50 skill, timing the number of times i got hit over a period of a minute, with various combinations of real skill and non real skill, and repeated several times, unfortunately could not come up with a conclusive result as to whether or not real skill is required. 
    I tell you the truth, tis better to do 10 damage on the right target than 100 damage on the wrong target.

    Breaking in the young since 2002


  • Arnold7Arnold7 Posts: 71
    With wrestling you get to use both special moves without having to learn tactics.  Do you get that with anatomy?
  • MervynMervyn Posts: 2,051
    Nope, if you have the skill to spare, better to go for wrestling, but then you would require HCI for it to be effective.
    I tell you the truth, tis better to do 10 damage on the right target than 100 damage on the wrong target.

    Breaking in the young since 2002


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