Pure Dex: Weapons better at +15 or elemental?

#1Number4RocketPosted 11/10/2012 10:41:43 PM
I want to make a new dex character, and I'm just curious what gets more damage output with a dexterity of 45 for the better katanas and scythes and whatnot.

Does going +15 get better damage?
Or is elemental still more powerful?

I've heard elemental damage got nerfed a tad and want to confirm what's better before I set off and make a new character.
#2DevirukiPosted 11/10/2012 10:42:47 PM
I think Lightning gets a slightly higher AR, but the split damage makes it worse.
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#3WyrmcraftPosted 11/10/2012 10:42:48 PM
+15 buffed, elemental lose scaling/
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#4zeik56Posted 11/10/2012 10:43:27 PM
+15 absolutely.

Elemental is only for when you don't invest much in offensive stats.
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#5rockn75Posted 11/10/2012 10:44:14 PM
My advice to you. dont put a f***ing single point in dexterity more than you have to if you want to go elemental XD, that being said if you are set on 45 dex. then in no way would you ever go elemental it got nerfed greatly, but even prepatch, if you're going a dex build, you get an item that scales with dex. 'nuff said.

The only reason people use elemental weapons is because they are stupidly strong, and you dont need any stats for scaling.
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#6Number4Rocket(Topic Creator)Posted 11/10/2012 10:46:22 PM
Thanks, just wanted to confirm, haven't played the game for quite some time.

I forgot to mention I won't be using any buffing sorcery or miracles on my weapons, but that seems irrelevant since with A scaling +15 weapons will do more damage than elemental ones.

Alright, now to calibrate a few more stats and start my new character!
#7zeik56Posted 11/10/2012 10:47:17 PM
From: rockn75 | #005
My advice to you. dont put a f***ing single point in dexterity more than you have to if you want to go elemental XD, that being said if you are set on 45 dex. then in no way would you ever go elemental it got nerfed greatly, but even prepatch, if you're going a dex build, you get an item that scales with dex. 'nuff said.

The only reason people use elemental weapons is because they are stupidly strong, and you dont need any stats for scaling.

It only got nerfed like 10%. At 45 Dex a +15 weapon is always better.
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#8Number4Rocket(Topic Creator)Posted 11/10/2012 10:47:37 PM
Also I guess it's not "pure" dex as I want to throw fire around, and the 45 DEX mark is for the fastest fire tossing speed.
#9DevirukiPosted 11/10/2012 10:48:11 PM
DMB or SLB could help.
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#10Number4Rocket(Topic Creator)Posted 11/10/2012 10:52:30 PM
I said I'm not buffing.
Can't afford it as I want to cap at LVL125, and also I already have a faith character for enchanting stuff.