05/06/2014 02:12 PMPosted by TanakeahI've been doing some playing around with this and have been taking off my second hand crossbow in my profile, the Izzuccob and running with just the Nat's Slayer. From what I could observe by using Cluster Arrow with the rest of my gear on, the highest crit I saw was approximately 18,500,000. This was on white trash mobs with no buff up...no MFD, no Harrington, no wolf buff, and nothing to gain from the Unity I have. This was done for about 30 minutes or so while running around and observing in Torment I on the Act III bounties. I saw no other numbers higher than that and I looked very hard to make sure and I also made very sure to keep enough distance between me and mobs so that Steady Aim was up and running.
I then put the Izzuccob back on and ran around some more and observed nothing but my Cluster Arrow crit numbers when I could. Again, put some time into it and eventually I saw my highest crit peek at approximately 22,500,000 on white trash mobs with zero buffs up, and again, just like above I had Steady Aim running and checked to make sure. Now, I know that without the Izzu equipped I lose out on some Dexterity, but even 726 dexterity is NOT going to be anywhere near enough to overcome a 4,000,000 damage difference in the highest crit values that I could see. I was also trying my best to get rough estimates from my observations about the average crit numbers that I was seeing, and while that was a bit difficult, what I saw was:
1. Without Izzu and the 125% crit damage gem, my CAs averaged around 14-15 million.
2. With it equipped my crits were around 16-18 million.
Again, I am very well aware that this isn't perfect and that the DPS difference between the bows could be tighter. I may get my Danetta set out since those are a bit closer in terms of damage and could try them out for more time. However, for what I have been doing, it seems that to me the crit damage gem in the offhand is stacking as it should and both hand crossbows are benefiting from the added crit damage. More testing will certainly help, but as it stands right now, I don't believe the crit gems aren't stacking properly.
You need two bows with the same min/max to effectively test this as well as dex..your nats and you izzu have different min/max ranges
I cannot stress enough how important min/max ranges play into the visual crits you see on screen
you also need the same/similar visual dps..with no modifiers on either weapon
To accommodate testing with quiver make sure you have simlar dex as you did your offhand