Teron wrote:Kickdam equals to your prime level+kick dam... So if you get all the kick dam eq and runes for a valker, then your kick might compare to a strike of a well-equipped 20lev monk.
Pretty sure kicks deals half of your warrior or monk level (whichever is higher), plus your kick damage eq. It can be exceptionally good at low levels if you wear a lot of kickdam clasps and runes. A perfectly equipped (+33) level 20 can do 43 damage per kick. A valk monk could strike that hard with a lucky roll, but not every time. Kick is also faster than strike.
Teron wrote:no idea how strike scales
Strike and circle stabs have a 2 to 3 times multiplier, depending on how high level you are. A level 40 monk gets 3 strike damage from each 1 handdam. Similarly 1 damage gives 3 circlestab damage. I believe weapondam counts towards circle, but I've not tested it.
Circle damage is added after the multiplier, as is up to 45 damage from the 'master strike' avatar skill.
Teron wrote:If you want to increase your stab/melee damage you can:
The most overwhelming way to increase your damage is to get a big sword. Going from Teron's suggested 3d4 +2 +2 weapon is a decent start, but 4d5 +4 +4 is a huge upgrade.
Currently the strongest weapon for a lowbie (min level 10) is an 'ogre claymore.' Enchant and Sharpen it (if you have the money) for the optimal 4d5 +4 +4. Makes those daggers look pretty silly. Even low level monks are better off using this sword (and kicking) if they have access to it. Too expensive for first time newbies.
With good strength, gear, and the lion chorus bard song, you can massacre every hit as a level 20. At that point your biggest problem becomes running out of enemies to fight; they die too fast.
Teron wrote:Spell damage is added to your actual spell damage
Not directly. I haven't proven it yet, but my best guess is that spelldam adds to the maximum damage rather than the actual damage. (So with +100 spelldam, a 165-245 firewind, now does 165 to 345 before saves.)
The new counters make it a lot easier to test.
Anyone got a nice set of spelldam eq that can give me a combat log and some numbers to crunch?