Nimrodel - Vinyara, Officer
I'm still DfP 1&2, DfH 1&2, HfP 1&2. It's quite worthless going with any other build. I find that having a defiler in my tribe groups often make crit defence quite worthless. My power drain still hits for 146, but is now affected by damage buffs, so I tend to run with the TA damage boost whenever I can, it really helps in 1v1's.
I've never seen a reason since MoM to slot anything other than full damage for any class except defilers and raiding war-leaders.
BIZL, how did they change damage corruptions?
I'll first point out that before SoM, both my r8 reaver and r10 warg ran full damage builds. But after SoM, you don't gain much. It's much smarter to slot morale.
Let me explain the changes:
Before SoM, damage corruptions were incorrectly adding 2.5% or 5% of the initial hit's damage to the DOT damage, instead of adding that percentage of the DOT's damage on. This caused dots to scale hugely with corruptions, i.e. the fire dot going from 95 per tick to 170 per tick. This is now fixed.
I'll have to do some more testing when I'm done with my guard and champ, but for now it's just max dps
DoT's used to gain an odd amount of damage from dmg corruptions (and lose alot when traited against)
Now, the just boosted the regular value of the DoT and made it so they are actually only effected by 5% or 10% (depending on the corruptions) rather then the inflated amount they were before.
Basically you can gain 2000 morale as a spider and have your TK decrease less then 10dmg a tic. For 1v1's (against tact classes in particular) it is much more benifical to have the extra morale cushion to guard against big crits then it is to hit slightly harder. In MoM I went MfD12 MfP12 DfM2 and MfD2 but since SoM there is zero point in slotting DfM2, I lose somewhere close to 400 morale and my TK only goes up 2 or 3dmg a tic. Basically I would have to be in a fight lasting for more then 5 or 6 minutes before it would be worth it.
Nimrodel - Vinyara, Officer
By all means guys, continue to slot pure damage, just be aware that it's not the smartest thing to do.
Last edited by kurrency420; Dec 17 2009 at 10:42 PM.
If you're a Damage class...aka reaver, warg, or blackarrow...then you trait damage because thats what your class is for. Why roll a DPS class if you don't want to do DPS? The whole point of the damage classes are to do dps....so slot dps so you can do as much as possible to increase class efficiency.
There's no punishment for death in lotro pvp....who cares if you die because you have 1.2k less morale? if you want morale go roll a WL.
No offense but that's a pretty silly way to look at it, unless like we discussed before you have healers in your group all the time. You sound like an ignorant pvper... You can't do dps if you are dead fyi. If you gain a significant gain to dps while giving up some health sure why not? If it's minimal and makes you a lot easier to kill then it just makes no sense. You have no healer, you have no backup, pots are no longer 1-2k, so why make yourself that much easier to take out? You can have constant high dps output and win 2v1s and 3v1s now with how powerful wargs are now (I don't mean against sub lvl 65s,) why gimp yourself so you can ninja a bit more infamy and kbs while goldtagging? I understand if you suck and can't play to the strengths of the easy common sense warg class but hey.....
Pretty good Kill to KB/Inf ratio?
Grats on r10? Or is that an old one?
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