Diablo® III

Ultimate dps SNS?

I am Currently running with the core skills

Nova - Bone Chill
Explosive - Chain reaction
Diamond skin - Shards
Storm armor - SA
Twister - WW
Magic weapon - blood magic/electrified / familiar - cannoneer

Cold blooded

So here are my thoughts, I have been unable to decide which of the following gives most dps increase magic weapon - electrified or familiar - cannoneer. Both gives noticeable dps increase from their AoE but magic weapon also gives a passive +10%. I do not know how
often the electrified proccs and its only 10% to 3(?) targets, the cannoneer however explodes in a radius, anyone tried these 2 and compared?

Share your thoughts on the ultimate dps SNS!

P.S Yes I realise meteor is prolly the absolute best, but that requires alot of APOC and/or preferibly large packs.
Edited by Sevenzius#2821 on 12/7/2012 3:37 PM PST
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I just swapped out GC for conflag and swapped in venom hydra instead of MW/Fam its working wonders tbh, freeze the mobs at one spot and let the hydra stack up the dots
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It should "adds fire damage", and yea hydra is really sweet tbh, massive damage I am noticing now
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Try it!
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Chant's wand does not trigger conflag unless you are using spectral blades or you run out of AP and do a white attack.
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It should "adds fire damage", and yea hydra is really sweet tbh, massive damage I am noticing now

Ya, hydras are really strong. I'm not sure why no one has tried this combo before.

But conflag doesn't add fire damage. It adds 10% damage to anything that is dealt fire damage.

Why would anyone use Hydra over Magic Weapon variants for increased DPS? I very much doubt a Hydra of any sort would increase your DPS by Magic Weapons base 10%.

Plus the fact SNS is already 8 x sheet dps. With magic weapons +10% making that 100k sheet dps(effectial 800kdps) be 110k(effectial 880kdps). Hydra cannot compare.
Edited by Aphraell#1269 on 12/7/2012 4:36 PM PST
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conflag also triggers if u wear fire walkers
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Maybe not accordig to the maths, I am not sure, but it is making a big difference I must say (hydra)
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Would love to have dps meters in game.
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12/07/2012 04:41 PMPosted by Aphraell
Would love to have dps meters in game.

I'd appreciate a combat log.txt more that can be parsed.
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Yea but he is running GC as 3rd passive +15% damage. Which I do alot too these days. But substituting in a flame hydra for meteors is still viable(if using conflag over GC), as it wont break your SNS freezing like meteors can.

Plus that 10% conflag bonus is party wide too. Be pretty good on Ubers in a group.
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Yea, Conflag + mammoth hydra could be something, gonna try it aswell
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Its not very good.
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The answer is teleport. Tricky huh?
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12/07/2012 03:33 PMPosted by Sevenzius
Share your thoughts on the ultimate dps SNS!

Ultimate in dps for a SNS style build.


Meteor shower actually has a slightly higher damage ratio average when you cast it over molten impact, better total proc too. Using it solo to reset your cooldowns while spamming 1-2-3(or your assigned hotkeys) for shards, nova, eb. Coupled with SA and wormhole for cc avoidance.
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