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# Synapse Vs Corpus

## Question

Base Build:

Last slot can be Bane, Hammershot, or Infected Clip.

Bane = 280% magnetic * 1.3 = 364% magnetic

HammerShot = 280% Magnetic * 5.6/4.4 = 356.4% Magnetic

Therefore Bane is better than Hammer Shot.

Now we have

Build #1 with Infected Clip

Build #2 with Bane

Calculations: (Boring Math)

#1 280 Mag + 90 Toxin

Toxin alone: 135 Flesh / 67.5 Robotic

490 dmg to shields, then 415 Flesh / 347.5 Robotic

#2 364 Mag

637 dmg to shields, then 364 Flesh/Robotic

Moa

60 robotic, 150 Shield

=28.5% robotic, 71.5% shield

#1 0.306 to break, 20.7 dmg

39.3 @ 347.5 = 0.113 = 0.419 to do 210 = 501.19 DPS

#2 637*.285 + 364 *.715 = 441.8 DPS

Crewmen

60 health, 150 shield

=28.5% health, 71.5% shield

#1 0.306 to break, 41.4 dmg

18.6 @ 347.5 = 0.054 = 0.36 = 583.3 DPS

#2 637*.285 + 364 *.715 = 441.8 DPS

Corpus Tech

700 health, 250 proto shield

=73.5% health, 26.5% proto shield

#1 0.51 sec to break, 68.9 dmg

631.1 @ 415 = 1.521 = 2.031 to do 950 = 467.7 DPS (511.5 if +300 shields from osprey)

#2 637*.265 + 364*.735 = 436.3 DPS (484.1 if +300 shields from osprey)

Fusion Moa

250 robotic, 250 shield

=50% robotic, 50% shield

#1 0.51 sec to break, 34.5 dmg

215.5 @ 347.5 = 0.62 = 1.13 to do 500 = 442.5 DPS

#2 637*.5 + 364*.5 = 500.5

Oxium Osprey

750 robotic, 150 shield

= 83.5% robotic, 16.5% shield

#1 0.306 to break, 20.7 dmg

729.3 @ 347.5 = 2.099 = 2.405 to do 900 = 374.22 dmg

#2 637*.165 + 364*.835 = 409.0 DPS

Results: (numbers listed are % damage multipliers)

Moa

#1 501.2

#2 441.8

Crewmen

#1 583.3%

#2 441.8%

Tech

#1 467.7%

#2 436.3%

Fusion Moa

#1 442.5%

#2 436.3%

Oxium Osprey

#1 374.2%

#2 409.0%

Average Damage

#1 473.8

#2 433.0

Weighted Average Damage

#1 490.1

#2 435.6

Conclusion: It is better DPS to slot +90% Toxin in that last spot than use Bane or Hammer Shot.

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very clear and concise

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where did you learn how to math like that?

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Most mathcrafting in video games is actually pretty simple mathematically. It's just figuring out whatever obscured formulas there are to begin with that takes time.

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The real answer for what's best for that slot is probably Shred though. It's hard to get average numbers how much damage it increases though.

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The real answer for what's best for that slot is probably Shred though. It's hard to get average numbers how much damage it increases though.

Eh, I considered it, but really the range of Synapse is so short and stuff dies so quickly I didnt think it was worth it.

Its actually pretty simple, it has exactly the same DPS as #2, just with +30% ammo consumption and a chance to hit multiple targets.

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So what effect does Heavy Caliber have on it?

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So what effect does Heavy Caliber have on it?

What, the Synapse as a whole? Not much in the way of accuracy; the beam is still very accurate and you get tons of damage out of using it. So you should always use it on the Synapse

I understand this is a four-month necro (yeesh) but I'm responding because I actually want to know how Hammer Shot fares with the re-introduction of red crits.

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I understand this is a four-month necro (yeesh) but I'm responding because I actually want to know how Hammer Shot fares with the re-introduction of red crits.

It's not influenced. Red crits are always 2x, regardless of the crit modifier. Unfortunately. Straight +27.27% damage increase, as always.

Critical Delay on the other hand increases the frequency of red crits, but when you factor in the fire rate decrease its a considerable damage loss.

Works out to a 19.2% dmg/ammo increase but a ~24% DPS loss :S