Wuxia DPS: The scientific approach to damage per second

Wuxia DPS: The scientific approach to damage per second

Hi, the Wuxia class is one hell of an interesting character class. It is the only race that could use 4 types of weapons, each weapon class having its own set of skills. Each weapon has it attack power, the thing everyone see's every time. And there is attack speed, something that is neglected by most players in Perfect World. Attack speed is your number of attacks per second. The basic calculation of attack speed is:

Atk speed = 1/ Ans
To get Ans

1/(baseAspd) - (atk delay) = Ans

So each weapon differs in attack speed. Fist and Claws, being the fastest, have a base attack speed of 1.43. Swords and Blades have 1.11. Spears, Long blades and Bores have 1.00 aspd. Double Swords/Blades, Mauls and Long Axes have 0.91 while Double hammers and axes are the slowest at 0.83. I'm not including wands and bows because they are not natural weapons of the wuxia class and God knows who the hell uses them with a Wuxia.

So what's with the attack speed? All players in PW will have to kill monsters, even those craft levelers. If someone levels up from level 1 without killing a monster, then stop playing this game and go to hell.

I just want to point out that weapon attack speed is an essential stat of weapons. They're not there for nothing, It is something that we can abuse. We can do damage too without using a skill. I know that there are wuxias who skill spams for the rest of his/her life, but it's not really recommendable since you'll be spending SP every time. Normal attacking is money saver and it is something that we should be doing.

We'll be using level 9 weapons for Wuxia. I'll show you the possible damage per second that you can deal with all level 9 NPC weapons. Well calculate the item's DPS including the Strength requirement. Strength adds to your physical damage. All weapons will be calculated with the minimum strength requirement. I'll add dexterity just to see how much your critical rate increases.

We'll calculate only with base str max mastery, no rings, no stones and no buffs. NPC items only. Our character will be level 80 so it can use all level 9 weapons.

Damage Formula: (weapon atk+stones+atk stats+atkRings+lvl) x [1+(damageStatx2/3)/100+atkbuffs/passive)]

DPS = ([Min attack + max attack]/2) x Aspd

Note: DPS is best used against monsters, in Duels and TW, I suggest you spam all your skills.

AXES and HAMMERS

Sky Cleaving Axe (level 71)

Str Req: 211
Dex Req: 43 (+ 2 crit)
Attack: 272-816
Aspd: 0.91

([272 - 816]+ 80) x (1+{[211x2/3]/100)}+.6)

Estimated attack power: 1058 - 2693

DPS = (1058 + 2693)/2 x 0.91
DPS = 1707

Black-Gold Maul (level 74)

Str Req: 224
Dex Req: 41 (+2 crit)
Attack: 399-740
Aspd:0.91

([399-740]+ 80) x (1+{[224x2/3]/100)}+.6)

Estimated attack power: 1481 - 2536

DPS (1481 + 2536)/2 x 0.91
DPS = 1828

Tornado Axe (level 77)

Str Req: 233
Dex Req: 43 (+2 crit)
Attack: 339-917
Aspd:0.83

([339-917]+ 80) x (1+{[233x2/3]/100)}+.6)

Estimated attack power: 1491 - 3143

DPS (1491 + 3143)/2 x 0.83
DPS = 1923

Ear-Splitting Hammer (level 79)

Str Req: 242
Dex Req: 40 (+2 crit)
Attack: 539-809
Aspd:0.83

([539-809]+ 80) x (1+{[242x2/3]/100)}+.6)

Estimated attack power: 1989 - 2856

DPS (1989 + 2856)/2 x 0.83
DPS = 2011

SPEARS

Spring-Autumn Blade (level 72)

Str Req: 207
Dex Req: 86 (+4 crit)
Attack: 373-775
Aspd:1.00

([373-775]+ 80) x (1+{[207x2/3]/100)}+.6)

Estimated attack power: 1350 - 2548

DPS (1350 + 2548)/2 x 1
DPS = 1949

Leaping-Dragon Spear (level 75)

Str Req: 210
Dex Req: 93 (+4 crit)
Attack: 448-746
Aspd:1.00

([448-746]+ 80) x (1+{[210x2/3]/100)}+.6)

Estimated attack power: 1584 - 2478

DPS (1584 + 2478)/2 x 1
DPS = 2031

Nine Melodies Bore (level 78)

Str Req: 222
Dex Req: 92 (+4 crit)
Attack: 434-806
Aspd:1.00

([434-806]+ 80) x (1+{[222x2/3]/100)}+.6)

Estimated attack power: 1583 - 2729

DPS (1583 + 2729)/2 x 1
DPS = 2156

FISTS

Flicker-Jab Fist (level 73)

Str Req: 116
Dex Req: 145 (+7 crit)
Attack: 319-353
Aspd:1.43

([319-353]+ 80) x (1+{[116x2/3]/100)}+.6)

Estimated attack power: 947 - 1027

DPS (947 + 1027)/2 x 1.43
DPS = 1412

Vorpal Claw (level 78)

Str Req: 120
Dex Req: 159 (+7 crit, 1 more dex and it's +8)
Attack: 307 - 415
Aspd:1.43

([307 - 415]+ 80) x (1+{[120x2/3]/100)}+.6)

Estimated attack power: 929 - 1188

DPS (929 +1188)/2 x 1.43
DPS = 1513

SWORDS

Flowery-Wind Double Swords (level 71)

Str Req: 141
Dex Req: 113 (+ 5 crit)
Attack: 463-626
Aspd:0.91

([463-626]+ 80) x (1+{[141x2/3]/100)}+.6)

Estimated attack power: 1311 - 1793

DPS (1311 + 1793)/2 x 0.91
DPS = 1412

Icy-Moon Double Blades (level 74)

Str Req: 154
Dex Req: 110 (+ 5 crit)
Attack: 427 - 712
Aspd:0.91

([427 - 712]+ 80) x (1+{[154x2/3]/100)}+.6)

Estimated attack power: 1331 - 2080

DPS (1331 + 2080)/2 x 0.91
DPS = 1552

Unwieldy Blade (level 77)

Str Req: 157
Dex Req: 119 (+ 5 crit, 1 more and it's + 6)
Attack: 334 - 620
Aspd:1.11

([334 - 620]+ 80) x (1+{[157x2/3]/100)}+.6)

Estimated attack power: 1095 - 1852

DPS (1095 + 1852)/2 x 1.11
DPS = 1636

Hidden-Edge Sword (level 79)

Str Req: 161
Dex Req: 122 (+ 6 crit)
Attack: 393 - 589
Aspd:1.11

([393 - 589]+ 80) x (1+{[161x2/3]/100)}+.6)

Estimated attack power: 1264 - 1788

DPS (1264 + 1788)/2 x 1.11
DPS = 1694

WHEW, now it's done. Surprise, the spear class is the most effective DPS machine in Perfect World. Generally, bores are the best DPS weapons in Perfect World, Nice Strength and Dex balance with high attack power and decent attack speed. Flicker Jab fist is down the hill with a lousy 1412 DPS, but it comes with +7 crit so that should give you some boost in damage. It might be the weakest but it is the most consistent. Its max attack-min attack difference is 80, compared to Tornado Axe's 1652.

Of course, this formula does not include 3 star items nor stats, simply 1 star NPC items from the blacksmith, but this calculation should give you a rough estimate of your possible DPS.

There you go, a scientific approach to DPS. Every weapon has it's advantage, and the Bore class just kicked some DPS ass from their weapon cousins.

Disclaimer: DPS calculation is my formula, if you have a better (more accurate) calculation, please do inform me.

Here's the table of DPS and Max-Min attack difference: have fun!

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Weapon Type Weapon DPS Max Min attack difference
Fist Flicker-Jab Fist 1412 80
Double Swords Flowery-Wind Double Swords 1412 482
Claw Vorpal Claw 1513 259
Double Blades Icy-Moon Double Blades 1552 749
Simple Blade Unwieldy Blade 1636 757
Simple Sword Hidden-Edge Sword 1694 524
Long Axe Sky-Cleaving Axe 1707 1635
Maul Black-Gold Maul 1828 1055
Double Axe Tornado Axe 1923 1652
Long Blade Spring-Autumn Blade 1949 1198
Dual Hammers Ear-Splitting Hammer 2011 867
Spear Leaping Dragon Spear 2031 894
Bore Nine-Melodies Bore 2156 1146
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