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Lower critical damage on Ranged skills

Discussion in 'Combat, Skills, & Magic' started by Diab Blackbow, May 31, 2018.

  1. Diab Blackbow

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    5/31/2018 10:16 PM
    Title: Lower critical damage on Ranged skills
    Reproduction Rate: 100%
    Blocker?No
    Details: My top end critical damage numbers seem to be around 20% lower then the last couple of releases. This is most noticeable on Aim Shot and Rapid Fire. Possibly Backstab not registering?
    Steps to Reproduce: Cast critical damage increasing skills and then shoot a Practice Dummy in the back over and over and over again.
    User Specs:
    OS: Windows 10 (10.0.0) 64bit
    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz (4) System RAM: 16321
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti GPU RAM: 2015
    SotA.Win.64.785.Date.05.31.18
    Area: POT_forest_metropolis_01a_template/Mediolanum
    Area Display Name: Mediolanum
    Loc: (105.7, 38.0, 329.9)
    Debug: UE9UX2ZvcmVzdF9tZXRyb3BvbGlzXzAxYV90ZW1wbGF0ZXxNZWRpb2xhbnVtfCgxMDUuNjk1LCAzNy45NzksIDMyOS45MjQpfCgwLCAwLjU5MywgMCwgMC44MDUpfDczLjc4NTMxfDI5Ljc2MDl8NS41NjM2MDY=
     
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    Every release I spend a good amount of time shooting the practice dummy. This release I notice that my critical damage on 6 stacks of Aim Shot and Rapid Fire are about 20% lower. This matches my bonus from the Backstab skill which is why I am leaning toward that.
     
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    So yet again Archery goes Backwards......
    I was hoping with this release we would get a push forward but yet again i log on and i'm doing less damage than last release
    PVP Broken for Archery too ... Yay gj
     
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    There was no change I am aware of that would cause this. It was definitely not a design change. I will try and find out what changed with this.
     
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    Thank you. I will test more but the numbers are definitely lower. Maybe just super bad RNG.


    When I do my tests, I only use Fireflies and Berserker Stance. I six stack the skills and do full charge shots with my xbow.

    Aim Shot has a low chance to hit around 1350 and good chance to hit in the 1200s. I was hitting in the 1000s and my low chances were in the 1100s. Rapid Fire will break 300s on the high and hit around 280-290 pretty regularly but I was only seeing hits around 240-260.

    I was hitting all three shots of Multi Shot, thanks @Chris
     
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    I did another 30 minutes of testing Aim Shot and Rapid Fire today and results are still the same.
     
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    Spent more time today on the practice dummy and still the high end of crits look lower. Any update @Chris ?

    These are pre R54 captures doing this very same testing. I can not come close anymore. With R54, I have hit 270 with Rapid Fire and a single 1200ish Aim Shot. I will continue testing.
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    @Chris Looks like with the STR buff to Crossbows, my damage numbers are just about back to pre R54. I think they should be higher with the STR buff. Any idea what is causing the lower numbers?

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    @Chris I did some more tests tonight and I think it is the same still. I swapped Air's Embrace for Strength of Earth and did get this... Not really sure I like the STR changes though :(

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