I am a bit confused about how Savagery exactly works. I read a lot of stuff on the forum (and others), with sometimes outdated posts. Let’s take an example and correct me when I am wrong.
- Let’s consider a fully maxed Savagery line (so with maxed Tenacity of the Boar/Storm Touched skill modifiers, and maxed Might of the Bear transmuter). I attack with a 2H melee weapon, being at full charge. My damage would be (numbers are from Grim Calc, doesn’t matter if they are not 100% correct):
- Base Damage of the Weapon x1.5 (150% Weapon Damage component), including any additional damages on the weapon (and possibly from buffs like Deadly momentum or Brute Force if applicable? -see point 3 below)
- 37 Lightning Damage (with a 20% chance of multiplying it by 3.55 from Storm touched – see point 2 below)
- 42 Bleeding Damage
- 80-142 Electrocute Damage
These last 3 (or 4?) are then multiply by the charge bonus (1.15 in that case), then by the 15% from the transmuter, and then all of them are multiply by their respective %Damage bonus from Equipment/Passives/Devotion/Spirit or Cunning, which are all additives. And then, a possible multiplier for a critical hit is taken into account. And… hopefully I am not forgetting anything! So in this scenario, lots of things are in fact multiplicative, which would be good!
What is confusing me a bit is the exact role of the skill modifiers. When searching for how damage conversion works, I read that skill modifiers kick in before transmuter and damage conversion, which I translate as being multiplicative with other modifiers (hope what I am writing is making sense to you…). This would mean that they are in fact very powerfull!
Also, I am not sure when exactly Brute Force (for example) is taken into account. Included in the 150% WD or apart from it?
For completeness, what about WPS? If Feral Hunger triggers, when do the 130% WD and the 82 Bleeding Damage come into the equation?
Sorry for the complex(es) question(s), but it is not easy to find accurate and up-to-date information about that. Thanks to any of you for inputs on the subject!