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New channeled spell info from Blizzard

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by mike20599, Apr 3, 2012. | Replies: 6 | Views: 1478

  1. mike20599

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    New channeled spell info from Blizzard

    Some blue info here about channeled spells:
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/4254523807?page=1#5
    It seems channeled spells have cycles. One cycle is equal to the time it takes to make 1 weapon attack. Over the course of that cycle, the skill's listed % damage will be done over multiple ticks. Does anyone have a different interpretation?

    I assume that the listed resource cost of the channeled spell will be consumed over the course of that 1 cycle as well. That would be consistent with a previous blue post about increased attack speed having the effect of increased dps but also increased resource consumption as well. Still there are a few questions.

    How many ticks are displayed in one cycle?
    How are things affected if you are dual wielding?

    I don't have the beta so I can't test these things out.
     
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    Re: New channeled spell info from Blizzard

    Basically, what Vasadan said in a convoluted way is that the DPS of a channeled skill can be calculated by multiplying your DPS from your character sheet by the skill's displayed damage.

    That's right. Multiply a channeled skill's displayed mana cost with your APS to get the skill's real mana cost per second.

    Damage ticks are always displayed every half a second, your APS doesn't change this.

    Good question, I'll look into this. My guess is that channeled skills only use your main hand weapon and that the APS bonus of dual-wield still applies.


     
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    Re: New channeled spell info from Blizzard

    Dual gives you +15% bonus to weapon speed and that makes 1 cycle more often. Hero attacks more often using main hand wpn.



     
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    Re: New channeled spell info from Blizzard

    fact? i thought it was random.. that makes even more interesting things happen in my little brain


     
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    Re: New channeled spell info from Blizzard

    Supposedly some skills are only using your main hand weapons to attack when you're dual-wielding. From the patch notes of beta patch 13:

    When dual-wielding, certain skills will now always use your main-hand weapon to determine damage

    I don't know whether there's list of these skills available or not.
     
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    Re: New channeled spell info from Blizzard

    If damage is based on the mainhand + 15% speed for off-hand, I wonder if we're going to want big slow main-hands to reap the biggest benefit from the off-hand bonus.
     
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    Re: New channeled spell info from Blizzard

    Maybe for some skills. Channeled skills however deal more damage with more APS as well, not just with more damage.
     

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