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-Fanatic Swing is a modification of Zeal. Zeal has a parameter of ''100% Rollback'', while Fanatic Swing is given %%50% Rollback%%. This article is based on an assumption that 50% Rollback makes %%%the next swing start 50% faster%%%. (Any correction would be appreciated.) Correction: Fanatic Swing has 60% rollback, not 50%. That makes the swings after the first approximately 40% faster, though of course, the actual amount will depend on how D2 rounds that percentage in response to the acutal number of frames before the action frame in the Sorceress attack animation.
-It also appears that these tables are based on the assumption that the rollback will accellerate the inital attack and the final recovery animation as well. From what I (Verbatim) have read, the initial attack and final recovery animation are completely unaffected by reduced rollback, which means those animations should be exactly the same as those listed in the Zeal section. Please ignore the inital and final attack information listed under Fanatic Swing. The inital attack should be exactly the same as that of Zeal. The final attack begins with a shortened F-U attack (starting 40% of the way through the initial portion of the attack animation), and ends with a recovery animation which is the same for both Zeal and Fanatic Swing. In essense, both Fanatic Swing and Zeal consist of a normal attack with up to four shortened attack swings sandwitched in the middle between the initial normal attack striking motion, and the final normal attack recovery motion. With Zeal, the benefit is skipping the recovery animation after the attack four times. With Fanatic Swing, those shortened attacks in the middle are sped up by an additional 40%.
-Since the IAS tables here are made based on the faulty assumption of 50% rollback, they are certainly inaccurate, and one should expect more IAS than listed to be necessary to reach each breakpont with Fanatic Swing. It is also possible that the maximum speed for FS listed here is faster than the actual maximum possible speed.
-It would be wise to gain more IAS for FS than the calculations here suggest, because the numbers here are too optimistic. The Sorceress Zeal speeds from the Amazon Basin, however, should be accurate.

**Sorceress Zeal Speed [#tb5b8bf7]
-This table is the Sorceress Zeal speed quoted from [[The Amazon Basin Technical Discussion Forum:http://www.theamazonbasin.com/d2/forums/index.php?showtopic=42841&st=15]].
-EIAS is effective IAS the character has.
-1st Swing is the frame of the first swing.
-End Swing is the frame of the last swing.
-F-U (follow-up) Swing is the frame of each swing between the first and the last.
-The End Swing is especially longer because it contains the animation to the neutral position (the ending animation).
-For example, if a Sorceress has no IAS and swings 5 times with oskill Zeal, the whole attack sequence takes 10+12+12+12+19=65 frames.

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|>|>|>|Sorceress Zeal Speed&br;with 2H Swing Weapons|h
|EIAS|1st Swing|F-U Swing|End Swing|h
|  -20 |  13 |  16 |  25 |
|  -19 |     |  15 |  24 |
|  -16 |  12 |     |  23 |
|  -14 |     |  14 |     |
|  -12 |     |     |  22 |
|   -8 |  11 |     |  21 |
|   -7 |     |  13 |     |
|   -4 |     |     |  20 |
|    0 |  10 |  12 |  19 |
|    6 |     |     |  18 |
|   10 |     |  11 |     |
|   12 |   9 |     |  17 |
|   18 |     |     |  16 |
|   21 |     |  10 |     |
|   25 |   8 |     |  15 |
|   34 |     |   9 |  14 |
|   43 |   7 |     |  13 |
|   50 |     |   8 |     |
|   54 |     |     |  12 |
|   67 |   6 |     |  11 |
|   72 |     |   7 |     |

**Sorceress Fanatic Swing Speed [#v227656a]

-Fanatic Swing has 60% Rollback, according to the R2D skills.txt
-Rollback only affects the follow-up swings, the first swing is the same length as with Zeal.
-The table reads a little different than the one for Zeal, "Recover" is the time after the last attack until the next attack can start. In the Zeal table above, the "End Swing" entry combines the last follow-up attack with the recovery time. The given recovery time in the table is shown assuming 5 swings. If the Fanatic Swing cycle is shorter than 5 attacks, then it may be 1 frame shorter or longer because of rounding differences. Total is the time for a full 5 attack sequence.
-The notation "x-y" for follow-up attacks means that the first F-U attack takes "x" frames and the others take "y" frames. The notation "x/y" means that the F-U attacks alternate between "x" and "y" frames, starting with "x" frames.

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|>|>|>|>|Sorceress Fanatic Swing Speed&br;with 1H Swing Weapons|h
|EIAS|1st Swing|F-U Swing|Recover|Total|h
|  -30 | 15 |  12  | 10 |   73 |
|  -28 | 14 |      |    |   72 |
|  -26 |    |  11  |    |   68 |
|  -23 | 13 |      |  9 |   66 |
|  -19 |    |  10  |    |   62 |
|  -16 | 12 |      |    |   61 |
|  -15 |    |  10  |  8 |   60 |
|  -10 |    |   9  |    |   56 |
|   -8 | 11 |      |    |   55 |
|   -5 |    |      |  7 |   54 |
|    0 | 10 |   8  |    |   49 |
|    8 |    |      |  6 |   48 |
|   11 |    |  7-8 |    |   47 |
|   12 |  9 |   8  |    |   47 |
|   13 |    |  8/7 |    |   45 |
|   15 |    |   7  |    |   43 |
|   23 |    |  6-7 |    |   42 |
|   24 |    |  6-7 |  5 |   41 |
|   25 |  8 |   7  |    |   41 |
|   29 |    |  7/6 |    |   39 |
|   34 |    |   6  |    |   37 |
|   38 |    |      |  4 |   36 |
|   41 |    |  5-6 |  5 |   36 |
|   43 |  7 |   6  |    |   36 |
|   46 |    |      |  4 |   35 |
|   50 |    |  6/5 |    |   33 |
|   58 |    |  5/6 |    |   33 |
|   61 |    |   5  |    |   31 |
|   67 |  6 |      |    |   30 |


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|>|>|>|>|Sorceress Fanatic Swing Speed&br;with 2H Swing Weapons|h
|EIAS|1st Swing|F-U Swing|Recover|Total|h
|  -30 | 13 | 11 |  9 |   66 |
|  -29 |    | 10 |    |   62 |
|  -26 |    |    |  8 |   61 |
|  -25 | 12 |    |    |   60 |
|  -21 |    |  9 |    |   56 |
|  -17 | 11 |    |  7 |   54 |
|  -12 |    |  8 |    |   50 |
|   -9 | 10 |    |    |   49 |
|   -6 |    |    |  6 |   48 |
|    0 |  9 |  7 |    |   43 |
|    8 |    |    |  5 |   42 |
|   13 |  8 |    |    |   41 |
|   17 |    |  6 |    |   37 |
|   28 |    |    |  4 |   36 |
|   29 |  7 |    |    |   35 |
|   41 |    |  5 |    |   31 |
|   50 |  6 |    |    |   30 |
|   56 |    |    |  3 |   29 |
|   75 |    |  4 |    |   25 |

-With the correction of the Rollback from 50% to 60%, Fanatic Swing now loses to Zeal for damage over time when one considers just the attack speed and the 2/3 damage penalty of Fanatic Swing. 30 frames vs 38 Frames for Zeal with a 1 handed swinging weapon. For the same damage over time, FS would need to 25 frames.
-The result may be more balanced when one adds the higher skill level that a Sorceress is likely to reach in Fanatic Swing and faster procs. On the other hand, oskill Zeal does not require any skill points to be spent.
-Information by (Nameless), based on the sequence data found on the Amazon Basin thread.

**Calculating the EIAS [#e557dec2]
-Since no weapon speed calculator in the world supports Fanatic Swing, we have to calculate the EIAS for ourselves.
-Well, now we know we need 67% EIAS for the fastest breakpoint. Then how much IAS do we need?
-First, let's check the weapon speed (WSM) at the [[ES Database:http://homepage3.nifty.com/miyoshino/es/es3weap_n.htm]]. For example, if you use a Long Sword, the WSM is [-10]. WSM is EIAS, but a negative value. So WSM [-10] is equal to 10% EIAS. You can subtract 10% from 67%. The rest EIAS we need is 57%.
-Next, if you have Fanaticism and/or Annihilation (from eqipment or mercenary), let's check it's IAS bonus. The IAS bonus from skills is EIAS, too. If your aura grants 15% skill IAS, you can subtract 15% from 57%. The rest EIAS we need is 42%.
-Ok, it's time to look up the table. It says 42% EIAS is equal to 65% IAS, so you need 65% IAS from equipments.

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|>|>|>|>|>|>|>|>|>|>|EIAS/IAS Conversion Table|h
|EIAS| IAS| |EIAS| IAS| |EIAS| IAS| |EIAS| IAS|h
|   1|   2| |  31|  42| |  61| 125| |  91| 377|
|   2|   3| |  32|  44| |  62| 129| |  92| 395|
|   3|   4| |  33|  46| |  63| 133| |  93| 414|
|   4|   5| |  34|  48| |  64| 138| |  94| 434|
|   5|   6| |  35|  50| |  65| 142| |  95| 456|
|   6|   7| |  36|  52| |  66| 147| |  96| 480|
|   7|   8| |  37|  54| |  67| 152| |  97| 507|
|   8|   9| |  38|  56| |  68| 157| |  98| 535|
|   9|  10| |  39|  58| |  69| 163| |  99| 566|
|  10|  11| |  40|  60| |  70| 168| | 100| 600|
|  11|  13| |  41|  63| |  71| 174| | 101| 638|
|  12|  14| |  42|  65| |  72| 180| | 102| 680|
|  13|  15| |  43|  68| |  73| 187| | 103| 728|
|  14|  16| |  44|  70| |  74| 194| | 104| 780|
|  15|  18| |  45|  72| |  75| 200| | 105| 840|
|  16|  19| |  46|  75| |  76| 208| | 106| 909|
|  17|  20| |  47|  78| |  77| 215| | 107| 988|
|  18|  22| |  48|  80| |  78| 223| | 108|1080|
|  19|  23| |  49|  83| |  79| 232| | 109|1190|
|  20|  24| |  50|  86| |  80| 240| | 110|1320|
|  21|  26| |  51|  89| |  81| 250| | 111|1480|
|  22|  27| |  52|  92| |  82| 259| | 112|1680|
|  23|  29| |  53|  95| |  83| 270| | 113|1938|
|  24|  30| |  54|  99| |  84| 280| | 114|2280|
|  25|  32| |  55| 102| |  85| 292| | 115|2760|
|  26|  34| |  56| 105| |  86| 304| | 116|3480|
|  27|  35| |  57| 109| |  87| 317| | 117|4680|
|  28|  37| |  58| 113| |  88| 330| | 118|7080|
|  29|  39| |  59| 117| |  89| 345| | 119|14280|
|  30|  40| |  60| 120| |  90| 360| | 120|inf |

**Comparison of Fanatic Swing with Zeal [#zb773e64]
-Sorceress' Zeal speed with 0% IAS is 10/12/19 (1st/F-U/End). Zeal usually swings 5 times, which takes: 
 10 + 12 + 12 + 12 + 19 = 65 frames (avg. 13 fpa) 

-Sorceress' Fanatic Swing speed with 0% IAS is 10/8/15 (1st/F-U/End).
 10 + 8 + 8 + 8 + 15 = 49 frames (avg. 9.8 fpa) 

-Paladin's Zeal speed with 0% IAS is 7/7/14 (1st/F-U/End). 
 7 + 7 + 7 + 7 + 14 = 42 frames (avg. 8.4 fpa) 


-Sorceress' Zeal speed with 75% EIAS is 6/7/11 (1st/F-U/End). Zeal usually swings 5 times, which takes: 
 6 + 7 + 7 + 7 + 11 = 38 frames (avg. 7.6 fpa) 

-Sorceress' Fanatic Swing speed with 75% EIAS is 6/5/9 (1st/F-U/End).
 6 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 9 = 30 frames (avg. 6 fpa) 

-Paladin's Zeal speed with 75% EIAS is 4/4/8 (1st/F-U/End). 
 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 8 = 24 frames (avg. 4.8 fpa) 


-Sorceress Fanatic Swing is significantly slower than the Paladin's Zeal

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