Hey guys. Relatively new rng, but been tweaking out a machine Xbow holy bolt/trueflight build lately (its lots of fun xD).
Anyway, Looking at trueflight gear ive been debating what to use as a neck piece. I stole the formula from wiki:
The last time i messed with it (bat abyssea party in tahrongi) they were landing every time for 748-750 consistently when i had 100ish TP give or take a couple TP (little more if i had more TP). My gear then was 80+55 agi, 5% MAB(moldy) and Apollo staff. Since then i have picked up another 3 agi upgrading to lithe boots over enkidu. So i messed with the formula just to check and it hits 749 if i plug in 62 mob agi (didt do the flooring etc. Was lazy) which sounds reasonable.
Wanted to make sure im doing this right. Is apollo's just a 15% boost at the end: ie ((damage formula)*MABgear)*1.15apollo)? or is it MAB: ie (Damage formula)*(MAB gear+15ApolloMAB)?
Using that formula (apollo=straight+15% after everything else), it is showing, even with changing mob agi, that Arctier's torque(6agi)>Sea Gorget(0.1ftp)>Uggy pendant(8MAB) which suprised me.
So I also double checked my choice of suppa+moldy over the 8agi set earrings i have. Similarly, the additional 6 agi from the set is beating 5 MAB (makes sense as 6agi is beating 8MAB on neck).
Is this right? I was under the impression that MAB was like super uber for elemental WS, but not even uggy pendant is keeping up with the .1 ftp on a huge 4.0 base WS which are both getting blown away by 6agi.
Just want to make sure im doing this right before i change all my macros around, and I was planning on getting an uggy, but wont waste my time if its inferior.
Edit: Also related. Just curious since i havent run the numbers yet, How does arctier's torque stand up to a gorget on slug? (not sidewinder). I can forgive -1 racc on torque easily enough if the damage boost is better. Guestimating it is probably pretty close as 5ftp to 5.1 is just a tiny 2% boost and -1racc is really negligible. Guestimate until i plug in the numbers later.
Edited, Aug 5th 2010 11:36am by Banalaty
Edited, Aug 5th 2010 12:00pm by Banalaty