Merc DPS Gear Impact

Discussion in 'The Veterans' Lounge' started by GoldenFrog, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. GoldenFrog Augur

    Summary: Melee and caster merc gear give no real parseable difference to DPS.


    Parses way shorter than intended - I got bored. But DPS was pretty stable in every case by end of time period.

    Parses were:
    • Either no gear or full CotF merc gear
    • No buffs
    • Level 103 combat dummy in Arena on Test server
    On every gear change, merc was packed and char camped out/in - to hopefully not have the "Gear-Doesn't-Count" issue.

    Melee merc. Burn stance. 8/10 Rising Fury AA
    No Gear: 24,036dps over 2.7 hours
    Full Gear: 24,648dps over 3.2 hours

    Caster merc. Balanced stance. 8/10 Mystic Destruction AA
    No Gear: 18,830dps over 13.0 hours
    Full Gear: 18,850dps over 4.7 hours

    Casteer Merc. Burn stance. 8/10 Mystic Destruction AA
    No Gear: 24,689dps over 5.0 hours
    Full Gear: 24,744dps over 5.3 hours
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  2. IblisTheMage Augur

    Interesting to see if EoK gear has same performance (or lack thereoff).
  3. Skvoid Elder

    It seems the only advantage of merc gear is the extra health to maybe survive getting aggro.
  4. Millianna Augur

    Mercs are beyond broken. A caster merc tanks better than a tank merc, and merc healer kills people with it's delayed and duration heals.
  5. seber Augur

    heal on clr gear help at all ???
  6. Tour Augur

    HA / SD on player gear does nothing meaningful. Mercs were not going to suddenly be an exception. Expecting gear to have any real impact on mercs misses the point that gear was not what was holding them back. Sure, poor stats didn't help, but good stats (well less bad anyway) is not going to make them play better.
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  7. Modef Lorekeeper

    Not DPS, true, but put all (EoK) tank gear on your healer merc.....lives longer, heals more, doesn't run out of mana.
  8. GoldenFrog Augur

    This wasn't intended as a comparison between Casters and Melee. But the results in that were far closer than I'd expected.

    Granted no ADPS or buffs, but for my groups those would help melee more than caster.

    I'd also imagine the caster to be more beneficial in bursts - such as a real Group-pulling environment.

    If anyone can suggest some mechanism to better test a DPS comparison between the two, I'd gladly try it.
  9. NameAlreadyInUse Augur

    I really appreciate these DPS tests. Great info!

    In my experience, the tank mercs got a huge boost and I have been able to use it (along with a healer merc) to tank named in the T1 EoK zones. Including the red-con Zakija + a yellow con add. The Delirious Berzerker killed me twice, but I suspect that had more to do with high initial burst damage and the healer mercs not reacting fast enough. But the tank mercs seem to be champs - and even hold agro wonderfully!

    Some videos of mercs in action here.
  10. Tucoh Augur

    Nice data. Wouldn't mind seeing a similar test with the new caster DPS gear, and a test of how much mitigation the tank gear offers.

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