Semi-necro I know, but I wanted to bring up the axe I just got:
Dmg + 4 Str + 4 Paralyze +14
If it's really a 14% proc paralyze effect, shoudl be really nice for soloing and low man at least. Thoughts?
Yeah, sounds about right - soloing and low-man, not much else. (Merits if there's nobody tossing Paralyze, just to take a bit of the edge off the healer's work - which basically boils down to "lolbirds".)
Seems like mages almost never have time/MP to debuff every mob in merits, unless you're lucky enough to have a RDM BRD BRD or RDM BRD COR party (which I actually haven't yet). If anything they'll be casting slow rather than para I think?
So then I am curious about whether 14% paralysis would help the party enough to make up for my lowered DoT when the mage isn't casting paralyze.
So let's say that the mobs lasts 60s. With my delay 504 Great Axe and 50% haste, I should have an attack round every 4.2s. And let's say I have 20% double attack on those attack rounds (not yet, still working on the merits). So I should have ~14.3 attacks at let's say a 90% average accuracy so at most 15 hits will connect during the lifetime of a mob, and each of those would have a 14% chance to proc.
The chance that I would paralyze the mob by attack round "X" is:
So with this proc rate there's a ~80% chance I could paralyze the mob during the fight at some point. However, the actual affect will depend on the strength of paralysis and when I hit the mob (being generous let's assume para lasts the whole fight after it procs).
With a 25% paralyze rate after proc'ing (no idea if that's right), and assuming a mob action every 3 seconds (I made that up too), and given the above data on the chance of a proc, I find that the mob will only be paralyzed for ON AVERAGE 1.1 action if it is killed within 60 seconds.
So. Yeah. I guess it's worth it if I think -1.1 action and 4 STR is more valuable than 1 base damage, 5 acc and 10 attack? Edited, Nov 19th 2009 5:32pm by SynthiaOfLeviathan Edited, Nov 19th 2009 5:25pm by SynthiaOfLeviathan Edited, Nov 19th 2009 5:26pm by SynthiaOfLeviathan