Edit: An update to this post is at the bottom of this entry.
Yep, enough outparsing a lot of people :< This will end today ; ;
Penta Thrust Thought
Adjustment to Penta Thrust:
– Penta Thrust
Damage varies with TP >> Accuracy varies with TP
Under normal weapon skill calculation, if TP doesn’t affect accuracy, you pretty much take your melee accuracy into consideration, so old method was… if I was meleeing with 75% acc, your Penta’s accuracy for all 5 hits would be around that percentage.
This update’s adjustment is putting it sort of like “Sidewinder”, with “Accuracy varies with TP”, its attack modifier must be increased in order to compensate the lost in accuracy.
What does it mean then? If attack is modified, that means at 100% TP, our weapon skill “should” be stronger than before. This kills the “Martial Polearm” instantly… unless you are having mad accuracy problem.
Possibility: If attack modifier “was not” adjusted to compensate the tradeoff, then this update is a “gimp” to polearm users T.T
On the other hand… SE added a new job trait “Accuracy Bonus” for Dragoon, so they might have adjusted so that 100% TP before is more accurate than 100TP new update, WITHOUT the trait, so they had to add it in to compensate it.
Accuracy varies with TP >> Chance of critical hit varies with TP
Although Mai Samurai can’t use Skewer (Dragoon exclusive), but from the look and with the “Accuracy Bonus” job trait, the weapon skill should now be more accurate, so therefore, the adjustment to Skewer is obviously a buff to increase Dragoon’s overall power.
How does it affect Samurai Polearm user like me?
It really depends afterall, if the attack modifier was adjusted since they made the TP modifier as accuracy. I don’t have accuracy problem at all, and was able to achieve 82% on Colibri without a bard song. (its not great, but 82% without a bard is pretty good).
We don’t get the Dragoon Accuracy trait so… (they have it, so they can stack str gear respectively, or atk where applicable)
If the attack modifier isn’t adjusted then Samurai who uses Polearm is going to experience some trouble!
I still have all my parses and data, just need to party with a few others and see about the new changes. I’m a Samurai Polearm user! Still proud to be one ;) (Proud enough to have 8 merits on Polearm!)
Looks like accuracy of Penta Thrust was not gimped at all, the overall effect was amazing, people were doing 3k+ Penta Thrust now! (lol how Penta goes through 3 revisions).
- 2 STR used to be 1 attack, after patch its 1 attack per strength
This also applies to accuracy, which means 2 hand melee should be wearing DEX rings for TPing soon, since DEX also adds Crit chance.
- Over a course of 100 swings, 2% DA means you only need to swin 98 times to achieve the effect of 100 swings, whereas 3% delay in weapon means when someone swings 100 times, you only need to swing 97 times.
Hagen for example is 450 delay + Hasso (10%) + Turban/Swift Belt (9%) / Typical Gear
450*.81=364.5, with a 3% delay calculated based on 450 weapon delay is 13.5
13.5/364.5 is aorund 3.7% more haste, equilvalent to weapons.
You would equip -3% weapon delay over DA. If this holds true.
- Penta Thrust’ Modifier was not gimped at all, if all holds true above, STR build for 2 handed weapon is a viable option, except probably be Skewer, where TP modifier is now Crit chance, and you kinda want to stack DEX too.
These are all facts I’ve read on forums, I’ll come back in a day and go find more!