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7/24/2008 21:55:28   
Dev
The Reckoning


Darkness Spells Comparison


by devbhargava





Notes: In this comparison, I will be comparing almost all the darkness spells in the game. AS OF JULY 13th, 2009, READ THIS POST BEFORE REPLYING TO THIS THREAD.




Assumptions:

In the guide I will use 5 different player assumptions. They are as follows:

Low Tier: 75 DEX/INT

Middle Tier: 150 DEX/INT

High Tier: 200 DEX/INT/50 LUK

Extreme Tier: 200 DEX/INT/LUK

Extreme Tier - Beastmages and Tank Mages: 200 DEX/INT/0 LUK

Post-Sweep Defense

100% on all modifiers
35/45/65/75 MOB combat defense for Low/Middle/High/Extreme Level characters, respectively.




Spells

Tendrils of Darkness
Brilhado Quills
Shadowbat Swarm
Shadowbat Swarm
Darkspray - Z-Token
Dark Lightning
Ninjat Madness
Randomizing Beam
Darksplash - Z-Token
Darkness Dragon Ambush
Ninjat Flip-Out! - Guardian-Only
Groglurk Rage
DarkSplatter - Z-Token
DarkSplatter Classic - Z-Token
Randomizing Ray
Damnation I - Rare
Damnation II -Rare
Damnation III - Rare
Damnation IV - Rare
Damnation V - Rare
Mayhem Bang
Mayhem Blast
Mayhem Beam
Guardian Mayhem Explosion - Guardian
Mayhem Burst




Damage Comparison for Low Tier (75 INT/DEX)


Post-Sweep MOB Defense

237.811 DarkSplatter (89)
237.001 Damnation V (80)
235.021 Mayhem Burst (96)
197.582 Mayhem Beam (85)
170.207 Darksplash (65)
169.202 Damnation IV (60)
160.510 Groglurk Rage (75)
157.596 DarkSplatter Classic (89)
153.006 Ninjat Flip-Out! (70)
147.001 Darkness Dragon Ambush (68)
135.406 Randomizing Ray (92)
132.398 Guardian Mayhem Explosion (59)
113.058 Damnation III (40)
110.193 Darkspray (30)
83.569 Mayhem Blast (42)
79.961 Ninjat Madness (40)
74.270 Randomizing Beam (54)
69.703 Dark Lightning (35)
69.548 Damnation II (20)
43.764 Damnation I (5)
43.388 Brilhado Quills (20)
43.168 Shadowbat Swarm (20)
28.324 Mayhem Bang (10)
16.518 Tendrils of Darkness (1)





Damage Comparison for Second Tier (150 INT/DEX)


Post Sweep MOB Defense

287.013 Damnation V (80)
285.085 DarkSplatter (89)
281.936 Mayhem Burst (96)
238.881 Mayhem Beam (85)
208.936 Damnation IV (60)
207.788 Darksplash (65)
201.534 Groglurk Rage (75)
196.751 DarkSplatter Classic (89)
186.418 Ninjat Flip-Out! (70)
180.458 Darkness Dragon Ambush (68)
163.813 Randomizing Ray (92)
163.249 Guardian Mayhem Explosion (59)
142.042 Damnation III (40)
137.326 Darkspray (30)
105.649 Mayhem Blast (42)
101.032 Ninjat Madness (40)
92.364 Randomizing Beam (54)
90.533 Damnation II (20)
88.622 Dark Lightning (35)
58.770 Damnation I (5)
56.890 Shadowbat Swarm (20)
56.282 Brilhado Quills (20)
38.490 Mayhem Bang (10)
23.766 Tendrils of Darkness (1)






Damage Comparison for High Tier (200 INT/DEX/50 LUK)


Post Sweep MOB Defense

302.692 DarkSplatter (89)
295.750 Damnation V (80)
290.199 Mayhem Burst (96)
246.215 Mayhem Beam (85)
217.983 Darksplash (65)
216.792 Damnation IV (60)
209.301 Groglurk Rage (75)
204.309 DarkSplatter Classic (89)
192.050 Ninjat Flip-Out! (70)
186.816 Darkness Dragon Ambush (68)
183.730 Randomizing Ray (92)
168.977 Guardian Mayhem Explosion (59)
147.823 Damnation III (40)
142.620 Darkspray (30)
110.183 Mayhem Blast (42)
105.333 Ninjat Madness (40)
97.192 Randomizing Beam (54)
95.569 Damnation II (20)
92.420 Dark Lightning (35)
62.655 Damnation I (5)
60.253 Shadowbat Swarm (20)
59.400 Brilhado Quills (20)
41.217 Mayhem Bang (10)
26.103 Tendrils of Darkness (1)





Damage Comparison for Extreme Tier (200 INT/DEX/200 LUK)


Post Sweep MOB Defense

331.611 DarkSplatter (89)
322.317 Damnation V (80)
315.369 Mayhem Burst (96)
268.230 Mayhem Beam (85)
238.203 Darksplash (65)
237.861 Damnation IV (60)
230.614 Groglurk Rage (75)
224.743 DarkSplatter Classic (89)
209.624 Ninjat Flip-Out! (70)
204.553 Darkness Dragon Ambush (68)
200.394 Randomizing Ray (92)
185.219 Guardian Mayhem Explosion (59)
162.985 Damnation III (40)
156.889 Darkspray (30)
121.723 Mayhem Blast (42)
116.341 Ninjat Madness (40)
107.197 Randomizing Beam (54)
106.574 Damnation II (20)
102.228 Dark Lightning (35)
70.470 Damnation I (5)
67.415 Shadowbat Swarm (20)
66.188 Brilhado Quills (20)
46.511 Mayhem Bang (10)
29.926 Tendrils of Darkness (1)




Damage Comparison for Extreme Tier - Beastmages/Tank Mages (200 INT/DEX/0 LUK)


Post Sweep MOB Defense

253.139 DarkSplatter (89)
241.663 Damnation V (80)
239.381 Mayhem Burst (96)
201.653 Mayhem Beam (85)
177.678 Darksplash (65)
175.050 Damnation IV (60)
166.050 Groglurk Rage (75)
163.158 DarkSplatter Classic (89)
155.762 Ninjat Flip-Out! (70)
153.800 Randomizing Ray (92)
151.330 Darkness Dragon Ambush (68)
136.156 Guardian Mayhem Explosion (59)
117.579 Damnation III (40)
114.104 Darkspray (30)
87.322 Mayhem Blast (42)
83.485 Ninjat Madness (40)
79.548 Randomizing Beam (54)
74.772 Damnation II (20)
72.772 Dark Lightning (35)
48.193 Damnation I (5)
46.771 Shadowbat Swarm (20)
46.634 Brilhado Quills (20)
31.545 Mayhem Bang (10)
19.693 Tendrils of Darkness (1)




Final Notes


Always remember, the spell you choose is your choice. You may choose it for looks rather than power....it is all up to you! (I'd choose power =P). Also, if you have any corrections/typos/anything else pertaining to the guide, feel free to post below! I'd like to thank gustavo_l_f and Aquadorian for their help on choosing level sets/mob defenses, and blues for his awesome spreadsheet.

< Message edited by devbhargava -- 7/19/2009 11:44:27 >
AQ AQW  Post #: 1
7/27/2008 13:15:59   
nick00bot
Member

you put nightbanes howl and nightbanes piercing howl on your comparison but forgot to put them on the lists for low. and mid. level spells. great guide otherwise!

EDIT: the tiniest thing ever, but just wanted to tell you that the lowest level bag o'bones has no closing paranthesis in the spell list.

< Message edited by nick00bot -- 7/27/2008 23:52:46 >
AQ DF  Post #: 2
12/17/2008 17:55:42   
Dev
The Reckoning


I'll get the Damnation spells in by tomorrow. They would've come today. but I've been away. In other news, if I don't get them in tomorrow, I'll be in Hawaii, and they'll come a couple days after Christmas. Thank you for your patience.
AQ AQW  Post #: 3
12/18/2008 23:28:25   
box of abomanations
Banned


Which is better Damnation V or DarkSplatter Classic?

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DF  Post #: 4
12/19/2008 2:15:35   
Apocalyptic Silence
Member

box...in terms of power Damnation V
Post #: 5
12/22/2008 15:31:47   
OnuaNuva
Member

I think it would be worth showing in all your guides a quick rundown of some notable spells.

For example, although the wizard ability 'Levitation' is the most mana efficient, the element is not consistent. Special note should go to the three 'classic' spells, as they are the most efficient 'basic' (meaning spell, non-ability, and no extra costs like spellcraft) spells.
AQ DF MQ  Post #: 6
12/29/2008 22:18:36   
Dev
The Reckoning


Alright. I've finally got a spell spready working for me, so that means this comparison is going to be updated first. Special notes will follow it, but will be in the same update, which will come in the next 15 minutes.

EDIT: Update Complete :). Enjoy!

< Message edited by Dev Bhargava -- 12/29/2008 22:47:10 >
AQ AQW  Post #: 7
12/30/2008 10:56:59   
narutorocks
Member

note that damnation is not up there in listed spells (where they have links)
AQ  Post #: 8
12/30/2008 12:46:25   
Dev
The Reckoning


Added. Thanks a lot, naruto :)
AQ AQW  Post #: 9
12/30/2008 13:49:02   
Zevith
Member

Damnation V has an average damage of 339.00 in both pre-sweep and post-sweep, are you sure that's correct?
AQ  Post #: 10
12/30/2008 17:23:42   
sir egg101
Member

although damnation has better attacking power, i may not go for it as it gets rid of pets and guests which using a spell suck as darksplatter does not and having lower attack power doesnt matter as the fact im keeping my pets out makes up for the damage amount lost
please correct me if my thoughts are wrong
AQ DF  Post #: 11
12/30/2008 17:29:47   
Dev
The Reckoning


Yeah, I'm sure that's correct. Reason being is that you get 20 bth + stats.....versus 63 MOB. I just double checked the figures - yes, it is correct ;).

Well, it all depends on preference. For me, I've had Damnation V do up to a little over 1000 damage. DarkSplatter, IMO would be a better choice, but for those without enough tokens for it, Damnation is an amazing alternative.
AQ AQW  Post #: 12
12/30/2008 20:39:43   
Everest
Moving Mountains


I'm getting 315.505 for Damnation at 63 defense, not 339.000. I do get 339.000 for 45 defense, so there's no problem there.

Damnation V actually cannot have 100% accuracy at 63 defense, even with maxed DEX/INT/LUK, which is what the spell would need to average that highly. These stats only give +35 BtH. Added to the inherent BtH of the spell, the total BtH is 55.
Post #: 13
12/31/2008 5:08:27   
sir egg101
Member

thankyou for your contribution to my thoughts Dev, in your opinion as im training to be a beastmaster mage, forgetting about prices an such, which series of spells would u recommend, damnation series or the darksplatter/splash?
AQ DF  Post #: 14
12/31/2008 6:11:18   
Endless Maelstrom
Banned-multi


BMs should definitely grab DS if Tokens are no problem.

< Message edited by Endless Maelstrom -- 12/31/2008 6:12:24 >
AQ  Post #: 15
12/31/2008 7:26:08   
Void Master
Member

In the Damage Comparison for Level 130 (200 INT/DEX/LUK) for Pre-Sweep MOB Defense you accidentally wrote

quote:

Conclusion (Top 5 Spells): True Spellcraft > Damnation VNightbane's Soul Chilling Howl > DarkSplatter > Fundead Flensing


it should be

Conclusion (Top 5 Spells): True Spellcraft > Damnation V>Nightbane's Soul Chilling Howl > DarkSplatter > Fundead Flensing
Post #: 16
12/31/2008 12:40:10   
Dev
The Reckoning


Ah. Sorry about that ^_^. Fixed.
AQ AQW  Post #: 17
1/24/2009 19:31:22   
Msm
Member

Is it worth noting that damnation V Is proably the best farming spell in the game?
AQ AQW  Post #: 18
1/24/2009 19:59:01   
Dev
The Reckoning


Not really, to be honest. Certainly, it's the strongest spell, but as for "Farming" spell, I wouldn't include it.
AQ AQW  Post #: 19
1/29/2009 9:22:01   
FallenAngel
Friendly!


You might want to consider adjusting your numbers according to the currently in testing Luc buff, once it goes live on the main server later today.
For a pure Mage with 200 Luc, the damage boost is most definitely noticeable.

Example at level 130 with 200 Int/Dex/Luc casting Damnation V - Pre-Sweep MOB Defense:
Before Luc buff -> 339
After Luc buff -> 397
AQ DF MQ  Post #: 20
2/13/2009 10:50:18   
rjgwapo
Member

the only "bad thing" about damnation is the losing of guests and pets, if that effect wasnt there, the damnation would be the best darkness spell
AQ DF AQW  Post #: 21
4/24/2009 1:44:14   
yoyoyoyoyoyo666
Member

Dv is strong but take into account if your using poelala other spells become stronger becuase DV removes pets and guests?
just throwing it out there
AQ  Post #: 22
5/12/2009 7:14:14   
Drakeh
Member

I think Mayhem Bang, Mayhem Beam,Mayhem Blast,Mayhem Burst should be added here

LInks:

http://forums2.battleon.com/f/tm.asp?m=15899771
http://forums2.battleon.com/f/tm.asp?m=15899737
http://forums2.battleon.com/f/tm.asp?m=15899766
http://forums2.battleon.com/f/tm.asp?m=15899749
AQ DF  Post #: 23
5/12/2009 11:02:53   
FallenAngel
Friendly!


This hasn't been updated in 4 months. Luck buff and other stuff is missing and I doubt it will be added.
There isn't much reason for it either, the new Guide to the Best Spells in AQ covers all elements and the newest data, so single element Spell Guides are pretty much superfluous(contrary to when Dev made them, back when computafreak's Guide was heavily outdated).
AQ DF MQ  Post #: 24
7/15/2009 14:31:31   
Dev
The Reckoning


quote:

This hasn't been updated in 4 months. Luck buff and other stuff is missing and I doubt it will be added.


*sigh* All the doubt.....update added, along with the Mayhem Spells! :P
AQ AQW  Post #: 25
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