So last time my thread got derailed by people who have started giving me unsolicited (and bad) build advice instead of actually discussing Warborn Cadence. Feedback thread was closed however whopping 10% crit damage mod was granted to the Warborn set in the latest patch.
Well I am back for some more.
Couple of simple examples that illustrate how deep is a hole that Physical Cadence is actually in:
Exhibit 1: Warborn Cadence Warlord
Around ~3000% to Physical damage with Ascension up (that includes bonus from Cunning), two physical tier three devotions, wearing a Cadence dedicated set on a class combo dedicated to physical damage. 63% Critical Damage (something only Warlords can do), 40 flat RR from fully leveled Break Morale.
7:28 Crucible Gladiator 150-170 run with “Resistant” mutator (minus physical resist to monsters).
Exhibit 2: Warborn Righteous Fervor Dervish
~2600% to Physical damage with Ascension up (including Cunning bonus), same devotion map, wearing same set that however gives only general stats and +1 to Oathkeeper skills to this build and same items, except amulet, medal, belt and boots. It is a gimmicky spec since Nightblade doesn’t really support physical damage outside of Grasp of Unchained Might gloves mod and increased Cunning (and Belgothian’s Shears wps). 76% critical damage however, but just 18 flat RR from Ring of Steel mod.
On top of that, unlike Warborn Cadence Warlord this Dervish has to interrupt its attacks with Ring of Steel spam for RR every three seconds and Amarasta’s Blade Burst for Lethal Assault charge every 4 seconds.
7:32 run with Armored mutator (plus physical res to monsters). Version with a green belt can easily go under 7 minutes. Dervish also felt safer than Warlord between those two specs.
So two identical builds, one super synergetic one wearing a dedicated set using specialized Physical auto-attack and one is a gimmicky one wearing identical set of items that gives nothing to it except stats, perform at the same level.
So can we please have Warborn Cadence properly looked into now?
Warborn Death Knight vs. Crucible 150-170: 7:07 run. GT: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/lNkOrovN
Warborn Dervish with a green belt vs. Crucible 150-170: 6:54 run. GT: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/YZe4q1EV