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# 10
09-05-2013, 04:30 PM
Originally Posted by jheinig View Post
I found an issue that was causing the kinetic damage on GravWell 2 & 3 to not account properly for the player's Aux power. The system guys are going to update it and test it to make sure that this doesn't suddenly cause its damage output to go too high, but we will definitely fix it so that if you use GW3 with a high Aux rating, it will scale up and be better than GW1.
The maximum damage for gravity well III (5 Fleet Particle Generators Mk XII, Nukara Particle Converter, Conservation of Energy, Astrophysicist, 9 in Particle Generators skill, Adapted MACO Deflector, Emergency Power to Auxiliary II) will net you about 2,450 damage for 20 seconds. With no kinetic damage resistance that will be 49,000 damage over 20 seconds. Against other players, assuming that brace for impact is used, then the damage will be 26,950 over 20 seconds. Assuming standard resistances without any buffs, the damage will be 39,200 damage over 20 seconds to players. So even at max particle generator stacking with a huge investment the ability will deal great damage, but it won't be overpowering. And with numerous counters (Attack Pattern Omega, Evasive Maneuvers, Polarize Hull, Emergency Power to Engines, Engine battery, Auxiliary to Inertial Dampers) players won't have any problems moving out of the gravity well before the damage is dealt. We might actually see the skill used in PvP again.