So I got round to making the SharkXis... there must be some hidden mechanic I am not understanding...
I dont understand how it is so dramatically worse, based on the item stats I expected it to be lower but not that much lower. When I did a test removing my giants knuckle so losing 10-15 damage, it was dropping damage by around 50-75 (5 damage per 1 damage on item) so based on that I expected a drop of around 570 (114 * 5) on maximum character sheet damage. I even tested adding 1% crushing blow via an item to see if the crown was maybe by setting CB to -60 multiplying damage instead of subtracting but it didnt alter anything going from -60 to -59, I checked exact numbers in d2stats aswell.
I can only assume its the + to maximum damage not applying correctly, as when the SharkXis is in my bag it only shows 173 max damage, but when i equip it then it goes up to the 429.
I am confused lol, is the crown and plunderbird combo that broken in a hidden way?