RiouHotaru Posted September 18, 2014 Share Posted September 18, 2014 (edited) Har har with the title, I know, but I was feeling silly this morning. Anyway, I got started making the Atterax, because (and I'll be honest) I love the whip weapons. I used the Lecta back in Melee 1.0 and was quite disappointed because the old system just didn't do much for the poor guy. Then came Melee 2.0, stances, and the Scoliac, and I found my Saryn's preferred weapon of choice! With the new event, came the inclusion on the market of a THIRD Whip. At first glance, I found myself a touch worried that the Scoliac would find itself outclassed by it's newest competition. So I decided to do a little comparison between the two and see what I could uncover. Scoliac's numbers are on the left, and Atterax is on the right: (I am aware I left out slide attacks and jump attacks. I'm just comparing normal damage numbers and stats since that's not what I primarily use whips for) Damage Impact: 8.3 -- 2.3 Puncture: 8.3 -- 2.3 Slash: 38.5 -- 40.5 Assorted Stats Crit Chance: 5% -- 25% Crit Multiplier: 150% -- 300% Status Chance: 15% -- 20% Attack Speed: 1.3 -- 0.9 So, based on these numbers alone, I'd say the Atterax, while not stricly better, certainly gives the Scoliac a run for it's money. For starters, the Atterax is begging for a Berserker mod, while the Scolac only needs Fury. In addition, the fact the Atterax has a whopping 3x multiplier, on top of having a status chance worthy of a status build as well. I've no idea what polarity it uses for it's stance (I'm hoping Coiling Viper, because Tumbling King would give it obscene mobility when combined with Berserker's speed bonus), but I think it might, MIGHT, replace my Dual Ichors on my Valkyr for her Warcry build. Any thoughts? EDIT: Discovered the stance polarity, it's a D slot, meaning Burning Wasp. Not my favorite whip stance, BUT it's base attack combo and Sparking Torture both hit over wide areas, giving more chances to proc crits for Berserker. Overall, the Scoliac has more base damage, and greater mobility (Coiling Viper) and the Atterax has greater potential damage and shreds mobs apart (Burning Wasp). Edited September 19, 2014 by RiouHotaru Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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