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Mireleni
12.20.2012 , 06:59 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Aurojiin View Post
Given the thread title begins with "Healer", I'm gonna respectfully disagree with you

Dread Guard Relic of Boundless Ages
War Hero Relic of Boundless Ages
I don't PVP at all, so I've been using the matrix cube plus the Champion Relic of Boundless Ages. I have enough daily comms now for the Dread Guard Relic of Boundless Ages. Should I pair it with the matrix cube, or the Champion Relic? Which is better: 84 Willpower + 27 Crit, or 18 Willpower + 97 Power?

I tried comparing each using the Gear Editor on Ask Mr. Robot. If I pair the Dread Guard Relic of BA with the matrix cube, I'll have a bonus healing (fully buffed and stimmed) of 790.6 and crit chance of 39.48%. If I pair the Dread Guard relic with the Champion relic, I'll lose enough crit that I'd have to exchange one of my aptitude mods for a mettle mod. Then, it would give me a bonus healing of 789.2 with a crit chance of 39.69%. They seem very close to me, and I don't know how to calculate which will lead to overall better healing. It's especially complicated by the fact that these numbers don't reflect how my bonus healing will change when 25% of the time I have the Dread Guard relic activated...I have no idea how to factor that into the calculation. My current crit multiplier is 76.10%.

Edit: OK, so I checked out the SWTOR formula list at MMO mechanics, and did some math. Given my surge and the two possible crit/power combinations, I calculated the "average tick" of my Healing Trance and found a minuscule difference: <0.1 average healing difference between the two options (Champion relic with the slight edge). When I add in an additional 25% chance to crit, based on the fact that I almost always use Healing Trance after a Rejuvinate, the difference in "average tick" is still <1 point of healing (though the matrix cube then comes out on top). So basically, I was way overthinking all of it.

Conclusion: If you're PVP-phobic like me, you can pair your Dread Guard Relic of Boundless Ages with either the Matrix Cube or the Champion Relic of Boundless Ages--whichever makes you happy. It probably won't matter much. (For the record, your bonus healing will be about 4 behind someone using the Elite War Hero Relic of Boundless Ages. It's OK.)
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