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IK maul question

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by benjerry, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. benjerry

    benjerry IncGamers Member

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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?
     
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    Shade IncGamers Member

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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.
     
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    benjerry IncGamers Member

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

    thanks.
     
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    banditto1969 IncGamers Member

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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.
     
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    Halciet IncGamers Member

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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
     
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    WackenOpenAir IncGamers Member

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    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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