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2-24-2009 @ 3:36PM
A PPM system doesn't favor fast or slow weapons, by definition. It procs (on average) the same number of times per minute, regardless of the speed of your weapons.
2-24-2009 @ 3:39PM
I think he meant to say that a PPM system no longer favors fast weapons and that Mutilate will go back to favoring slow weapons (as it should be).
2-24-2009 @ 3:49PM
A PPM system shows no favoritism with regards to slow or fast. However, Focused attacks does. Normally this would be offset by having a special that did high enough damage to offset Focused Attacks but this is unlikely as Mutilate was recently nerfed.It still remains to be seen which is more powerful, Focused Attacks or Mutilate, but the smart money says that if the weapons in question are reasonably close in stats, the faster one may well win because Energy regen is key to DPS.
2-24-2009 @ 3:59PM
If that's what he meant, he should have said it. He didn't.And on-topic, I'm not sure how big an impact this will have as long as the focused attacks/combat potency mechanics still have a static percentage to proc. These will still favor faster weapons.
2-24-2009 @ 4:02PM
What I meant by the comment was that a PPM system favors a slow weapon in the sense that with an equal number of poison procs per minute, a slow weapon is the better choice due to instant attack scaling. That is, a PPM system doesn't force us into quick weapons like the current system does. Compared to our current % chance to proc, PPM favors slow.Full analysis tomorrow guys!
2-24-2009 @ 4:03PM
Should have refreshed before posting. Curse you, Tinwhisker!
2-25-2009 @ 9:08AM
Thank you, Chase. MisterBook is laboring under the weight of not knowing what a PPM system is. Factoring instant attacks into any PPM system (as this mongoose-using pre-LK rogue could tell you) means you like slow weapons more than fast, all else being equal.
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