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Old 02-08-2023, 04:45 PM
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Default Ranger Epic - It feels like a downgrade if I get my Epic

Getting the Ranger epic seems like downgrading.

Sure, Swiftwind is good for the 40% worn haste.

But Earthcaller? I already have a Swarmcaller.

And a Wurmslayer outdamages both lol

What is this? Some sort of con job??
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Old 02-08-2023, 04:52 PM
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Getting the Ranger epic seems like downgrading.

Sure, Swiftwind is good for the 40% worn haste.

But Earthcaller? I already have a Swarmcaller.

And a Wurmslayer outdamages both lol

What is this? Some sort of con job??
With main hand damage bonus, Earthcaller is better than Wurmslayer. At level 60 Earthcaller becomes a 25/24 weapon, and Wurmslayer is a 36/40.

Think of Earthcaller like merging a Blade of Carnage with Swarmcaller. You get a better ratio weapon with the same kind of slow, so you have better DPS per kill since you don't have to swap it out.
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Old 02-08-2023, 04:54 PM
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But how? Because of the dot proc?
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Old 02-08-2023, 04:56 PM
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But how? Because of the dot proc?
Main hand damage bonus adds to the damage of the weapon. At level 1 Earthcaller is a 14 damage 24 delay weapon. At level 60 you add 11 to the weapon damage under the hood. It becomes a 25 damage 24 delay weapon.

Wurmslayer would only be a 36/40.
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Old 02-08-2023, 04:58 PM
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So lower delay weapons benefit more from that bonus
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Old 02-08-2023, 04:58 PM
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I got it, and am happy with it for the stats/slow proc. Swapping in 2 weapons for Swarmcaller is annoying.

If you can get the ToV 2h though, I would just skip the epic entirely for an easy swap with Swarmcaller.
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Old 02-08-2023, 04:59 PM
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So lower delay weapons benefit more from that bonus
Exactly. Think of Earthcaller like merging a Blade of Carnage with Swarmcaller. You get a better ratio weapon with the same kind of slow, so you have better DPS per kill since you don't have to swap it out.
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Old 02-08-2023, 04:59 PM
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So lower delay weapons benefit more from that bonus
Yah.. Swiftblade of zek makes for a nice swap with Earthcaller after it procs due to the low delay/stats.
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Old 02-08-2023, 05:02 PM
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Yah.. Swiftblade of zek makes for a nice swap with Earthcaller after it procs due to the low delay/stats.
Yeah Swift Blade of Zek is great if you can get it.
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Old 02-08-2023, 05:05 PM
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Earthcaller is pretty niche tho I rarely use it or used it while leveling, if you can afford a earthcaller just get a sboz for 1/5th the cost. Swiftwind is cheap asf and never replaced except good 2h build like cek sword. The bonus attack is worth more then the haste component.

Edit the slow component of earthcaller is nice but unless ya do specific low man with no shm or enc , you will lose dps to sboz or better mainhand.
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