11/29/2012 09:56 PMPosted by

JonkZ i can crit for 800-1mil with out SoJ, 1.5+ with it on. If you do enough Uber runs it is well worth it.

This statement makes no sense to me. If you have a crit/CD ring on and you put on an SOJ your resulting DPS and crit damage drop.

So say you have 100,000 DPS with the crit ring on and x% CD. You put on a SOJ.

You now have 90,000 DPS and your cit chance fell and your CD fell. So when you crit, you cirit at some proportionately lower damage rate. So say in my case I lose 10,000 DPS X 4.5 crit X 24% cd. And my normal CD is 300%.

So now your CD is 276% and your chance of a crit dropped 4.5% and the damage you lose when you hit is the 10,000 Base damage + the old crit damage 300% on 10,000 = 40,000 damage.

So now you crit at a reduced crit chance 90,000 x 276% = 248,400. So divide 40,000 by 248,400 = 14% total damage is what you gave up to wear the SOJ.

(This example is based on my Litany of the Undaunted ring, do your own math on your rings to see what the differences are.)

So the reality is your 29% SOJ is giving you 15% more damage against elites only. Meanwhile you are gimping your damage against white monsters 14% and slowing your kill rate. And if whites are mixed with elites, you just made your life more interesting.

And BTW you also will crit 4.5% less with the SOJ on.

I've never liked the SOJ. Maybe for uber fights and that's it.

Apologies for any math errors, this was done on the fly.