So those of you concerned, this might be a bug and get 'nerfed/fixed' in the future, its not.
Chantodos can suck a big fat one.
After multiple threads demanding Blizzard explain, why "Adds +X% to Y Elemental Dmg" works on items. I finally wanted to make this specific thread.
1. My thread requesting official clarification:
2. Reddit post explaining this affix:
i.e. for those who dont know, the legacy legendaries like Zuni's Boots etc. had this affix "Adds +X% to Y Elemental Dmg".
In Zuni's case it was "Adds +5-6% to Poison Dmg". You would think, it would add 5-6% to VenomHydra. Wrong, since launch, it has always added PURE 5-6% TO OVERALL DPS.
You can simply understand them to effectively work as "Adds +5-6% OF Poison Dmg"
With 1.0.4 this hasnt changed.
The Triumvirate source reads:
Adds 5-6% to Fire Damage,
Adds 5-6% to Arcane Damage,
Adds 5-6% to Lightning Damage
ie over n above all the stats, because of the distorted mechanic and wierd wording, this source provides adds 15-18% OF Fire/Arcane/Light dmg i.e. 15-18% to OVERALL DPS increase.
For a 100k Wiz like me, thats more than ANY other source can provide. And were not even counting the other wise great possible rolls on this source.
Ive tested this, as is visible from my profile page.
This makes the Trium source, hands down, the BiS (obviously all other rolls need to be high and comparable to Chantodo's, TalRashas, Occulus)
If you dont believe me, use any DPS spreadhsheet/website and put my stats in from my profile. The numbers wont add up.
Partly due to:
- Paragon's adding +3 INT per level, i have +27 INT than my sheet shows
- I logged off with Enchantress, so i think its adding her +3% Atk Speed
- But majorly the difference is the 15% that TRIUM is adding to my OVERALL DPS.
Do yourselves a favor, and grab it while its still affordable
PS: There is a reason im using a weapon with no additional elemental dmg. For same dps/stats, 'black weapons' (ie only bonus physical dmg), get the FULL benefit from the above. If i had a, say, +Fire/Light/Poison/Holy weapon, then that portion of the damage doesnt benefit from the above
TLDR: Trium source is BiS, cause the [Adds 5-6% to Fire Damage,Adds 5-6% to Arcane Damage, Adds 5-6% to Lightning Damage] bonus adds 15-18% OF Fire/Arcane/Light dmg i.e. 15-18% to OVERALL DPS increase.
For a 100k Wiz like me, thats more than ANY other source can provide. And were not even counting the other wise great possible rolls on this source