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3471: Archer damage formula appears to be using wrong bow speed

Reported by ★★ Manos at Thu, 02 Feb 2017 19:33:52 UTC
gamemechanic bug
invalid

Description

It appears that archery is using the incorrect bow speed value when determining damage. The value used in the formula should be printed speed of the bow, not the value adjusted by quickness or other RAs. Since this affects all archers can we get a quick check on the formula to make sure this is correct?

Reproduction Steps

1. Create an archer
2. Buff quickness and dex
3. Note the damage does not go up and may go down although fire rate does increase. A conclusion one could draw is that the damage formula might be using the adjusted bow speed (fire rate) from buffs/RAs instead of using the printed value on the bow (like 5.4).

Intended Behavior

Quickness and dex should improve the DPS of the bow in archery. The documented damage formula for bows should be:

Base Damage at 100% variance mark =

EDPS * (your WS/target AF) * (1-absorb) * slow weap bonus * SPD * 2h weapon bonus * Arrow Bonus

SLow Weapon bonus = 1 + ( (spd - 2) x 0.03)

SPD = listed weapon speed. (not effective speed based on current buffs)

http://talsyra.tripod.com/daocmechanics/archery_bow_mechanics.html

Evidence

See below

[17:15:54] You prepare a critical shot
[17:15:54] You prepare your shot (4.6s to fire, target is in range)
[17:15:57] You will now automatically release your shot.
[17:15:59] You shot Level 50 Doll with your Exquisite Infernal Malison Recurve Bow and hit for 291 damage!
[17:15:59] You abort your critical shot
[17:16:03] You prepare a critical shot
[17:16:03] You prepare your shot (4.6s to fire, target is in range)
[17:16:07] You will now automatically release your shot.
[17:16:09] You shot Level 50 Doll with your Exquisite Infernal Malison Recurve Bow and hit for 244 damage!
[17:16:09] You abort your critical shot
[17:16:14] You prepare your shot (3.8s to fire, target is in range)
[17:16:17] You will now automatically release your shot.
[17:16:19] You shot Level 50 Doll with your Exquisite Infernal Malison Recurve Bow and hit for 167 damage!

[17:16:24] You begin casting a Perfect Acuity spell!
[17:16:26] You cast a Perfect Acuity spell!
[17:16:26] Your Dexterity has increased.
[17:16:26] Your Quickness has increased.
[17:16:26] You feel more dextrous!
[17:16:30] You prepare a critical shot
[17:16:30] You prepare your shot (3.9s to fire, target is in range)
[17:16:34] You will now automatically release your shot.
[17:16:35] You shot Level 50 Doll with your Exquisite Infernal Malison Recurve Bow and hit for 285 damage!
[17:16:35] You abort your critical shot
[17:16:40] You prepare a critical shot
[17:16:40] You prepare your shot (3.9s to fire, target is in range)
[17:16:44] You are ready to fire!
[17:16:44] You shot Level 50 Doll with your Exquisite Infernal Malison Recurve Bow and hit for 263 damage!
[17:16:44] You abort your critical shot
[17:16:49] You prepare your shot (3.2s to fire, target is in range)
[17:16:53] You are ready to fire!
[17:16:57] You shot Level 50 Doll with your Exquisite Infernal Malison Recurve Bow and hit for 158 damage!
[17:16:57] You critical hit Level 50 Doll for an additional 29 damage!
[17:16:58] You prepare your shot (3.2s to fire, target is in range)
[17:17:01] You are ready to fire!
[17:17:04] You shot Level 50 Doll with your Exquisite Infernal Malison Recurve Bow and hit for 180 damage!
[17:17:04] You critical hit Level 50 Doll for an additional 30 damage!

Status

Issue was invalid:
#3 in reproduction steps were untrue
25 players say this report is valid, 0 disagree

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