First test of 2roll question
I decided to make a baseline. As I write this, it’s
in progress. [finished – see below]
I’ve got a level 70 nightelf priest using a Calming Spore Reed. She’s got a little crit gear with a paper-doll crit of 6.59%. [next test I’ll do ‘naked’ to remove that question]. She’s shooting at Dr Boom, a level 68 mob (non-elite).
By the book…
If I recall correctly, this works as per spells. If this is a spell, I start with a 98% chance of hitting. That shrinks to 91.41% hit, 6.59% crit, 2% miss (or resist).
By the 2-roll system, the 2% miss (resist) stays. But I get 6.59% of 98, or 6.4582% chance of crit, and 91.5418% chance of ‘regular’ hit.
As I write this, I’m in the midst of testing. Dr. Boom is down to 40%. A quick snapshot gives me 1905 hits, 135 crits, and 40 resists. (Yes, it’s resists. More confirmation of spell.) That’s 2080 total attacks.
By the book (BTB), that’s 1.93% miss, 6.49% crit, and 91.59 hit (rounding gives us the extra .01%).
By the 2-roll, we still get 1.93% miss. Our crit is 135/2040= 6.62% making our hit 93.38%.
Since the crit is the key element… the BTB is off our paperdoll by -0.1%. The 2R is off by +0.03%. (note the odd additional point that my hit is better than paperdoll by 0.07% as well. I’m wondering if weapon skill “shoot” is working in here somewhere.)
I will edit this (by adding after this line) with final numbers. But as of this instant, the case for wand being 2-roll is strong.
========= added later ==============
- Hits 2712
- Crits 189
- Resists 58
- Total attacks 2959
- Total damage attacks 2901
- Resist rate: 58/2959 = 1.9601%
- Crit rate BTB = 6.3873%
- Crit rate 2R = 6.5150%
(remember, paperdoll crit rate 6.59%)
Log notes I started it when the target was at 92% health, so it’s got a slight possible data lag. Still, with 2700 hits I’m getting a decent confidence level, and the tentative conclusion is:
All spells are 2-roll tables (at least).
Next test will be “naked”. I’ll strip all gear, and use a wand that doesn’t add to my int (crit) level. I want to see if the anomalies (1.96 vs 2% miss, both crits below paperdoll) continue — if so, there are even more errors in the ‘presently known’ tables to be resolved.