11/26/2013 07:36 AMI see a lot of DH's with Calamity now, is it better then a 2S Manticore?
Posted by Fizzie
I replied to a different post with this so I am going to just copy and paste it for you to read..
" Calamity builds with quiver usually prefer these stats -
Skill bonus on quiver and chest and SoJ ( if you have or like ) - a must have to optimize your damage.
Break points for Hatred generators means more than break points for Hatred spends because you should be using alot of bola/HA / entangling shot etc.. what ever you choose ..
2.74 APS is ideal and most flexible/ 2.86 is best but harder to attain.
2.74 gives good APS and damage ratio per shot..
2.86 gives you 3 attacks per second - this means alot to an experienced player. Loose a little on the damager per shot but gain resource alittle more quicker.
3.01 I don't recommend even though it is the next break point .. Unless you have 20 bil in gold ( even then not worth it) - why? you have to give way tooooo much to get it to the point where your Calamity feels like you are hitting the mobs with a wet noodle.
I highly recommend the 2.74 APS / 50% crits. chance or more ( this one gets better with more )
Then start stacking Average damage / Dex and crit damage - all three are important to the same degree given gear slots available for them.
To highlight this I am going to recommend one piece of gear just so you know what I mean.
Your Nat ring with crit chance ..
86 dex is the only RAW damage dealer. To a calamity the 9 ias and the 5% crit. chance means much less via raw damage per shot.. Ideal stats on the manticore though.
Now lets look at what most high DPS Calamity user equip instead and what it means.
40 average damage plus ( 25 - 50 avg. Nat ring )
40% plus crit damage
Now remember why the ruby means soooo much to a Calamity. The average damage instead of the crit. damage numbers. So.. with the ring above you are now adding 40 average damage more to the ruby gem / the dex is always good / and now the crit damage is another damage per shot modifier..
So now you can see a huge difference in damage gained in RAW damage.
Note that I did not tras Manticore or Windy people. I am highlighting only the Calamity's way of optimizing for a Calamity w/quiver build. I can optimize for Manticore and Windy as well, but this is not what the OP asked for.
I will admit that 40 +average damage / dex / ias and 40%+ crit.damage/ and 6% crit chance Nat is the best. But to be realistic 20 bil won't get you that ring.
Anyways .. start with that and let me know how it goes. "