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Puden
Prowler
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"WDM based procs: All arrow/javelin/knife procs scale distance with level, but do 50% wdm"
So level 2 arrow will do 100%? :think: :think: :think:
Thraxis
Bone Archer
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No, I'll reword that to be more clear. The distance scales, but the damage is consistent. I've been trying to free up some time to add to and edit the guide, hopefully next week will have a new section and some clarifications.

shibley wrote:Thanks for putting this together, very informative. As you continue to add to it, can you include a section on Feedback Damage from Sorc Arcane tree? It is a very unique damage mechanic that doesn't have much info online. I've read elsewhere that Immersion and Mana Sweep act as Physical Damage, and the only way to either add Phys Damage, Phys Damage Pierce, or Feeddback Damage is with Sorc Ultimate skill, Chronofield. Trying to see if there is any other way to add Phys damage/pierce (or even Feedback Damage) to boost damage. Otherwise, increasing max mana, increasing + to skills, or increasing cast rate are the only ways to increase damage with an Arcane Sorc. I'm speccing summons from Sorc trees as well (Blade Spirits/Ice Elementals) but they act more as meat shields than damage dealers.


I'll take a look at what I can write about feedback damage. But you've pretty much got it right there. The only way to boost it is with your stated ways. Feedback is considered phys, and scales with phys pierce, mana and skills. I did want to look into what sources of phys pierce stack and if something like Doom (which works as - flat physical damage taken) would improve it (I don't think it does, but i'm not 100% sure).

Unfortunately I haven't has much time as I hoped to pop back in and answer questions and update this guide, but over time it'll evolve and include a "Weird odds and ends" portion where things like that will be stated. There's quite a few things I have to take some time to really delve deep into and some would require things that I can't readily access, like a list of all missiles/attacks characters can use and the Next Delay stat on them, or having access to a test dummy with a debug screen going to show damage easily to test certain things.
shibley
Jungle Hunter
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Thraxis wrote:I'll take a look at what I can write about feedback damage. But you've pretty much got it right there. The only way to boost it is with your stated ways. Feedback is considered phys, and scales with phys pierce, mana and skills. I did want to look into what sources of phys pierce stack and if something like Doom (which works as - flat physical damage taken) would improve it (I don't think it does, but i'm not 100% sure).

Unfortunately I haven't has much time as I hoped to pop back in and answer questions and update this guide, but over time it'll evolve and include a "Weird odds and ends" portion where things like that will be stated. There's quite a few things I have to take some time to really delve deep into and some would require things that I can't readily access, like a list of all missiles/attacks characters can use and the Next Delay stat on them, or having access to a test dummy with a debug screen going to show damage easily to test certain things.


Thanks man - the more I play the class the more straight forward it seems. Would be interested in Doom though.
hpmons
Prowler
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One thing I would like is a generic ubers guide - e.g. extra resists for Quov Tsin as he does elemental damage and can curse, for Teganze get life%, life on kill etc as they ignore your resistances, Kabraxis needs high...is it lightning and poison?

A lot of this is said or hinted at in the documentation, but it would be nice to have somewhere that just states what kind of attacks the enemies do and what kind of defences they have, thus what affixes you want to overcome them (though obviously this varies somewhat by class).
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Eadan
Balrog
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Thraxis wrote:1.) Different sources of slow means slow is applied via different "states". What's a state? It doesn't necessarily have to be visible, but in most cases it is. For example: every morph in the game is a different state, every curse that looks differently is a different state, every buff/debuff is a state. Some of those states stack (like buffs) and some don't (like curses/morphs). So, what are other "slow sources"? Basically anything that will slow an enemy (for example: Chronofield, Spellbind, etc.), but doesn't use the same state/animation as the slow we get from items.
CONCLUSION: Slow is capped at 90% for ONE source (example: slow from items), but 95% for MORE sources (example: slow from items + slow from some skill).


Thanks for the guide. Do you know if the same enemy can have miasma , doom and poison damage on it at the same time? I ask because they all turn the enemy to different colors.