you die from reflect damage?
wow you must suck. i have zero life leech or LOH and i dont even notice which packs have reflect.
and considering they just doubled the damage on arcane hydra i wouldnt complain.
10/08/2012 07:51 PMPosted by SevenernineBasically, since Hydra won't proc Life Leech or Life On HIt, it shouldn't proc reflect damage either. It's very hard when you reach a situation where you need to maybe "regroup" and are killed because your Hydra is spamming attacks, but generating no health.
Maybe you should read the original post and not try to tell me how to play my build that you don't understand.
Fail troll fails. And if you aren't trolling, you obviously suck at getting the point.
10/08/2012 08:12 PMPosted by SevenernineBeing able to avoid it by not casting hydras doesn't address the problem. Blizz has done everything to make sure Hydra is a staple spell for Wizards... And Arcane Hydra puts out pretty significant damage... So you're telling me I have to gimp myself like 1/3 of my damage every time I run across a very common Affix?
Point OP is making is there is a double standard regarding the design of spell benefits vs consequences.
Take 'Hydra' out of the discussion and consider the pro's vs con's of any given spell.
Spell A - damage output transitions LS (pro) with the weakness of reflecting damage back (con). Balanced.
Spell B - damage output does not return LS (con) but will still reflect damage back at you (con). Unbalanced?
What other benefits go with Spell B to encourage players to use it? Well, reflect is a random champ / elite affix that may or may not show up (though it seems like it shows up often in A3). Also Spell B has ease of use with fire-and-forget utlility, but this is balanced by the fact that the offensive damage is periodic and static so that's balanced.
Or does IAS affect Hydra?
I agree with the OP. Either Hydra should have no relation to you - no LoH, no LoK, no Life Steal, and no reflect damage or cold blooded...or it should have relation to you, and get the benefits and detriments of both.
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