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Attack speed versus damage

Discussion in 'MSC Clan' started by Wran, Jul 26, 2000.

  1. Wran

    Wran Peasant

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    Hey, I was wondering how much more damage a slower weapon has to be to make it better than a faster weapon. For example, if I had a fast bow damage 8-10, then is that better than a very fast bow damage 7-9? On top of this, I would have to consider the fact that I shoot 4 arrows at once with my multi-arrow too!

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    Wran
     
  2. cowofwar

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    Use a stopwatch. If in 5 seconds you shoot 4 slow arrows, or 6 fast arrows and the slow does 8-10 while the fast does 7-9 you'll have done28-36 slow arrow damage or 48-60 fast arrow damage. What's better?

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  3. Wran

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    Good idea cow. I'll give it a try.

    Wran
     
  4. olon97

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    Also remember that in melee situations, a faster attack lets you strike before your opponent. If you do enough damage to stun your opponent (I think it's based on a fraction of their total life), then they won't strike back at all. A slower weapon will be more likely to stun your opponent, but chances are the minions of hell will regularly get a hit or two in first.

    The flip side is that if you're hit first, you can be stunned or interrupted, so don't underrate the potential of a fast weapon.

    I've gone with always wearing gloves of readiness, which makes my weapon a little faster, and still allows me to use the best damage dealing weapon I can find. If I ever find a Kings halberd of Quickness, however, I'll ditch the gloves in a second. (gloves can only give the smallest speed improvement)
     
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