While farming onions today after hitting L85 and using Ungur Boomerang on Goblin Thugs, I noticed my critical ranged attacks dealing 210 damage every time. Normal ranged attacks were 156 damage.
If we assume Critical Attack Bonus I is 5% more damage on critical hits, I should only be getting 202 damage on criticals. (Assuming again that Critical Attack Bonus functions by raising the 1.25 modifier on critical hits to a 1.30 for ranged attacks.)
If we extend this bonus to 1.35 (consistent with a +10% bonus) instead, multiplying it with 156 damage that I was consistently getting, the result is 210 damage. Is there anyone who knows more about the damage formula that can check my work and either confirm or deny the possibility of a second rank of this trait already being given to Thief?
Relevant gear/stats at the time:
Ungur Boomerang (Damage 30)
Again, targets were Goblin Thugs, so I am assuming fstr/attack are both capped.
Edited, Oct 9th 2010 11:21am by CriticalThreat