# blademaster: claws or agiboots?

## blademaster: claws or agiboots?

Hiall,

i was asked if a blademaster should buy agiboots or claws.

i calculated stuff (hopefully correct ) and found claws are a little better. numbers you can find here:

http://i50.tinypic.com/2ihpitg.png

the result is that claws have slightly better dps. in addition to that, lasthitting is easier with claws since the damage of a single hit is larger.

since claws are cheaper, nobody will buy boots for agiheroes anymore after reading this.

the only advantage of boots are:

small armor bonus vs no armor bonus

better slow effect from slow orbif you dont have very much agi.

the formula for the dps is

dps=(bd+agi)*(1+0.02*agi)/bcd

dps=damage per second

bd= base damage

agi=agistats

bcd=base cooldown

if you add

nc= number of claws

nb=bumber of boots

the formula becomes

dps=(bd+agi+15*nc+8*nb)*(1+0.02*(agi+8*nb)/bcd

-sdx

i was asked if a blademaster should buy agiboots or claws.

i calculated stuff (hopefully correct ) and found claws are a little better. numbers you can find here:

http://i50.tinypic.com/2ihpitg.png

the result is that claws have slightly better dps. in addition to that, lasthitting is easier with claws since the damage of a single hit is larger.

since claws are cheaper, nobody will buy boots for agiheroes anymore after reading this.

the only advantage of boots are:

small armor bonus vs no armor bonus

better slow effect from slow orbif you dont have very much agi.

the formula for the dps is

dps=(bd+agi)*(1+0.02*agi)/bcd

dps=damage per second

bd= base damage

agi=agistats

bcd=base cooldown

if you add

nc= number of claws

nb=bumber of boots

the formula becomes

dps=(bd+agi+15*nc+8*nb)*(1+0.02*(agi+8*nb)/bcd

-sdx

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## Re: blademaster: claws or agiboots?

For dps claws might be better (Im pretty sure theyre better and they become better with higher kritlvl).

But in earlygame it can be helpful to have the 3.5-4 (dont know the exact value) armor bonus. I think in the end it doesnt make such a big difference that its important for the game and its result.

But in earlygame it can be helpful to have the 3.5-4 (dont know the exact value) armor bonus. I think in the end it doesnt make such a big difference that its important for the game and its result.

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## Re: blademaster: claws or agiboots?

I play with claws, i prefer. easier to get the last hit

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## Re: blademaster: claws or agiboots?

Im old school player and for bm still prefer 2x claws than 2x agi boots.

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## Re: blademaster: claws or agiboots?

For potm and bm better claws,coz potm imba dmg with arrow + claws bm crit+claws

i my team dont have stuners i learn mass mirror,then better aggi boots

i my team dont have stuners i learn mass mirror,then better aggi boots

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## Re: blademaster: claws or agiboots?

i thought agi bonus speed was reduced from 2% to 1% per agi point?

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## Re: blademaster: claws or agiboots?

no, its the default value 0.02 agi per agility, but the blademasters base attack speed has been increased to 1.83motion_man wrote:i thought agi bonus speed was reduced from 2% to 1% per agi point?

## Re: blademaster: claws or agiboots?

ye, i kno default is 0,02, just thought u might have played with it.

btw whats the minimum attack cooldown, is there limit?

btw whats the minimum attack cooldown, is there limit?

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## Re: blademaster: claws or agiboots?

i think the blademaster has one of the fastest base attack speedsmotion_man wrote:ye, i kno default is 0,02, just thought u might have played with it.

btw whats the minimum attack cooldown, is there limit?

however alchemist in lvl9/10 rage has a base attack speed of 1.1

## Re: blademaster: claws or agiboots?

Does it mean that blademaster at start does 1 hit every 1.87 seconds?

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## Re: blademaster: claws or agiboots?

Does it mean that blademaster at start does 1 hit every 1.87 seconds?

if he had zero agi an no items that affect attackspeed or agi, than yes.

i updated the calculation and the result is changes by a few hundredth of one dps, so technically it does not change the results.but the blademasters base attack speed has been increased to 1.83

if there is no hardcoded limit, you can decrese it until zero at infinite agi. if you have a lot agi (a lot means much more than 1000) the attackspeed AS isbtw whats the minimum attack cooldown, is there limit?

AS=BAS/(0.02*agi),

with BAS the basic attack speed.

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## Re: blademaster: claws or agiboots?

back2topic:Steel.DX wrote:Hiall,

i was asked if a blademaster should buy agiboots or claws.

i calculated stuff (hopefully correct ) and found claws are a little better. numbers you can find here:

http://i50.tinypic.com/2ihpitg.png

the result is that claws have slightly better dps. in addition to that, lasthitting is easier with claws since the damage of a single hit is larger.

since claws are cheaper, nobody will buy boots for agiheroes anymore after reading this.

the only advantage of boots are:

small armor bonus vs no armor bonus

better slow effect from slow orbif you dont have very much agi.

the formula for the dps is

dps=(bd+agi)*(1+0.02*agi)/bcd

dps=damage per second

bd= base damage

agi=agistats

bcd=base cooldown

if you add

nc= number of claws

nb=bumber of boots

the formula becomes

dps=(bd+agi+15*nc+8*nb)*(1+0.02*(agi+8*nb)/bcd

-sdx

1) why is the cooldown decreasing so fast?^^

how did you calculated it?

2) and is it possible to fill it one more time with the blademasters stats?

1.83 base cd, and it seems like that he has a base dmg of 23 with 23 agility, "die amount" is 2 and "sides per die" is 6, so he has at lvl1 25-35dmg

see also: http://wc3onlinetools.wc.funpic.de/damage_calculator/index.php?minimal_damage=0&maximal_damage=0&base_damage=23&die_amount=2&sides_per_die=6&code2dmg=Calculate

3) and i would like to see the effect on critical strike, i guess most of the players use it as their main ability and since you get also a bit more attack speed with agility boots you should also have a higher chance for crits ...

this was the only proper wc3 dps caluculator i found:

http://www.dotastrategy.com/library-guide-31-DPSGuide.html

i used it, also used the formulas but the results werent close with your results^^

maybe you can have a look at it, there is also a method how to add crit dmg to your formula

(cant realy think atm, my brain is still in a mess about how to set up a win 2008 r2 server^^)

## Re: blademaster: claws or agiboots?

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thanks for nice replies i cant answer everything right now but ill start...

the cooldown is decreasing as f(x):=A/(1+B*x) does. thats pretty steep for small positive x:

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=1.83%2F%281%2B0.02*x%29+from+x%3D0+to+200

be aware of the fact that it is not so important how fast the cooldown decreases, but how fast the hits per second increase. this is a linear function (inverse of cooldown):

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=1%2F%281.83%2F%281%2B0.02*x%29%29+from+x%3D0+to+200

I calculated it as

CD=BCD/(1+0.02*agi)

with

CD= cooldown

BCD=basic cooldown

agi=agi stats

its the same math as in your link ace, except i have 2% IAS per agi, not 1%

source: 2.1 in http://warcraft.ingame.de/forum/showthread.php?t=180439

http://www.file-upload.net/download-4730512/agitabelle.ods.html

warning: its not completely free of hardcoding

dpsc=dps*(1+CC*CD)

with

dpsc=DPS including crits

dps=DPS without including crits, the formula i stated in the first post

CC=chance of crit

CD=Crit damage

so if you have for exampe 17% chance of crit and you crit deals double damage (200%),

dpsc=dps*(1+0.17*2)

=dps*1.34

it is completely independent of you damage or stats or whatever, its a factor that is multiplied with the dps value )

dont drink and derive!

-sdx

thanks for nice replies i cant answer everything right now but ill start...

1) why is the cooldown decreasing so fast?^^

how did you calculated it? Smile

the cooldown is decreasing as f(x):=A/(1+B*x) does. thats pretty steep for small positive x:

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=1.83%2F%281%2B0.02*x%29+from+x%3D0+to+200

be aware of the fact that it is not so important how fast the cooldown decreases, but how fast the hits per second increase. this is a linear function (inverse of cooldown):

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=1%2F%281.83%2F%281%2B0.02*x%29%29+from+x%3D0+to+200

I calculated it as

CD=BCD/(1+0.02*agi)

with

CD= cooldown

BCD=basic cooldown

agi=agi stats

its the same math as in your link ace, except i have 2% IAS per agi, not 1%

source: 2.1 in http://warcraft.ingame.de/forum/showthread.php?t=180439

go ahead, heres the file, openoffice calc:and is it possible to fill it one more time with the blademasters stats?

http://www.file-upload.net/download-4730512/agitabelle.ods.html

warning: its not completely free of hardcoding

afaik, the crits are totally boring for math (if averaged over many hits):crits

dpsc=dps*(1+CC*CD)

with

dpsc=DPS including crits

dps=DPS without including crits, the formula i stated in the first post

CC=chance of crit

CD=Crit damage

so if you have for exampe 17% chance of crit and you crit deals double damage (200%),

dpsc=dps*(1+0.17*2)

=dps*1.34

it is completely independent of you damage or stats or whatever, its a factor that is multiplied with the dps value )

dont drink and derive!

-sdx

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## Re: blademaster: claws or agiboots?

hm it just came to my mind that , for crits, it could make a big difference if agi is considered and itemdamage not. anybody has information about that?

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## Re: blademaster: claws or agiboots?

In my opinion, item-damage (claws for exemple) are taken in consideration for the count of critical hits.

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## Re: blademaster: claws or agiboots?

thats 1 of the ideas to balance the blademaster in ladder games since stacking bm with claws could give ridiculous critsSteel.DX wrote:hm it just came to my mind that , for crits, it could make a big difference if agi is considered and itemdamage not. anybody has information about that?

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## Re: blademaster: claws or agiboots?

That claws (and in general green + dmg in stats) are calculated in crits?Steel.DX wrote:do you have a reliable source for this?

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## Re: blademaster: claws or agiboots?

hi^^ I read this topic for the second time, and it's very interesting (I love BM too^^)

but one question, I thk there is a problem in the following formula :

I thk it's more :

no ? it depends a lot of the definition I thk.

but one question, I thk there is a problem in the following formula :

dps=(bd+agi)*(1+0.02*agi)/bcd

I thk it's more :

dps=(bd+agi)*([1+0.02]^agi)/bcd

no ? it depends a lot of the definition I thk.

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