'evening, I was lucky and had a Mjölner drop in docks fairly early after its release. Found dbum's build for a Templar here and went for it.
While this build can be called "THE MOBMASTER" with every right, it unfortunately lacks single target killing abilities. With standard low-cost gear I only have 3k DPS, which is next to nothing.
But the point of this thread is about Mjölner itself and what to put in it, as I remember a lengthy discussion between several Thors on what skills are best. And there was a dude insisting on 3 arcs being the way to go. Let's see....
- Base DPS Single Arc (average) = 450
- Strength: 555 => 111% incr. dmg => 100%+111%=211% => multiplier 2.11 for Iron Will
note: this value is easily reached with gear and passives of dbum's build.
- Lightning Penetration maxed out to 35%.
A single enemy therefore can have -35% to +75% lightning resistance (with IW instead of LP).
- Mjöner triggers all Arcs independently (meaning they can fire simultaneously)
- Shock stack is not taken into account, base damage only.
Basically, the three options discussed result the following MAX~~~MIN DPS for a single trigger of all arcs:
1. 3x Arc: 3*450*(1-[0.0~~~0.75]) = 1350~~~337.5
2. 2x Arc & IW: 2*450*(1-[0.0~~~0.75])*2.11 = 1899~~~474.75
3. 2x Arc & LP: 2*450*(1-([0.0~~~0.75]-0.35)) = 1215~~~540
As you can see, the LP multiplier will never exceed 1.35 (no lightning resistance), whereas the multiplier with IW can be increased with the strength attribute's value.
With IW & LP maxed to Q20, the IW version becomes even better:
1a. 3x Arc: 3*450*(1-[0.0~~~0.75]) = 1350~~~337.5 (same)
2a. 2x Arc & IW: 2*450*1.15*(1-[0.0~~~0.75])*2.11 = 2183.85~~~545.9625
3a. 2x Arc & LP: 2*450*1.10*(1-([0.0~~~0.75]-0.35)) = 1336.5~~~594
Break-even is only achieved against monsters with at least 68% lightning resistance (put it in excel and draw the graphs!), meaning...... rarely. LKest I have overlooked something of course...
Now, with shock stack and also with the cast arcs' hits counting as trigger hits for Mjölner you can easily see that this hammer is more than overpowered - against mobs.
Two other things I very much like: Mjölner auto-destructs urns and stuff, so you're more likely to find more items. And the range of the arcs cast can extend beyond two screens. There is afaik no weapon that clears maps quicker than this beast. The "time-to-market" or TTCM (time to clear map) is soooo freakin' low....
Currently I'm trying out a discharge variant btw. Perhaps there is a variant for single targets that does not involve RF. Hope this helps in some way.