Soepgroente said:

Yea that cryptic is hard to beat for druids. But a rare phase/gris caddy looks very good as well. (450 ed 40 ias 2 socks phase reaches 4fpa right?)

I do not quite agree.

The 1.10 Griswold's weapon is almost as good, if both are perfect. In some cases its even better (Lets say you used Gore Rider and Highlords for a total of 45% Deadly Strike):

Caduceus: 37-43 damage (40 avg), perfect would be 240% + 3x 40% + Lo rune

Cryptic Sword: 5-77 damage (41 avg), perfect would be 300% + 3x 40%

Griswold's, (30% DS [HL] + 15% DS [GR] + 20% DS [Lo] = 65% DS):

40 damage * (100% + 360%) * (100% + 65% DS) = 303.6 damage average

CCSoQ, (30% DS [HL] + 15% DS [GR] = 45% DS):

41 damage * (100% + 420%) * (100% + 45% DS) = 309,14 damage average

Now, lets calculate this for a real druid. A real PvP WW has about 1000% ED total and lets say that he has +120 Max damage from charms. Take a look at this:

Total damage (Perfect Griswold's):

(40 damage * (100% + 360%) + 120 damage / 2) * 1000% ED * (100% + 65% DS) = 244 * 10 * 1,65 = 4026 damage average per hit.

Total damage (Perfect CCSoQ):

(41 damage * (100% + 420%) + 120 damage / 2) * 1000% ED * (100% + 45% DS) = 273.22 * 10 * 1,45 = 3961.4 damage average per hit.

The prefect Griswold's Caduceus also beats the Perfect CCSoQ in these aspects:

- Damage is way more steady

- Less Str and Dex requirements

- Its probably easier to find a such weapon on Europe where there are litterally no CCSoQs

- The caddy is probably also cheaper to buy and the ED% doesn't vary that much, so you're more likely to get a good one.

This is why I say 1.10 Griswolds is better than the CCSoQ.