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Thorns = Reflects Damage?

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by Baalat, Mar 18, 2012. | Replies: 6 | Views: 2822

  1. Baalat

    Baalat IncGamers Member

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    Thorns = Reflects Damage?

    In the new patch notes it says:

    The monster affix "Thorns" has been renamed to "Reflects Damage"

    Wondering if the way to calculate the damage reflected stays the same as it was with thorns
    I did not find thorns very attractive since the damage used to be a fixed number

    The phrase "Reflects Damage" open the possibility to be a variable number, depending on how much damage our char is taking. I have had a lot of fun in other games playing Vitality-%Reflect Damage builds for PvP and for some boss hunts
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    Re: Thorns = Reflects Damage?

    Note, that the monster affix was the one that got renamed, not the item affix.
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    Re: Thorns = Reflects Damage?

    It's available to only the Monk I think, in the form of Mantra of Retribution.

    I have my doubts about how useful damage reflection and thorns will be for players outside of PvP, especially now that the amount of thorns damage on items were greatly reduced in patch 13, at least on low level items. It will of course depend on monster damage / HP ratios, but historically these damage dealing methods were less than stellar in other ARPGs.
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    Re: Thorns = Reflects Damage?

    Well remember that the WD still has the 'Fierce Loyalty' passive which lets his pets get 100% benefit from his Thorns items :D. I think that this makes for a very cool WD build that relies much more on tanking + letting enemies kill themselves compared to even regular pet builds :p.
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    Re: Thorns = Reflects Damage?

    hmmm ... a Monk + 3 thorny pet WDs against a high damage AOE boss seems OP


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    Re: Thorns = Reflects Damage?

    Player Lifesteal + pots/globes/abilities > Monster Reflects damage

    Nothing to worry about imo


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