Is Burst viable for bashing?

Assuming an int based build instead of strength. Also is int bm viable at all for pvp like monk is?


  • No to the second question, and not really to the first. It can work, but will be dreadfully slow bashing, but apparently blademaster bashing sucks all around these days. But no you cannot go int spec for pvp as a blademaster, con spec is what you'd want, maybe strength for lulz.
  • Burst isn't entirely useless for bashing. For example, it can be used when you don't have a sword for some reason, or when you're completely out of endurance. But it's completely inferior to drawslash, even with an int build.

    And yeah, blademasters are probably the worst bashing class right now, with poor offence, poor defence unless you sacrifice your already-weak offence by using Mir, and almost no utility.
  • @Sena: I feel bad for doing the testing that showed Burst's high damage. Petition to either speed up burst eq or up the damage a bit?

  • Can I see the times and damage tables for both?
  • edited September 2014
    Burst is 433 damage and 4s eq.

    Drawslash damage is 324+16.5x, with x being -4 for Thyr, -2 for Mir, -1 for unstanced, 0 for Sanya, 1 for Doya, 2 for Arash, and bands adding +1 per level. Drawslash base speed is 2.5s, -10% for Thyr, -5% for Arash, +20% for Doya and Mir, and -5% per band level.

    You can also compare that to other classes here.
  • Does burst damage scale with int?
  • interesting..

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