Maybe it's because I've never given the dpad much of a try, but I often find that as I'm charging fast towards a monster to attack it, it still gets the first shot in. I suppose that's just going to happen sometimes no matter what, but I keep thinking that sometimes I'm getting to the next space just at the end of a 6 second cycle and it's seeing me there next to it and choosing to attack me, rather than just stumbling blindly into my new position. If that is correct, wouldn't Evasion reduce the chance that it chooses to attack, thereby increasing my chances of getting the first swing?rijackson741 wrote:I view the Evasion skill as an all or nothing deal. With 3 levels you can stand next to a monster for ever without it attacking you, which means a lot more safe places to stand. It also means your chance to flee is 95% (or 100% if you get Ev4). If you don't use those tactics though, it's not useful at all.
That said (and asked), I do still occasionally fall back on hit and run tactics if I find myself badly overpowered.