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#227 Jan 31 2012 at 8:12 PM Rating: Excellent
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I got my hands on a Vermin Earring and here's what I found:

+2% Plantoid Killer (Tested on Highland Treants using Primal Rend @300%, 995 dmg with, 985 dmg without, 1% dmg difference)
-4% Vermin Killer (Tested on Buzzfly with the same method, 1025 dmg with, 1045 dmg without, 2% dmg difference)
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Pygmytoise are a good choice to test on methinks. They are all VT to me at 99. They only have 2 possible levels. I'm not sure on the exact levels though...
The Training page says level 99~103. I assume the boulder eaters start at levle 99. The Pygmytoise are ALL VT, which would make me think they start at 103. If, so then the higher level ones should be level 104. I'm not sure if its normal for training regimes to cover the exact level range of mobs or not.
The higher level ones give me 600 xp solo. the lower level ones give me 500 xp. Any help confirming thier levels would be apprcieated.

600xp pygmytoise have 557 Defense
500xp pygmytoise have 548 Defense

My melee Gear had 578 Attack (no food and I was specifically omitting some of my better tp gear. I'm bst/sch (dispel hardened shell). I was using richardet's +3 DA axe, so 72 base damage. I'll check my exact gear tonight.

So far I only have some numbers on Lulush and Falcorr.

I'm having a bit of trouble w/ Kparser though... The raw data option is grayed out. I'd really like to cut some parts out of the parse which would clean the data up. (there are a few hits before I dispel hardened shell, and I cannot completely filter out other groups kills of boulder eaters.)

Its nice that I can solo down VT's consistently and usually I don't need any pet food. I am resting between fights though, so no chain kills.

Until I can clean up my data, the best I can say for now is average melee & crit hits:

Xilk 66.02 127.52
Lulush 97.15 192.16

I have to clean the falcor data up a bit... had some boulder eater kills in there... but the numbers were close to lulush. I expect higher attack on lulush than falcorr.

Edited, Feb 1st 2012 9:45am by Xilk
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#229 Feb 01 2012 at 11:11 AM Rating: Good
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I have to correct myself about DapperMac and Flowerpot Merle having the dame BaseD + fSTR.
merle is 73
mac is 75
However, I think the rest of my investigation is still a viable theory to test/confirm.

The +2 difference in fSTR could be due to a difference in weapon rank for the mnk's.
Mac's weapon rank is just a bit higher, allowing a higher cap for fSTR.
If the current estimate for fSTR cap holds true for pets, then it means weapon rank + 8. This would imply a weapon rank of 16 for Merle, and 18 for Mac.

This kind of weapon rank is MUCH higher than players for h2h. It would mean a damage +141 weapon if it matched player mechanics. This is far outside the range of what h2h weapons are at.


Which begs the question: What data do we really need for pet dd? Kegsay was running into this w/ smn testing at 75 also.

I think we just need STR, attack, delay, and other job traits which we've already identified (crit damage bonus, TA, DA, etc...)
We have delay also.
I think we need a new model for pet damage which puts things in simplified terms if possible. STR, Vit, Attack, DEF. There is no weapon damage, there is no weapon rank, etc.

I think brenner is probably the best tool for the mathy testing. pet vs blu/pld w/ super high def and known vit values. parse the pet dd values. We have the upper cap for baseD + fSTR. This makes me wish I 2-boxed. Its hard to get ppl to commit to hours of testing w/ a parser :P.

I'll just need a large aggregate of data vs pygmytoise for some basic bench-marking. its a bandaid to comparing pet dd, not a solution.


Edited, Feb 1st 2012 1:09pm by Xilk
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#230 Feb 02 2012 at 2:41 AM Rating: Good
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Did you add +1 Killer and test again? +/- 3 Killer would give the same effect that you showed, right?
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#231 Feb 02 2012 at 8:23 AM Rating: Excellent
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Byrthnoth wrote:
Did you add +1 Killer and test again? +/- 3 Killer would give the same effect that you showed, right?


Oh right, mah bad. I did the test again by adding a Killer Effect merit, and you're right, it's +/- 3.

Vermin Earring testing:
1121 without, 1142 with Earring+Killer Effect Merit x 1 (2% damage increase, therefore it is a +3 Plantoid Killer effect on the Earring)
1205 without, 1193 with Earring+Killer Effect Merit x 1 (1% damage decrease, since -3 Vermin Killer gets the Killer Effect merit added to it, it effectively became a -2 effect)

Edit: Just noticed that Rya parsed the Arcana Earring a while ago, and the effect looked like 3% back then, too. Well played!

Edited, Feb 2nd 2012 9:36am by Bookmarku
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#232 Feb 02 2012 at 9:21 AM Rating: Good
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Well, that is cool!

So now we have a sample of a level 50 earring (Arcana) and level 55 earring (Vermin) both likely being +/- 3 Killer. I have no idea why they split two of them to a higher like that, but they are likely all the same. If there are no objections, I will add them all to the wiki later today.

Also, this is pretty important:
http://www.bluegartr.com/threads/103222-Dev-Tracker-%283-8-2011%29?p=5029084&viewfull=1#post5029084

Edited, Feb 2nd 2012 10:29am by Byrthnoth
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Byrthnoth wrote:
Also, this is pretty important:
http://www.bluegartr.com/threads/103222-Dev-Tracker-%283-8-2011%29?p=5029084&viewfull=1#post5029084

Edited, Feb 2nd 2012 10:29am by Byrthnoth


RAGE. Every time we get something good (see 100% pet -pdt) they take it away. Why don't they just remove the job entirely if they don't want us to play it?
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#234 Feb 02 2012 at 11:26 AM Rating: Excellent
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I noticed someone in the FFXIAH BST forums questioning whether or not Falcorr had TH3 (I don't recall seeing proof anywhere, just inference based on his THF-based nature) but a really easy way to check is using the Voidwatch system which gives you a message at the battle's completion regarding what % treasure hunter was applied to your lights. I went as BST to the Mimic King fight in Ro'Maeve, and in the absence of other TH forms (no THF or RNG or other BSTs) I tested with FaithfulFalcorr and we received a 3% TH bonus. I can dig up the screenshot in a sec.

Edit: Found it, FaithfulFalcorr Treasure Hunter 3.

Edited, Feb 2nd 2012 12:36pm by Bookmarku
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#235 Feb 02 2012 at 1:45 PM Rating: Good
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thats a really disappointing announcment. They are limiting pet th to level 1. They also mention the possibility of Pet: treasure hunter + gear.
As an overview they want thief to be top for th, then ranger, then /thf then anything else.
They will probably relieve the ingredient cost for faithful falcorr as a result of this.

Its interesting the other information in the post. The official translation will help alleviate some concerns. They did a fair amount of discussion of the other balance options they considered, such as keeping the th3 but reducing the combat effectiveness of the jug (frankly if it were a new jug, I wouldn't mind this, but I think yuly and falcorr both have combat niche's which I wouldnt' want to disturb). i wouldn't mind having a frog pet have th3. its really weak, but if I can put th3 on then drop the pet for big fights, I wouldnt' mind.

In the name of balance they also considered adjusting the drop tables.. which they thought would be too vast of a change for balance.

They know this one won't be popular. I don't like it. I like th3. There is very noticeable difference between th1, 2 & 3. after that I don't really notice the difference, but I'm not thf
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#236 Feb 02 2012 at 4:22 PM Rating: Excellent
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Funny how the people that are crappy at their jobs are the loudest advocates of this move by SE. Complaining about BST dominating Dynamis etc. It feels like we have been relegated again to a second class citizen. BST was very popular for a while there...

To all those who are in favor of this move: learn to not suck at your jobs. As a BST the MOST I can hold in Dynamis is 2 mobs. It is not efficient for me to do so unless I proc one first. If you see a BST holding 5 or 6, the take the one with the highest HP. Ad nauseum. Don't whine about how BST is dominating all the camps.

I have been in Dynamis as 99 THF DNC BST BLU solo and BST is still the most fun to play to me. It is also the lowest risk of death, and has a gil cost associated to it, which the others don't necessarily have.

For once we have a niche again and it is taken away from us. *sigh*

On a side note when is this "Tanaka-esque game-balancing update" supposed to happen?
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Ubinator wrote:
Funny how the people that are crappy at their jobs are the loudest advocates of this move by SE. Complaining about BST dominating Dynamis etc. It feels like we have been relegated again to a second class citizen. BST was very popular for a while there...

To all those who are in favor of this move: learn to not suck at your jobs.

It really has nothing to do with sucking or not sucking. BST is simply the scapegoat for the congestion felt in the most efficient farming spots at the moment. If this knocks down the efficiency of BST solo farming in Dynamis, the same congestion will likely continue, just with some other job combo. And when that happens, people will be complaining about that particular job combination causing the congestion. But the root cause of congestion isn't the balance between different jobs. It's simply because a very popular activity revolves around a limited resource (the number of JA centric camps in dynamis zones).

If everyone "stopped sucking" all of a sudden, it wouldn't reduce the number of people farming in Dynamis or increase the number of spots that are considered the most efficient spots. It would probably result in the situation feeling more congested then before (mobs dying faster would mean shorter fights, making respawn times feel that much worse).
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#238 Feb 04 2012 at 2:09 PM Rating: Excellent
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For the longest time, ChopsueyChucky and AmigoSabotender have been listed as having level caps of 85 on the wiki. I didn't recall seeing any testing done on this, so I went and checked it out.

I level sync'd to my other account's 76 BST in Abyssea and checked the max HP for ChopsueyChucky and AmigoSabotender (they both have the same HP modifier and the same MaxHP value: 3182). I have no Beast Affinity merits, so I re-entered Abyssea Mis Coast a short time later to repeat the test, uncapped, and found that Healing Salve I restored 1591 on both pets again (aka, 3182 MaxHP).

They're both level 75 cap pets (I highly doubt any of those old generation pets can exceed level 75 without Beast Affinity's assistance, now that we have confirmation on Carrie, Chopsuey and Amigo).
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svlyons wrote:


If everyone "stopped sucking" all of a sudden, it wouldn't reduce the number of people farming in Dynamis or increase the number of spots that are considered the most efficient spots. It would probably result in the situation feeling more congested then before (mobs dying faster would mean shorter fights, making respawn times feel that much worse).


Yeah what they need to do to improve congestion is equalize the proc rates for magic and WS. Then more camps and more jobs will be viable. Seems pretty braindead simple to me.

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I did some reading on the basics of Guttler as I was making one, and now that it's finished and powered up, I wanted to toss out some findings. I saw in one of the threads on here (the Guttler blog thread) that the choke effect can have some variance based on target (perhaps like the Choke spell itself?). I checked it out at each Guttler phase, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95 just to see if the Choke effect strengthened based on level, but it was always the same.

-17 VIT
7 dmg/tic
57~58 second duration, based on timestamps (so essentially 1 min).

As for the Aftermath effect from Onslaught, I've seen a couple of differing figures for the attack boost - I did a quick test in Cape Terrigan to verify. Onslaught Aftermath testing

Before: 525 attack
After: 576 attack

So, essentially, a 10% attack boost. This stuff was probably already known, but I didn't see it clearly laid out anywhere. D: <3 So... there it is, haha.


I'm more interested in the enemy acc- from the WS. The damage seems really sub par compared to ruinator, so I doubt I will be using it, but if it essentially gives spiral spin with any pet, it might be useful.
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Xilk wrote:
I'll post that table shortly which has the confirmed numbers on them. However, I did notice a few peculiarities recently.

1) Has anyone else seen mp aspir'd from Falcorr?

I think DapperMac, FaithfulFalcorr, CrudeRaphie, & SlipperySilas don't follow exactly the same rules as most pets. These new ones were derived from normally non-charmable mobs. We already know from Dev's announcment that DapperMac has the same storeTP trait as a level 90 Samurai. I suspect Raphie may have some double attack as well, which is not normal for a pld. (I had to stop testing aymur multi-hit rate w/ raphie and use carrie instead because I couldn't tell if he was double attacking or not, when aftermath was not up). Maybe they have support jobs? or more than 1 job... or just borrowed traits.


Just had this happen in Dynamis - Qufim. o _o

Edit: My guess, without even being able to check at the moment, is that it's related to the effects of Familiar. Gonna test some more...

Edit2: Went into Grauberg[A] and fought Sensenmann (the BLM skeletons) and they aspired 16 MP away... I used the <petmpp> command and it reported that Falcorr was at 54% of Max MP... So he's got a little bit of MP comin' from somewhere. o _o This is with no atmas on.

I'm not sure if it varies with level, but level 99 Falcorr definitely has 35 MP. Got Aspired for 11 MP and his <petmpp> was 68%. Where is this MP coming from? Gonna try some more pets.

Edit3: SlipperySilas was aspired for 104 MP and still had 95% of its MP remaining... so, he has at least 2000 MP, ya? Nutty. Might be a SMN type job with those MP Boost traits, haha.

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Wow, 2k mp on silas... makes you wish you could use it for something... like an aspir battery...

I saw some ppl on ffxiah saying silas was counted as an aquan as well. wierd, but maybe useful if you want the killer instinct effect and not carrie....
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Maybe Falcorr put a couple of merits into MP.
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Maybe Falcorr put a couple of merits into MP.


Haha, awesome. XD

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Test server update, March 2nd 2012:

The NPCs below now sell the following items:
- Wormy Broth: Macchi Gazlitah (Ru'Lude Gardens, H-9)

I checked it out and Macchi sells Wormy Broth for 100 gil each - pretty appropriate for a mascot pet...

Went and checked to see if they reduced the level cap on it, but it's still level 99 (healing salved for 1694 HP, so 3388 max HP).

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just an FYI.
I went to double check level 99 falcorr after they changed him. As expected, the STR didn't change at all when the said they increased his dd. I'm pretty sure they probably only upped the attack itself a bit. but there's no way to know so far.
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After I saw Falkirk link to Motenten's bst dps spreadsheet I tinkered around w/ it a bit.
I learned I really need to update my sets a bit :D. However, I did something interesting w/ it.

I sent falcorr at the boulder eaters in gustav tunnel. First I did so w/ no pet + gear on. (I wore reward gear and dropped a few stacks of thetas). The only Ready move I used was backheel. I tried to use it about as often as falcorr had tp, but really I used it anywhere between 100 and 250 tp. I think it balanced out alright. it wouldn't be hard to remove from the final calculations though.

Parse Summary: No Pet+ gear:
 
Melee Damage 
Player            Melee Dmg  Abs'd.Dmg   Net Dmg   Melee %   Hit/Miss    M.HR %   M.Acc %  M.Low/Hi  M+0.Avg  M-0.Avg 
FaithfulFalcorr       54005          0     54005   87.04 %     457/54   89.43 %   95.50 %    48/158   111.20   111.20 
 
Melee Crit Damage 
Player                #Crit  C.Low/Hi   C-0.Avg     Crit% 
FaithfulFalcorr          21   190/315    262.86    4.60 % 
 
Ability Damage 
Player                  Abil. Dmg  Abs'd.Dmg   Net Dmg    Abil. %  Hit/Miss    A.Acc %    A.Low/Hi    A.Avg 
FaithfulFalcorr              8039          0      8039    12.96 %      22/2    91.67 %     183/619   365.41 
 - Back Heel                 8039          0      8039   100.00 %      22/2    91.67 %     183/619   365.41 
 
Player           Total time fighting   Total fight lengths   Avg Time/Fight   % Fights' Time   % Overall Time 
FaithfulFalcorr                37:17                 47:58         223.74 s          77.73 %          65.94 % 
 
Damage Per Second 
 
Player              Melee DPS   Ranged DPS     WS DPS    Magic DPS    Other DPS    Total DPS 
FaithfulFalcorr         28.89         0.00       0.00         0.00         4.25        33.13 


Next, I sent Falcorr w/ most my pet+ gear on:
http://www.ffxiah.com/item-sets/258066

Pet:
Attack: +37
Haste: +24 (I used familiar)
Acc: +16
DA: +4
Crit: +2
Subtle Blow: +6

Pet Parse Summary, Pet+ Gear:
 
Damage Summary 
Player               Total Dmg   Damage %   Melee Dmg   Range Dmg   Abil. Dmg  WSkill Dmg   Spell Dmg  Other Dmg   Absorbed Dmg 
FaithfulFalcorr          88775   100.00 %       78613           0       10162           0           0          0              0 
 
Melee Damage 
Player            Melee Dmg  Abs'd.Dmg   Net Dmg   Melee %   Hit/Miss    M.HR %   M.Acc %  M.Low/Hi  M+0.Avg  M-0.Avg 
FaithfulFalcorr       78613          0     78613   88.55 %     568/39   93.57 %   96.71 %    55/171   125.07   125.07 
 
Melee Crit Damage 
Player                #Crit  C.Low/Hi   C-0.Avg     Crit% 
FaithfulFalcorr          52   172/326    270.69    9.15 % 
 
Ability Damage 
Player                  Abil. Dmg  Abs'd.Dmg   Net Dmg    Abil. %  Hit/Miss    A.Acc %    A.Low/Hi    A.Avg 
FaithfulFalcorr             10162          0     10162    11.45 %      25/0   100.00 %      96/719   406.48 
 - Back Heel                10162          0     10162   100.00 %      25/0   100.00 %      96/719   406.48 
 
Player Participation (Offensive) 
 
Player           Number of fights   % Participation 
FaithfulFalcorr                 9           81.82 % 
 
 
Player           Total time fighting   Total fight lengths   Avg Time/Fight   % Fights' Time   % Overall Time 
FaithfulFalcorr                28:16                 28:15         188.48 s         100.05 %         100.05 % 
 
 
Damage Per Second 
Player              Melee DPS   Ranged DPS     WS DPS    Magic DPS    Other DPS    Total DPS 
FaithfulFalcorr         46.34         0.00       0.00         0.00         5.99        52.33 
 


The main point this shows is vs slightly higher level mobs (100~103) Falcorr's dps goes from 33.13 to 52.33 between a pet+ tp set and an entirely player focused tp set. I can figure the level and def of the mobs I'm fighting... but in order to make a fair comparison to using the dps spreadsheet... I don't know wha to do for the the vit, agi, and eva. Acc was capped for pet in this case. w/ and w/out the pet acc+ gear.

Edited, Apr 30th 2012 8:39am by Xilk

I did the same test w/ Hobs.
He needs alot more petfood to keep him alive but does alot more damage also.

non buffed: 54.67
buffed (no acc gear or familiar): 74.89

Edited, Apr 30th 2012 4:26pm by Xilk
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is there a consensus as far as best DD pet? it seems like falcor is obvious TH and evasion pet, but is there a pure DD pet? it seems like base dmg+str seems to be pretty equal among pets, do the tp moves set them apart or are bst's still carrying around 4 or 5 different jugs in hopes of getting some intimidation procs?
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Hobs. Maybe if you get into a party you can use a pet for killer instinct, but you'll never get to bring BST to anything. Solo you'll either be using a tanking pet, or hobs for all out damage. Hobs is the best DD pet, hands down.

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I'm pretty sure hobs will be the best single target dd.
There is no consensus. I don't think anyone else is even posting pet dd measurements.

I'm not sure how to gather vit, eva, or agi values from target mobs. that would be helpful for benchmarking.

There are a few situations where I'll say falcorr and lulush will out DD hobs.
Mainly its when in abyssea for falcor, because you have a great dd boost for crit hits from falcor, and they way the atma stack up, fantod can get some very nice spike damage.

also, for AoE lulush's whirl claws are really great for lower level stuff. you can do 1.2k AoE which can be very effective.
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im not sure how to do agi. vit i think you could figure it out with a consistent ws likes sam's y/g/k. that have consistent str/att values. if you can cap att on a ws then pdif will be capped and i think the only thing in the equation that will be unknown would be vit. i think thats the easiest way. you could also use ruinator since its consistent but multiple hits and stuff add extra problems id think. once you get vit, you can figure def. as far as eva, check a mob and change gear acc. as soon as a mob changes to low evasion, you have 10 more acc than mob evasion. for agi, bst is great for testing i think still with a charm set up. hit a mob and measure tp mob gets by charming and then pettp. 1-(your agi-mob agi+25)/200 is a multiplier you apply to tp you give mob from hitting it. its (your tp gain+3)*the mulplier should give you tp gained.since the only thing unknown is mob agi, you can figure it out with that. so hit a mob for a bit and see how much tp it has. thats without getting hit. if you cant avoid the mob hitting you, then let the mob hit you, charm it, and see how much tp it has for how many hits it does. that will give its base tp gain from hitting you. subtract that from total tp after you charm and you have the tp gained from you hitting it. i probably wouldnt dual wield or have any subtle blow since that would just add more complications. this is all based on equations from bg wiki.
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def is actually easier. you can just use the check command w/ varying amounts of attack. I've done that alot.

I didn't know the values for eva check though. thank you
And thats a great way to check Agi also

Vit will be the most challenging then.

Motenten used a few benchmarks in his dps spreadsheets:

dynamis dc
fodder
pil
bukhis
qilin

fodder and dynamis dc are easy enough, but the other 3 are pretty difficult to gather parses on.

Any ideas for good benchmark mobs?

Edited, May 2nd 2012 6:35pm by Xilk
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