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Mana steal, possible for a caster?

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by Horcsog, Apr 7, 2012. | Replies: 3 | Views: 1097

  1. Horcsog

    Horcsog IncGamers Member

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    Mana steal, possible for a caster?

    This is what the Wiki says,
    The steal comes from how much damage you do to the monster. So 5% Mana Stolen will return 5% of the damage you do to a monster. Life and Mana steal only work on Melee, and physical ranged attacks.


    There are several magical suffixes that enable Mana Steal, so the effect may occasionally be found on Magic and Rare Items.

    What would be these magical suffixes that would let us steal mana by casting spells?
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    Re: Mana steal, possible for a caster?

    That would be Diablo 2.
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    Re: Mana steal, possible for a caster?

    Haha, that wont work in diablo 3. Why, % dmg based arcane/mana steal is not viable for casters, meteor cost 60 arcane power, from the you will die monk gameplay video you can see dmg delt in 1000+ numbers per hit to monsters. So lets say you have some underpowered Wizzard that deal half that dmg with meteor, so 500 dmg to lets say minimum of 3 creeps that is 1500 dmg. 5% of 1500 is 75, you end up having infinite meteor cast where the meteor cost (60 arcane power) is less than what you will actually gain from the dmg delt. The only resemblance to mana steal is from your signature spells, electrocute and spectral blade where u gain some arcane power per monsters hit ( the runed version).

    Note that resource generation in d3 is much different that it was in d2. I bet there wont be any items that say: x%dmg gelt is converted to resource (mana, arcane, spirit, fury, hatred) simply coz of the fact that even if it is 1%, it will still generate crazy amount of resource.


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    Re: Mana steal, possible for a caster?

    yeah OP is insanely confused, be aware of the wiki.. diablo 2 and diablo 3 things are sometimes linked together via key words n stuff.. sorta annoying. No mana/resource stealing in d3. sorry! :p i think its a good thing, so the resources are already more balanced without a resource leaching affix. Life steal works for casters in d3 as well, you definately are reading something pertaining to Diablo 2. NOT Diablo 3.

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