Original Twitter Post: https://twitter.com/scuerij/status/1530251910711808000?cxt=HHwWgMC4raqAxrwqAAAA
@TheRedVillage | Class-By-Class Damage Analytics | 27 MAY 2022
Over 1.6M hits have been exchanged in TRV battles. Below is an overview of mean damage dealt by Class.
Base Attack vs Base Defense
No surprise, Rangers tend to be great attackers & poor defenders. Druids converse. 1/6
Base Attack vs Special Defense
Druid (and to a lesser extent Barb and Wizard) Special Defense tends to mitigate damage effectively. Ranger and Paladin are relatively ineffective at doing so. 2/6
Special Attack vs Base Defense
Ranger special attack torches the competition across the board, whereas Druids special attack is lackluster across all classes. 3/6
Special Attack vs Special Defense
The Special v Special class breakdown looks similar to Base v Base. Rangers produce great attack & poor defense. Druids exhibit the opposite pattern: poor attack & great defense. 4/6
Comparing the Base v Base chart (#1) to the Special v Special chart (#4) suggests that the Special Attack is more ‘powerful’ than Special Defense. In essence, Special Attack is more effective in amplifying base damage than is Special Defense at mitigating it (by ~40-60%). 5/6
Nerfed first strike is removed from all descriptive stats above to reduce noise/increase purity of signal.
Although Special Attack seems to be more valuable than Special Defense, it is currently unclear whether SA and SD are rolled at equal rates.