10/20/2012 08:28 PMPosted by

Uglykal What about the 2385 pvp power on the 470 2handers vs the superior weapon damage of a 489?

Let me get some numbers for the weapons.

Starshatter Malevolent Gladiator's GreatswordSince most of the calculations require specific gear I will just use mine.

Current weapon DPS 3285, 899 str and 35.89% pvp power and 6065 DPS

So total weapon DPS change using

Malevolent Gladiator's Greatsword would be 230.5, strength was included.

- delta DPS = 3506.8 - 3285 + (960-899)/7

So current DPS with PvP power would be 6295.5*1.44323 = 9085.9

Now using

Starshatter delta DPS would be 936.29

- delta DPS = 4186 - 3285 + (1146-899)/7

Current DPS with PvP power 7001.29*1.3589 = 9514.05

These are baseline calculations so with cooldowns and trinkets popped it would be a closer battle, but it seems, much to my despair, that the PvE weapon would be better because of the massive DPS difference.

So lets look at my current pvp power 35.89% we can figure out a formula to figure out what weapon dps we need to achieve to ignore the loss of PvP power.

6294.7*1.44323 = X*1.3589

X = 6294.7*(1.44323/1.3589) //these values you can change

basic formula

X = total DPS*(1+pvp power with old/1+ pvp power of new weapon)

X = 6685.33

subtracting that from our current DPS we get a change of 390.63 DPS. So if a weapon grants 0 pvp power but adds 390.63 DPS it will be the exact same change.