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If I've enchanted my weapon to paralyze on hit, what are the odds that it will proc?

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According to UESP, the chance of paralysis on a weapon enchanted with Paralysis effect is 25%.

I have confirmed the 25% number with empirical testing.

Test Data:

Number of Hits between Paralysis:

Giant: 3 11 12 8 1 1 2 4 2 1 5 4 3 3 1 1 4 7 5 9 7 10 2 9 1 6 1 4 10 3 1 1 3 1 2 2 4 2 1

Average: 4.02

Count: 39

Implied chance of paralysis: 24.9%


Bandit Marauder: 1 4 1 1 14 1 2 6 7 10 5 1 3 15 6 8 4 1 1 1 7 16 1 3 1 1 9 1 2

Average: 4.59

Count: 29

Implied chance of paralysis: 21.8%


Total Average: 4.26

Count: 68

Implied chance of paralysis: 23.4%

(Close enough for the small sample size, I say.)

Source: UESP Weapon Effects

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Wow, sir, wow, I tip my hat to you. – Jonathan Pitre Aug 2 '12 at 13:06
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@Rapida nice edit. Thank you very much. – Anderson Aug 2 '12 at 16:47

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