Although Combined Rating seems pretty straight forward on the surface (and it is generally) it can be important to understand the way it’s calculated behind the scenes when min/maxing. All Combined Rating is added together and stored until after all normal stat calculations are complete, then that number is added to all of your stats. Pieces of gear that give both combined rating and a stat value will give a total stat increase of both of those values combined. For Example:
A Ring that gives 808 CR and 3,030 Accuracy will give us:
3,030 + 808 = 3,838 Accuracy
This can make a large difference on what gear is best so when in doubt don’t forget to include Combined Rating into your decision.
How to install ACT:
Advanced Combat Tracker or ACT is a Combat Log Parser, which reads your combat log file and organizes the data into DPS totals, graphs, and charts. It also breaks down all of your damage sources and shows you exactly how much any of your damage sources is doing. It’s vital to use ACT to accurately test damage output!
First, you have to install ACT by clicking here.
After you have ACT downloaded, you need to download the Neverwinter Combat Log Plugin for ACT from this link here.
Now that you have both ACT and the plugin installed, open ACT. You should see a window like this:
First you will have to tell ACT to use the Neverwinter plugin. Click on the plugin’s tab shown in the image above then click Browse and find the plugin on your PC. After selecting it, click the Add/Enable Plugin button directly under Browse.
Now that the ACT can read your combat logs, you have to tell Neverwinter to start recording one. In game, type this command into chat: “/CombatLog 1”. This will tell the game to start recording your combat log as a file on your computer. It will do this until the game is closed, or until you use the command “/CombatLog 0”.
Now, go back to ACT and click on the Options tab. Click on the Open Log option here:
By default your logs will be stored here:
Steam: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Cryptic Studios\Neverwinter\Live\logs\GameClient
Arc: C:\Users\Public\Games\Cryptic Studios\Neverwinter\Live\ Logs\GameClient
Note: Neverwinter requires someone to actually hit something in order to make the Combat Log file, so if you aren’t seeing any files in your Logs folder this might be the problem.