gfunk

06-11-2009, 01:52 PM

Fighters (kensai) will be getting a nice DPS boost for mod 9. Because a part of the dps is based on changes to the crit range and damage of a fighter, the increase will be relative to the crit power of the weapon that you are using. Also, ever increasing damage modifiers like strength continue to place more emphasis on weapons with high crit power (especially khopesh). Here is a chart which compares fighter mod 8 vs fighter mod 9 damage for various races and weapon types (I've also included numbers vs. 50% fort. All races start at 18 str except the Halfling which starts at 14. I haven't included the haste boost enhancement in any these numbers). 50% fort reduces both crit , and sneak attack damage.

http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt297/cratonic/fighterdpschart.jpg

The biggest increases in dps are definately for khopesh users. The other weapons increase, but not by as much. The advantage of racial adjustments for rapier and dwarven axe are a bit diminished due to the relative increase of other factors. (for example, in mod 8 a human with khopeshes did similar damage to dwarf with dwarven axes. in mod 9 the human will to quite a bit more damage with the khopesh).

For clairification as to how I arrived at the DPS numbers, here are the numbers for how I did the WF. If I included all the calculations, the post would become a bit too lengthy to be readible. All numbers include the same factors (Mineral II weapons, bloodstone, madstone, tharnes, etc etc.).

http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt297/cratonic/wffightertable.jpg

Previously, I used bastard swords on my human fighter largely just to be different. I'll be switching over to khopesh for mod 9, assuming no cool named bastard swords are included in the new raid loot. Other non-khopesh users may also want to evaluate their options (if they care about maximizing dps).

http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt297/cratonic/fighterdpschart.jpg

The biggest increases in dps are definately for khopesh users. The other weapons increase, but not by as much. The advantage of racial adjustments for rapier and dwarven axe are a bit diminished due to the relative increase of other factors. (for example, in mod 8 a human with khopeshes did similar damage to dwarf with dwarven axes. in mod 9 the human will to quite a bit more damage with the khopesh).

For clairification as to how I arrived at the DPS numbers, here are the numbers for how I did the WF. If I included all the calculations, the post would become a bit too lengthy to be readible. All numbers include the same factors (Mineral II weapons, bloodstone, madstone, tharnes, etc etc.).

http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt297/cratonic/wffightertable.jpg

Previously, I used bastard swords on my human fighter largely just to be different. I'll be switching over to khopesh for mod 9, assuming no cool named bastard swords are included in the new raid loot. Other non-khopesh users may also want to evaluate their options (if they care about maximizing dps).