How Spell Damage Works

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The proc part needs to be updated with:
Spells trigger "% chance to cast when your enemies are slain".
Poison damage (from spells and other sources) triggers "% chance to cast on kill", but only if the target takes longer than 1 frame to die (1/25th of a second).
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da_shift
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I have read this but still dont understand the concept too well. Spellfactor gives spell dmg but does that help me? Im building a deathgaze barb with
El'druin


El'druin
Barbarian Weapons

'CoCoCoCoCoCo'
Runeword Level: 100
20% Chance to cast level 42 Frigid Sphere on Melee Attack
+(0 to 1) to Barbarian Skill Levels
+(171 to 200)% Enhanced Damage
Adds 325-875 cold damage
+25% to Cold Spell Damage
-15% to Enemy Cold Resistance
Cold Resist +80%
and im curious if it s worth to switch from
Boarfrost
Boarfrost
Assault Helmet (Sacred)

(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 550
Defense: (2238-2561) to (2449-2803)
25% Chance to cast level 40 Ice Bolt Nova on Melee Attack
20% Attack Speed
Adds 125-250 cold damage
+(21 to 25)% to Cold Spell Damage
-50% to Enemy Cold Resistance
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
Enhanced Weapon Damage +150%
+(87 to 114)% Enhanced Defense
(21 to 25)% to Strength
Socketed (4)

to
Arreat's Snowcap
... also id like to equip
Lamha Na Draoithe
Lamha Na Draoithe
Gauntlets (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 574
Defense: (1339-1506) to (1567-1763)
+150 Strength Factor to Spell Damage
+2 to All Skills
30% Cast Speed
+(16 to 20)% to Spell Damage
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
+75 to Strength
-100 to Life
Elemental Resists +15%
Socketed (4)

from
Deadman's Hand
.. i d test that but dont have the gear and not sure if i should spend my resources on obtaining it.
boozek
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I am still a bit confused on this one.
So for amazon skills such as: Thundercrack, Magnetic Field and Stormcall what would be the most important affix that will give highest dmg?
1. Higher weapon base damage
2. Higher spell/lightning spell dmg
3. Flat lightning damage on hit
4. -% lightning resistance
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Im building a fire sorc, and I'm curious if there's a cap on %fire damage, or will I get more damage indefinitely, the more I upgrade/mo fire skill damage?
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Sharkattactical wrote:Im building a fire sorc, and I'm curious if there's a cap on %fire damage, or will I get more damage indefinitely, the more I upgrade/mo fire skill damage?


there is no cap.
If all other variables are fixed (like char level skill level and synergy) your Damage of a fire spell scales linear with % to fire spell Damage.
For a deeper look on how Spell Damage is calculated you may have a look into my guide
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mortimer_85 wrote:
Sharkattactical wrote:Im building a fire sorc, and I'm curious if there's a cap on %fire damage, or will I get more damage indefinitely, the more I upgrade/mo fire skill damage?


there is no cap.
If all other variables are fixed (like char level skill level and synergy) your Damage of a fire spell scales linear with % to fire spell Damage.
For a deeper look on how Spell Damage is calculated you may have a look into my guide



That's exactly what I was looking for but I guess I
just went through a time warp.

Thank you, Mortimer!
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im asking myself


does pierce to al lresists ( -20% to enemy elemental resist - shadowsabre )

also work on meele attacks?

current using iron spiral ( 70% phys, 30% lightning dmg) and on switch stormblast attack( 100% lightning)


does pierce only work on stormblast or also on iron too but just not so strong as 100% pure lightning?? please help on this question lol
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Jovoman wrote:im asking myself


does pierce to al lresists ( -20% to enemy elemental resist - shadowsabre )

also work on meele attacks?

current using iron spiral ( 70% phys, 30% lightning dmg) and on switch stormblast attack( 100% lightning)


does pierce only work on stormblast or also on iron too but just not so strong as 100% pure lightning?? please help on this question lol



the corresponding pierce works on any kind of elemental Damage. wdm missiles with part conversion, Spell damage, flat elemental Damage that is added to wdm missiles, also direct melee hits, if they carry elemental damage.