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    Experiment: Relative kill speeds for skill combinations

    Oh no, my future has been told! As aerial said in another thread, after reaching paragon level 100 the game is pretty boring. I agree with this prognostication.

    Instead of staying bored, I decided to try out killing Ghom on MP0 with various skills to find the relative killing speed of each:
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/top...7721?page=4#74

    Spreadsheet of results:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...xVU8wcFE&gid=0

    My character used during the test:
    http://d3up.com/b/70667

    I end up finding out some interesting things as presented in the OP on the bnet thread and then I found some more interesting skill combinations.

    Blazing Spiders + Haunt Resentful Spirit. Who would have thought that would be a good skill combo?
    Rush of Essence and Vision Quest stack? I hadn't considered that before, even though it was obvious.

    So the experiment:
    Kill Ghom on MP0 with various skill setups to see how skill combinations compare to each other for single target killing speed.
    We all know a grain of salt is needed when playing in real situations, but this was interesting to me so I've completed it.

    I pick a set of attack skills and passives, and then grind out five+ MP0 Ghom kill times to create a decent set of data.
    I can then repeat this experiment for other sets of skills, resulting in a way to compare skills to one another.
    I am really only interested in using mana positive skills, but I include mana negative skill combinations because it is possible someone else gets them to be mana positive with other gear selections.

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    Re: Experiment: Relative kill speeds for skill combinations

    this was an interesting read,
    still digesting it all

    I've got a p level 11 WD and I'm i'm bored with him already
    hopefully I can find something new with your tests

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    Re: Experiment: Relative kill speeds for skill combinations

    As suggested by the other thread, it would be pretty interesting to see the update after the Bleed (Skorn) has been taken out of the equation

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