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# 1 “Critical Severity”
01-18-2012, 09:25 AM
One thing that has never been really explained in much detail is “Critical Severity”

For example, let’s say you have two sets of dual heavy cannons.

I will use the generic term “flavor” to describe a type energy being used.

One set is rated is as +30 “Critical Severity” with a 396 energy “flavor” damage output.

The other one is rated as +70 “Critical Severity” with a 388 energy “flavor” damage output.

At first glance it would seem better to have the set the 396 energy damage output, verses the 388 energy damage output.

However with the +70 “Critical Severity” 388 energy damage output set, would you not in fact be delivering a greater punch despite a reduced damage output?

Simply put more killing that comes from less energy damage? Am I correct?
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# 2
01-18-2012, 04:06 PM
Easy explanation... 30% Crit Severity means for every 10 damage you deal in a critical, there is a +3 modifier... or, on a more complex term, if X = Damage Dealt Base and Y = Actual Damage X+X(0.3)=Y - not including any armor modifiers and damage type modifiers (energy versus kinetic, for one example of several).

A modifier on a weapon that reads +30% Crit Severity would add an additional 0.3 to that equation ONLY FOR THAT PARTICULAR WEAPON, and NOT your entire weapon compliment.

Meaning that weapon would fire with 60% Crit Severity, whereas your other weapons are still 30%.

I hope that helps.
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# 3
01-18-2012, 06:38 PM
Crit severity only applies on critical hits, it adds the relevant value to the damage the crit hit does.

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