Six months is a long time - I've beaten up the Hirathils and the Hira'zinn several times since then. If you deal enough damage, (and I now take AD on about 80% of my level ups) - you'll have no real problems going toe to toe with the Hira'zinn so long as your BC is sufficiently high. The Hirathils are easy enough if you have enough healing potions and the awareness to use them when necessary.Growler wrote: ↑Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:57 amAppreciate the approach & attitude, Schmmiiirc!
But I'm about to head back into the Hirathil-swarm-den, so I need some hard numbers
Yeah, figuring in the DR of Hirathil (14 for 'lower' level ones & 10 for 'higher' level ones, oddly) could make a serious difference in figuring the best weapon to use..
BSS damage range = 3~7 = 5 avg
Skullcrusher range = 0~26 = 13 avg
For arguments sake, let's say yer pony has 15 non-weapon damage pts, so combined with each weapon should avg:
20 = 15 + 5 (BSS)
28 = 15 + 13 (SkCrshr)
then Minus the Hirathil avg DR (12)..
8 = 20 - 12 (BSS)
16 = 28 - 12 (SkCrshr)
Figure likely 4 swings (per round) with BSS -vs- 2 swings with SkCrshr, so..
8 x 4 swings = 32 pts (BSS)
16 x 2 swings = 32 pts (SkCrshr)
Wow..looks like very similar damage per round using either weapon & accounting for Hirathil's high DR -- at least going with my assumed number for non-weapon damage pts (so if you have Lower non-weapon damage pts, then Skullcrusher or similar high-damage weapon may be worth considering--beyond the sheer joy of crushing ghost-skulls.
BSS has 12 extra AC pts, so a bit more likely to land blows vs ole SkullCrusher (esp against the super-high BC Hirathil).
But then SkCrshr does come with Triple (3x) Crit-hits! -except those infernal Hirathil are immune! Arrrggghhh
Various skills, such as weapon proficiency, can obviously make a difference in determining which weapon is superior in this case.
Btw, Hirathil, on avg (of 8 flavors), have approx 83 HP, so gonna havta survive a couple rounds -- at least.
I still rarely use *hit & run*, although I have worked out to do it successfully now - (in earlier times I wasn't paying attention to AP available).
I generally stick with the BSS for this now, coupled with W&S Fighting Style and 1HS proficiency, and anything else I can cram in, usually at least two levels of LA prof.
If you want figures, my most recent character to get that far (@lvl 42) is currently @ lvl 47 and their figures now with BSS are AC 245% - AD 40-52 - BC 139%/4