TLDR don't want to look at Math. A pure 20 Ranger attack more with there off hand then there main hand DEX is added fully to both main and off hand. There is not enough STR to make up for the lower bonus.
07 Level Up
01 Ex Item
03 Insightful Item
54 Total (22)
07 Level Up
01 Ex Item
03 Insightful Item
05 Primal Scream
62 Total (26)
08 Weapon Enchantment
02 Rams Might
06 Fury Innates
04 Claw Set
10 Favored Enemy
05 Power Attack
04 Tempest TWF Enhancements
4d6+16 Sneak Attack
2d6 Bleed Ravagers Set
3d8 Bleed Balizarde
1d12 Tunnel Vision
2d6 Acid in Red Slot
9.25 Sense Weakness
73.25 Avg Total
So STR is realistically about 8 higher then DEX maybe you can get 2-4 more with out looking at short term unsustainable clickies.
Pure Ranger will have 10% Doublestrike and 35% Off-hand Doublestrike assuming Haste and Haste Boost that's 133.32 swings per minute.
146.652 Main-hand attacks
179.982 Off-hand attacks
So For DEX we are at
2.5[1d8]+63 15-18/x3 19-20/x4 Seeker 10 +73.25
0.65(74.25) + 0.60(84.25) + 0.40(84.25) + 0.95(73.25) = 202.10 Average Damage per Hit
202.10*326.634 = 66012.7314
For STR we are at
Main 2.5[1d8]+67 15-18/x3 19-20/x4 Seeker 10 +73.25
0.65(78.25) + 0.60(88.25) + 0.40(88.25) + 0.95(73.25) = 208.70 Average Damage per Main hand Hit
Off 2.5[1d8]+54 15-18/x3 19-20/x4 Seeker 10 +73.25
0.65(65.25) + 0.60(75.25) + 0.40(75.25) + 0.95(73.25) = 187.25 Average Damage per Off hand Hit
208.70 * 146.652 = 30606.2724
187.25 * 179.982 = 32801.7195
30606.2724 + 32801.7195 = 63407.9919
The above math is done with a human because that's whats in the spreadsheet I use that generate all those numbers (and I don't have the time to update it and change it to an Elf). Human has the issue where it can not get DEX added to damage for bows only Elfs can over come that. But this shows that a DEX based Ranger will have more Melee DPS then a STR based Ranger. That means to me that the Elf DEX Rangers are at least close enough to the STR based Humans we have been running to make them viable.
Your math is using the assumption the Tempest capstone gives 25% off hand on top of the +10%/+10% from the other cores when in fact it is +25% total.
An additional 10% chance...
You now have a +25% chance...
I made the same mistake at first but realized it didn't make sense to have more off hand nor such a big jump. It should be reworded.
The other issue is the alternative stat to damage on one handers and thf both being 1x. This is a bug. It wouldn't make sense to add all these abilities for different stats and have them work differently than str.
Only 2 things work with off hand double strike, Perfect twf and Dervish for 35 %, while mainhand is 16 % ( 5 Whirlwind, 5 Perfect twf, 6 item ). Maybe 6 more from Black set + Elven Skill, but I doubt that works for off hand.
As for the alternative stats being a bug I don't know I've asked 3 times in different places with no answer. What make me think its not a bug is that a 18 months ago they said they would give Tempest a way to get full STR damage on off hand attacks this might be how there doing that.
Crowd control is one aspect of the game. When it isn't available there are other ways to achieve the party's goals (that is, of completing the quest).
The real problem identified by OP is that players want everything. They are always looking for ways to get an advantage in power in order to be more efficient and effective in the game. STR based combat feats are STR based for a reason. DEX based equivalents do not always and should not always exist. So, the premise of the OP is false being based not on what is realistic (even within the fantasy game system never mind real life) but instead on player greed for more power through greater mix and synergy of abilities.
It is not a trap, nor is it a problem necessitating a solution. It is a different approach to the game for which a solution already exists through altered game play.
The other method is multiplicative based on the remaining, unaffected, balance. So, using the same numbers it would be 1*.05 + .95*.05 + .9025*.06 = 15.165%. Now, I know there's a way to better explain this method, I just don't remember the maths to write it out.
Turbine isn't always clear about which method it is using or when. And, the difference isn't so large that it would be noticed (might well be within the margin of error for any testing a player could do).
Note also that when a % rises above 100% that it often means that an auto miss or auto fail situation has a chance to be bypassed. So, the 105% off-hand strike could well be the right number with a 5% chance that a missed attack is instead a hit.
Similar observations could be made about most of the things discussed in the thread vis-a-vis Turbine's wording. We don't really know and player testing isn't likely to reveal anything except glaring situations where something works too well or not at all.
54 Elf Total Dex
67 Elf Total Damage Mod (added +4 from Raiper Elf line)
208.70 Damage per hit 2.5[1d8] + 67 15-18/x3 19-20/x4 + 73.25
.665(5.71)(208.70) + .335(4.38)(208.70) = 792.47 + 306.23 = 1098.70 DPS
STR Based Human
62 Human Total STR
67 Human Total Damage Mod Main Hand
54 Human Total Damage Mod Off Hand
208.70 Average Damage Per hit Main Hand 2.5[1d8]+67 15-18/x3 19-20/x4 Seeker 10 +73.25
187.25 Avarage Damage per hit Off Hand 2.5[1d8]+54 15-18/x3 19-20/x4 Seeker 10 +73.25
0.665(2.64)(1.2)(208.70) + 0.665(3.00)(1.2)(187.25) + 0.335(2.03)(208.70) + 0.335(2.30)(187.25)
439.67 + 448.28 + 141.93 + 144.28 = 1174.16 DPS
Note: Damage boost is the 1.2 in the first to terms
Dex Based Human
52 Human Total Dex
62 Human Total Damage Mod Main Hand
200.45 Average Damage Per hit Main Hand 2.5[1d8]+67 15-18/x3 19-20/x4 Seeker 10 +73.25
.665(5.64)(1.2)(208.70) + .335(4.33)(208.70) = 792.47 + 306.23 = 1242.03 DPS
Note: Damage boost is the 1.2 in the first terms
Not really a surprise that Human Damage boost comes out ahead even on a STR based Ranger. But DEX based is better then Strength based as you can see when the DEX Based Human comes out ahead of the STR based Human.
Human and Half elf are still the best Ranger races nothing has changed that and they are still STR based for best results though you might be able to pull off a Dex based Ranger that is still very high STR on those Races. Since you will want an STR 18 base on a DEX Based ranger to fit in overwhelming critical. Its just going to be a 10 lbs. of **** in a 5 lbs. bag problem (might not even be that hard with the stat inflation we are getting.). Actually since there is at least +7 STR from buff (rams + Primal Scream) you will be able to get a STR that's equal to your DEX making Human and Helf Dex based better then Elf dex based. Human and Helf are just a two Stat build rather then 1 main and a secondary and will have a 12 base Con.
Last edited by Grailhawk; 08-07-2013 at 01:49 PM.
Grail's got OC worked into his calcs for both the DEX and the STR versions. OC's about 7ish% more DPS and his DEX human is about 6% more DPS over the STR human. So it'd about break even and not cost you as many feats and since the cleaves are terrible with TWFing I'm not sure it's worth it.
I'm still not sold on it (DEX Elf), looks like a class-cannon build that'll but out slightly more damage than a human and not heal itself as well. I'll have to see a few in action before I can get a clear picture.
What's most important next time the server gets up is testing that 25% off-hand double-strike to see if the claims of it being bogus are true.
Last edited by Teh_Troll; 08-07-2013 at 03:12 PM.
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