This is very cryptic and confusing. What do you mean by "it has been reduced from 75% of PvE to 25% of PvE."
I think they are saying they reduce FC to -66.66% because (25/75 - 1)*100% = -66.66%
In previous patches, they were clear how much damage was nerfed, but this patch they are very cryptic and confusing. They are not being transparent! I wonder why.
If we do the math to find the TOTAL damage lost since FC was launched we get:
[(1 - 0.125)(1 - 0.33)(1 - 0.14)*(1 - 0.66) - 1] * 100% = - 83%
That means FC has been Nerf by -83% since launch!
Curiosity note: Do you know by how much damage they will have to buff FC to bring it back to its original version?
By 497% YES THAT IS CORRECT!
Percentages are not something to be mess with! That is why when you lose money in the stock market, it is very difficult to earn back what you lost.
How did I calculate 497% here is the equation:
let X be the percent damage increase to bring FC back to normal, then:
[(1 - 0.125)(1 - 0.33)(1 - 0.14)*(1 - 0.66)(1 + X) - 1] * 100% =0%
Solving for X gives 4.97 which is 497%
Heck, to buff FC back to a half the value of PvE, they will have to buff FC by 199% damage.
What they did to warrior is stupid and careless.
At this point I am guessing the people in charge of balancing skills are unpaid interns.
Guys, some of you are so confused about the 2:3 ratio of Full Counter and how this ratio is a -33.33% damage nerf.
I will explain how the 2:3 ratio translates to a -33.33% damage nerf.
In PvE the cooldown of FC is 8 sec.
In PvP and WvW the cooldown of FC is 12 sec.
Thus the ratio is 8/12 = 2/3 (or in more eloquent notation 2:3)
This means that using 2 Full Counters in PvE is the equivalent of using 3 Full Counter in WvW or PvP.
As you can see time is irrelevant in the 2:3 ratio.
Using 2 FC in PvE is equivalent to 3 FC in WvW or PvP.
Now, suppose that the damage of FC in PvE, WvW and PvP is X.
Using the 2:3 ratio, we can calculate the damage ratio as 2X/3X = 2/3
This means that the damage ratio is also in the form 2:3
Therefore, by increasing FC from 8 sec to 12 sec, Anet has nerfed FC damage by (2/3 - 1) * 100 = -33.33%
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