Unless you have less than 250% Crit damage without Manticore, this can't be, since even crit multiplier will only be 10% higher than without the 35% cd at this point. If you got more crit damage, it falls off even more, while the 10% damage affix ALWAYS gives a flat 10% damage increase in noncrits AND crits.
So even in this case it's more efficient than the critdmg. And this doesn't even factor in the dodge chance you get from dex

i crit 50% of the time, and im seeing 1-2m more dmg than my hellrack. People are overrated with the %dmg thingie.
Sheet dps may look nice, however ...

Your crits will be higher, since you have 35% more crit damage bonus, but the noncrits, which are the 50% of your shots, will be lower.

As andreaseis says, the global overcome of the situation favors 10% dmg over 35% cdb (with 50% crit chance, the inflection point is in at 150% cdb). Also, it does not depend on speed, movement, time spent dpsing, elemental damage... it's just flat damage averaged over all your shots, so "sheet" damage is accurate in this case.

Actually what I am saying is that even your crits will be lower with 35% crit damage than with 10% damage once you get over +250% critdmg.

With 250% critdmg your crits will do 350% of base dmg, so with additional +35% critdamage, you will deal 10% more damage with crits. Once you get more crit damage, the increase will be even less. But with +10% damage on your weapon, you will always do 10% more damage with crits AND non crits

I would only switch to my calamity for RG anyway, other than that Manticore + Sentry Quiver the best imo

i have done some testing 2.4k dps manticore 35% cd vs 2660 dps Hellrack (10% dmg) . manticore does 1-2m more than hellrack so ya...

you may want to test for yourself too

Unless you have less than 250% Crit damage without Manticore, this can't be, since even crit multiplier will only be 10% higher than without the 35% cd at this point. If you got more crit damage, it falls off even more, while the 10% damage affix ALWAYS gives a flat 10% damage increase in noncrits AND crits.

Quote from lckuok the Best 2h crossbow should be burizathen anything with high dex/ damage range and 10% damage is good

my friend got a decent manticore which he got good range and max crit, he went and reroll the dex to 10% damage, and testing it out, not sure what the result is tho as he doesn't like sentry builds lol

Usually the dex increases the dps by more than the cd, so he should have rerolled the crit instead.

Let's say someone has 8000 dex, 50% critchance and 450% critdmg.

DPS multiplier including crits is: (CD*CC+1) = 4,5*0,5+1 = 3,25
With 35% more CD (Manticore) it would be: 4,85*0,5+1 = 3,425

So you would do 3,425/3,25 = 1,0538 times the damage than without. So it's an 5,38% increase in dps.

With 8000 dex, all your dmg is increased by 8000%, so you got 8100% dmg than without dex. Even if the dex on the Xbow is low rolled, let's say it's 650, you will have 8750%.

So you would do 8750/8100 = 1,08 times the damage than without the dex. So it's an 8% increase in dps.

So even in this case it's more efficient than the critdmg. And this doesn't even factor in the dodge chance you get from dex

I am actually a bit sad about this, since I think that old Awareness synergized very well with Pride's Fall helm. I don't have one yet (farming for it, but unlucky so far...), so now I am not sure if it is still worth farming for one. What do you think?

As far as I know, all elite affixes are also considered as either melee or ranged attacks, so string of ears should work on some of them.

Not 100% sure, but I've read that all the ground effects are considered as melee, while mortar and arcane enchanted for example are considered as ranged attacks.

I guess unless you are using Ignore Pain with a heavy CD reduction build for nearly perma usage, I would prefer the String of Ears.

However, your Pride of Cassius has slightly better rolls than your String of Ears and also the max fury is nice to have, if you run Hota

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With 250% critdmg your crits will do 350% of base dmg, so with additional +35% critdamage, you will deal 10% more damage with crits. Once you get more crit damage, the increase will be even less. But with +10% damage on your weapon, you will always do 10% more damage with crits AND non crits

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Usually the dex increases the dps by more than the cd, so he should have rerolled the crit instead.

Let's say someone has 8000 dex, 50% critchance and 450% critdmg.

DPS multiplier including crits is: (CD*CC+1) = 4,5*0,5+1 = 3,25

With 35% more CD (Manticore) it would be: 4,85*0,5+1 = 3,425

So you would do 3,425/3,25 = 1,0538 times the damage than without. So it's an 5,38% increase in dps.

With 8000 dex, all your dmg is increased by 8000%, so you got 8100% dmg than without dex. Even if the dex on the Xbow is low rolled, let's say it's 650, you will have 8750%.

So you would do 8750/8100 = 1,08 times the damage than without the dex. So it's an 8% increase in dps.

So even in this case it's more efficient than the critdmg. And this doesn't even factor in the dodge chance you get from dex

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Not 100% sure, but I've read that all the ground effects are considered as melee, while mortar and arcane enchanted for example are considered as ranged attacks.

I guess unless you are using Ignore Pain with a heavy CD reduction build for nearly perma usage, I would prefer the String of Ears.

However, your Pride of Cassius has slightly better rolls than your String of Ears and also the max fury is nice to have, if you run Hota