Knight vs berserker gear?

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Posted by: Ragnarox.9601

Ragnarox.9601

does 500 more toughness gear give more advantage then 40% more crit dmg? does that mean at least 20% less dmg received?
with autoattack i get 1200-1400 crit dmg with gs and hammer(with 111% crit dmg, 42% crit) and i think thats kinda low or bugged. and with mace i get 1900 crit dmg. how can that be, 2h doing less dmg then 1h? so i am thinking to switch for knight gear better with more defense.

edit: i’ve seen some guardians doing 12k dmg with ww, and 7k with MB and i cant do that kind of dmg, max ww was 3.5k, and mb 3.8k, and seen some 5k crits on lowbies in wvw and thats it.
build is (0-15-30-20-5)

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Posted by: DaveGan.8065

DaveGan.8065

Were these guardians in a party with 4 warriors autocasting fgj and spamming omm on everything?

On another note I use knight armor/weapons and ruby trinkets.

Opportunity cost of crit damage (other stat points that are lost with crit dmg stat) is too expensive on armor/weapons for me to justify.

On the other hand, on my warrior with easy access to fury, precision becomes worth much less and I sm waiting on fractals RNG to swap a lit of that gear to cavalier

Being bad is excusable; staying bad is not.
TG Dave

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Posted by: DesertRose.2031

DesertRose.2031

If you want to mix Berserker and Knight:

As far as gear goes, a balanced between knights and berserker is based on the below stat comparison on what you lose per 1% of crit damage (credit to Reddit – paradiselight).
The tradeoff for 1% of crit damage is equal to:

5 stat points – upgrade slot of trinkets and backpack
10 stat points- traits (not an equipment, but listed for comparison)
12 stat points – glove, shoulder and boots
12.8 stat points – 1H weapons and amulet
13.33 stat points – Earring
14 stat points – Backpack (rare version from guild armorsmith)
14.22 stat points – 2H weapons
14.4 stat points – Coat
16 stat points – Ring, helm and legging

What this means, is that my coat, ring, helm, and legs are knight pieces, and everything else (including jewels in knight rings) are berserker stats. This lets you balance some survivability with damage by losing the least amount of stats possible.

Additional Toughness decreases damage by:
Additional Toughness/(Current Armor+Additional Toughness)

So e.g. to half the damage you take you have to double your armor.

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Posted by: Tyber Valens.5148

Tyber Valens.5148

My guess is that those guardians went sold zeal and randiance with zerk gear. I’d recheck your math since a crit hit is 150% of base base damage + crit damage%. You should be doing more than 111% even without a boost to crit.

I am also thinking about swtiching my berserker for knights but for PvE defense build.

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Posted by: kaffaljidhma.1496

kaffaljidhma.1496

what about the adept toughness → precision trait?

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Posted by: Relentliss.2170

Relentliss.2170

I’d suggest mixing knights armor and emerald jewellery with beryl orbs and exquisite beryl orbs.

We don’t need to make mandatory gear treadmills, we make all of it optional

Anet lied (where’s the Manifesto now?)

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Posted by: CRrabbit.1284

CRrabbit.1284

I had same question before, then I tried all. At last I settled down with a mix knight+zerk.
In my opinion:
Mix > knight > zerk.
You can go full zerk in PVE since it’s the easiest part, but if you want to go further to dungeon especially WvW, Knight will definitely bring you more benefit than zerk.

does 500 more toughness gear give more advantage then 40% more crit dmg? does that mean at least 20% less dmg received?
with autoattack i get 1200-1400 crit dmg with gs and hammer(with 111% crit dmg, 42% crit) and i think thats kinda low or bugged. and with mace i get 1900 crit dmg. how can that be, 2h doing less dmg then 1h? so i am thinking to switch for knight gear better with more defense.

edit: i’ve seen some guardians doing 12k dmg with ww, and 7k with MB and i cant do that kind of dmg, max ww was 3.5k, and mb 3.8k, and seen some 5k crits on lowbies in wvw and thats it.
build is (0-15-30-20-5)

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Posted by: deherch.3158

deherch.3158

If you want the best of both worlds, it is wise to choose Berserker jewels and Knight armor.
http://www.guildwars2guru.com/topic/69773-mixing-berserker-and-other-gear-how-to-do-it-right/