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Hasten/ Dark Lunge/ Smoke Bomb- ARCHIVE

PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:01 pm
by Bj_Knows
None of my version 1.3 characters have Hasten(any rank)/ Dark Lunge(any rank) or Smoke Bomb (rank 1-2).


Archived for Research (80Archive)


Venan could drop Hasten/ Dark Lunge/ Smoke Bomb entirely. Buff Speed with knockback is a tricky thing to balance. There is always the Blessing of Speed from the Temple.

Currently Hasten/ Dark Lunge rank 1 is Buff Speed 10%
Action speed * 90% equals 111% actions per second. 11% times 6 seconds is 0.66 extra seconds of actions, minus 0.5 seconds casting time = 0.16 extra second of action. When you first cast it, you acquire a -0.5 second action deficit. After 5.0 seconds you are even to where you would be *without* casting it. After 6.5 seconds you gained .016 extra second of action or +2.5% Damage per second.

Currently Hasten/ Dark Lunge rank 3 is Buff Speed 20%.
Action speed * 80% equals 125% actions per second. 25% times 6 seconds is 1.5 extra seconds of actions, minus 0.5 seconds casting time = 1 extra second of actions. When you first cast it, you acquire a -0.5 second action deficit. After 2.5 seconds you are even to where you would be *without* casting it. After 4.5 seconds you have gain 0.5 seconds of action or +11% Damage per second. At 6.5 seconds you have gained 1 seconds of action or +15% Damage per second.

Shadow Walkers have 5% Crit Rating and 150% Crit Power Rating. Vanish rank 3 raises this to 50% Crit Rating (Ability Cap) and 200% Crit Power Rating for a total of +50% average damage ([100% x 50%] + [200% x 50%] - 100% = +50%) for 5 seconds. Much better than Dark Lunge.

There are several options to increase damage per second to +50% with Hasten rank 3/ Dark Lunge rank 3.

Casting Time Zero
Just like a Rune, casting time is set to zero. If Hasten/ Dark Lunge rank 3 was Buff Speed 33% you would get +50% Damage per second ( action speed * 66% equals 150% actions per second equals +50% damage per second). Since casting time is set to zero, and Buff Speed does not help fire DOT/ nature DOT, set the new duration to 2.5 seconds. This would let the character cast his other buffs and DOTs, then cast Hasten/ Dark Lunge just before attacks with initial damage.

Speed Buff 40%
If Hasten/ Dark Lunge rank 3 was Buff Speed 40%, casting time 0.5 seconds and duration 4 seconds you would get +50% Damage per second ( action speed * 60% equals 166% actions per second. 66% times 4 seconds is 2.66 extra seconds of actions, minus 0.5 seconds casting time = 2.16 extra seconds of actions ). At 4.5 seconds you would have gained 2.16 seconds of extra action or +48% Damage per second.

Smoke Bomb
Under the old Speed Buff 50%, Smoke Bomb rank 1 was 0.4 second casting time for 1 second knock back or +0.6 seconds. Smoke Bomb rank 3 was 0.4 second casting time with 1.5 second knock back or +1.1 seconds.
By itself, Smoke Bomb rank 1 is 0.75 casting time with 1.0 second knock back for +0.25 seconds. By itself, Smoke Bomb rank 3 is 0.75 casting time with 1.5 second knock back or +0.75 seconds.

Casting Time Zero
Combing Speed Buff and Knock back is a very complex business. Some characters will have no Speed Buffs. Others will have Speed Buff 20%. Some with even have Speed Buff 50%. One possibility to reduce the complexity: just like a Rune, casting time for Smoke Bomb is set to zero. Set knock back on rank 1 to 0.75 seconds, rank 2 to 1 second and rank 3 to 1.5 seconds.