Question: Weapons damage (in General)

Flamey March 22 2006 11:33 PM EST

i know your all thinking not Flamey again.

im gonna use an example here VB [75x40] (+26)

it says this in wiki: Weapon [base x damage modifier] (+ to-hit),

i know what base damage is, i know what PTH is, but damage modifier, i always thought it was enchantment modifier.

how does it modify your damage? is it spells or a formula or something?

Thanks, Flamey

LayWaste-[bA March 22 2006 11:35 PM EST

I always thought it was a simple multiplication problem.. 75 times 40 = damage Obviously there are many factors that affect that.

Stephen March 22 2006 11:38 PM EST

Don't assume that x means multiply in this case

Flamey March 22 2006 11:44 PM EST

yes i got told not to use the actual math symbols. so i know it isn't 75x40+26=total damage.

this just came to me, would damage modifier, be strength?

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 23 2006 12:06 AM EST

I'm sure there are better explanations somewhere, but essentially you're trying to simplify a big math problem with many variables. Besides the base and multiplier, you also have STR and the nw of your weapons X.

QBRanger March 23 2006 12:10 AM EST

Also, there is an addition to your damage using the nw of your weapon that is via the x of your weapon. That is to compensate for the fact DD spells ramp up linearly while it takes more and more NW to increase your weapons x. The NW applied to the + of the weapon is not used in damage calculations.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 23 2006 3:16 AM EST

Ranger, are you sure the NW cost of the x value is also used to calculate damage?

I always thought this was a misnomer, with only the x contributing to damage (and therefore the only NW of the weapon that contributes to damage is the NW invested in the x, but x40 is the same x40 no matter how much or little it cost you to get there).

MrC [DodgingTheEvilForgeFees] March 23 2006 3:37 AM EST

I'm with GL on this one.

I've never seen any evidence that NW has any relation to damage at all.
In fact, quite the opposite.

What makes you think that it's any more than a rumour, Ranger?

And Flamey, "this just came to me, would damage modifier, be strength? " you wont get a straight answer on this. Jon's done a great job of keeping us all in the dark on weapon damage. Although I've heard from credible people that the modifier *is* a multiplier of sorts... then again, maths never was a strong suite of mine, so I'll leave that to the CB math nutters to figure out.
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