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No Dark Drinker for Aksis? Vendor Warpath does more DPS... (Destiny)

by Korny ⌂ @, Dalton, Ga. US. Earth, Sol System, Monday, April 17, 2017, 12:01 (39 days ago)

Some Reddit number-crunchers did the math, and found that this week's Vendor roll Warpath (FWC Rocket) does more raw DPS against Aksis (465,359 damage to Dark Drinker's 454,944), while giving you more time to use your Special Weapon after the damage. A pretty solid alternative to DD, looks like.

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No Dark Drinker for Aksis? Vendor Warpath does more DPS...

by CruelLEGACEY ⌂ @, Toronto, Monday, April 17, 2017, 12:29 (39 days ago) @ Korny

Some Reddit number-crunchers did the math, and found that this week's Vendor roll Warpath (FWC Rocket) does more raw DPS against Aksis (465,359 damage to Dark Drinker's 454,944), while giving you more time to use your Special Weapon after the damage. A pretty solid alternative to DD, looks like.

Sorry if the video covers this question, but does the Warpath do significantly more damage than other launchers? Even Gjallarhorn? Or does this week's vendor roll have ammo perks that boost the DPS potential?

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No Dark Drinker for Aksis? Vendor Warpath does more DPS...

by CyberKN ⌂ @, [Long pause], Monday, April 17, 2017, 12:52 (39 days ago) @ CruelLEGACEY
edited by CyberKN, Monday, April 17, 2017, 12:55

Some Reddit number-crunchers did the math, and found that this week's Vendor roll Warpath (FWC Rocket) does more raw DPS against Aksis (465,359 damage to Dark Drinker's 454,944), while giving you more time to use your Special Weapon after the damage. A pretty solid alternative to DD, looks like.


Sorry if the video covers this question, but does the Warpath do significantly more damage than other launchers? Even Gjallarhorn? Or does this week's vendor roll have ammo perks that boost the DPS potential?

I'm still trying to verify it, but my theory is that the extra damage is simply due to the fact that The Warpath can hold 8 rockets at a time, and fire them all with only two pauses for reloading.

I recall reading a post last year about how a RL's hidden "inventory" stat was how the game determined how many rockets to grant you upon collecting a Heavy Ammo brick in PvP, and how many rockets you could hold overall. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find that stat on any of the database sites anymore, so I can't be sure if that's the root cause. Field Scout and Tripod obviously benefit the DPS numbers, though.

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No Dark Drinker for Aksis? Vendor Warpath does more DPS...

by bluerunner @, Music City, Monday, April 17, 2017, 13:29 (39 days ago) @ CyberKN

It says it right in the reddit link Korny provided: Cluster bombs

Reason: Essentially Aksis is made up of multiple parts so each rocket and cluster bomb explosion is hitting multiple parts.

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No Dark Drinker for Aksis? Vendor Warpath does more DPS...

by CyberKN ⌂ @, [Long pause], Monday, April 17, 2017, 13:33 (39 days ago) @ bluerunner

It says it right in the reddit link Korny provided: Cluster bombs

Reason: Essentially Aksis is made up of multiple parts so each rocket and cluster bomb explosion is hitting multiple parts.

Well yeah, but lots of rocket launchers have cluster bombs. Being able to store 8 rockets in reserve is a much rarer quality.

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No Dark Drinker for Aksis? Vendor Warpath does more DPS...

by Korny ⌂ @, Dalton, Ga. US. Earth, Sol System, Monday, April 17, 2017, 13:38 (39 days ago) @ CyberKN

It says it right in the reddit link Korny provided: Cluster bombs

Reason: Essentially Aksis is made up of multiple parts so each rocket and cluster bomb explosion is hitting multiple parts.


Well yeah, but lots of rocket launchers have cluster bombs. Being able to store 8 rockets in reserve is a much rarer quality.

And firing speed matters too. People have asked about Hezen's Vengeance, since the mini-MIRV does more damage, but the fire rate (4) is way lower than Warpath's (18), leading to a lower damage output. If you're running Transversive Steps, that's a whole lot of rocket firing...

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Field Scout + Tripod + Cluster bombs

by Schedonnardus @, Texas, Monday, April 17, 2017, 14:10 (39 days ago) @ CyberKN

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No Dark Drinker for Aksis? Vendor Warpath does more DPS...

by Funkmon @, Monday, April 17, 2017, 14:12 (39 days ago) @ CyberKN

The inventory stat was determined experimentally, if I recall.

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This weeks Dead Orbit Launcher has even better stats

by Schedonnardus @, Texas, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 07:30 (38 days ago) @ Korny

https://www.reddit.com/r/DestinyTheGame/comments/662401/this_weeks_dead_orbit_unto_dust...

same rolls, but faster reload and rate of fire.

Does have a lower blast radius, so someone will need to test to see if this really effects the DPS or not since you will be doing direct hits anyways.

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