damage question

#1punkrocktoolPosted 5/4/2013 11:03:06 AM
So I've been using a 6800 damage shock plasma caster with my mechromancer. I found a 12000 maliwan shock smg. However, when I test them against target practice the plasma caster seems to be doing more damage. I test both similarly, but the plasma caster does like 345k and the shock smg registers about 288k even though it's base damage is higher. What am I missing?
#2spfurm01Posted 5/4/2013 11:53:35 AM(edited)
Is the Plasma caster also a Maliwan? If the damage you listed was crit damage, then it's possible that the plasma caster you've got has a higher crit damage. EDIT: nvm just looked at the section for smgs in the damage formula they all have the same crit damage

The Prefix/Names of the guns would help, also skill build, class mod, shield, relic, etc
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#3punkrocktool(Topic Creator)Posted 5/4/2013 1:12:07 PM
It's a tediore
#4packman1010Posted 5/4/2013 1:52:33 PM
Plasma Casters are normally x2 right?
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#5packman1010Posted 5/4/2013 1:52:51 PM
allegiance relic?
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#6spfurm01Posted 5/4/2013 1:53:27 PM
Hmm I think I've found it. Plasma casters usually have a slight AoE splash (akin to using the Cobra sniper, just with a much smaller AoE) so a direct hit may calculate the direct hit and the splash together into the damage. Doing some searching it appears that Plasma casters deal a much larger amount of damage than what is advertised on their item card, usually close to double the amount.
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#7punkrocktool(Topic Creator)Posted 5/4/2013 3:27:21 PM
Thanks for the info...I guess this is why the target practice jerkbag is there, can't trust the numbers.

Yeah, the plasma caster is x2, but I thought that was ammo usage and not damage.