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Discussion in 'Character Building' started by Jakeman, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    I also posted on the WoW forum - (http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=35803740&sid=1)

    Character Info:
    talents - http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info...550010030000000000000000000005350033102301051
    (note the +6% frost damage talent)

    gear - http://ctprofiles.net/3411538

    Expected Rank 11 Frostbolt Damage Calculations:

    tooltip = 545-589

    +dmg from items = 483
    +frost dmg from items = 20
    total +dmg for frostbolt = 503

    expected frostbolt damage = (545-589 tooltip) + 503 bonus = 1048-1092
    expected frostbolt damage if +6% talent applies to dmg bonuses = (545-589 tooltip) + 503 bonus * 1.06 = 1078-1122

    Actual Rank 11 Frostbolt Damage In Practice:

    actual = 979-1023

    TheoryCraft Numbers:

    tooltip = 979-1023
    number overlay = 1090

    TC confirms my +dmg addition (503 total +dmg for frostbolt).

    Discrepancy:

    The expected values are between 69 and 99 more damage than the actual values, depending on if you apply the +6% talent to the bonus damage. TC reports a tooltip matching the actual damage (but not expected), but also reports a number overlay matching the expected damage (but not actual).

    Based on expected values, I should be doing more damage than I actually am. Help!
     
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    Don't forget that frostbolts also have an additional effect. So take on an additional -5% bonus.
     
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    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    Speaking of damage coeficients... I am told Arcane missiles now gets over 100% in BC:

    5 second cast / 3.5 base = 142.8%
     
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    I'm pretty sure it's going to be fixed otherwise Blizzard would get the same bonus and that would totally be rigged. If it doesn't get fixed, Blizzard would be just total ownage and I'll totally take Frost over Fire especially with 5/8 NW for grinding/farming.

    As it is right now, channeling spells get 100% distributed over the channeling time.
     

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