This is my first post, though I’ve been following along since Tank V.1. So let me start by saying ‘Thank you’ to everyone. I’m learning a lot from you. My gear is not nearly as good as most of you, so my exploits are tame compared to some of you face-tanking Ghom at MP10, but I’m trying to improve my character.
I have one question that I don’t think I’ve seen addressed anywhere:
I know that procs “scale with attack speed”…but what I don’t know is if they scale with ‘”absolute” attack speed, or if they scale based on “increase” to attack speed. Specifically, I already understand the Base attack – obviously if I have 1.1 attacks/sec vs. 1.6 attacks/sec, then I throw 1.1 grenades/sec vs. 1.6/sec. But what about the secondary attack? If I have 1.1 attacks/sec do I get 1.1 procs of sentry/chakram/choking gas/etc, and if I have 1.6 base attack speed do I get 1.6 procs of those secondary attacks. Or, alternately, do I get a base proc rate (i.e. 2 ticks/sec) regardless of my weapon's attack speed, and then if I increase my attack speed by 15%, do I get 2.3 ticks/sec?
In short, primary attacks are simple and clear…but how exactly does the scaling work on all our go-to Tank skills proc: is it based on absolute attack speed, or based on increase to attack speed?
Also, I’ve got my resists up above 630, and my armor over 5000. (Over 700/6500 with Perfectionist) Feeling OK there. Still trying to upgrade vitality some. But now I’m mostly transitioning to the “upgrade DPS without losing EHP” game. I’m on a tight budget. I’ve spent only a few million…total…on my gear. Any advice for what item I should upgrade first to begin that trek? (I’ve already put 2 emeralds in my bows, since I can face-tank anything.)
Thanks in advance. Looking forward to continuing to develop my Tank DH.
EDIT: By the way, I am usually only able to login on the weekends. So if I don't respond until Friday, please don't be offended. I appreciate the feedback, It will just take me a while to see it.
Edited by DeimosJB#1244 on 10/29/2012 4:46 AM PDT