I'm not high enough Assault rank, and the only redeeming factor of the weapon is the 5 Acc, without it its absolutely abysmal. I'll probably pick up a Death Scythe +1 (or augment an NQ, 0/6? on good augments at the moment) in the near future.
Incorrect. Perdu's most powerful feature is the 501 delay. Compared to a 528 Scythe, this is a 5.1% increase in DoT/WS frequency. Compared to a 513, this is a 2.34% increase in DoT/WS frequency.
Attack+14 is typically around a 3~4% increase in DoT, larger if the mob is higher level than you.
The 5D difference between Death+1 and Perdu is roughly a 5% increase in DoT during the TP phase, and roughly 3.3%~ increase in damage during WS.
Therefore, Death+1 barely triumphs over Perdu's delay/attack on its own, even before considering accuracy. Against high level targets, it wouldn't even best it then. Edited, Sep 17th 2009 1:32pm by RaenRyong