hello.

Now with analysis. so i ve done tests and i want to share the results.

Lets compare alternative builds:

both str tanks with shield and dicer scimitar

1)ftr bg

2)ftr wm

currently ftr ab is bugged so actually wm currently is -2 ab and bg is -1 ab for me. I will compare the results with full ab, unbugged.

1)Results of bg:

ikd

iexp

dev

67 ab self buff (bg str only), lasts ~50 rounds

72 ac with mage armor and div shield (lasts 8 rounds cough cough)

damage/round vs ac 72: ~230

78 disc

48 fort

38 ref

39 will

2)Results of wm:

ikd

iexp

dev

67 ab constant no buffs

72 ac with mage armor and dodge feat(71 ac against flanker), no div shield needed at all

damage/round vs ac 72: ~290 (20% more then the bg lalalalala)

77 disc

48 fort

37 ref

31 will

the second wm variant is changed compared to the above one:

kd

74 disc

325 dpr(+40% damage compared to the wimpy bg LAL

)

68 ab

wm has less will but that is kinda useless in all situations but 2 very negligeble ones:

-harper sleep

-some uber gimped mage focused on ench with 41 dc hold monster lol

)) We all know how far it is from the current meta.

but constant same ac and 20-40% more dps?! plus more crits = more devs.

what i want to suggest is a cap to wm ac bonus to ~4 so that they only get ~3 less then currently or 69 ac(68 v flanker). 3 ac penalty translates into ~30% more damage taken per round from ~67-68 ab atacker. If -3 ac is too much, consider -2 option. -2 translates into ~20% more damage taken.

Also, divine shield duration badly needs x2 duration.

Also, pls fix ftr spec/epic spec ab some day )))

Result of this fix: wm will be much more damaging but much more vulnerable build then bg/paladin not just much more damaging and less vulnerable (no div shield needed to recast) like its now

. wm op pls nerf xD i just noticed this in game with no analysis, but here is how it really calculates to prove it)

Damage per round calculated using this site:

(you must consider 35 ac on graph to be 72 ac in game to have correct damages in game)

this link is for 68 ab wm variant vs bg:

http://www.afterlifeguild.org/Thott/nwn/analyze.php?1label=1&1game=nwn&1bab=20&1atktype=1h&1phd=1d6%2B18%2B8%2B6%2B6%2B1d10%2B1d12%2B1d10%2B2d12&1phth=10&1phthreat=18-20%2Fx2&1phxcrit=&1phkeen=on&1phcrit=on&1ohd=1d4&1ohth=15&1ohthreat=20%2Fx3&1ohxcrit=&1str=10&1dex=10&1hasted=on&1sneakpct=0&1sneakd=1d6&1aoopct=0&1cleavepct=0&1circlekickpct=0&2label=2&2game=nwn&2bab=20&2atktype=1h&2phd=1d6%2B18%2B6%2B6%2B1d10%2B1d12%2B1d10%2B2d12&2phth=11&2phthreat=18-20%2Fx2&2phxcrit=&2phkeen=on&2phcrit=on&2phincthreat=on&2phkicrit=on&2ohd=1d4&2ohth=16&2ohthreat=20%2Fx3&2ohxcrit=&2str=10&2dex=10&2hasted=on&2sneakpct=&2sneakd=1d6&2aoopct=&2cleavepct=&2circlekickpct=&report=on&maxac=35

this link is for 67 ab wm:

http://www.afterlifeguild.org/Thott/nwn/analyze.php?1label=1&1game=nwn&1bab=20&1atktype=1h&1phd=1d6%2B18%2B8%2B6%2B6%2B1d10%2B1d12%2B1d10%2B2d12&1phth=10&1phthreat=18-20%2Fx2&1phxcrit=&1phkeen=on&1phcrit=on&1ohd=1d4&1ohth=15&1ohthreat=20%2Fx3&1ohxcrit=&1str=10&1dex=10&1hasted=on&1sneakpct=0&1sneakd=1d6&1aoopct=0&1cleavepct=0&1circlekickpct=0&2label=2&2game=nwn&2bab=20&2atktype=1h&2phd=1d6%2B18%2B6%2B6%2B1d10%2B1d12%2B1d10%2B2d12&2phth=10&2phthreat=18-20%2Fx2&2phxcrit=&2phkeen=on&2phcrit=on&2phincthreat=on&2phkicrit=on&2ohd=1d4&2ohth=16&2ohthreat=20%2Fx3&2ohxcrit=&2str=10&2dex=10&2hasted=on&2sneakpct=&2sneakd=1d6&2aoopct=&2cleavepct=&2circlekickpct=&report=on&maxac=35