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Compaign dps relics

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Gegreg
05.12.2012 , 05:31 AM | #1
Greetings, i'm playing as commando gunnery dps, and i got a simple question.
I'want to get one of campaign relics. but they got dif. type of dmg proq, is there a dif. between ? or its all the same, just dif. names? or it doesnt really metter.

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cshouston
05.12.2012 , 09:38 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Gegreg View Post
Greetings, i'm playing as commando gunnery dps, and i got a simple question.
I'want to get one of campaign relics. but they got dif. type of dmg proq, is there a dif. between ? or its all the same, just dif. names? or it doesnt really metter.


If I understood that correctly... they're not all the same. Each has a different type of damage, some of which are not mitigated by armor as much as the others. That's why two do slightly more damage than the others, because they're subject to higher mitigation. I'm not a Commando, but iirc, you'd want the kinetic/energy one due to the armor debuff from gravity vortices... someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Gegreg
05.12.2012 , 09:40 AM | #3
I meant that there are kind few of them, and think is that i wanted to know what kind of dmg from it i need more, kinetic or something else. well you gave me and answear, would try it out.
Thanks

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DarthDemens
05.12.2012 , 01:13 PM | #4
Kinetic and Energy damage are reduced by armor.

Elemental and Internal are not.

Certain bosses may have better resistances to one or the other, but I'm not sure which is the "best" one.
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DarthDemens
05.12.2012 , 01:38 PM | #5
ok, I decided to do the math.

The non-reduced relics do 74.8% of the damage of the reducing relics. So, if you're attacking a target that has more than 25.2% Damage Reduction (DR) from armor, then the internal/elemental relics are better.

Per this Dev Post, Operation Training Dummies have a 35% DR. If we assume that all Operations Bosses have approximately the same armor, then this makes the internal/elemental relics best.

UNLESS

If you're a trooper/BH, you can get some good armor penetration from your skills. Up to 60% with the cylinder and full stacks of grav/tracer.

Sadly, I'm not sure of the formula to convert armor to DR, but per that same Dev Post, that would reduce the DR from armor to about 19% (Dev actually calculated using 55%, not 60% reduction).

19% reduction is less than the 25.2% loss for the different relic, which means that Toopers/BHs are better using the Kinetic/Energy proc relics.
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