Mana/Life on Attack?

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xAdvent
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Probably asked a lot before, I searched but couldn't find an answer before posting a topic.

Does mana and life on attack only count with melee based attacks or does it count for spells/skills on cast as well?
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Prime_Evil
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On attack will trigger on weapon swing, so autoattack or WDM skills for instance, doesnt matter if the hit lands or not unlike "on striking" where the hit has to land. Not spells. Note that you have to click on a monster to count as weapon swing, shift+clicking on air wont do it.
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Darthaghar
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Why is this not in the short question thread? viewtopic.php?f=4&t=124
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Prime_Evil wrote:On attack will trigger on weapon swing, so autoattack or WDM skills for instance, doesnt matter if the hit lands or not unlike "on striking" where the hit has to land. Not spells. Note that you have to click on a monster to count as weapon swing, shift+clicking on air wont do it.


That‘s not quite correct. Life on attack only triggers when your autoattack hits. AR is still vital to leech that way. You‘ll notice I‘m right once you get to destruction and bosses gain huge amounts of avoid.

Only the wording was changed from mana/life on striking in melee to mana/life on attack. But the way it works is Stil the same.
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also it does work on the offhand - so a barb with 500 life on attack on his offhand also gains life when he uses an attack based on his primary weapon