The main thing is.. on some of the higher (ml7+?) mobs you will find you hit for 1 or 2 damage. If you use a Legendary weapon on the same mobs you would hit for your normal amount. At work atm so cant really search for lists etc, but sure someone has a mob link somewhere. This also means you dont really have to worry if a weapon you had made only comes out at 94% as you would not really use it for RvR etc.
There are also some mobs that you will get a bonus on by using different legendary weapons.. cold vs. heat mobs / heat vs. cold mobs and so on..
That is how i understand it to be anyway but i'm sure someone will correct me if i'm wrong ;p
Fire Cold Spirt Energy
These are the resist tables for damage from locational elemental damage (bolts or legendary weapons). +% mean you do more damage, -% means the armour is more resistant. The legendary weapons also proc a dd and debuff against there own damage type. Legendary weapons only do one of these 4 kinds of damage and slash/thrust/crush resists do not apply.
Also many players do not cap all their resists. Some classes are harder to cap than others. Against assassins, using Heat weapons, I have often seen no resistance or even pluses to damage when debuff goes off.
What about Matter based weapons? As far as I know, the 4 legendary types are heat, cold, matter and spirit, with energy weapons only being available from the Belt of the Sun artifact, with a 35% debuff proc on it too.
Have to say this sucks for albion. In mid and hib you average group is made up of chain/scale and studded/reinforced wearers, with no common vulnerability. In albion probably 6 out of 8 in a group will be chain or plate wearers, ALL with 10% vulnerability to energy. All the other realms need to do is get that belt and they are very effective at most of our classes.
- Legendary weapons made before 1.68 will now have reduced melee, spell, and archery damage bonuses. This change has been made to bring these items in line with the new guidelines established for Trials of Atlantis objects in Version 1.68. For more information, please visit http://www.camelotherald.com/more/1329.shtml.