Basically STR > ALL, 1%DA ~= 2STR
Gekko is the best because it gets the biggest att boost, that doesn't mean you should stop using Yuki or Kasha to close SC's with.
There are instances where DMG from Gekko is comparibly lower than it should be, and the only explanation to a mob that has no physical dmg resistance is its defence is to high maybe from its natural + self def buffs.
In these cases I really don't know what to advise. If Gekko doubles attack, then a piece with a large amount of att like Askar body and Foragers could well be the best option, I really can not give an answer to that kinda thing though, and I can't remmember ever really seeing any theory on it.
Say for example Gekko double's your attack, then Forgagers + Askar would net you an additional 42att + 2% DA at the sacrifice of 4-5WSC (or 8STR over Osode+smildon+1).
Ok f'k it, i'll try doing some math of my own. Random lvl90 mob has 100VIT & 450defence (that could
include defence traits & a self buff or w/e)
situation: Your eating Pizza+1 so you have ACC to hit the actual mob, but its not a zerg, and you get March's if your lucky which has no play in this.
You WS in 130STR & 460att (the standard Osode+Smildon setup)- we're gonna see which is better, 8STR or 42att+2%DA (the 42att is the additional att after the att from 8STR has been subtracted)
Your using a Hagun, so Base damage is 75 + (130*0.75*0.83) + ((130-100+4)/4) = 163
pDIF (using our attack value doubled) = 920 / 450 - 0.75 = 1.29
ftp = 1.975 (ws @ 100% + gorget), Double Attack is 5% (using /DRG sj + Rose strap), Overwhelm is 19%.
(163 * 1.975 * 1.29 * 1.19) + (163 * 1.29 * 1.19 * 0.05) = 506DMG (Osode + smildon+1)
Instead of Osode+Smildon, we now have Askar+Foragers which is -8STR +42att + 2%DA
Base DMG = 156
pDIF = 1.39
DA = 7%
(156 * 1.975 * 1.39 * 1.19) + (156 * 1.39 * 1.19 * 0.07) = 527DMG (Askar body + Foragers)
Make what you want out of that, but doing that same comparison with colibri with 327defence and 67VIT
pDIF with Osode + Smildon = 2.45, Base DMG is 171
pDIF with Askar + Foragers is 2.59, Base DMG is 164
Osode + smildon Gekko = 984 + 24 = 1008
Askar + Foragers Gekko = 998 + 35 = 1033
Ok, so to ppl who can read that np - whats up there? Am I wrong presuming Gekko double's your attack? From the testing done by this guy on BG
i was on the right lines.
EDIT: Someone plz elaborate - is Foragers + Askar Korazin really better than Osode + Smildon+1 for Tachi: Gekko
? Edited, Nov 6th 2009 4:46am by Sandmasterr