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First I want to say thank you for taking your time, creating and updating this great build. I was using this since I found it and I am glad you are back.

I have two questions.

Why is Cat's Meow better then other two options. I was thinking snapshotting dmg buffs into diamond-tipped claws dot would be pretty powerful.

Now that sticky trap is not in rotation is Sentinel-Targeting Unit only vulnerability application? Does it last 25 sec same as dmg buff from it?

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Hello, and thank you for these two questions! I do not think I went over these subjects quite yet, so I'll respond to you and then... well, probably update the guide accordingly after this weekend (I have to leave right now).



Diamond-tipped Claws is, unfortunately, our lowest-damaging option. I had taken down 3 specific stats for each of the Signature talents. Damage per activation, animation duration, and total DPS. It looked like this (with the stats I had at the time)...



Diamond-tipped Claws

Per use: 898,860

Time: 3.7 seconds

DPS: 242,935.14



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Spring-loaded Traps

Per Use: 990,251

Time: 3.7 seconds

DPS: 267,635.41



Cat's Meow

Per Use: 966,870

Time: 2.7 seconds

DPS: 358,100



So as you can see, Cat's Meow is the winner in terms of DPS. When considering the actual damage per use, the extra Whips you gain in that time pull it ahead in that regard, as well. The only reason to take one of the others would be to have an additional second in invulnerability time. And in that case, you'd want to take Spring-loaded Traps.

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(...cont)



The vulnerability from Sentinel Targeting Unit is actually affected by Power Duration! So it is indeed maintainable. I have not tested whether or not the damage rating buff from it also is, but that's a pretty minor difference. Especially considering there's a decent chance you're refreshing your DoTs during its downtime.



I hope that answers your questions! I now need to head out, and I shall be back Sunday night (assuming all goes well, of course), at which time I'll add these notes to the main guide :)



Cheers!

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Oh - I forgot to say.



Of course your damage rating & all that get snapshotted onto your Diamond-tipped Claws bleed. But, unfortunately, none of your Signatures are Claw or Whip-tagged. They cannot gain the auto-critical from Master Thief. And so, yes, the bleed becomes stronger with general snapshots. But that's already been included in my above math for all of the Signatures. There's nothing special to note about the bleed in particular. Nothing extra is being gained there.

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+1. I adore your work, love and dedication to Felicia. Your guide really deserves a lot of love and recognition! Keep up with the good work!

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Thanks! Appreciation like this is what makes me keep going! :DDD

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I totaly agree ! 4thBro is dedicated to Felicia and he's pretyt nice a friendly in-game, you helped me a lot with my DP guide before the BUE (ToC ftw !), you made me give a try again to Felicia and i really enjoy her ! (we have to admit she was a bit fail at her release !). Cheers ! keep your work !

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Что можно на замену doomsaw ?

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I have no idea what you said. So I'll assume you asked how to get the Doomsaw artifact.

It's a login reward! I don't remember offhand, but it might be your 100th login day?

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I'm sorry, I asked not how to get it, but what to replace! Doomsaw I only have as a unique

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Oh, I see!

Well, I would recommend either an Edge of Infinity as a generic (but great) go-to. Or you could use Lizard Formula, which will give you the attack speed that you need, thus relieving that duty from other sources (like Infinity Points or Mockingbird Insignia, opening up other options if you have them).

The easiest one to get is Edge of Infinity. It can drop anywhere. You could spend an hour in Midtown and I'm certain you'll get one in that time.

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thanks! .

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nice work as usual. I dont play anymore but i just couldn't resist upvoting a well made guide from a very credible source.

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Thank you! I appreciate you coming here to say that :)

I do need to update this a tiny bit, though, on that note :X

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I don't agree for the Sabretooth's Furry Mane. It give Critical chance to all powerss when you use a bleed power, and not critical chance to only bleed powers ...

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You misunderstand. I reworded it to say, "your non-DoT powers gain +538 Critical Rating." Which means, all your powers EXCEPT your bleeds gain that CHR.



Because that is effectively how it reads for Black Cat. All of our bleeds already have 100% crit chance. Further critical hit rating would only affect our direct hits. And even then, CHR once again becomes redundant for 1/4 of our rotations. So between 25% of our rotations not using CHR, and then ~50% of our overall DPS also not using it, it's a big waste of itemization. Mane is one of the worst items to use on Cat.



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I must admit, though, that I didn't consider that the CHR would be applied to Taser Trap. But even still, Mane just does not give enough offensive stats to be considered even a top 8 Artifact for Black Cat.



And we don't need defensive stats on our Artifacts.

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Is Midtown Signet really still the best even with +3/+3 Rings out? Midtown signet buff only offers 240 more damage rating at the cost of 1,000 CDR and you have to worry about uptime. Seems like an outdated choice tbh unless you don't have access to a good ring yet. Also I'm not sold on the Sentinel Artifact although I understand the reasoning, you'd be better off just running Arachne and Crossbones Credentials or EoI especially over the underwhelmingly deadpool. Snapshotting is great on a dummy but a pain in practice in content where you going group to group quickly or farming mobs.

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Good comment.



Midtown very well may be outdated. I am currently working on either a +3/+3, or a +3/CDR Cosmic Ring. It's very likely, even probable, that at least one of those wins. But I have to get one! :(



As for vulnerability application, I very much dislike relying on a Teamup for it. Maybe it's fine to do so, but I also value Deadpool's Server Lag very highly. Sure, there are better TTK Teamups out there. And I USUALLY support doing whatever gives the highest TTK possible, and figuring out how to accomplish it in real situations. But Deadpool might be my only exception.

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The DPS that Server Lag allows you to pound into a boss is going to make up for everything you think you lose by using Deadpool. You just can't see it in raw numbers like during a TTK, because of course the dummy isn't moving around lowering your Whip count, or what have you.



I also find that Artifact changes don't usually make enough of a big deal. Something like CTC versus Sentinel, minus its vulnerability, would be extremely minor. There's only a few Artifacts that are a big enough boost to where you MUST use them. And that being said... Sentinel's vulnerability fits that bill.

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Lastly, yeah, I agree. Sometimes snapshotting makes me rage internally. But against trash, you don't need to. It's only an issue against bosses sometimes. But nothing can really change that. No matter what build you're using, snapshotting on a boss will always be the best thing you can do. But vulnerability does not get snapshotted. I admit I'm not sure why you mention that part, but while we're here, Server Lag is amazing at making sure you land your initial snapshots.

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Why the crappy visual artifact ? o.O

And put the rotation on the skill bar, there are not-so smart ppl like me who can't figure out what you use :)

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I couldn't put up the Doomsaw artifact, or the skill bar, because the site wasn't properly updated yet.



I fixed these just now!

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What will be her spender ? Grappling Whip ?

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This was asked a while ago, and my answer has since changed.



The spender will be Whip Crack! Grappling Whip is a close 2nd, and may still be preferred for its AoE tag. So honestly, it's up to you. I enjoy both, but I do have better results for single target with WC, and my math supports it as well.



Deep Cuts isn't too far behind, so if you thematically prefer it, go right on ahead!

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