Black Weapons - Answered

  • There's is a thread on a known bug that is making Min Max damage values get calculated wrong and is going to be fixed in 1.07

    This is going to affect the high DPS black weapons the most and specifically Echoing Fury, Skorns and Calamity. Is this true?

    If they nerf the Calamity then blizzard has pigeon holed ALL DH to use nothing but Manticores as if they don't already. Dual Weilding will be deader than ever also since the staple weapons are Calamity and Dannettas both being black non elemental weapons.

    Would greatly appreciate it if a blue would clarify what the issue is and how it's going to affect those who own said items.

    Here's the thread in question mentioning that item bug.
  • We do our best to ensure that we alert the community in advance of game changes (just like we did for the Legendary Item Improvements), and in this particular case, I wanted to jump in to reassure everyone that “black weapons” (i.e. weapons with the MinMaxDamage Affix) are not going to be nerfed in patch 1.0.7, and we have no plans going forward to nerf them.

    Known Issues are just that, bugs that we know about. They are NOT necessarily bugs that are going to be fixed. The MinMaxDamage bug has been a bug known to us since July of last year, however, we did not want to fix a bug that would effectively nerf a large number of existing weapons. That’s why we did not fix the bug in any previous patch that we've released since the bug was found, nor are we fixing it in patch 1.0.7. Currently, the plan is that at such a time that we address the bug, the bug fix will only apply to newly created items, so as to not adversely affect existing items.
  • I'm still curious though, in the hypothetical scenario that this bug is fixed, will it be a buff or a nerf?

    I think the theorycrafting folk would really appreciate clarification on what the expected proper behavior of the minmaxdam affix is.

    If and when we consider making adjustments to the MinMaxDamage affix (whether it be a bug fix or some other change), we’ll be sure to let you know in advance or otherwise provide as much warning as possible. We haven’t decided on anything yet, though, or really even discussed much in the way of possible changes. So, while I definitely admire theorycrafting and appreciate why you’re posting the hypothetical, there’s not a lot more clarity to provide other than what I’ve already given. It’d just be speculation at that point, and that’s not a very good role for me or any Community Manager to really serve.