Discussion: Damage Range (in General)

DrkZeraga October 18 2011 8:57 AM EDT

Recently while playing BloodMoon, I was given a choice between 2 weapon, with about similar amount of bonus stats. However, one of the weapon has a wide damage range, say 25-75, while the other has a smaller damage range, example 45-55. In the end I decided to go with the one with the smaller attack range for more consistent damage.

So given a similar scenario, what would your choice have been? Feel free to support your decision with stuffs like personal choice, probability, additional damage, damage reduction or anything you like :)

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Quyen October 18 2011 9:18 AM EDT

i go with big damage range, since a good hit from the damage range can mean the win for you (or a loose if its a small one)

Demigod October 18 2011 9:26 AM EDT

Assuming the same mid-point, a smaller range means you have a better chance of defeating conservatively-sized opponents and little chance of beating higher-level enemies. A wide rage means luck-based victories that can occasionally take down higher-level enemies but have a higher overall chance of losing.

For Bloodmoon, you have a finite number of attacks per day, and losing any of those fights hurts far more than any benefit from an occasional big win.

In a game like CB, the wider range could provide a decent defensive strategy (similar to the luck-based aspect of the specialty xbows), but inconsistency kills them from being great choices for offensive purposes for the same reason as with Bloodmoon.

In other words, you chose correctly.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 18 2011 10:33 AM EDT

I dislike RNG, so would go for the smaller and more consistent damage range.

Xenogard [Chaotic Serenity] October 18 2011 2:46 PM EDT

Tighter more consistent damage for those games.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] October 18 2011 2:47 PM EDT

Wide range allows you to be world chars easier (you can fight every hour till you get lucky), compact ones ensure that you'll beat the castle monsters consistently. I'm thinking about going to 2 weapons if I ever find two that fit well. However, I always end up finding one that is just flat out better.

QBOddBird October 18 2011 5:07 PM EDT

I take whichever has the highest damage range, unless they are very close or equal, in which case I take the smaller damage ranger for consistency.
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