The level 50 Agent Support ability for Roman Konstantinov purports to increase Basic damage 28%. A close study of tooltips and parse data instead show that Basic damage is increased by about 46%. In one example, a single hit from Deconstruct deals 313 base damage with 797 Combat Power, while Roman Konstantinov increases the damage to 456, an increase of 45.69%:
(456 / 313) - 1 = 0.4569
If the buff is supposed to be 28%, the damage should have been increased to 401:
313 * (1 + 0.28) = 400.64
I ran two series of parses on the Anima - Sim: Champion dummy in Agartha, where I spent ten minutes landing hits of Deconstruct with and without Roman Konstantinov to verify that it’s not a display error in the tooltip.
|Agent Bonus||Tooltip Damage||# of Normal Hits||Average Damage|
If I were to equip my level 70 Legendary Finger talisman with a level 20 Legendary Waxing Delirium, increasing my Combat Power to 846.2 and my Basic damage by 111.21%, it becomes quite clear that the nature of the error is in the value of the Agent Support ability. The coefficient of Deconstruct is about 0.39165. Waxing Delirium and the Agent Support ability are additive. Therefore, I can calculate the expected tooltip of Deconstruct when factoring in Combat Power and the two Basic damage buffs:
How much damage Deconstruct should do
0.39165 * 846.2 * (1 + 1.1121 + 0.28) = 792.76
How much damage Deconstruct actually does
0.39165 * 846.2 * (1 + 1.1121 + x) = 853
Where x equals approximately 0.461718, about what I had demonstrated above with less Combat Power and no Waxing Delirium buff. All of this proves true for other Basic damage abilities. And it’s possible that Virgil and Ibrahim de la Feunte are similarly affected, but I have neither Agents at level 50 to verify my suspicion.