One thing to keep in mind when deciding where you should swap out older gear with superior equip bonuses is that new gear, while stingy with +% damage, contributes meaningful HP increases.

Failure to survive mechanics even when they are executed correctly will lower DPS quite a bit, so I’d suggest that players practice a bit of triage and consider swapping out a couple of their least precious equip bonuses for newer equipment that offers some of the benefit but with increased survivability (e.g. Terrored Grips are slightly less powerful now that encounter CDs are longer, so wearing a newer item with increased HP, Power, and a +Power equip bonus won’t make for a very noticeable difference in overall DPS).

Demon Lord’s Set is still an extremely strong bonus, but not mandatory. The Apprentice’s Spoils set is a viable alternative when used in tandem with an AP-generating artifact and should be quite nice once the neck’s AP bonus is fixed.

TL;DR: New stuff can be good to use where you can get away with it, because having enough HP to handle mechanics is important, especially if you are not using companion powers and a few insignia to help.

> @jonkoca said:
> The +3% gear is much better than the new gear for damage, but keeping it means your item level seems lower than it really is. I have 2 swordsmen perks - bear kiuno/heels of fury for +6%, another general +3% from terrored grips. 5% from the spyguild hat. 3% from a new shirt, +2% from the fane chult ring. Total of 19% damage increase - which is the eqivalent of a massive amount of power - roughly 40k, and still my offensive stats are at cap.
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> That is worth far more than the slightly increased power of the new armors. I just need an ebonized ring to take over a swordsman perk so I can swap out my boots, or a very lucky drop from fane.

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https://jannenw.info/pages/mechanics16/stats use that calculator, fill in caps, add 1000 power , devide both multiplier values with each other, it should give a 1.005=0.5% more If that is not correct blame Jeanne

1 000 power adds 1% to your power damage multiplier, which isn't the same as increasing your damage by 1%. Indeed it always gives less than that unless you had 0 power before.

With 0 power, your damage is multiplied by 1.

With 1 000 power, your damage is multiplied by 1.01. Compared to 0 power, your damage was increased by 1.01/1-1=1%.

With 100 000 power, your damage is multiplied by 2.

With 101 000 power, your damage is multiplied by 2.01. Compared to 100 000 power, your damage was increased by 2.01/2-1=0.5%

The more power you have the less effective adding more power is.

Considering that any level 80 DPS should have at the very least 100k power, we can safely assume that a 1k power boost actually gives less than 0.5% extra damage.

The +3% gear is much better than the new gear for damage, but keeping it means your item level seems lower than it really is. I have 2 swordsmen perks - bear kiuno/heels of fury for +6%, another general +3% from terrored grips. 5% from the spyguild hat. 3% from a new shirt, +2% from the fane chult ring. Total of 19% damage increase - which is the eqivalent of a massive amount of power - roughly 40k, and still my offensive stats are at cap.

That is worth far more than the slightly increased power of the new armors. I just need an ebonized ring to take over a swordsman perk so I can swap out my boots, or a very lucky drop from fane.

AFAIK, all the rings with the swordman's perk give defensive stats. So, IMO you're better off keeping your kiuno and heels and looking for fane rings.

1 000 power adds 1% to your power damage multiplier, which isn't the same as increasing your damage by 1%. Indeed it always gives less than that unless you had 0 power before.

With 0 power, your damage is multiplied by 1.

With 1 000 power, your damage is multiplied by 1.01. Compared to 0 power, your damage was increased by 1.01/1-1=1%.

With 100 000 power, your damage is multiplied by 2.

With 101 000 power, your damage is multiplied by 2.01. Compared to 100 000 power, your damage was increased by 2.01/2-1=0.5%

The more power you have the less effective adding more power is.

Considering that any level 80 DPS should have at the very least 100k power, we can safely assume that a 1k power boost actually gives less than 0.5% extra damage.

The +3% gear is much better than the new gear for damage, but keeping it means your item level seems lower than it really is. I have 2 swordsmen perks - bear kiuno/heels of fury for +6%, another general +3% from terrored grips. 5% from the spyguild hat. 3% from a new shirt, +2% from the fane chult ring. Total of 19% damage increase - which is the eqivalent of a massive amount of power - roughly 40k, and still my offensive stats are at cap.

That is worth far more than the slightly increased power of the new armors. I just need an ebonized ring to take over a swordsman perk so I can swap out my boots, or a very lucky drop from fane.

99.999% don´t do math like some smart math student do in this game. Thx to Jeanne. That´s what calculator tells me too, adding 1000 power it get´s deminished. At 50000 power 0.66666% At 100000 power 0.5% At 150000 power 0.4% At 200000 power 0.33%

AFAIK, all the rings with the swordman's perk give defensive stats. So, IMO you're better off keeping your kiuno and heels and looking for fane rings.

You miss some HP and stats that way, if you can afford it. 13k HP and 9k stats from gear and combined rating IL 950 vs 672, but I saw some melee classes doing so. I run shadowstalker +5 and one Sniper perk ring+ hands with Sniper, a compromise as ranged, since in some fights ranged dps loose that multiplier pretty often, fights like Arcturia (most of that fight inactive imo) and others. 25'' needs you to be nearly in meleerange, distance is like two jumps forward.

----------------------------------------------------- Average player is arround 100k, BIS ones at 150k, the more you slot high IL without % damage the worse you get. IL 23-25+ only means that the player is worse than most 22IL with adaequat gear and Orcus set in general. Demon Lords Set is still BIS, when assuming a 7-8% dps increase (0-20%) and no +1 Str or Int or Wisdom or combined rating changes things. +1 Str or Int is about 0.25% + dps = adding 4k Str= 1% , wich can be achieved x3 by slotting one piece of Sniper Perks, wich seems to stack (looks like working on preview). A mod 16 set needs to add 14k (7% at 100k power) to 20k (+8% at 150k power) power to equalize that multiplier, the higher your powerlevel the more you need. No set is capable to do so as far as I know. *Except maybe a dps-paladin using "endless AP bug", spamming dailies and benefitting from "Inherit Danger" setbonus (not facing that boss!) Spamming dailies is not intended in this mod, so all those daily-setboni look pretty bad to me. I think devs should rethink actual situation, where an old setbonus from mod 9 - 2016 - beats all that new stuff.

PS: Mod 15 set vs Alabaster Set is about 35% + dps, if you don´t take that 10% setbonus into account.

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1,706Member Arc UserFailure to survive mechanics even when they are executed correctly will lower DPS quite a bit, so I’d suggest that players practice a bit of triage and consider swapping out a couple of their least precious equip bonuses for newer equipment that offers some of the benefit but with increased survivability (e.g. Terrored Grips are slightly less powerful now that encounter CDs are longer, so wearing a newer item with increased HP, Power, and a +Power equip bonus won’t make for a very noticeable difference in overall DPS).

Demon Lord’s Set is still an extremely strong bonus, but not mandatory. The Apprentice’s Spoils set is a viable alternative when used in tandem with an AP-generating artifact and should be quite nice once the neck’s AP bonus is fixed.

TL;DR: New stuff can be good to use where you can get away with it, because having enough HP to handle mechanics is important, especially if you are not using companion powers and a few insignia to help.

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517Member Arc User> The +3% gear is much better than the new gear for damage, but keeping it means your item level seems lower than it really is. I have 2 swordsmen perks - bear kiuno/heels of fury for +6%, another general +3% from terrored grips. 5% from the spyguild hat. 3% from a new shirt, +2% from the fane chult ring. Total of 19% damage increase - which is the eqivalent of a massive amount of power - roughly 40k, and still my offensive stats are at cap.

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> That is worth far more than the slightly increased power of the new armors. I just need an ebonized ring to take over a swordsman perk so I can swap out my boots, or a very lucky drop from fane.

with the new 1000:1 isn't 19% 19,000 power?

4,114Member Arc User1000 power=0.5% more dps

3,256Member, NW M9 Playtest Arc User517Member Arc Usercan we get a dev to comment on this because i'm sure it's wrong

2,490Member, NW M9 Playtest Arc User4,114Member Arc Useruse that calculator, fill in caps, add 1000 power , devide both multiplier values with each other, it should give a 1.005=0.5% more

If that is not correct blame Jeanne

617Member Arc User1 000 power adds 1% to your power damage multiplier, which isn't the same as increasing your damage by 1%. Indeed it always gives less than that unless you had 0 power before.

With 0 power, your damage is multiplied by 1.

With 1 000 power, your damage is multiplied by 1.01. Compared to 0 power, your damage was increased by 1.01/1-1=1%.

With 100 000 power, your damage is multiplied by 2.

With 101 000 power, your damage is multiplied by 2.01. Compared to 100 000 power, your damage was increased by 2.01/2-1=0.5%

The more power you have the less effective adding more power is.

Considering that any level 80 DPS should have at the very least 100k power, we can safely assume that a 1k power boost actually gives less than 0.5% extra damage. AFAIK, all the rings with the swordman's perk give defensive stats. So, IMO you're better off keeping your kiuno and heels and looking for fane rings.

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She has Jawrippers, Hag’s Rags, Ebonized Ring, Willed, and Seige Master. So lots of % buffs. She is still cap on ArP and Crit and only a little under.

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4,114Member Arc User99.999% don´t do math like some smart math student do in this game. Thx to Jeanne.

That´s what calculator tells me too, adding 1000 power it get´s deminished.

At 50000 power 0.66666%

At 100000 power 0.5%

At 150000 power 0.4%

At 200000 power 0.33% You miss some HP and stats that way, if you can afford it. 13k HP and 9k stats from gear and combined rating IL 950 vs 672, but I saw some melee classes doing so.

I run shadowstalker +5 and one Sniper perk ring+ hands with Sniper, a compromise as ranged, since in some fights ranged dps loose that multiplier pretty often, fights like Arcturia (most of that fight inactive imo) and others.

25'' needs you to be nearly in meleerange, distance is like two jumps forward.

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Average player is arround 100k, BIS ones at 150k, the more you slot high IL without % damage the worse you get.

IL 23-25+ only means that the player is worse than most 22IL with adaequat gear and Orcus set in general.

Demon Lords Set is still BIS, when assuming a 7-8% dps increase (0-20%) and no +1 Str or Int or Wisdom or combined rating changes things.

+1 Str or Int is about 0.25% + dps = adding 4k Str= 1% , wich can be achieved x3 by slotting one piece of Sniper Perks, wich seems to stack (looks like working on preview).

A mod 16 set needs to add 14k (7% at 100k power) to 20k (+8% at 150k power) power to equalize that multiplier, the higher your powerlevel the more you need. No set is capable to do so as far as I know.

*Except maybe a dps-paladin using "endless AP bug", spamming dailies and benefitting from "Inherit Danger" setbonus

(not facing that boss!)

Spamming dailies is not intended in this mod, so all those daily-setboni look pretty bad to me.

I think devs should rethink actual situation, where an old setbonus from mod 9 - 2016 - beats all that new stuff.

PS: Mod 15 set vs Alabaster Set is about 35% + dps, if you don´t take that 10% setbonus into account.