Doom Posted April 26, 2013 Report Share Posted April 26, 2013 Well, in theory, these items are for two different roles, one for burst aa, one for burst spellcaster. However, BHM is almost as good as Star Fury on almost all casters. Why? Because almost all casters are int based, so building int not only increases their spell damage, but also their weapon damage. Take 100 extra int on an int hero, for example. With star fury it is simply 100 spell damage. With BHM, it is 50 (weapon damage) * 1.5 = 75 damage. So, essentially, BHM scales with only 25% less int than star fury. So how much int is it realistic to get? For a pure glass cannon build, 600 can be done. That is 600 spell damage from Star Fury, 450 from BHM, FROM JUST THE INT ALONE. In order for BHM to be equal to star fury, in the scenario that is most favorable for star fury, the hero in question needs only 100 weapon damage that does not come from int. Sunflare gun gives 40. Gravity Edge gives 20. Most heroes can easily start with 70+ with talents. Essentially, this means that a int hero will usually be better off buying BHM than Star Fury, even if they are stacking int, especially if they have less than 400 int at the time. I think this is the moment where everyone is going to mention stats. Ok, yeah, 15 cdr, 250 energy, 30% weapon speed and 10 extra int instead of 50 extra agility seems like a good deal. But energy is never a problem for current spellcasters, especially if they have enough int to warrant a star fury. 10 int is almost nothing. Weapon speed is slightly greater, but you miss out on the very useful armor. The extra 15% CDR is a good point, but it's not a big enough deal to lose sleep over. That leaves us with just one group of heroes that may benefit more from star fury than BHM. The pseudo-int heroes, or heroes commonly build for int, though it is not their main attribute. So, Rancor, Vergil, Vorpal, Cow, Queen, Lurker. Except that most of these will hardly ever attack and other than Cow, Brine, and Rancor, a BHM/Star Fury proc is not worth the item slot. Rancor can get a lot of AA from agility, and while BHM is not the better of the two on him, you will probably not notice a big difference. Cow can be build around capacitive clip, so BHM is not always worse than Star Fury, though I admit it is usually worse. For brine, Star Fury will indeed be always better. Am I the only person that finds this somewhat wrong? I mean BHM is way better on AA heroes, but Star Fury is only slightly better on casters, and not even on all of them...... I'd take BHM over Star Fury 9 times out of 10, and I feel that anyone that did the math would agree. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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