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Adslahnit

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One of my contacts who picked up the Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide informed me of the following new magic weapon:

Quote from: Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide
Goblin Totem (Level 2+)
Level 2 - +1 - 520 gp
Level 7 - +2 - 2,600 gp
Level 12 - +3 - 13,000 gp
Level 17 - +4 - 65,000 gp
Level 22 - +5 - 325,000 gp
Level 27 - +6 - 1,625,000 gp
Weapon: Any
Enhancement: Attack rolls and damage rolls
Critical: +1d6 damage per plus
Property: Your attacks with this weapon against a creature of a larger size category than you have an additional bonus to damage rolls equal to the weapon's enhancement bonus.

So... yeah, you'll be fighting Large-sized creatures quite often, so this is passive extra damage you'll be getting on a regular basis. And if you're a Small-sized creature, like a halfling or a kobold? Even better, because then you'll get the extra damage even against Medium-sized creatures.

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One of my contacts who picked up the Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide informed me of the following new magic weapon:

Quote from: Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide
Goblin Totem (Level 2+)
Level 2 - +1 - 520 gp
Level 7 - +2 - 2,600 gp
Level 12 - +3 - 13,000 gp
Level 17 - +4 - 65,000 gp
Level 22 - +5 - 325,000 gp
Level 27 - +6 - 1,625,000 gp
Weapon: Any
Enhancement: Attack rolls and damage rolls
Critical: +1d6 damage per plus
Property: Your attacks with this weapon against a creature of a larger size category than you have an additional bonus to damage rolls equal to the weapon's enhancement bonus.

So... yeah, you'll be fighting Large-sized creatures quite often, so this is passive extra damage you'll be getting on a regular basis. And if you're a Small-sized creature, like a halfling or a kobold? Even better, because then you'll get the extra damage even against Medium-sized creatures.

Hmmm...

I'd need to crunch numbers, but the daggermaster probably still prefers Vicious to this.  Most other characters may indeed prefer this to just about anything else.

I'll note that WotST loves this, because properties apply to spells, and as spell damage tends to be lower than comparable powers (by level and type), the extra damage is more significant (and possibly applied to multiple targets).
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I'll note that WotST loves this, because properties apply to spells, and as spell damage tends to be lower than comparable powers (by level and type), the extra damage is more significant (and possibly applied to multiple targets).

Go go Gnome Illusionist! :)

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One of my contacts who picked up the Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide informed me of the following new magic weapon:

Quote from: Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide
Goblin Totem (Level 2+)
Level 2 - +1 - 520 gp
Level 7 - +2 - 2,600 gp
Level 12 - +3 - 13,000 gp
Level 17 - +4 - 65,000 gp
Level 22 - +5 - 325,000 gp
Level 27 - +6 - 1,625,000 gp
Weapon: Any
Enhancement: Attack rolls and damage rolls
Critical: +1d6 damage per plus
Property: Your attacks with this weapon against a creature of a larger size category than you have an additional bonus to damage rolls equal to the weapon's enhancement bonus.

So... yeah, you'll be fighting Large-sized creatures quite often, so this is passive extra damage you'll be getting on a regular basis. And if you're a Small-sized creature, like a halfling or a kobold? Even better, because then you'll get the extra damage even against Medium-sized creatures.
Sweet, Small Rangers will love this... hmmm, let's see... Halflings, Goblins, and Kobolds. Let's try:
16 Kobold Ranger/Stormwarden, +4 'Goblin Totem' Scimitar w/Scimitar Dance, Weapon Focus, Power Attack, TWF, and Lethal Hunter, and assuming attacking Medium or larger opponent (likely anyway).
16 Str +3 stats +1 tier = 20
12 Con +2 racial +1 tier = 15
16 Dex +2 racial +3 stats +1 tier = 22
12 Wis +1 tier = 13
DPR PAing = .4*2*(1d8+4*2+2+4)+2*0.05*(3.5+4d6+2d8)+0.4*1+(1-.6*.6)*2d8+.6*2(6)+3*6 = 14.8+2.65+0.4+5.76+7.2+18 = 48.81
Not PAing = .5*2*(1d8+4*2+2+4)+2*0.05*(3.5+4d6+2d8)+0.5*1+(1-.5*.5)*2d8+.5*2(6)+3*6 = 14.5+2.65+0.5+6.75+6.0+18 = 48.40
Not PAing on second attack if first attack missed (should be off-hand first, so the TWF damage is more likely to not be PA'd on)
= .4*(.4*2*(1d8+4*2+2+4)+.4*1+.6*2(6))+.6*(.4*(1d8+4*2+2+4)+.6*6+.5*(1d8+4*2+2+1)+.5*6) +2*0.05*(3.5+4d6+2d8)+(1-.6*.5)*2d8+3*6 = .4(14.8+0.4+7.2)+.6(7.4+3.6+7.75+3)+1.75+6.3+18 = 8.96+12.75+2.65+6.3+18 = 48.96

PAing with a Vicious weapon: 11.6+3.25+0.4+5.76+7.2+18 = 46.31 = -2.6 DPR = -1.3 DPR per attack.

In Epic, the difference between them will be (0.1(6d6)+0.5*6) - (0.1(6d12)) = (2.1+3) - (3.9) = 1.2 in favor of Goblin Totem. Clearly, before the crit chance gets better, it's also in favor of Goblin Totem. This is ignoring things like Prophecy of Doom, though.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2008, 03:16:32 PM by DemonLord57 »