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[Blacksmithing] Elemental damage: was it always like this?

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I have used something like 50 dull copper hammers to craft some 100% elemental damage weapons for my dexer, and the results are, well, depressing.
I get elemental damage often enough (at least a couple items/hammer, I'd say), but it's always mixed damage - if there's 40% fire, there is 30 cold, etc etc.
Now, I was wondering: was it always like this, or is this a side effect of the elemental damage being ignored when rolling for properties (and the notorious RNG streakiness)? I mean, it feels something like a 95% chance that when you get one elemental damage, you get two...
 

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its always worked that way it seems for me! I tend to get more from just killing stuff! but then you never no what the weapon is going to be ! of course i have been collecting them for a while and used a lot of them when imbuing came out
 

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Yeah, that's why it was so hard to get 100% poison items - so hard to get just 1 element in anything from crafting, and then you couldn't enhance poison to 100% the way you could with others.

The RNG was always perverse, with me. 100% Fire on slayers for Fire elementals or Dragons (though the latter rocked against WWs, there isn't much call for it), 100% cold on Snow ele slayers, 100% Poison on Poison ele slayers, etc.
 
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Kallie Pigeon

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Out of 50 dc hammers you should get about 5 or so 100% elemental damage weapons and another 5 or so that you can enhance to 100% elemental damage but you can't pick what type :) and they may be useless as Basara mentioned. I once had a 100% poison damage poison elemental slayer .
 

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So you're saying about 1/500 will be 100% elemental damage of some type? You come up with this ratio how?
 
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Kallie Pigeon

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So you're saying about 1/500 will be 100% elemental damage of some type? You come up with this ratio how?
I'm not sure about now but over the course of time that seems about right. Unlike many smiths I still use dull copper hammers and have been using them all along. Hmmm..... well it seems that I own about 5 to one enhanced to 100% weapons/runic created 100% weapons so revising my guess maybe 1 for 10 hammers and more than 10 that can be enhanced to 100% of which more than half will break.
 
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