Abaddon666 wrote:Life leech vs life on attack vs life on striking for a physical melee char?
What's better to use - jewels with 2% ll or with 8 life on attack? In this case, for an iron spiral barb (which is a melee attack that deals 70% physical dmg). I've read that LoA works on succesful hits, but in case of iron spiral, does it give 8 life for each sword seen on the attack animation or is it just 8 life for the whole attack?
You get 1/15 of ll on Hell and ll is based on dmg, which is pretty low on this attack and monsters probably have some %DR as well, so I guess LoA is better in this case? You can get 15% ll vs up to 64 LoA from ~8 jewels . 15% ll will become 1% ll on Hell, 1% of, let's say, 5k dmg is 50 life vs flat 64 life from LoA. So, is this the answer, or am I thinking wrongly?
Which one is better for a Shapeshifter merc (2% ll or 8 LoA)? I guess this merc also uses melee physical attacks with rather low dmg, so the answer is the same?
Also, how good is life on striking and how exactly does it work? I've read that it works with ranged attacks, while LoA works only with melee, but is it better than LoA for a melee char as well? Or is it only an alternative for ranged attacks? The values from various items are pretty low compared to the values of LoA, but one barb shield gives 10 LoS, which seems like a lot, compared to other items, so I wonder how good it is.
Thanks in advance!
1）Not good at math. Just keep some basic rules in mind and feel it uself, it is always better to have a try and see the results than just do the math. In ur case, 8 LoA gives just 8 life for the whole attack. And only if u really hit the first target, u get that 8 life. If u missed, then nothing. This is why UHM pal usually needs some AR when facing boss.
2) For a Shapeshifter, it is better to have LoA than ll for his low damage, especially when he reaches 5F/4F attack speed. However, they both not that matter. If u want him tanky, just give him more health. If in lab, more max res and life.
3) If u can multi-hit enough, LoS is better. Otherwise, it is inefficient. At the same time, it is a rather rarer affix than ll and LoA. Usually, ll and LoA are better for a physical melee char than LoS.