Weapon Strength

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Weapon Strength is a property of all weapons, listed in the item's tooltip. Weapon strength scales with the level and quality of the weapon.

Mechanics[edit]

Weapon Strength is given as a pair of numbers, a minimum and a maximum value that define a range. Whenever a weapon skill deals damage, a value is chosen at random from within this range and used in the damage calculation, which also factors in the character's power, the skill's damage coefficient, the target's armor, and various other effects in order to determine the final damage amount. The average (midpoint) of the range on the currently equipped weapon is used to calculate the damage values displayed in skill tooltips.

Different weapon types have different ranges of weapon strength. The difference between the minimum and maximum values indicates how consistent the damage dealt by the weapon's skills will be: if the difference is small, then each of the skills will deal a fairly consistent amount of damage; if the difference is large, then the damage will vary significantly.

  • The rifle has the highest maximum weapon strength and highest midpoint of all weapon types; however, it also has the largest variance of all types. This means that while the rifle has the potential to deal the highest possible damage (dependent on skill coefficients), the damage will be very inconsistent.
  • On the other hand, the focus has the lowest maximum weapon strength of all weapon types and shares the lowest midpoint with other offhand weapon types, but it also has the smallest variance. Thus, while focus skills may not deal very much damage, the damage will be very consistent.
Weapon strength at level 80 by weapon type and rarity
Weapon type Basic Fine Masterwork Rare Exotic (PvP) Exotic Ascended, Legendary
Min Max Min Max Min Max Min Max Min Max Midpoint Min Max Midpoint Min Max Midpoint Variance[1]
One-handed
Axe 522 638 654 799 706 863 759 928 830 1,015 922.5 857 1,048 952.5 900 1,100 1,000 100
Dagger 563 598 704 748 761 808 819 869 895 950 922.5 924 981 952.5 970 1,030 1,000 30
Mace 546 615 683 770 737 831 793 894 867 978 922.5 895 1,010 952.5 940 1,060 1,000 60
Pistol 534 627 668 784 722 847 776 911 849 996 922.5 876 1,029 952.5 920 1,080 1,000 80
Scepter 546 615 683 770 737 831 793 894 867 978 922.5 895 1,010 952.5 940 1,060 1,000 60
Sword 551 609 690 762 745 823 802 886 876 969 922.5 905 1,000 952.5 950 1,050 1,000 50
Offhand only
Focus 507 538 634 673 685 727 737 782 805 855 830.0 832 883 857.5 873 927 900 27
Shield 491 554 614 693 664 748 714 805 781 880 830.0 806 909 857.5 846 954 900 54
Torch 481 564 601 706 649 762 699 820 764 897 830.0 789 926 857.5 828 972 900 72
Warhorn 496 548 621 686 671 741 722 797 789 872 830.0 814 900 857.5 855 945 900 45
Two-handed
Greatsword 606 670 759 839 819 906 882 975 964 1,065 1,014.5 995 1,100 1,047.5 1,045 1,155 1,100 55
Hammer 600 677 751 847 811 914 872 984 545 1,076 1,015.0 985 1,111 1,048.0 1,034 1,166 1,100 66
Longbow 561 658 701 823 758 889 815 957 891 1,046 968.5 920 1,080 1,000.0 966 1,134 1,050 84
Rifle 601 734 751 918 812 992 873 1,067 955 1,167 1,061.0 986 1,205 1,095.0 1,035 1,265 1,150 115
Short bow 551 609 690 762 745 823 802 886 876 969 922.5 905 1,000 952.5 950 1,050 1,000 50
Staff 600 677 751 847 811 914 872 984 954 1,076 1,015.0 985 1,111 1,048.0 1,034 1,166 1,100 66
Aquatic
Aquatic[2] 551 609 690 762 745 823 802 886 876 969 922.5 905 1,000 952.5 950 1,050 1,000 50
  1. ^ (Max - Min) / 2
  2. ^ All aquatic weapon types (harpoon gun, spear, and trident) have the same weapon strength ranges.

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