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Help me choose again please

Discussion in 'Theorycrafting and Statistics' started by smeer, Oct 18, 2006.

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Was 2010 the best D3 BlizzCon eva' to you?

Poll closed Oct 31, 2010.
  1. Hell yeah! Amazing stuff.

    16 vote(s)
    55.2%
  2. Dunno. Enough with teh talk, gimme the game al'ready.

    7 vote(s)
    24.1%
  3. No way, they gave out so much more back in my days, ya kno'

    2 vote(s)
    6.9%
  4. I don't care. Where's my donut?

    4 vote(s)
    13.8%
  1. smeer

    smeer IncGamers Member

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    Help me choose again please

    Now I need to choose between 2 griefs for a smiter:
    1) grief PB (39ias/392 damage/-24poison/14laek)
    2) grief PB (30ias/394 damage/-20poison/10laek)

    Which one should i choose?
     
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    Evrae Altana IncGamers Member

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    The higher damage one. Your smiter will reach the last BP automatically even with 30 IAS on the phase blade, assuming you have Fanaticism on. But really, there's not much difference between the two in terms of smiting.
     
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    If it's a pure Vindicator, then the 30%. Phase blades are -30 base speed, rendering that at -60, total. With very little extra IAS you should hit minimum framerate for Smite, and that means without Fanaticism (not in a pure Vindicator's vocabulary). Every bit of damage, however, is absolutely required since it's youre only attack, as well as a Dracul's Grasp and Life Tap wand/axe.
     
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    It all depends on your aura and your gear. Here are the breakpoints for a Phase Blade using Smite :

    Without Fanaticism :
    0% / 5% / 24% / 65%

    With Lvl 1 Fanaticism :
    0% / 7% / 37%

    with Lvl 20 Fanaticism :
    0% / 8%

    If you have another source of IAS, you have to check the breakpoints and chose the Grief that will allow you to reach the last one. Without fanaticism, you can equip 20% IAS gloves, socket a 15% IAS Jewel in your armor or helm or shield, and reach 65% IAS, even with the 30% Grief (that deals more damage).

    Thus, the best for you, if you're a true smiter, would be to use Fanaticism, so the 30% Grief is fast enough, and Fanaticism will add even more damage. That's why I voted 30/394.
     
  5. smeer

    smeer IncGamers Member

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    Yes I thought the same. For my smiter the 30/394 is good enough. However, what made me wonder is that if I would ever want to use the grief on another char, say on switch for my hamerdin (with 1 point in smith; the 1-point-smiter) for ubertristam thet the 39/392 would be the one. I would only loose a small amount of damage, and gain some flexibility.
     
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    Frosty_The_Snowman IncGamers Member

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    Indeed, if you plan to use it on another char (for example a WW Barb), then you'll need that extra IAS. In that case, go for the most versatile one : 39/392.
     
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    Yersinia Pestis IncGamers Member

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    Re: Help me choose again please

    I think the amount of info they released was very good.
    If they wouldn't have announced earlier that this would be such an awesome Blizzcon for D3 i would have really thought that the infos where awesome.
    But with so high expectations the info felt "only good", not awesome.
     
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    Re: Help me choose again please

    +1 for the poll bug :p
     
  9. ThomasJohnsen

    ThomasJohnsen IncGamers Member

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    Re: Help me choose again please

    ...at least you get to read some very old threads from time to time :smug:



     
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    Re: Help me choose again please

    Mmmm.... donut...
     

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