pawelox01 wrote:Why you chose scourge over hoplite? Rapture can be cast on summons and merc and it gives huge buff to attack speed
Because of their attack skills. Retaliate has a fix 70% weapon damage, whereas Crucify has 33% weapon damage with 8-16 spikes. So against single targets, Crucify deals 264% weapon damage (or rather the displayed minion damage) per minion. With 15 minions who have 4 k damage displayed that damage is:
4000 * 2,64 * 15 = 158400 damage.
Whereas retaliate hits once:
4000 * 0,7 * 5 = 14000 damage
So yeah, when it comes to single target damage, Scourge are about 11 times better.
And it goes on. When you're surrounded by many enemies you have 528% of the weapon damage with Crucify which results in:
4000 * 5,28 * 15 =316800 damage in one single attack.
Retaliate would stay at the 14 k damage, so in order to make Hoplites better than Scouge you would have to hit 316800/14000 = 22,63, rounded up 23 enemies. With each cast of Retaliate. Since retaliate knocks enemies back a lot, that's hardly ever possible.
@ Samkyo11 Yes it's capped at 75% minion resist. I still usually take some more in order to not get pierced by enemies like the ones before baal. As for skills: Put the the remaining points you have into Dragonheart.