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#1 Mar 31 2010 at 6:40 PM Rating: Good
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So as you all know, there was alot of speculation going around since the introduction of Synergy and these new armor sets - particularly the Body and Hands. Since then, I know theres dozens of people who have completed those 2 pieces in particular, but I don't recall seeing any findings on the "Increases critical hit damage" on the Body/Hands. Has anybody done any testing on how much of an enhancement it is? If it's a tangable amount (I would imagine even 3-4% per piece), it could well possibly be on the better side of our gear options for those slots.
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#2 Mar 31 2010 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
I am trying desperately to get an aptant ishi. collectively in the neighborhood of 0/30+ lol
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#3 Apr 01 2010 at 9:12 AM Rating: Decent
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i have both the hands and body, while its really hard to say exactly on mobs, but on campaign forts, without the 2 pieces i could get pummel up to about 120, with them i reached 141.

its not definate, but there is a nice increase. oh and i went to dynamis last night and i got pummel to 1050ish, a huge increase since before i couldnt ever break 500. but on top of shikkoku, i have about 12 extra h2h points from the last time i was there
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#4 Apr 01 2010 at 9:52 AM Rating: Good
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The fortification information is quite interesting, from the sounds of it, thats quite a potent boost (Most likely the best things to wear in those 2 slots for WS). If its possible, could you do some SA tests on some lvl 1 mobs with and without the 2 pieces? (If you do, be sure to note your H2H skill) The sample size doesn't need to be massive either.

EDIT: Not that its exact numbers, but from what you posted on the fortification stuff, theres a 17.5% increase to your damage. Obviously theres alot of external factors there (Double attack/number of crits/H2H skill/STR/Mods/debuffs/upper & lower bound pDIF?), and forts do have a damage reduction property, but so far its something to go on.

Edited, Apr 1st 2010 11:59am by kairyu
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#5 Apr 01 2010 at 9:56 AM Rating: Decent
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my thf is level 1.. but i suppose i could work on it for the sake of comparison.

but you cant SA multi hit WSs on level 1 mobs because they wont survive the first hit. but i guess you could still get a percent from that data
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#6 Apr 01 2010 at 10:04 AM Rating: Good
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Aw dang :( well I'm not gonna prompt you to lvl your THF to 15 for the sake of one test (It does have other benefits though.. ^^), but if you do it will be much appreciated.

As for the actual test, I was thinking more along the lines of just doing SA + normal melee hit. This is for a couple of reasons:

1/ Theres no mods or as many other factors on a normal hit.
2/ It's faster than building TP, lol.

For the record, for working out mods and stuff for WS, the way that I've seen most people do it even for multi hit weaponskills is to SA + WS lvl 1 mobs, because you can still get all the information you would need from such things on the first hit (If anything, one hit makes it easier as theres less variables).
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#7 Apr 01 2010 at 10:17 AM Rating: Good
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this is true. unless someone else has these 2 pieces of gear and want to do the test, i could level it i suppose


EDIT: yay scholar!

alright thf is level 15, i'll do some tests over the weekend. i was thinking, 100 sample size with no +crit, 1 piece of +crit and then both

Edited, Apr 2nd 2010 7:17pm by AsashinoTsuki
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#8 Apr 02 2010 at 11:23 PM Rating: Decent
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hurray, i leveled thf to 15 to test this and kparser is busted. so i cant do a real test until it gets updated.

i know how everyone is a big fan of eyeballing. but i took a really small sample and it seems to be about 5% increase each, so +10% crit damage for both. but this is eyeballed with a really small sample, so take that information with a grai....salt shaker until i can do a real test
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#9 Apr 03 2010 at 6:05 PM Rating: Good
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Meh you could do the test without kparser, just do it the old school way (Pen and paper!).

To be honest I'd be happy with even 10 samples of each (Neither piece equipped/hands/body/both), at any rate we would have more concrete evidence from that alone than anything I've seen on the net.
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#10 Apr 03 2010 at 6:14 PM Rating: Decent
What I plan to do is once I have one of them is go out to a fix level nm that spawns constantly.(Limit break 2 nms sound good) Collect my highest and lowests damage for normal attacks. Collect my highest and lowest damage for crits. Then use the hands(First piece ill be getting) and try to find my highest and lowest crit. See how it all lines up.
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#11 Apr 03 2010 at 7:59 PM Rating: Good
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AsashinoTsuki wrote:
my thf is level 1.. but i suppose i could work on it for the sake of comparison.

but you cant SA multi hit WSs on level 1 mobs because they wont survive the first hit. but i guess you could still get a percent from that data
That's the whole point. You kill it with the first hit 100% of the time and thus remove variables from the equation, making the damage far easier to evaluate.
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#12 Apr 03 2010 at 8:40 PM Rating: Excellent
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hurray, i leveled thf to 15 to test this and kparser is busted. so i cant do a real test until it gets updated.


If you installed the latest version over a previous version and it's not running, make sure to update the memloc (0x00581518), or just hit Reset in the Options dialog (and readjust directories if applicable).
#13 Apr 03 2010 at 10:00 PM Rating: Decent
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alright, thanks
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#14 Apr 03 2010 at 10:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Really you don't even need to test WSs for the crit bonus. Just melee mobs and look at the crit damage with and without the hands.
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#15 Apr 03 2010 at 10:15 PM Rating: Decent
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yeah the little bit of testing i did was just a single hit. i'll probably work on this when i wake up or something
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#16 Apr 06 2010 at 4:41 AM Rating: Decent
I just got the hands last night and I am collecting data now. My target of choice is Boreal hound. Fixed level, double damage should make the changes in crit damage easier to identify. Right now my pool for crit without gloves is to small to move on with gloves. Hope to have a rough estimate after more testing when I get home tonight.


(Glares at the-na problem as he died twice last night as his pet was more worried about disease and paralyze)
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#17 Apr 10 2010 at 5:30 AM Rating: Good
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Did anyone manage to do the testing on this yet?
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#18 Apr 10 2010 at 3:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Did anyone manage to do the testing on this yet?


I started testing and then I skilled up in besiege making my data worthless now. I guess I'll have to wait until I cap.

Take this with a grain of salt becuase I don't have the data myself. But word of mouth from a friend is that he parsed the body against Sky togi. And Shikoku togi parsed 1% better then sky togi on his monk.


Edit: Is there any way I can use a parser to collect the data does anyone know?

Edited, Apr 10th 2010 5:27pm by Laxedrane
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#19 Apr 10 2010 at 3:46 PM Rating: Decent
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kparser collects your average, low and hi critical damage

i havent had a chance to test
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#20 Apr 10 2010 at 3:57 PM Rating: Decent
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kparser collects your average, low and hi critical damage

i havent had a chance to test



I just downloaded that the other day I'll give it a shot. How much sample data you think I should get before putting on the other gloves.
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#21 Apr 10 2010 at 4:03 PM Rating: Decent
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personally i was gonna do 100 each
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#22 Apr 10 2010 at 7:03 PM Rating: Decent
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You can also isolate specific targets or mob names in Kparser, meaning you wouldn't ruin data by doing something else, you'd just have to select only the relevant info.
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#23 Apr 12 2010 at 9:06 AM Rating: Excellent
My results

 
         Without gloves      With Gloves   Increase 
 
Range:       42                 42 
Median:      241                249           ~3.3% 
Mode:        244                253           ~3.6% 
Average:     240.86             243.12        ~1% 
Lowest:      213                219           ~2.8% 
Highest:     255                261           ~2.3% 
 
Total data:  90                 87


Target: Boreal Hound

There was an anomaly in the without gloves data I took out. According to the parse I scored a 276 critical. This was way out of the range of the other numbers produce and I never beat it with the gloves equipped. I figured this was due to a Dia that didn't wear off before I engaged or a spike with the gloves still on.(Sometimes pet would cast dia. I would turn around and wait for about 2 minutes to make sure it stop taking effect.)
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#24 Apr 12 2010 at 11:40 AM Rating: Excellent
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Laxedrane the Irrelevant wrote:
There was an anomaly in the without gloves data I took out. According to the parse I scored a 276 critical. This was way out of the range of the other numbers produce and I never beat it with the gloves equipped.
Well, to me that signifies that you were floating somewhere between 1 and 2 cRatio, meaning that you have a ton of variance in your numbers. Would still be nice to see data on something you're guaranteed to have capped attack on to see if you still get a 2-3% increase on crit damage. Also, with capped attack, you can much more clearly define an increase because you'll see a much more definitive pattern to the numbers you get.

Edited, Apr 12th 2010 12:43pm by bsphil
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#25 Apr 12 2010 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
bsphil wrote:
Laxedrane the Irrelevant wrote:
There was an anomaly in the without gloves data I took out. According to the parse I scored a 276 critical. This was way out of the range of the other numbers produce and I never beat it with the gloves equipped.
Well, to me that signifies that you were floating somewhere between 1 and 2 cRatio, meaning that you have a ton of variance in your numbers. Would still be nice to see data on something you're guaranteed to have capped attack on to see if you still get a 2-3% increase on crit damage. Also, with capped attack, you can much more clearly define an increase because you'll see a much more definitive pattern to the numbers you get.

Edited, Apr 12th 2010 12:43pm by bsphil



I'll have another go at it after I cap h2h skill then. I figured boreal hound be a good target since he has a fixed level and respawns quickly. Any suggestions or should I annoy negative level monsters next time and get around 100 crits worth of data?
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#26 Apr 12 2010 at 8:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Not really, just go massacre some bunnies.
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