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Arsenal Mercenary Guide: 1.3 Updated!

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Arsenal Mercenary Guide: 1.3 Updated!

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Aerro
09.26.2012 , 03:08 PM | #91
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Aerro
09.26.2012 , 03:09 PM | #92
Quote: Originally Posted by Aerro View Post
What is the DPS parsing for your BiS list with simc?

Mine is at 1958, which I'm not sure if thats even right. This is without a stim though. The stats are (adding in stim):

Aim: 2382
Power: 1075
Accuracy: 100.27% (can probably drop an Acc enhance)
Crit: ~37.8% adding in Stim
Surge: 76.28%

I guess I could drop an Acc/Power enhance for a Power/Surge... but I'm not quite sure.


What do you think?
Quoting since new page started.

Also, the sim is not taking into account the 1% crit and surge you gain from companions.
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acnoj
09.26.2012 , 09:47 PM | #93
Yeah you have to go to legacy and tick on the companion buffs, and you need to go to datacrons and tick those on. I don't have a BiS profile for 1.4 because Ask Mr Robot hasn't updated. Obviously you can see the stats for the mods and implants are correct, but I don't know if that Ear Piece is real or just excess junk from 1.3 data mining.
I suppose though that if the overall stats are correct that's the main thing.

I know it's being pedantic but....
Taking one extra crit mod (+44 crit, -44 power) gives you 1.4 more DPS. I checked 88 more crit, that's very slightly worse.

Also, it's funny but one point of critical reaction and one point of systems calibrations used to give more DPS than 2 points of critical reaction...and now it doesn't. Not sure what's going on there.
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Aerro
09.26.2012 , 10:29 PM | #94
Yeah there seems to be A LOT going on that was different than before. I'm not sure. I'm not too worried since every single piece of our gear is poorly itemized... so that means I need like 6 damn gloves and a bunch of other pieces >.>
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Raekor
09.26.2012 , 10:29 PM | #95
What site are you doing the simulations with? I don't have a BiS list to try, but I refuse to PvP so have done something weird with my gear (and still only have a 61 ear as I didn't trust the ones that were shown) that I would like to see how the higher weapon and bonus damage compares: http://swtor.askmrrobot.com/characte...3-47cf1297282d

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Aerro
09.26.2012 , 11:16 PM | #96
We use simulation craft, which is pretty reliable as a whole.
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acnoj
09.26.2012 , 11:21 PM | #97
Raekor it's called Simulation Craft.
http://code.google.com/p/simulationcraft-swtor/

I figured out what's going on with the Alacrity. Alacrity improves DPS up until you overcome lag, then there's a small dip where your casts no longer line up to fill the 15 second gap between Rail Shots and Heat Seekers. So past that point more Alacrity gives you less DPS for a bit and then still more Alacrity gives you a boost again.
I'll run a plot overnight (it's freaking slow) so you can see the curve.


Of course the amount of lag you have is dependent on the player, so it's impossible to pin down the exact sweet spot for Alacrity.
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Raekor
09.26.2012 , 11:23 PM | #98
Thanks. That was the one I went to, but I was being a bit blind and didn't see the download button.

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Raekor
09.26.2012 , 11:39 PM | #99
I probably did something wrong, but it came up with 1948 over 1000 iterations, low ping, and a player skill of good (no way am I elite lol). Running the same but changing skill from good to elite got 2007. I saw no option to add the stim, so I assume that is without one.

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Aerro
09.26.2012 , 11:40 PM | #100
Quote: Originally Posted by Raekor View Post
I probably did something wrong, but it came up with 1948 over 1000 iterations, low ping, and a player skill of good (no way am I elite lol). Running the same but changing skill from good to elite got 2007. I saw no option to add the stim, so I assume that is without one.
There are some different options to turn on, just click around and you'll end up finding it. Its what I had to do!
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