Over the past 6 months i’ve seen a lot of Topics about autoattack Wizard builds. Most of those builds were aiming for a specific item the “Power staff”.
The problem with this itme was that there were only view informations about it.
This item drops from the 280 world boss Demon Lord Marnox cube.
Yesterday i was able to drop and craft this item. So i started to test how it exactly works.
First some info about my build.
I’m a level 277 wiz1/pyro1/Linker1/Thauma3/Featherfoot1
(only white 220 gear)
with all my buffs activated i have ~600 p attack and ~1300 m attack.
When i hit truffle (level 221 monster) with the C attack of the staff i dealt ~3000 dmg in a single damage line and ~3200 crit.
So from this values we can see that even when 200% magic dmg is added to the attack the dmg is calculated as (pattack with all calculations)+(mattack with all its calculations)
So with this calculation in mind i tested further synergies. Here is a List with what i tested.
-Lethargie 100% bonus strike dmg attribut.Only works for the p attack part. Ignores the m attack part.(tested)
-Slithering & Highkick (+200% strike dmg) should be the same as with Lethargie (not tested)
-Running Shot Has no effect on the dmg of the c attacks at all. Guess it simply has no effect on subweapon attacks.(tested)
-Quick cast 50% magic dmg attribute. I think it will not work cause it does not increase the magic attack in the stat screen. but i might be wrong. (Not Tested got no wiz3 on 220)
-Crit as said aboth only works for the p attack part of the attack(tested)
-Swell Left arm p attack and m attack get increased.(tested)
-Swell Right arm as the Power staff is a 2H weapon this buffs gives only 24% evade from attribute. (tested)
-Swell Brain increases Int->magic attack-> increases dmg of the m attack part of the staff. (tested)
-Quicken woked. speeds up the attackspeed (tested)
Basicly all interesting synergies with spells do not work for this weapon. even if quick cast could work it would still be only ~3900 dmg each attack.
Wich might sound high at first but at lvl 210+ enemys have mostly ~100.000 life which would result in 25 hits to kill. That would be to slow and in my opinion not worth it .
The only builds i see a use for this weapon are
- Damage build with lot of down time due to cooldowns. so you can autoattack while waiting for spells.
- wiz1/pyro1/Linker2/Chrono3 build with high int. Cause it anyways has only autoattacks to deal dmg.
I hope i could light up som of the mysteries around the Power staff and help people who have considererd an autoattack wizard.