Schnolhamor
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So what's going on? Shouldn't the DPS increase by more than 1?
That's a very good point actually. In another thread we are currently discussing how the formula for DPS calculation looks like exactly. It's not clear how elemental damage contributes to a critical hit. Is it also multiplied by 1.5 (or whatever your multiplier is) or stays it the same? I would be very much interested in an answer.VDX_360":1akdpxpt said:First ruling out bugs or outdated game info (both are possible), possible explanations are the impact critical hits have on DPS (and depending on skills, you may have critical hit bonuses), and how element damage is calculated in both critical hits and basic DPS.
VDX_360":33jxn213 said:Q: Why does a +2 in attack damage result in a +1 to DPS?
A: Most likely because your weapon attacks every 2 seconds.
Discussion.
The ratio of DMG gain to DPS gain is based number attacks per second.
For weapons that attack once per second, attack value and Damage Per Second have the same value and will have the same gain. For weapons that attack faster than one attack per second, DPS will show higher gains than attack value. For weapons that attack slower than one attack per second, DPS will show slower gains than attack value.
For example, let's look how a +2 in damage impacts three weapons with attack values of 5, 10, and 15 and attack speeds of twice a second, once a second and once every 2 seconds (values are arbitrary to represent light, 1-handed, 2-handed).
Attack Speed: Once per second
10 dmg every 1 second = 10 dmg / 1 second = 10 DPS
12 dmg every 1 second = 12 dmg / 1 second = 12 DPS
A +2 in dmg resulted in a +2 to DPS
Attack Speed: Once per 2 seconds (have as fast as first)
15 dmg every 2 second = 15 dmg / 2 second = 7.5 DPS
17 dmg every 2 second = 17 dmg / 2 second = 8.5 DPS
A +2 in dmg resulted in a +1 to DPS
Attack Speed: Twice per second (twice as fast as first)
5 dmg every .5 second = 5 dmg / .5 second = 10 DPS
7 dmg every .5 second = 7 dmg / .5 second = 14 DPS
A +2 in dmg resulted in a +4 gain in DPS
For those that are trying to figure out how in-game weapon speed (values of 8 to 18) related to attacks per second, the above math works to reverse calculate. Do something to increase your attack (potion of might, etc) than compare how the increase in attack relates to DPS. That ratio will give the attacks per second.
+1Aussie Dude":2nsxwijs said:.....I'm an old school pen and paper r.p.g.er and from my point of view you don't need to know everything ...
Schnolhamor":3njyrlu4 said:... Here's the issue: Maul has an Attack Speed of 8 Not an attack speed of 5 I gained +2 Damage My DPS should go up 1.6 not 1....