12/06/2012 06:10 AMEven though it doesn't show up on my character sheet, the extra damage is around 30% extra, so 60K becomes closer to 80K.
Posted by eemee
but then you gained 14% on top of your current 60K DPS
One thing I'd be careful of is how these bonuses interact with other +% bonuses in your gear and skills. Particularly things like Overawe, Combination Strike, Foresight, etc.
The hidden mechanics of Diablo tend to add all these bonuses together before applying to your damage. For example, if you have a weapon that does 100 points of damage unbuffed and use Overawe, Combination Strike, and Foresight, I think your damage looks like this:
100 x (1 + .24 + .08 + .18) = 150
100 x 1.24 x 1.08 x 1.18 = 158
Assuming that your +30% bonus to skill works in a similar fashion, let's say that you typically have overawe spammed as your only buff; then +30% to a skill actually only gives you effectively 20% more DPS on that skill. I'm running a whole lot of buffs in my build, so +30% bonus to FoT might actually give me only 16% more FoT damage.
Again, this is all assuming it combines with your damage the way that other skill buffs do.
I'm not actually sure that's how these things work for +X% bonus to skill or +X% bonus to elites. I'm currently trying to evaluate how affective SoJ really is, so if anyone has actually done the testing and knows how these affixes work in conjunction with the +% buffs from skills, it would be great if you could post a link.