Heya Buddies, the new raid boss, Hemovorous the Invincible, just came out in the director’s cut Season Pass 2 dlc and I have seen a lot of players have been farming the Company Man to get that godroll, especially with talk about godroll Vladof Company Man for Moze, and due to this I believe that it is necessary to explain to everyone on the community **why you probably shouldn’t** . Since to get a godroll it takes tons of hours, this will hopefully help save the time of all the Amara, Flak, Moze & Zane mains out there.

**Click Here for a Video Showcase & Explanation: (Suggested for those who aren’t able to concentrate on the paragraphs of math)**

**All Data down below will be a calculation using a Godroll Company man with 50% Gun Damage, 50% Crit Damage & 50% Firerate w/ no guardian rank skill tree or anointment bonuses**

First let’s start off with some calculations:

Let’s take into example a monarch (since that is a common gun used) with 40 bullets into the magazine and let’s say this monarch can shoot 8 bullets at once(max pellets per shot for monarch). And let’s be completely fair to the company man and say we don’t have any stacks on the pearl yet. To keep the math easy once again let’s just say the monarch in question only does 1 damage per shot. First shot, if using the pearl this only deal 8 damage (This would in turn at 8 stacks for the pearl). Second shot with 8 stacks on the pearl would then deal 8.64 damage but this would then set up max stacks since that would have been 16 pellets hit so then the third shot hits and deals 17.68. Now let’s just skip ahead to magazine being completely empty and we were able to deal 670.8 damage total assuming we didn’t crit a single time. Now if we use the same process with a god roll company man, since each pellet would deal 1.5 damage from the start, our total damage at the end of our magazine with the same monarch would be 480 assuming we never crit.

**This Data shows that on a normal fight without crits any Pearl will output 33.15% more damage even against a godroll Company Man**

Best case scenario for a godrolled 50% increased damage and 50% increased crit company man we somehow were able to crit every single time this once again only dealt an increase of 1.8% damage compared to the best case scenario for the pearl where we also miraculously crit all the hits.

(Next Part the numbers I got are based on total crit damage per shot, Here is how I got the numbers: **The Pearl Calculation:** Weapon Damage( 1 ) + Additive Bonus of max stack Pearl( .90 ) = 1.90 * Multiplicative Bonus of max stack Pearl( .162 ) = .3078. Since this was a Multiplicative Bonus we add that back to 1.90 which leads to pearl dealing **2.21 (rounded up) per body shot and 4.42 per crit shot.The Company man calculation** is more simply: Weapon Damage( 1 ) + Additive Bonus of Company Man 50% bonus gun damage( .50 ) = **1.50 per body shot** which means that to get crit damage we just do this: 1.50 * 2 (Normal Crit Damage) * .50 (Crit Bonus from Company man) = **4.50 per crit shot** )

For pearl on max stacks deals 4.42 damage per crit hit assuming if our gun does 1 damage per shot. Using the same gun For our Godroll company man 4.5 per crit hit that’s a 1.8% increase if you have both 50%gun damage and crit damage. For company man comes out to 4.2 damage per crit shot if you lessen either gun or crit multipliers on company man to 40 % and the other is still 50%. This shows that if you want to deal the most crit damage you will need a perfect company man until you start adding guardian ranks. **Once you add Guardian Ranks** the pearl will be able to deal more damage per crit since the pearl has Multiplicative Multiplayer that synergizes w/ the Multiplicative Multiplayer of crit damage (I had about 13% bonus crit damage w/ my guardian rank) in the guardian rank leading to **more total damage per crit shot w/ the pearl overall** . For company man 1.5 per regular shot For pearl (max stack) it’s 2.21 per regular shot. Which is a 32% increase

The most you can get out of a god roll company man that has max bonus for crit firerate and gun damage is if you are a moze main using the action skill trait “some for the road.” Using the same weapon monarch as mentioned before, During this 5 second period my calculations have shown a 8% increase in dps compared to a pearl during a 15 second period of interrupted shooting taking into account times when moze would need to reload after the first 5 seconds. These numbers were skewed however in the company mans favor since I didn’t allow myself to use “some for the road” when using the pearl during this particular dps check. If the pearl did use “some for the road” we would instead see that pearl would deal 17% more damage then the company man could despite the pearl in question didn’t have any increase fire rate.

All Calculations shown are done w/ a monarch that dealt 1 damage per pellet (each shot was 8 pellets) for ease of understanding & so the numbers Don’t get too high

Total damage: 362.25 | At the end of a 15 sec dps check with god roll company man (50% gun damage, fire rate and crit damage) w/ some for the roads

Total damage: 334.5 | At the end of a 15 sec dps check with the Pearl of ineffable knowledge (without counting random stat rolls on it) w/o some for the road

Total Damage 437.08 | At the end of a 15 sec dps check with the Pearl of ineffable knowledge (without counting random stat rolls on it) w/ some for the road

Now I know this has been mostly negative about the company man I do want to say that the company man is second best in slot for non gimmick damage increase so if you don’t have a pearl or dlc2 go ham with the company man. Also if you plan on doing any builds that don’t plan on shooting fast like a one shot (one pellet) one kill strategy the company man would give you the most bang for your buck since you wouldn’t be able to activate consecutive hits at that point. It’s uncommon for meta builds to involve something that doesn’t shoots fast so this won’t be the case often.

Long story short don’t waste your time trying to get a godroll company man when a pearl of any kind can dish out more damage on a realistic and regular basis with all character.

I believe that covers everything, Have a great day everyone

Feel free to add any tips you think will help another player in the comments, you will probably help a fellow vault hunter out & strengthen us as a community.