Yeah, everything is going good on MP5 until you hit an elite pack, with no trash to kill, and then you get wacked, with your low DPS Last Breath/Sever.
Something has to die for it to work. So it is a super life on kill. If someone is using this in MP10 they would need perfect gear to support its low DPS and a lot of life on hit to deal with elites.
If you want to play around with it in low MP that's one thing, MPs greater than 7 will definitely be the end of you without backup ilfe on hit.
The dps on the sever is not low. I think what you mean is your overall dmg would be low, based on a lack of cd.
I do not disagree in that you need nice (aka above ave) gear to support a sever, however its def possible, and if you want, you can just pwn MP8 and not bother with 10.
And i did all of my videos (MP10) with ONLY 400 LoH. ONLY. So its possible to farm with it with only 2.6 lifesteal, 400 LoH, and ~2k liferegen.
Is it the most efficient? Of course not. But some ppl cannot afford stupid EvilAl3x's 2B skorn, so yeah, i think if you have good gear but are lacking a weapon, Sever is a good stepping stone.
One could argue you could gear your entire character out for the price of a good skorn, and instead use a 5m sever and be perfectly fine.
OR buy that skorn, and have no EHP, and find yourself dying anyways.
If you have a nice weapon and nice gear then of course you would not NEED to use a Sever.
I geared someone out last night who friended me about my build. After providing him with some gear he was able to farm MP7 with 56k dps just fine.
before he came to me he had 62k dps, but no EHP. i gave him zuni offhand, blackthornes boots, zuni pox, chest (elite reduction) and helm (mana regen one). lastly, a littany.
all of which cost, idk, 60-85m. Compare that to a 300M skorn or a 1B Mempo, heck, even a 300m manajuma knife.
Which do YOU think is a better investment? All that gear i gave him, or ONE of those items?