Dungeon Siege 2

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Dungeon Siege II is a computer role-playing game and is the sequel to the 2002’s popular game Dungeon Siege.

It was developed by Gas Powered Games and released on August 16, 2005, one year delayed from original projections. The story is a continuation of the Dungeon Siege storyline. On August 2006, the expansion Broken World was released.

In the development of Dungeon Siege II, Gas Powered Games brought in professional writer Susan O’Connor, who has experience in writing story lines for games. That addressed the complains people had about the story of the original Dungeon Siege, which, fairly enough, was seen as lacking.

Dungeon Siege II takes place between 100 and 200 years after Dungeon Siege, and reveals some very important history from as much as 1000 years before. Just like the original game it takes place on the continent of Aranna, in the middle of a war. You will start out as a mercenary fighting for the tyrant Valdis, but what will happen then is up to you!

Item types

  •   Unique
  •   Set
  •   Rare
  •   Magic
  •   Normal

Damage per second

In order to truly understand how much damage you are doing, you must learn to calculate DPS (damage per second). Since weapon damage is dependent on your ability stats and class levels, it will vary from person to person. However, you can compare two different weapons for your character by equipping each and calculating DPS for each.

DPS can be calculated with this formula:



  • MAX_DMG = Maximum damage of the weapon
  • MIN_DMG = Minimum damage of the weapon
  • SPEED = Speed factor of the weapon according to the following table:

Let’s consider a 34th level fighter choosing between a one-handed and two-handed weapon. The 2h weapon has a damage range of 90 to 143, the 1h is 67 to 105. Two-handed weapons have a speed factor of 0.9 and 1h is 0.67:

2h: (143 + 90) / (2 * 0.9) = 129.4
1h: (105 + 67) / (2 * 0.67) = 128.6

The DPS of the weapons are almost identical. However, the 1h weapon allows the fighter to use a shield, thus drastically increasing armor ratings. On the other hand, the 2h weapon can stun enemies and would be greatly superior used with Brutal Strike.

When choosing among several weapons, equip each one and run the formula. Take the one with the higher DPS or one with only slightly less DPS but more bonus enhancements. In the long run, the faster your enemies die, the better off you’ll be.

DPS calc tool Min damage:    Max damage:    Speed:     ➝