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Q about Axe/Axe vs. GAFollow

#1 Feb 21 2010 at 5:58 AM Rating: Decent
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Hey guys, quick Q, don't think this has been covered but if I missed it I appologize.

Q is basically this: how much better is GA than an axe/axe setup really? I'm asking specifically about anything that isn't a High level NM @ 75. Is the difference marginal, or will great axe always pull way ahead? Reason why I ask is dual wielding axes is fun for me, and if it isn't too horribly gimp I'd like to try and make it work.

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#2 Feb 21 2010 at 7:11 AM Rating: Good
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Basically, you're asking about choosing between the two for merits, right?

Um... I want to say that GAxe is going to beat dual axes by around 17%, assuming **** near top-of-the-line gear in both setups, but I'm seriously half-assing the numbers for that calculation for assorted reasons (mostly "they're kind of a pain in the neck to do in full and taking everything into account" - last time I did an in-depth comparison of anything, it ran to about four posts landing right around the 100k limit apiece).

Figure on it being closer to 5-8% for the amount GAxe is ahead of dual axes by, in general. The main advantage of dual axes is in any situation where you have a SCH/RDM for Enspells on everyone and are getting at least double March - and then it's just that you're getting that additional ~16 damage about twice as often as if you were using a GAxe. On the plus side, it's not normally that far behind, either, outside of WSes (two axes' combined base damage is going to be right around the same as one GAxe's base damage, and you then get to count fSTR twice in there, so one attack round is going to be pretty close to the same damage).
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#3 Feb 21 2010 at 7:16 AM Rating: Good
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You won't be horribly gimp, but still at a disadvantage.
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#4 Feb 21 2010 at 7:20 AM Rating: Good
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You won't be horribly gimp, but still at a disadvantage.
Would you say he'd be better off if he sold the two axes and bought a Martial Bhuj with the money?

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#5 Feb 21 2010 at 11:32 AM Rating: Good
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the more haste you have available from buffs and gear (and hasso, which you would be more or less full-timing b/c you would know that the whole "nooooo i don't want to mp sponge!" **** is ********** the better GA is than axe/axe or axe/sword. otherwise, it comes down to how much ACC and ATT you can get with each setup, and whether or not you have joyeuse/ridill.

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#6 Feb 21 2010 at 12:48 PM Rating: Excellent
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otherwise, it comes down to how much ACC and ATT you can get with each setup, and whether or not you have joyeuse/ridill.
Joytoy and Ridill, the two best **** axes a WAR can have.
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#7 Feb 21 2010 at 1:17 PM Rating: Decent
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lol, cool, thanks guys. i'll prob just suck it up and stick to GA
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#8 Feb 21 2010 at 3:31 PM Rating: Good
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Cyth wrote:
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otherwise, it comes down to how much ACC and ATT you can get with each setup, and whether or not you have joyeuse/ridill.
Joytoy and Ridill, the two best **** axes a WAR can have.


the joke would be good if you didn't know very well that whether dual-wielding is effective or not can have a lot to do with whether you have either of those swords and sword merits.
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the joke would be good if you didn't know very well that whether dual-wielding is effective or not can have a lot to do with whether you have either of those swords and sword merits.
AAUUUGGHHHHH. You hurted my head!

Do you have any idea how many times I had to read that? My Sunday consists of 4 things. Eat, Sleep, Breath, Video Games. You made me think, damnit!
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milich is like a drunk Plato.
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lolgaxe wrote:
milich is like a drunk Plato.
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