Diablo® III

Lightning Ball vs Nether Tentacles

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I have been playing with both in Inferno and, and I am having a bit of an issue figuring out what ends up being better in the end.

Lightning ball is great due to multiple potential hits, which, if those hits crits do a lot of damage

Nether Tentacle passes through mobs also,hitting once, but when that crits it's very large (requiring 2x LB Crits to pass it). I don't care about the heal here on that, just the damage.

So from a spammable ability standpoint with mob pass through, for me at least, it "appears" Nether seems to be better in a kiting aspect due to the potential larger crits over a bunch of smaller ones. (Which at 5% Crit It feels like I crit quite a bit on that ability for some reason. No idea why)

Thoughts?
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Thoughts:

1) NT is better. I'm saying that now so that I've been recorded as saying it. If I get proven wrong later, that's fine. Or I may change my mind. But still.

2) The only way I see a use for this ability is if you run Sharp Shooter and Night Stalker. More attacks = more crits and better use of Sharp Shooter + More Disc.

3) My first point is way better than my second point.
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