If you DW anything with (Perdu), except relic, you are gimping your DOT for 2 reasons, roughly the DOT will be lowered substantially and the loss of the Auspice effect on the offhand swing, loses you even more dmg/hit.
Not quite as true as you'd think, thanks to the delay reduction of DW.
Let's take Perdu/Brass Jadagna +1 (only because, at least on Alexander, Brise-os +1 is a lie).
Perdu solo: DMG 39/delay 216 -> raw DPS: 10.83
Perdu/BJ+1: DMG 39+46/delay (0.8 * 216+334) -> raw DPS: 5.32+6.27 = 11.59
(Never mind that offhanding the Brass Jadagna is putting it wrong way around as far as WS damage; I'm listing them in an order that makes the lines more aesthetically pleasing to me, not MH/OH order.)
Right now we're looking at being just barely above 7% ahead on TPing. (WSes will be up by a different amount, which for the time being I'll leave out. Contact a customer service representative to obtain this information.) So, theoretically, we could take a weapon with a 7% lower raw DPS figure than a Brass Jadagna +1, pair it with Perdu, and we'd be looking at the same damage output, right?
Well, not quite. Since we don't have a weapon right
at that figure, we'll take two that bracket it decently - the NQ Brass Jadagna, and a Purgatory Mace. (More likely than not, the Purgatory Mace actually lands slightly above the figure in question - 7.72 - because of its STR+3, so pay more attention to its results.)
Perdu/BJ: DMG 39+45/delay (0.8 * 216+340) -> raw DPS: 5.26+6.07 = 11.33
Perdu/Purgatory: DMG 39+41/delay (0.8 * 216+324) -> raw DPS: 5.42+5.69 = 11.11
Perdu/Purgatory (w/fSTR increase): DMG 40+42/delay (0.8 * 216+324) -> raw DPS: 5.56+5.83 = 11.39
Hey, wait a minute, now! Purgatory Mace is almost as good as an HQ Brass Jadagna (and is, at any rate, better than the NQ)?
No, actually. For certain situations, it's better, but remember we're only talking DoT, not WSes
So, uh... what weapon would we have to be off-handing to drop our damage output to match a solo Perdu?
This is an ugly question, because we have two variables that we're looking at - delay and DMG - and only one equation, so we get a line where everything above it is better, and everything below it is worse.
The formula we're trying to solve is (x=delay, y=DMG):
39/216 = (39+y)/(0.8*(216+x))
or, multiplying both sides out:
6739.2 + 31.2x = 8424 + 216y
This simplifies to:
y = (13/90)x - 7.8
Weapons that land close to this line are:
Darksteel Maul +1 (DMG: 40; 40.44 on the line at delay 334)
Zonure (exactly on the line at 324, unless you're getting more fSTR from it, which you should be)
Deae Gratia (DMG: 35; 35.53 on the line at delay 300)
Things to keep in mind on this:
- There are no
delay-288 clubs above the line. None at all. Don't use them if you're dual-wielding. Ever. (Well, that's not entirely
true, because the calculation isn't exactly right for multi-hit weapons. Prudence Rod technically should be above the line if the proc rate is 54% or higher.)
- As with the footnote above about Prudence Rod, a Kraken Club is better than it looks, sort of
. You need to average roughly 2.75 hits per swing with it alone. (I'm not entirely sure what the actual average hits-per-swing for a KC is
. Someone please enlighten me?)
- Wand-speed weapons are very
nice paired with a Perdu. A Lyft Ferule, for example, is well above the line; for that matter, the next three weapons down on the DPS list at that delay, roughly (Antares, Kerykeion, and Seveneyes) are above the line, and even without
being in an Assault, an Imperial Wand lands just barely below it.
- Continuing out to the far end of what we've got available, a TM Wand +2, we find that it's actually depressingly far below the line (17, while the line is at 20.656 at 197 delay) - but it's a level 52 wand that's meant for casting
, not fighting with. So this shouldn't come as too much of a surprise.
- Mjollnir vs. Lyft Ferule: I know, bizarre comparison to be making. Still, it's actually kind of a surprise: the Lyft Ferule is further above the line
. It's a better companion for Perdu than Mjollnir is - but once again, for TP only
. (You are looking at reduced WS damage; also, a quick time-to-WS calculation gives us 63.36 seconds with Perdu/Lyft and 62.88 seconds with Mjollnir/Perdu. Since there's not a significant difference in those times, the ~30% lower WS damage does not, generally, get made up for by the ~11% higher damage while TPing. Not even with my 50-60% damage from DoT. You'd need to be doing a spectacularly low 27% or lower of your damage from WSes. If you are, I have two suggestions for you: (1) quit spamming Judgment; (2) get some accuracy gear for Hexa Strike and Black Halo.)
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