I'm curious about LoH returns for Zombie Dogs, and it looks like I've come to the right place. I'm trying to determine which Dog rune to take to maximize the amount of life returned to me. Currently, I have 2689 LoH. Here are a couple questions:
1. Is the life returned by Leeching Beasts based off your paper DPS or weapon damage? For example, if my weapon average damage is 1378, does this mean each dog returns (1378*.09*.5)/2 = 31 per tick? If so, that is pretty pathetic, lol.
2. Proc rate for Rabid Dogs is .1... So for me, each dog would return 269 per tick. To match this, burning dogs would need to average 2 mobs in their aura while in combat. I have no clue how big the burning dogs aura is... would I be better off with burning or rabid?
Thanks very much in advance.
1. First thing first. Dogs damage is based on your paper DPS, which is mentioned by peter in his first post. And the return are actually quite high. They atk for 9% of your dps, and lifesteal for 10% of that damage, 5% for you and 5% for themselves.
2. You can refer to my test in my thread http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7166796695
Peter didn't write it down, but the rabid dog 0.1 coefficient happens only on their hit, not by their poison DoT. While the burning dog aura 0.05 coefficient is by their aura only and not by their hit. The aura ticks faster than their hit. Overall, if you want better proc rate, you're way better off using Burning Dogs. The only thing Rabid dogs does better than burning dogs is at dealing DAMAGE to single target, but not with a Higher Proc overall.
11/28/2012 12:42 PMDoes Pierce the Veil effect Gargantuan and dog damage?
Posted by MCP
Yes it is, because it increase your paper DPS, which pet damage is based on
11/28/2012 12:42 PMTherefore each dog gives you 9%/2 *1/5 = 0.9% life steal per attack (per second?) which adds up to 2.8% life steal for you if all three dogs are attacking.
Posted by MCP
No, before it's hit by inferno 1/5 penalty, their original lifesteal is 50%, which half of it is for you, and half is for them, so it should be 9%/4*1/5 = 0.45% for you and another 0.45% is for them
11/28/2012 12:42 PMBurning dog and big stinker, do these tick once per second or once per ~1/2 second? If they tick more often at ever 1/2 second, does it change the LoH coefficient for burning dogs to 1/2 of 5% or is it 5% LoH every 1/2 second tick?
Posted by MCP
The big stinker rune clearly state 15% damage per second. I don't know if it ticks every second or 1/2 second, but it's 15% per second either way. The 5% LOH Coefficient of the burning dog is per tick. I'm not too clear about how fast they tick however, but i think it's around 1/2 second