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Is blinding flash useless now?

Discussion in 'Monk' started by Dogbert, Feb 15, 2013. | Replies: 5 | Views: 3605

  1. Dogbert

    Dogbert IncGamers Member

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    I read that you can no longer keep the damage buff from blinding flash up with sweeping wind. Is this true?
    That was the only reason blinding flash was any good.
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    nurman IncGamers Member

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    I still like the flat damage up it provides.
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    windstriker IncGamers Member

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    It is true, snapshot is GONE!
    This is the best change in this patch imo. Blind is still very useful for killing elite packs fast and dmg mitigation, but now I actually can try out other skills in that slot without making my monk a useless wimp.
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    Dogbert IncGamers Member

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    Yes it's good because it opens up that slot for another skill. But blinding flash is worthless now. It was only ever good for buffing sweeping wind dmg.
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    gakky IncGamers Member

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    With a good attack speed Blind is still a powerful skill. With 2.5APS you get +75% damage for 3 seconds every 15 seconds is an average of +15% (even more with Hand of Ytar or Empowerment shrine or Frenzy shrine) compared with BoH +15%. The concentration of damage into 3 seconds makes it much better than BoH.
    On top of this you get an incredible crowd control.
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    The crowdcontrol is so strong.. even without dmg buff I prefer it over the heal + damage.. Simply cause in the 3 seconds you kill most of the mobs... If anything I might start using a different rune (but then again, I don't need more defense).

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