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Cunning vs. Power


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AngelofCain
01.21.2013 , 03:50 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by randiesel View Post
Cunning also improves your secondary stats. Even if its just a little, its still better to augment for cunning than power.

Still optimize for power in your mods/enchancements though.
oh I don't know. I augment for cunning and I lose a bunch of bonus dmg. So... conventional wisdom be ****ed!
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SgtKlavier
01.21.2013 , 05:11 PM | #12
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oh I don't know. I augment for cunning and I lose a bunch of bonus dmg. So... conventional wisdom be ****ed!
It's not the idea that cunning by itself has more bonus damage, it's the fact that cunning augments in balance with crit rating will give you more bonus damage than pure power and crit rating.

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AngelofCain
01.21.2013 , 05:43 PM | #13
understood. I just balanced my gear around 35 percent crit. then stacked power. so I can understand the difference.
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randiesel
01.21.2013 , 05:45 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by AngelofCain View Post
oh I don't know. I augment for cunning and I lose a bunch of bonus dmg. So... conventional wisdom be ****ed!
Hehe, no arguing with you buddy. You put out the kick-***** guide so hats off to you.

Quote: Originally Posted by randiesel View Post
Cunning also improves your secondary stats. Even if its just a little, its still better to augment for cunning than power.

Still optimize for power in your mods/enchancements though.
Forget what this idiot said. Follow Hallow's guide.
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AngelofCain
01.21.2013 , 06:26 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by randiesel View Post
Hehe, no arguing with you buddy. You put out the kick-***** guide so hats off to you.



Forget what this idiot said. Follow Hallow's guide.
awww... don't be so mean. for all I know my gear is wrong. I just do what I was taught at the beginning. So find out what works for you. Power works for me. maybe not you.
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Aerilas
01.21.2013 , 06:35 PM | #16
FOR THOSE INTERESTED.

I am a power augment operative healer.
I've always stuck to power augments cuz i liked it.

A post on the first page saying that it improves bonus healing by 4.9 and crit chance by 0.1 is what cost me to buy augments at 700k. (excluding getting my power augments out at 6k x14).

Now I found out he is lying.
(This is ofcourse, a pvp healer speaking, not a pve healer. though soon i will be too)

What I did find out with perfectly min maxed combo of WH/EWH gear, is that my Bonus Healing went DOWN with 5.8 from 675.6 to 669.8 but my crit chance went up with 1.32%(!!) from 38.43% to 39.75%.
I'm happy i made the transition. 5.8 bonus healing doesn't weigh up with 1.32% crit chance.



tldr;

Cunning augments > Power augments.
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Carnaje
01.21.2013 , 09:12 PM | #17
My stats:

Bonus Tech Dmg:
Cunning - 1969 = + 393.8
Power - 928 = + 213.4
Tech Power - 1346 = + 309.6
Buffs - + 45.8
Total 962.6

Crit:
Cunning 1969 - + 12.41
Crit 173 - + 6.88
Base - + 5
Buff - + 9
Total 33.3


1 Cunning = .2 Bonus Dmg
1 Cunning = .0397% Crit
1 Power = .23 Bonus Dmg
1 Crit = .0398%

Test this yourself, but this is what i have found. Cunning is not as important until you hit DR. Or your trying to fine tune your stats.

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AngelofCain
01.21.2013 , 10:15 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Carnaje View Post
My stats:

Bonus Tech Dmg:
Cunning - 1969 = + 393.8
Power - 928 = + 213.4
Tech Power - 1346 = + 309.6
Buffs - + 45.8
Total 962.6

Crit:
Cunning 1969 - + 12.41
Crit 173 - + 6.88
Base - + 5
Buff - + 9
Total 33.3


1 Cunning = .2 Bonus Dmg
1 Cunning = .0397% Crit
1 Power = .23 Bonus Dmg
1 Crit = .0398%

Test this yourself, but this is what i have found. Cunning is not as important until you hit DR. Or your trying to fine tune your stats.
your math's I likes.
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Mookind
01.21.2013 , 10:51 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by AngelofCain View Post
understood. I just balanced my gear around 35 percent crit. then stacked power. so I can understand the difference.
LoL you do not understand how gear works

To be clear if you want 35% crit, just drop crit from your enhancements and mods for power. Not augments.

Damn where do these people come from

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Carnaje
01.21.2013 , 11:32 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Mookind View Post
LoL you do not understand how gear works

To be clear if you want 35% crit, just drop crit from your enhancements and mods for power. Not augments.

Damn where do these people come from
Change your mods for crit depending on amount needed. Stack power. Adjust augments if needed to cunnning. Stack surge. Right?