I am on PS4, so just really took a deepish dive into the new weapon sets. I am at 16K, Crit is at 95%, Armpen just over 85%, and about 10,000 Recovery. So I was looking at the weapons, and trying to see which might work best for me.
The conventional wisdom seems to be primal, which gives 10% damage for 10 seconds. As Tennessee James points out, this is likely to be up almost all the time during a group fight, and probably up a lot when soloing as you are the only target. The Tyrant set gives up to 15% damage, but it increases over time, so it will depend on the length of the fight.
However, I have the pilgrim set and looked at that - looks like 5%, for one minute, then it resets when something dies??? Not quite sure exactly how this works. For giggles, I looked at the starter set - Pioneer. When in a party of 5, you get 1000 power, crit, armpen, recovery, and defense.
Assuming that 1000 power = 2.5% damage - just double checking that this is right.
Thus, with where my character is at; I could shed 1000 crit, armpen, and recovery, and replace with 3000 more power, and still be at 95% crit, and 85% armpen, and have more than enough recovery. If I get close to an additional 4000 power, wouldn't that be just a flat 10% damage increase? Always up when in a party of 5.
I know my percentage would be off when soling but everything dies so quick anyway, so I dont really care.
Please let me know if the 10% damage increase from the Primal, is somehow better than 4000 power, all other things staying equal. Thanks for your input!