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Trying to balance stats

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Aader
03.05.2012 , 11:33 AM | #1
Hey guys

I am wondering if there are some maths gurus out there who can assist me?

Im trying to balance my stats using some simple formula to calculate how much average damage i would be doing with a particular spell.

i picked shock as it was easy to calculate, but ideally i would like to use force lightning as its what i use the most

average dmg: noncrit damage * (1 + (crit rate * crit multi)) = average dmg including crits

My stats are (self buffed):
Willpower : 1582
Power : 400
Force Power: 1217
Crit Rating : 281 (25.82%)
Surge : 342 (76.36%)
Alacrity : 198 (none from item modification)
Expertise : 525 (10.53%)

So for shock its:
1357 * (1 + (0.2582 * 0.7636)) = 1624.54818264

So is that correct?

Also, Im a PVP'er and im trying to decide which relic to use, looks like i should use the pvp relic which gives power (+355) over the one which crit/surge (+220), even tho my crit chance is low!?

with self buffs + crit/surge relic (+220) + rakata power adrenal (+565):
crit chance: 31.36%
crit multi : 79.06%
shock : 1527
crit : 2734.2462
average dmg: 1527 * (1 + (0.3136 * 0.7906)) = 1905.59240832

with self buffs + power relic (+355) + rakata power adrenal (+565):
crit chance: 25.82%
crit multi : 76.36%
shock : 1622
crit : 2860.5592
average dmg: 1622 * (1 + (0.2582 * 0.7636)) = 1941.79598544

Finally, to me looks like i should lower *something to increase crit, but that it likely power and according to my maths it lowers my average damage

thanks for reading, any assistance greatly appreicated!

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Daellia
03.05.2012 , 06:55 PM | #2
Well, first off, I recommend you calculate using full raid-buffed stats, which increases your damage bonus by 5% and your crit by 5% (since your stats are self-buffed, you've already got the 5% increase to Willpower factored in). This gives you modified stats of:

Willpower: 1582
Power: 400
Force Power: 1217
Crit Rating: 281
Surge Rating: 342
Alacrity Rating: 198
Expertise: 525

Now, this gives the following derived stats (with raid buffs):

Damage Bonus: 722.73
Crit Chance: 30.82%
Crit Multiplier: 76.36%
Activation Speed: 6.50%
PvP Damage Multiplier: 10.53%

Shock deals 251.16 + 156% of Damage Bonus, so that:

251.16 + 1.56*722.73 = 1378.62 * (1 + .3082 * .7636) = 1703.07 * 1.1053 = 1882.40 damage (in PvP)

Now the relics. +355 Power boosts your Damage Bonus to 808.46, while +220 Crit and Surge boosts your Crit Chance to 36.36% and your Crit Multiplier to 79.06%. This results in the following damages:

Power Relic: 2065.00 damage -> +182.60 damage
Crit/Surge Relic: 1961.87 damage -> +79.47 damage

In other words, yes, you're correct. The Power relic is significantly superior, at least for Shock. It's a bit more difficult to demonstrate that for your entire spell rotation, but I won't go into those details here. Suffice it to say that Power relics are always better than crit/surge or alacrity relics for DPS sorcs, regardless of gear setup, at least with the current stat system in place. The proc damage relics from operations tend to be superior to the power relics, but it's pretty close.
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ururururu
03.06.2012 , 10:29 AM | #3
use crit in pvp.

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Aader
03.07.2012 , 05:30 PM | #4
Thanks for the detailed reposonse Daellia, its good to know im on the right track in figuring out the correct setup, cheers!