When did CoC get nerfed? (in General)

QBOddBird May 19 2009 10:47 AM EDT

I was just fighting and noticing the damage from my CoC spell, and remembered a day when it would hit close to spell level...so I doublechecked the Wiki on it.


"The listed effect will asymptotically approach 22% of the spell level, and represents the maximum damage applied to each minion in a five-minion spread. The total damage, therefore, is the effect * 5, for a theoretical maximum of 110% of the spell level. When calculating AMF backlash, this is the value used, as AMF is sending a cone of cold to a single minion and not five minions."

My Cone of Cold is:

Cone of Cold (trained level) 1,990,000 (actual level) 1,990,000 (effect) 273,160

273,160 * 5 = 1,365,800 - nowhere near 100% of spell level, much less 110%.

When did CoC receive such a huge nerf?? Heck, if FB can hit 65% of its spell level, then it is as strong as my CoC...

Am I missing something really obvious here?

QBRanger May 19 2009 10:51 AM EDT


QBOddBird May 19 2009 10:53 AM EDT

Ahhh, of course! That makes sense.

Guess the wiki needs some updating.

QBRanger May 19 2009 10:56 AM EDT

It is not like FB does any more damage proportional to CoC, just damage everywhere is nerfed.

QBOddBird May 19 2009 11:07 AM EDT

Yeah, I gotcha. Still, the Wiki's going to need an update on what the potential damage for a given spell is, as they're all what, 166% of the correct damage?

three4thsforsaken May 19 2009 12:02 PM EDT

There was the inital 10% damage nerf with the loss of protection followed by another one that reduced DDs by 1/3rd.

And even with these calculation you'll notice that you're still hitting much lower than expected. At least that's what is happening to me. I usually expect 1/2-3/4 damage of the theoretical max.

AdminNightStrike May 20 2009 2:30 AM EDT

You asymptotically reach the theoretical max. You will never hit it.
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