I am trying to git gud with a warhammer and need some clarification on my combat.
Regarding the ability to battlefury focus, the helpfiles state that by focusing precision "damage dealt by the next attack will be reduced, but the number of limb-based afflictions dealt will be doubled." Is this referring to the build up of "fractures"? Fractures are, to the best of my knowledge, what gives afflictions when fighting as a 2hander, with different body parts contributing to different afflictions (especially if not using sword/venoms and not counting runes). Likewise, does it also mean that the limb-damage will be reduced? Or, does "decreased damage" refer to HP reduction?
Is the following correct?
-UNFOCUSED: x hits to prep limb, standard fracture buildup, standard damage/limb damage.
-FOCUS SPEED: x hits to prep limb, standard fracture buildup (reduced fracture? doesn't say that, if so), standard damage/limb damage, faster balance recovery.
-FOCUS PRECISION: x hits to prep limb, double fracture buildup, reduced damage/standard limb damage, slower balance recovery.
-FOCUS PRECISION: >x hits to prep limb, double fracture buildup, reduced damage/reduced limb damage, slower balance recovery.
According to this breakdown, I can't see any reason to NOT focus either speed or precision. Speed seems like unfocused but faster, precision is slower, but more afflicting. Is this correct? Please clarify if possible.
Secondly, do 2handers have an instakill? For flavour, I would like to only use a warhammer. I've heard that warhammers are better at limb-damage than bastard swords, albeit slower at afflicting (lack of venoms, obviously). So, I would be capitalizing on my prep, vs momentum. However, I'm also aware that fracture build up is important. Do bastard swords and warhammers build up fractures at the same rate even if limb damage is different (if that is indeed the case)?
And, a question regarding limb damage:
Limb damage is dealt according to strength, weaponmastery skill, and opponents health, right (at least in regards to 2h RW)? I know, for example, Druids have a hydra combo that preps limbs in 3 hits regardless of strength or opponents. I'm guessing this is because Druid is essentially entirely a prep class vs 2h RW which is both prep and momentum. Is this also correct? And, does limb damage cause afflictions for every class or are the afflictions that I'm delivering by pulverizing limbs specific to 2h?
Sorry to have so many questions, thanks in advance for any answers.
edited for wording clarification.