just trying to make the most out of these skill resets >_> if you plan on getting a skill lvl 5 after a reset, might as well test lvls 1,3,5 on the way lol
I'm pretty biased towards PW 5/5, but that's from a Raid POV. As gear gets stronger, a few things happen:
- thief classes get naturally higher crit, needing less to no AGI runes
- crit rate is currently capped at 70%, so overdoing it with AGI runes (60%+ buffed crit) negates your Crit Doping buff (+20%)
- there are so many %ATK buffs (Doping, Swordie STR buff, guild ATK buff, Explorer's STR Pots, and sometimes the 20% ATK doping)
- so higher gear levels mean STR runes become better (which also help PW damage)
I messed with only 5 minute tests, and with 2085 ATK, the unbuffed difference (lvl 1 vs. lvl 5) with CoA-H gear added up to about 7.7K damage. That's just from 3 tries though and without any ATK buffs mentioned above.
The more STR you get, the difference starts to show, so I see PW-5 as a pretty endgame-ish skill, it scales well with good gear/buffs. Imagine how much BlackLotus' (a rogue from SEA) PW ticks, yes plz to +5% of 7000ATK every 2secs >_>