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70. Re: Borderlands 3 Mentioned Oct 2, 2012, 06:29 DG
ViRGE wrote on Oct 2, 2012, 01:49:
Is DPS just damage * RoF, or is there more to it? Elemental weapons do so much damage that I'm having a hard time coming up with a reason not to use them, since I can always just switch so a similar weapon of a different element if I run up against someone who resists that one element.
No there's some kind of multiplier if you are using the right elemental weapon for the right enemy, and divisor if you're using the wrong one against something with a resist. Plus the DoT effect.

I'm going to hazard a guess and think that if a weapon rolls elemental it gets a 30-50% raw damage penalty, but using the right element offers around 100% damage bonus even before the DoT.

I think taking an elemental weapon seems a no-brainer mostly because there are not very many non-elemental high-end weapons, especially not with interesting rolls.

I do have a few though and the raw damage does even things up, certainly if other stats get the rolls I like. In fact I think 3 of my main weaps right now are non-elemental, including this utterly insane assault rifle.
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