would it be possible to easily add backhand blow to the spreadsheet? i don't have fury yet so thats what i'll probably be using now that i got RR.
I commented on this earlier, but was recently cleaning up the spreadsheet I use and decided to check in on the BB stats. It may be partly due to the corrections I made, but the real shift seems to be the addition of the third atma, and particularly Atma of the Apocolyse with its high TA rate. In any case, with only two atma BB is only barely ahead of Asuran, but with Apocalypse it takes a much larger lead.
For the particular gear set/etc I have in the spreadsheet right now, with/without Impetus, Asuran is averaging 1101 and 1028. Backhand Blow is averaging 1608 and 1398, a very healthy lead. Ascetic's is still better, with 1981 and 1621, and Victory Smite of course trumps all at 3299 and 2617.
The numbers with Impetus include the augmented crit damage of the Tantra body (specced out to be an average +14% crit damage after factoring in the hard cap and RR atma).
As an aside, if anyone would like a copy of the spreadsheet, I've uploaded them here: http://bellsouthpwp2.net/k/i/kinematicf/FFXI/DPSSpreadsheets/
The mnk one is fully current and has all known bugs fixed (although Impetus isn't integrated into the Footwork side yet). The other spreadsheets were made as copies at various stages and may not be fully correct or have all the clean-ups applied to them. Doing it this way I think will be much easier than going through the google docs version, since I dread trying to update that (named ranges are a real pain to deal with). I'll try to keep relatively recent copies in place on a regular basis. Edited, Dec 28th 2010 8:05am by Kinematics