What is the combat system like in DDO?
DDO uses a combat system that is significantly different from the standard MMORPG, opting instead for as system that functions much more like an action game. Although there is an auto-attack option, where your character will continue to swing their weapon at your current target as often as possible, you must block blows manually with your shield or weapon, and actively dodge out of the way of attacks. It’s not pure action though, with every attack or action a D20 is rolled with the results being displayed on screen. Of course, there are many other deciding factors taken into account and you must use your special feats and abilities to be an effective fighter, just as casters must stay out of the fray and use their spells judiciously to succeed.