Has anyone tried Stinging Steel with Strife. It might work well for some with over 50% CC.. ?
It does the most "Total" damage output. On low MP though, Grenades will act the best because the explosions can 1 shot trash whereas Stinging Steel does more direct damage. The higher the MP you go, the more Stinging Steel takes the top spot, although, Rocket Storm does gain ground here.
Best proc rate for NightStalker is Demolition, then Rocket Storm, then Stinging Steel. The first 2 have AoE damage. Regardless, with my setup, I rarely run out of hatred just spamming Strafe.
Cold Damage SoJ info Tips/Tricks:
1. Cold damage will snare therefore allowing Cull the Weak passive. Which is a great passive to have because with Strafe you are in close combat negating Steady Aim benefits.
2. Benefits include +Discipline and +CC% to Strafe
3. Any skill that is NOT elemental in nature will snare. But this is where it gets tricky. All Strafe will snare even Rocket Storm. Emberstrafe and Rocket Storm both have secondary elemental not primary. What this does is allow for the snare to trigger CtW. Oddly enough, another awesome trick is Bola Shot. All runes, except Acid Bola, will snare because their initial hit is non-elemental, it's not til explosion that they become elemental.
I know a lot of you like to have the TA, Vengeance, NS route, or some other non dps configuration. But in higher MP, you need the damage, because speed will get you nowhere.
Rocket Storm is best of both worlds because it maintains the same amount of normal hits as Stinging Steel, but Rockets also are shot which adds AoE. Against Elites, Bosses, Ubers, Warden's, anything without a mob, Rocket Storm will do the most damage. This is because the rockets are directed to the Single Target, therefore adding to the total damage.