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Swampy
Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:02 am Reply with quote
Member Joined: 22 Dec 2007 Posts: 247
OK, listed here are the damages (approx) my mages does.
Blister 14-22 Average 18 for 3mp or 6 damge per mp
waterbolt 30-38 average 34 for 7mp or 4.85 damage per mp
steamblast 36-42 average 39 for 10mp or 3.9 damage per mp
bloodboil 52-56 average 54 for 15mp or 3.6 damage per mp

So what this basically means is that if you have say 60mp you will do the most total damage by casting blister before you need to go tick. (60/3 20 blisters, 20 *18 = 360 damage total.) If you used blooboil you would only get 4 casts of 54, giving you only 216 damage total. So why dosn't everyone just use blister all the time? simply because it takes so many casts to get off it's damage. This is ok if you've got a circler who's not going to fail on a monster but otherwise the time it takes to get off 20 casts is very problematic. Personally i use waterbolt to grind, and bloodboil in the tough fights. waterbolt is a nice balance between speed and damage. But experiment this is just my findings may vary for other people. Just thought i should point out that the humble blister has a lot going for it.

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Swampy
Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:14 am Reply with quote
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Now, suppose you wish to use a solo mage, and you have to stun cast something? Let's assume you get 2 casts in between stuns, which spell is the most efficant to use?
stun blister blister: costs 16 mp, deals a total damage of 36. (2.25 d/mp.)
stun water water: costs 24mp deals a total damage of 68 (2.8 d/mp.)
stun steam steam: costs 30 mp deals a total damage of 78 (2.6d/mp)
stun blood blood: costs 40 mp deals a total damage of 108 (2.7d/mp)

This shows that waterbolt is the most effecant (not the fastest.) way of defeating a monters (assuming 2 casts between stuns.) however this dosn't take into account ticking, possibly because bloodboil would kill the moster in about half the time, perhaps you could tick back the wasted mp? or perhpas bloodboil would overshoot the mark by such a significant margin mp would be wasted? who knows?

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