Not done yet because keeping lvl 3 and lvl 4 steps on mobs is a bit of a pain. Tried to get as close to 1000 attacks per parse as possible, but I think the data is close enough.
Lvl 85 DNC
Weapons: OA3 Parazonium +1 and Sleight Kukri
4% critical hit merits
Melee attacks - 1040
Critical attacks - 236
Crit % - 21.92%
Feather Step level 1
Melee attacks - 947
Critical attacks - 202
Crit % - 22.52%
Feather Step level 2
Melee attacks - 1062
Critical attacks - 275
Crit % - 26.88%
Analysis so far: the last parse I ended early with 847 attacks and 25.62% crit rate, then I ran again and overshot to 1062. From that I think its pretty safe to say that each level gives 2% critical hit increase per step. The REALLY good thing about this is that I should have been capped @ 24% with no feather steps (dDEX cap + merits should be 24%) and I've already exceeded that with just 2 steps. So Feather step doesn't just bring you to cap, but lets you exceed it.
Think I'm just gonna skip to lvl 5 and see if it will bring me to 30%. Will post results in a bit.
Well just did level 5 and my previous guess of 10% doesn't fit with the data
Melee attacks - 1002
Critical attacks - 246
Crit % - 27.70%
Stopped the parse early again around 730 attacks and it still read around 27%
So from base to lvl 5 I have only increased 5.78% which more than likely indicates a 1% increase per step. I still believe it brings us over the base cap like merits and weapons with crit% on them so using feather step is still pretty useful. If anyone has an idea of what I may have missed based on the data that I posted, please let me know.
Edited, Sep 23rd 2010 10:53am by Kalisa
Edited, Nov 21st 2010 12:35pm by Kalisa