tempmail wrote:Do you know what exactly the difference was between skill ias and item ias? I know that skill ias was more powerful but I never knew by how much and why.

Skill IAS had the same weight as Effective IAS, which is an equation that's based on your total IAS.

Effective IAS is calculated with this equation, rounded down.

(120*tIAS)/(120+tIAS)

where tIAS is your Weapon + Gear IAS combined.

Your speed modifier is pretty much what dictates what frames you'll end up having and it's found using this

sIAS + eIAS - WSM = speed modifier

where sIAS is Skill IAS (nonexistent so always 0)

eIAS is your Effective IAS (found previously)

and WSM is your weapon speed modifier (-10 for broad/long sword)

The result is always capped at 75

So a long sword needs a speed modifier of 69 to reach 5 frames, which requires 117% tIAS. It goes something like this.

(120*117)/(120+117) = 59.24 rounded to 59

Then

sIAS 0 + eIAS 59 - WSM -10 = 69

Skill IAS ignored the Effective IAS equation, which made it a lot stronger than IAS obtained from your equipped items.