Waffle1209 wrote:Is Parasite actually good? I may be missing something but it seems to do little to no damage while carnage clears nicely.
Even the initial target or parasite seems to take forever to die.
There are a couple of reasons I like parasite:
1. Parasite is very nice when you have enemies that aren't concentrated, like to run away from you, or keep their distance. Its great for cleaning up stragglers that carnage didn't wipe out.
2. If you have a decent amount of target slow, one or two parasites can apply it to the entire screen before you begin whacking away with carnage.
3. If you are in a zone where groups of enemies are consistently coming at you, in Tran Athlula for example, any parasites you have bouncing around will keep moving into the next groups, and you only have to be hitting 1 nearby enemy to keep the chain going. Carnage will never be able to keep up with 30 parasite orbs ripping through enemies ahead of you.
If you craft a good dagger with a proc that helps you spread damage, you may find parasite completely obsolete. Or it might just be personal preference for you. If you choose not to use it, dump those remaining points into Famine, Rathmas Chosen, or Talons Hold (depending on your character needs).