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The Torch

16 October 2012 - 07:06 AM

Guys, I need a little bit of help.

I've been running a variation of heavy burst melee double sword mesmer for a while now, geared with heavy berseker and using GS as secondary weapon. However yesterday after a funny guild chat remark, I took sword-torch/GS combo out on a giggle spin through Orr (still with my trusted 30/20/0/20/0 build). What I found caught me completely off guard. Namely, it seemed that the sword-torch combo actually outdamaged the double sword in directly applied damage. Specifically, DW sword crits went up to 4400 during BF, whereas I've had several moments where S/T hit 4600+. I'd take this with a grain of salt (after all, random hits are random), were it not for the fact that I was comparing rare (yellow) sword with uncommon (blue) torch, at same stack and same vulnerability. This shouldn't have happened, even if we take weapon strength into account, as swords have a higher base damage than torches.

I'm certain I'm missing something, but for the life of me, I can't figure it out, so I need some thinking outside the box here. Please tell me I'm stupid and imagining things :P