This debate shall rage until the end of time. I too was once on the side of firestorm. You just have to get 54% crit chance on your TR to really feel the power.
No no, I'm not talking about Fire Storm (Radius increase), I'm talking about the DAMAGE increase. BLADE Storm, not Fire Storm.
The damage increase is superior to Cyclone because Cyclone's tornadoes are not spawning fast enough like in a dual wield build. Also, you are moving too fast for the tornadoes to stack up like it does when you are stationary using FoT:TC.
I have 44% Crit on mine and Cyclone spawns decently on dual-wield and it works well enough when using FoT but I feel it's wasted in a TR build.
With my huge movespeed, relying on SW for damage is stupid anyways as mobs spend next to no time next to me. Best to leave a fat cyclone to kill them as I dash off to the next pack.
That's incorrect bro. With Tempest Rush builds, most of the time, mobs are caught up in SW rather than TR so you want SW to do more damage. Before last night, I thought the same as you, but I took a closer look and it's SW that does the damage because TR itself has a very short range radius.
Relying on SW damage is not stupid. It does more damage than TR and can be stacked 4 times (12% each) on Helm, Mara's, Skull Grasp and SOJ. You have to optimize SW damage to insta-kill trash and SSS takes care of elites. OR, if you prefer, you can use Wave of Light/Explosive Light to insta-kill elites like the Germans do, but that method requires more DPS.
There is also another way that I found to insta-kill trash and that is using Exploding Palm/Essence Burn. You're slower on elite encounters than SSS but clear trash more effectively and looks more fantastic to boot.
you have to consider the movespeed I would be losing by dropping DS.
Looked to me that you lost speed using DS because you have to stop to target a mob, wait for animation and then go. I would have just kept going.