Conquest wrote:Is there any weapon for this build that is better than Astral Blade? That sword looks like it's been built specifically to be used with UMP. It has everything
-two level 60 procs on attack that match your elements (fire and cold)
-100% ias on weapon
-bonus spell damage to fire and cold
-100+ energy factor
-extra HB and elemental missiles (basically, doubles the dmg of those procs)
-the pierce stat is mostly flavor, as your hitpoints-based pierce is usually enough once you start getting SSU's like this
If i compare it to other typical SU or SSUs it eats them for breakfast. Adjudicator has nothing except extra 40% blood thorns damage (no procs, no EF, not even +skills), while In Fero Salva has good damage and strong +skills but still no procs and you lose the shield slot.
- The pierce is pointless as you said. Mythal proc on it is useless for the same reason.
- Banshee is ok, but if you don't have a lot of cold sd, they don't do that much dmg even at max pierce.
- Elemental proc is actually pretty bad for boss fights since the multi-hiting fire will trigger teleport almost instantly.
So all that's left is IAS (which you can cap with charms, Rapture and a few jewels), 25 sd (which is a lot less than what Dux, Adjudicator and In Fero offer), and 125 EF, which is also beat by In Fero.
It's a cool sword and I like the procs a lot, but unfortunately in practice it's not very good.