what's the general balance of power Mandau vs. Twashtar? Just curious.
On paper they are really very, very close. Similar DPS (Man has 1 more damage, same delay). Rudra=3.0 ftp, 60% dex. Mercy=3.0ftp, 60% str. Aftermath comparable to mandau normal proc. Mercy has 25% bonus damage, rudra has higher potential to start with.
Rudra has more potential epeen damage because stacking with SATA overlaps more dex gear than str so gear is more cohesive than stacking str/dex making gear more efficient. Also FTP rises with TP over 100 unlike mercy. +15 dex on SA etc.
At this point in the game, they perform similarly, they 'play' similarly (because the WS are so similar) and one can now legitimately argue they take similar resources to aquire (1500 metal plates bumps up twash to relic level effort on top of everything else).
Twash has higher spike damage, but a little more finicky with the need to keep aftermath up while mandau is a little more flexible because of the weak aftermath, but lower WS damage so you are freed up to use evis more often when its better.
I wouldnt loose any sleep worrying about 'picking' the wrong one and regretting it. They both are so similar its not worth worrying about.
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