Sacred 2:Dedicated Blow

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01.gif A portion of physical damage is converted to the damage type which the opponent has least resistance to. Dedicated Blow also gives a player an increased chance of hitting monsters when in the active slot (but not being used). This close combat arm cannot shoot.

This is a Weapon Damage Based Combat Art.

Aspect

TG_Asp_01.png - Devout Guardian

Innate Abilities (Lvl 1) Physical.png

Modifications

See also: Sacred 2:Combat Art Modifications
MODicons_12.gif Bronze
  • Transformation - Converts even more damage into the damage type the victim has least resistance to. (+35.4%, 100% increase from base value)
  • Bedazed - Adds a chance to stun opponents briefly. (20% + 0.2% per Combat Art level chance)

MODicons_10.gif Silver

MODicons_08.gif Gold
  • Enforce - Dedicated Blow inflicts more damage. (16.7% increase to all damage types on the weapon)
  • Impact - Chance to inflict a deep wound. (20% + 0.1% per Combat Art level chance)
Dedicated Blow without Modifications


Skills and Attributes

The following skills will affect this combat art:

  • Any weapon lore (such as Hafted Weapons when the Temple Guardian is wielding an axe) - will indirectly increase this combat art's execution speed, damage and chance to hit, and will allow the equippng of higher level weapons used to execute this combat art.
  • Combat Discipline - will increase its damage and reduce its regeneration time if this Combat Art is placed within a combo. This increase in damage is direct; it increases the +xx% that the CA adds to base damage.
  • Speed Lore - will increase its chance to hit indirectly by increasing a player's attack rating.

The following attributes will affect this combat art:

  • Strength will increase damage for melee weapons, and chance to hit
  • Dexterity will increase damage for ranged weapons (and some melee weapons), and chance to hit
  • Stamina will lower regeneration time

Usage Strategies

  • Modify with Transformation - Intent - Enforce to maximize the damage potential.
  • Works well in a combo with Battle Extension. Dedicated Blow will deliver a hard hit and Battle Extension will follow up with a multi-hit attack against the opponent and nearby foes.
  • To lower regen time to the max, take Concentration, Devout Guardian Focus, Combat Discipline, and place Dedicated Blow in a combo by itself. Drink a Concentration Potion to really get the regen time low.
  • Alternatively, just stack regeneration per hit gear and spam Dedicated Blow by just holding down the right mouse button.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Allows the player to use their most powerful weapon without worrying about the opponent's resistances
  • With low regen/regen per hit gear, it can take the place of regular left-click attacks

Cons

  • Single-target attack only
  • ...

Stats Chart

Level Regeneration Time Damage Damage Conversion
1 5.2s 22-22 35.4%
2 7.0s 23-23 37.5%

See Also

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