Hello,

This is mostly data that is instantly available on the equipment spreadsheet. Also some quick work I did on anydice.com to grab the "at least" data for each roll for 280 (max channeler HP) and 200 (half of what feels like the current non-channeler average).

I shan't make any recommendations, just providing the data to make an informed decision easier. Only given ob/pb/weight of 1hs as I dislike sai, and I believe anyone would use dirks if they had them, pracs too good.

All damages are assuming a honed weapon (this is the 2d60) and 99 backstab practiced. I will also add additional data on postured stab shortly. This is an additional 4d45.

a sharp, red stone dagger/a silver-winged basilard/a pair of moonstone hilted dirks

Base Roll: 7d3

Backstab Roll: 7d45 + 2d60

Backstab Mean: 222

Backstab Max: 435

Chance to backstab for 200: 70%

Chance to backstab for 280: 8.81%

Chance to backstab for 300: 3.28%

Chance to backstab for 400: <0.00%

Chance to backstab for 200 with postures: 99.02%

Chance to backstab for 280 with postures: 75.46%

Chance to backstab for 300 with postures: 61.37%

Chance to backstab for 400 with postures: 4.22%

a silver-winged basilard - OB: 79 PB: 5 Weight: 1.5

a sharp, red stone dagger - OB: 73 PB: 3 Weight: 1.5

a curved, clear dagger

Base Roll: 3d7

Backstab Roll: 3d105 + 2d60

Backstab Mean: 220

Backstab Max: 435

Chance to backstab for 200: 63.34%

Chance to backstab for 280: 15.84%

Chance to backstab for 300: 8.83%

Chance to backstab for 400: 0.02%

Chance to backstab for 200 with postures: 96.21%

Chance to backstab for 280 with postures: 69.11%

Chance to backstab for 300 with postures: 57.60%

Chance to backstab for 400 with postures: 8.63%

a curved, clear dagger - OB: 81 PB: 12 Weight: 0.8

a blackened steel kris

Base Roll: 4d5

Backstab Roll: 4d75 + 2d60

Backstab Mean: 213

Backstab Max: 420

Chance to backstab for 200: 60.43%

Chance to backstab for 280: 9.31%

Chance to backstab for 300: 4.10%

Chance to backstab for 400: <0.00%

Chance to backstab for 200 with postures: 97.04%

Chance to backstab for 280 with postures: 67.25%

Chance to backstab for 300 with postures: 53.83%

Chance to backstab for 400 with postures: 4.63%

a blackened steel kris - OB: 81 PB: 8 Weight: 1.0

a dagger of green jade/a set of steel sai

Base Roll: 6d3

Backstab Roll: 6d45 + 2d60

Backstab Mean: 199

Backstab Max: 390

Chance to backstab for 200: 49.51%

Chance to backstab for 280: 2.16%

Chance to backstab for 300: 0.51%

Chance to backstab for 400: n/a

Chance to backstab for 200 with postures: 97.25%

Chance to backstab for 280 with postures: 59.38%

Chance to backstab for 300 with postures: 43.04%

Chance to backstab for 400 with postures: 1.09%

a dagger of green jade - OB: 87 PB: 8 Weight: 1.5