What are the breakpoints

MazterZ

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What are the breakpoints

I see some "breakpoints" tables in the guides or/and your posts, but I don't have clue what they mean. So could someone tell me?
 

Hrus

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MazterZ said:
I see some "breakpoints" tables in the guides or/and your posts, but I don't have clue what they mean. So could someone tell me?
Actions in D2 like attack, casting a spell, blocking, or taking hard hit (hit recovery) have animations. The whole game runs in frames - there are 25 frames in one second. So for example a simple attack animation with a short sword for paladin is 14 frames long. But with some Increased Attack Speed (IAS), it can get faster and it can be only 13 frames long (with more IAS 12 frames etc.)
Breakpoint is minimal amount of IAS needed to get faster animation.

For example:
IAS - frames per attack (fpa)
0 % 14
9 % 13
19 % 12
32 % 11
54 % 10
86 % 9
152 % 8

That means that if you have one shael (20% IAS) socketed in the short sword, you will attack once per 12 frames.

It has the similar mechanisms for casting, blocking and hit recovery animations.
 
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