Might DPS Master Thread - Rotations for Every Power and How to Build/Test Them

Discussion in 'Oracle’s Database (Guides)' started by AV, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. AV Loyal Player

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  2. Rejchadar Inquisitor

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  3. AV Loyal Player

    Added another viable Point Blank option to Atomic thanks to L T. Guide and Meta tracker updated.
  4. AV Loyal Player

    - Added an additional Fire ST Hybrid loadout
    - Front-loaded a few more Alex Ross covers as he was criminally underrepresented
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  5. AV Loyal Player

    Update 21 Nov 2020: 1.98.3

    - Added a Consumables section demonstrating the overall gains with different combinations.
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  6. Myoxz Well-Known Player

    Dude, the amount of work and dedication you put on this guide is really awesome. Excellent job. Thank you for all the efforts!
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  7. AV Loyal Player

    Update 29 Dec 2020: 1.98.4

    - Corrected a typo on Ice's Mid-Range AoE (Steady Variant). The video demo was correct, just omitted the 2nd Ice Boulder Strike prior to repeat in the write-up.
    - Added a critical caution to Sorcery regarding liability of temporary pets, ie. trinket/henchmen, when using its Source Shard builds.


    When I can get the demo vids up I'll also be adding a very minor execution variation on Celestial's ST as well as the obvious Sorcery Source+Grim+Quizlet combination (in addition to adding it to the Meta Overview). Will likely update the meta overview for relative Cr 331 numbers at that time (not a huge priority since they're non-buff and the relative performance matters more when assessing anyways) and adding the inability to effectively use trinkets/henchmen to Sorcery's meta notes as a significant detractor.
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  8. AV Loyal Player

    Update 02 Jan 2021: 1.98.5

    - Added more accurate CR331 Unbuffed Approximate DPS (Max SP) values for all Lernaea's Amulet rotations in the Meta Overview spreadsheet (except for Sorcery's, which is a loose approximation as the math is harder due to the build).
    - Added Atomic's Lernaea's Amulet rotations to Meta Overview spreadsheet (previously omitted in error).
    - Added additional notes to Atomic/Celestial's Lernaea's Amulet rotations in guide to reflect that the Safety Net variant is actually the riskier of the two due to relative power cost and/or positioning considerations.
    - Added additional notes/comments to Meta Overview spreadsheet and adjusted some qualitative assessment values/notes.
    - Added additional comment to Meta Overview section of guide prior to spreadsheet link cautioning that group setup and builds can have a slight to moderate variable effect on performance.
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    Update 06 Jan 2021: 1.99.0

    - Added an additional Celestial ST variant with slightly more damage but more vulnerability to interrupt.
    - Added Rage's approximate Lernaea's Amulet performance to the Meta/Balance Overview Spreadsheet
    - Updated the Meta/Balance Overview section and overall balance hierarchy to account for reasonably safe Lernaea's Amulet performance and SC factors while keeping it weighted towards practical boss performance. As a result, Nature has moved down considerably. Electricity has moved up considerably. Quantum, Earth, and Rage have moved up slightly to moderately. Overall ST balance is tighter thanks to Amulet and the hierarchy's outliers aren't as extreme and the "weaker" powers are capable of outperforming others in multi-target boss fights.
    - Updated power overview descriptions in the Meta/Balance Overview section as well its summary.
    - Added a "Special Case" section to Ice's Supercharge Analysis to include an Ice Elemental SC dump approach that can be used to safely deal extreme burst AoE damage during add phases in boss fights.
    - Added "PI Sharing" and "Rotation Recovery" sections to Fundamental Knowledge.
    - Added some PI Sharing lines to the Meta/Balance Overview Spreadsheet so show relative/approximate potential gains if rotations that typically require Grimorium Verum coordinate PI with teammates so they can use a different artifact.
    - Added a "Swap Friendliness" section to Advanced Techniques to highlight some of the quirks of certain mainline artifacts when they're unequipped or re-equipped.
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  10. AV Loyal Player

    Update 14 Jan 2021: 1.99.1

    - Added additional Lernaea's Amulet notes to Advanced Techniques' Tac Swap Friendliness section
    - Added the Trinket Pets & Henchmen Section
    - Added ObsidianChill as a contributor; linked to his general pet analysis thread and collaborated on testing/discussion of the small army of new pets added with Anniversary Event
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  11. AV Loyal Player

    Update 21 Jan 2021: 1.99.2

    - Updated pet tracker spreadsheet with new parse sets for Brainiac Drone Pet and Paradox Gazer following their buff.
    - Updated Trinket Pets & Henchmen section to identify Brainiac Drone as current BiS pet (Note: This may change again)
    - Added OC's raw performance parse spreadsheet to Consumables section to reinforce calculations

    We can't parse the new henchmen yet as the Fireburst attack on the Fire variant is currently bugged.
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  12. Rejchadar Inquisitor

    Since the "Valentine's Day" season is approaching, it seems to me that it would be worth mentioning that using this https://dcuniverseonline.fandom.com/wiki/Zamaron_Love_Crystal and this https://dcuniverseonline.fandom.com/wiki/House_Leprechaun (from St. Patrick's Day event) in your base, you will have constant access to senal Consumables, regardless of whether some season is going on or not.
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  13. AV Loyal Player

    Update 5 Feb 2021: 1.99.3

    - Added a critical Sorcery boss fight rotation I'd forgotten to include, including demo vid and addition to the Meta Overview Spreadsheet.
    - Updated pet tracker to reflect that Dark Construct Bat is once again BiS for the time being. The parser spreadsheets have not yet been updated.
  14. AV Loyal Player

    (Minor update)

    Update 20 Feb 2021: 1.99.4

    - Added the "Understanding the ST/AoE Spectrum of Boss Rotation Performance" and put an additional note in the Meta Overview section itself to further emphasize that the current Meta Overview is heavily weighted towards pure 1-target performance and doesn't factor the content-specific strengths/weaknesses of more splash-heavy powers like Atomic, Rage, Water, Ice, etc in their boss rotations. (The AoE performance of ST rotations and ST performance of AoE rotations will be added to the tracker and factored into the Meta Overview in the near future).
    - Temporarily removed the Pet/Henchmen Analysis spreadsheet link pending revision
    - Temporarily modified/removed most of each power's SC Analysis sections while I overhaul how the information/analysis is presented to be all inclusive and allow for cross-power comparison.... but I'm leaving the excess pictures because they make me happy, damnit!


    Long story short, some temporary revisions/removals while I update/streamline how certain info is presented and additional cautions were added to prevent anyone misconstruing the game's balance to be looser than it actually is. I'll be adding multi-target performance for boss rotations to better highlight each power's content-specific strengths/weaknesses (and to help people pick the best rotations for different types of boss fights).

    No changes to rotations or anything but I will be redoing Source build demos/Meta info to include Quislet and comment on what that means to performance relative to non-pet builds, competitively speaking, when I do the splash-update.
  15. ThomasEternal Well-Known Player

    Can you further explain that? I didn't really get it. I was thinking of making a toon dps with max health to get as much from Tetra. What are the numbers on that? I know fire tanks can increase it more because of their health buff in tank stance but I'm interested in dps.
  16. AV Loyal Player

    That's a very old post at this point. Wouldn't recommend it on a Fire tank anymore at all now. When that was posted they kinda had a "put whatever you feel like here" slot but now they have additional, viable tank artis to choose from. If absolutely no one else can run Tetra it's still doable but much better if it's a Troll/DPS. If the Troll isn't running Tetra, it's best for the highest SP Amulet DPS to run it, as both Amulet and Tetra give a lot of health. Eg. I have like 250k health DPSing buffed with Tetra on.

    Also, while it's not the highlighted portion, when I posted that a year ago the OG guide wasn't done yet so not everything was BiS. Pretty much everything in the guide now is BiS for the respective builds.
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