in trying to prep myself for the upcoming release, i tried to go through a few guides this weekend. it didn't take me long to realize that my old familiarity with d2 wasn't going to be enough to understand much. here's a quote from a wizard guide i found:
""It's probably going to have a limit of 1 benefit per spell cast because critting 10 times with a spell and gaining 100 AP from +10 ap per crit is ridiculous BUT consider the following:
Electrocute hits 3 targets and gives 3 ap with 240% wd.
Spectral Blade range 20 yards hits 10 targets 30 times for 1100% wd.
Now, let's factor in AP per crit.
Electrocute requires a 33% chance to crit to get 'kinda' a guaranteed crit per spell. ""
i've played one version or another of diablo forever but i was pretty lost for a while trying to understand the guide.
i suspect players without any diablo experience may be in a similar spot.
is there a guide to common d3 abbreviations out there?
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12-05-2012, 23:31 #1
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what's an ap per crit and other confusions
12-05-2012, 23:50 #2
Re: what's an ap per crit and other confusions
AP is probably for Arcane Power, the resource pool for the Wizard.
A list of common abbreviations (not only Diablo III related) can be found on our Wiki page. Have a look here: Abbreviations.
What he is talking about is a modifier on an item that will give the Wizard extra Arcane Power whenever he/she deals a critical strike.
"wd" in this example would mean Weapon Damage and not Witch Doctor.
Last edited by Maurish; 12-05-2012 at 23:57. Reason: More information