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+% Base and/or Piercing - how do they equate?

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  • +% Base and/or Piercing - how do they equate?

    Lots of chaos gems and realizing I've been ignoring the +% Agg/Bal/Def generals and the +%Base gems for the most part. Am I being daft and focussing on Piercing and Resistance for PvP and +% Crit for Monsters?

    All things being equal, for PvP, what is superior: +5% Base attack or +45 Piercing?

    Should you go all-in for one? Just trying to figure out the right mix.

    Thanks for any and all advice.

  • #2
    Basically it really depends on your stats, as piercing/resistance and stats complement each other.
    Most of the time though I think Piercing/Resistance will most likely be a better power. But if you have big defense or attack stats, the +% Base stats powers can be very powerful too.
    +% Agg/Bal/Def generals can be interesting too, although unless you're a LSI build you will probably have higher base stats than your alliance stats.
    +% Agg boost can be interesting for Monster Hunting too, since your alliance stats matter a lot for damage.

    If you want to check what is best for you between piercing or +% Base Atk for instance, you can use this spreadsheet: (or direct link: here)

    Another good spreadsheet for Monster damage:
    Last edited by gogoo; 01-03-2022, 08:12 PM.


    • #3
      Originally posted by gogoo View Post
      Basically it really depends on your stats, as piercing/resistance and stats complement each other.
      Most of the the though I think Piercing/Resistance will most likely be a better power. But if you have big defense or attack stats, the +% Base stats powers can be very powerful too.
      For OP, keep in mind that +%Base can seem like a lot, but if you do the math Piercing/Resistance often will be better if you have to choose, since P/R include green stats.


      • #4
        PP/PR would certainly seem to be best long term for the above reasons, but also keep in mind (at least from my experience - I could just be unlucky) these gems seem to be far less plentiful. I've been doing the Epic campaigns for quite some time, yet have only achieved 1 PP and 2 PR gems during that time, while I have enough +%Base to completely fill out my attack/defense loadouts with a couple to spare. So from an endgame standpoint, I'd agree the PP/PR would be best, you may find it useful to go with the +%Base until you actually get those types. My +%Base give me well over 3k more to my base stats, which is at least something semi-useful until something better pops up, rather than nothing at all. Since gem stats are completely random, there's really no way to go 'all in' for one, unless you either get extremely lucky, or plan on doing campaigns every two weeks for the next 25 years.