Can we get an update on melee weapons please? (in General)

QBRanger June 3 2009 5:55 PM EDT

The melee weapons have all undergone a change in damage.

Right now it shows the base on the MH to be 84 while the ELS is 80. Yet is appears the ELS does more damage.

Can we get a more accurate base damage number on all the melee weapons, to better show how powerful they are?

QBOddBird June 3 2009 6:01 PM EDT

The MH has always been this way, as has been the BoTH. It's been this way for years.

QBRanger June 3 2009 6:01 PM EDT

I realize that, I would like to see a more accurate representation on the base damage.

Sickone June 3 2009 6:02 PM EDT

I believe the "vampiric" weapons deal around 20% to 25% less damage than they should if they would be "normal" weapons...

Sickone June 3 2009 6:03 PM EDT

...basically, the "leeched" damage is subtracted from the damage dealt.

QBRanger June 3 2009 6:05 PM EDT

So the base on the MH should be about 70? and the Bth about 60?

Sickone June 3 2009 6:08 PM EDT

Give or take a couple of points, sounds about right, yeah.

Fatil1ty June 3 2009 6:10 PM EDT

I agree. Actual damage should be shown and leech or not should not be included in that number

Sickone June 3 2009 6:10 PM EDT

Probably more like 76-77 and 65-66, to be more precise.

Lord Bob June 3 2009 6:12 PM EDT

Also agreed. There should not be hidden penalties or bonuses on weapon damage. Just show it in the weapon's stats.

Sickone June 3 2009 6:13 PM EDT

Reason for my previous statement being the fact weapons seem to deal base damage proportional to the "damage base" to the power of two, or close to that (well, seems to be roughly true for the "non-special" weapons anyway, guesstimatively speaking).

Wizard'sFirstRule June 3 2009 7:32 PM EDT

so an extra base give 2x damage?

Sickone June 3 2009 7:47 PM EDT

No, double base four times the damage (or, if you prefer, +41% base, double damage... or +10% base, +21% damage)... or very close to that, anyway.

Sickone June 3 2009 7:50 PM EDT

Probably not even to the power of two, but rather to the power of 1.5, but... too close to call without a lot more datapoints. That's why I said "guesstimated" :P

AdminJonathan June 4 2009 6:53 AM EDT

> I believe the "vampiric" weapons deal around 20% to 25% less damage than they should if they would be "normal" weapons


Flamey June 4 2009 10:31 AM EDT

Oh wow, I didn't know this. Is this wiki'd somewhere?

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 4 2009 6:00 PM EDT

Wow. Is this a recent change? I mean I like it, but it broadsided me! ;)

Sickone June 4 2009 6:03 PM EDT

No, it has always been like that ever since I joined well over one year ago.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 4 2009 6:28 PM EDT

Bloody Hellfire...

That's news! ;)
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