10/22/2012 07:13 PMI like to give my scoundrel an ice bow whenever I can, but they all just get whatever upgrades I find along the way. Although, a lot of you bring up such good points with regard to Magic Find that I may change the way I do this.
Posted by Grimiku
Forget the ice bow, throw a windforce on him with a legacy +cold damage puzzle ring!
Too bad blizzard dropped the ball on elemental damage types, the only one with a use is cold, and it only spawns on one ring now, SoJ, which actually sucks as a ring, since you more than often lose more than 25% flat damage putting it on for the 25% more damage to elite bonus.
I wish fire damage lit enemies on fire and did burn damage over time and caused them to run away 2% of the time. I wish Poison damage did the heavy DoT. I wish Holy Damage merc'd the undead and demons. I wish Arcane damage was AoE. I wish Cold damage slowed the targets, oh wait... it does for some reason.
What the hell is the point in elemental damage types if they aren't any different than Min/Max Average damage......
Really. It's stupid.
You know how to fix the Stone of Jordan and make it do what it used to in Diablo II? It's really simple actually, first, it needs to be able to roll with Attack Speed, CC, and CHD. Second it needs to drop the "+% to [random skill]" and change to "+10-20% weapon damage."
SoJ was +1 to all skills.
Keyword, ALL skills.
Since in diablo III all skills get their damage from weapon damage, the way to make it improve ALL skills, is to have it improve weapon damage.
It's so stupidly simple it's disgusting.
Right now it actually will drop your damage more than the 25% it gives you against elites, making that a useless stat. Since it can't roll with AS, CC and CHD, it will always hurt your damage to wear one drastically. Anyone who uses one, is using it with the "Placebo" effect, or replaced a really, really, really bad ring with it. The thing is, you can buy a better ring cheaper than the SoJ, so replacing a bad ring with it is just a terrible idea.
The +to resource isn't bad, but doesn't make it good enough to use by any means. It's also a nightmare to search for one, since they can drop about 100 different versions, when you can take all those versions and boil them down to 5 by making it improve base weapon damage by %.
Sometimes I wonder wtf is going on in that design room -- how could blizzard be so bad at math?