Barbarian +damage vs. strength.

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3 years ago#1
How come often a relatively small amount of +damage on a weapon gives me a much bigger dps boost than a huge chunk of strength on a weapon?I is confused!
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3 years ago#2
Because you have low base DPS.
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3 years ago#3
To clarify, +str is % based. If your base damage is low str isnt going to increase it that much. If it's high it will increase a lot from strength.
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3 years ago#4
to put it in practacle terms, once your base damage gets to 100 then 1% of damage increase from strength will be greater than 1 bonus damage on a weapon. Thats because strength is a % modifier of your base damage, while the bonus damage is a strait additive.
3 years ago#5
Do you mean base damage from my weapons? How do I increase my base damage more so as to benefit from strength please?
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3 years ago#6
Bump, sorry for the nub questions.
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3 years ago#7
primarily from your weapon yes, it has the greatest impact on your damage, and + damage effects on your equipment also comes into play.
3 years ago#8
So one of my primary goals should be to aim for a minimum of 100 base damage i assume?
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3 years ago#9
Read the sticky or read the tooltips.

Weapon does average of 50 damage per hit.
Hits 1.5 times a second.
200 Str.

That's 225 DPS.

+10 damage: 270 DPS
+50 Str: 262.5 DPS

Edit: There's no minimum you should shoot for (why would there be?) just get whatever stats give you the best gains, which is going to be a combination.
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3 years ago#10
alpacino1983 posted...
So one of my primary goals should be to aim for a minimum of 100 base damage i assume?


your primary goal should be to increase your over all damage, usually the biggest gains come from raising your base damage, the 100 isnt really a goal just the point at which strength will play a larger part in your over all damage.
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