Hrishi wrote:Has any thought been given to using an o-skill in place of Lorenado for the Poison spec if Lorenado can be rather awkward for clear? I've rather been enjoying Devouring Plague this season (but not on a Sorc) so I was wondering if it was worth exploring here? You'll get to keep the strong single target poison offers but add on a better AoE clearing tool this way?
There might be other options but I have personally enjoyed the mechanics of Devouring Plague so was just a suggestion.
Yea we know some friends have tried Devouring Cloud on other classes with different degrees of success. The common complain we've heard is the range and poison duration of it is too short, pretty much Lorenado level. And because the amulet slot is required for dcloud to be any good,
Required Level: 110
Item Level: 110
+1 to All Skills
+50% Bonus to Poison Skill Duration
-(20 to 30)% to Enemy Poison Resistance
+1 to Sacrifices
Poison Length Reduced by 50%
can't be used, which is another restriction of the oskill. Then there's the problem of dcloud only spawning on ilvl 91+ items, at which point Lorenado actually works okay-ish for clearing so we haven't tried it yet.
Istaryu wrote:Sadly, sorceress is the worst choice to play around oskills, in my opinion. Most (if not all) other casters get free damage from their kit, meanwhile witch blood does nothing for oskills.
High level Familiars, Firedance and Blood Fury can make oskill work at around the same level as other classes, such as in the case of Stormclash, but it's true that sorc feels quite limited in this area, especially before end game. Maybe Witch Blood will be less restrictive in the future but we can only hope.