IK maul question

benjerry

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IK maul question

Damage stats on IK Maul:

+200% Enhanced Damage
+200% Damage To Demons
+250% Damage To Undead

Do these stats deliver the same as:

+400% Enhanced Damage
+50% Damage To Undead

Or are there any hidden drawbacks?
 

Shade

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The vanilla-flavour Enhanced Damage improves the base weapon damage. The ED vs Demons/Undead gets applied along with off-weapon ED, skill bonuses, etc.

The basic damage formula is thus:

((Weapon damage * (1 + On_Weapon_ED)) + Flat_damage_bonuses ) * (1 + All_other_ED)

On_Weapon_ED is the Enhanced Damage % on the weapon itself.
Flat_damage_bonuses are any +min/max damage you have.
All_other_ED is everything else - skill bonuses, ED vs Demons/Undead, auras from your merc/party members/equipment... anything that hasn't already been mentioned, in fact.
 

benjerry

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Ah.. so no drawbacks, but an advantage! It has 2 times (200%) Flat_damage_bonuses in the plus.

thanks.
 

banditto1969

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Would adding in Laying of the Hands add an additional 350% damage? Making it 550% to demons? I have the maul, but am currently using Windhammer for the higher IAS.
 

Halciet

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Yes, it would, which is why IK barbs with LoH used to be the premier baal/meph runners back in the day.

-Hal
 

WackenOpenAir

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benjerry said:
Ah.. so no drawbacks, but an advantage! It has 2 times (200%) Flat_damage_bonuses in the plus.

thanks.
well not really. ED on a weapon i much better than the character ED.

if you simplify the formula: Wed * Ced

Wed = weapon Ed
Ced = char Ed (everything else)

generally, in this case Wed is a multiplier of 3 (1+200%) or 3.8 with jewels maybe. Ced will be around 8 normally.

3*8 = 24.

now with the extra Ced it becomes 3*10 = 30.

if it would be added to the weapon dmg like you thought, it would become 5*8=40

so the difference.

also, i dunno if you meant to explain it that way, but not all monsters are either demons or undead, so you dont always get the bonus.
 
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