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Grief vs BOTD please read

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  1. mjpw

    mjpw Banned

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    Grief vs BOTD please read

    Hi

    I have always been a zealot BOTD zerker man and i would tell anyone who would listen just how great it was etc etc.

    but i rolled my first PB grief today and it is the money. i ripped through the mini ubers and once i got a life tap on meph that was the end of that run

    the roll was rubbish i got 349 on the grief and i have a 391% BOTD but the grief seems to kill faster.

    i know that the screen lies and you cannot see the full damage for a grief but is there anyway of working it out. i have about 25 on zealot and fanatism and a 349% grief. is there a guide for this.

    secondly is the grief damage added to the smite as when i smited with my BOTD when i met Lillith she could kill me but when i smited with the Grief that never happened.

    thanks in advance
     
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    RequiemDeath IncGamers Member

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    I think that the ATMA program can do that for you... That should help you figure out you actual damage...

    Grief's damage is added to smite... Otherwise it would read: Adds xxx% Enhanced damage, rather than: Adds xxx% damage, or whatever it says...

    *Requiem_Death



     
  3. Uchiha Sasuke

    Uchiha Sasuke Banned

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    Grief is always better than ebotd! ALWAYS!
     
  4. Z-Suijin

    Z-Suijin IncGamers Member

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    I have not used either of them, I prefer my "Death" Zerker for an all around build.


    Z-Sui
     
  5. Uncle_Mike

    Uncle_Mike D2 PvP Moderator

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    Damage-wise yes, but botd costs nothing to repair and has good leech and stats. It is a viable option for pvm, just not for uber trist.

    Try this to see the actual dmg your grief does:
    http://dpw.bounceme.net/damage_calc.html

    Mike



     
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    AnimeCraze IncGamers Member

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    Grief also costs nothing to repair, provided it is in a PB.
     
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    Agree, great weapon, i always use it against Ubers, baal, mephisto....

    But from experience (best way when you see it) and from my earlier calculations (science confirms it) I rate them this way. This goes for zealots.

    Stormlash – fastest mass killing melee weapon (larger packs)
    Death RW – best weapon for monsters with large HP
    Grief – best PvP and single (or few) monster killing weapon with small HP.
    Botd- 4th class weapon :}



     
  8. mjpw

    mjpw Banned

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    which is faster a BOTDZerker

    or a grief PB

    thanks
     
  9. zeskelnec

    zeskelnec IncGamers Member

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    with Fana 20
    you need only 8 IAS to reach 4 fpa with pb , which is given already by Grief (30-40 IAS)

    Zerker bp is 54% , Botd gives you 60% IAS
    So both should swing the same speed.

    However, range of BA is 3 while it is 2 for PB
     

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