While the title might not be *strictly* true, the SoT COM isn’t very good so I’m going to ignore it.

Anyway, a while back I did a quick analysis of Typecast Iconoclast and Rational Anarchist, looking at the amount of stacks they give you per skill point spent, and it turns out that Rational Anarchist is always worth more stacks.

Note that **RA** and **TI** are concidered seperately; **RA** is not included in the spec for the **TI** tests.

Recall that Rational Anarchist is worth 25 stacks.

Definitions

- stack ops to X: the number of stack gaining opportunities you must have to reach X stacks
- total value at X: the total number of stacks granted by Typecast Iconoclast, at the given skill rank, upon reaching X stacks
- rank value at X: the number of stacks the proc chance added by the given skill rank granted, upon reaching X stacks

Calculations:

Stack ops to X:

=X/(1+P)Total Value at X:

=X-OcRank value at X:

=Oc-OpWhere:

X: stack target

P: total proc chance

Oc: Stack ops to X for the current rank

Op: Stack ops to X for the previous rank

Assumptions:

- proc chance stacks additively
- stochasticity is ignored
- having no other stack gain and maximized stack target is the ideal situation for Typecast, any further changes would only make it worth less

Nothing really ground breaking here, I just thought I might as well share.