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Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 15
# 49
07-14-2012, 09:04 AM
I've been fiddling with numbers and such.

Assuming...

...3 PWO's of the same quality procing 20% of the time each;
...that their effects stack when more than one procs;
...that the RoF of a weapon can't drop below 1.5s;
...that there's nothing else at play to affect DPS...

...Photon vs. Quantum DPS seems to look something like this:

PHOTON MK XII (Base 2980 damage, 6.5s reload)
# Procs-------------------------0----------1-----------2---------3--------Overall
Odds of this happening.......40%........48.8%.....10.4%....0.8% ...100%

White (-2s / proc)...............459.........662..........1192. .....1987....646
Green (-3s / proc)...............459.........851..........1987. .....1987....821
Blue PWOs (-4s / proc)........459.........1192........1987......198 7....988
Purple PWOs (-5s / proc).....459.........1987........1987......1987.. ..1375

QUANTUM MK XII (Base 3313 damage, 8.5s reload)
# Procs-------------------------0----------1-----------2---------3--------Overall
Odds of this happening.......40%........48.8%.....10.4%....0.8% ...100%

White (-2s / proc)...............390.........510..........736.. .....1325....492
Green (-3s / proc)...............390.........602..........1325. .....2209....605
Blue PWOs (-4s / proc)........390.........736........2209......2209 ....763
Purple PWOs (-5s / proc).....390.........947.........2209......2209.. ..865

(NOTE: "Overall" above is the sum of all (DPS * frequency) for each level of PWO quality.)

Basically, with 3 White PWO's, Photons would have a higher DPS if all 3 proc'd with every shot. Green PWO's? Photons have a higher DPS 99% of the time. Blue PWO's and Photons have a higher DPS 89% of the time. Even using Purple PWO's, Photons still do better 89% of the time.

Again, that's just the raw numbers as near as I can tell with nothing but PWO's at work.
PWO's in a perfect world...*cough*...so to speak.