Ok, maybe someone can clear it up a little for me... So I never used the snapshot bug (never really heard of it before all the 1.07 patch talk). Anyways if you forget about gear swapping and focus only on buffs from skills, if I understand correctly, let's say I cast Blinding Flash, THEN I cast SW, the 30% bonus remains until SW is over?
I'm asking this because in normal gameplay, I usually cast SW first, then Blinding when I'm close to enemies. So in theory, this "nerf" (more like a fix) won't affect my monk, right? I rarely, if ever, recast my SW when I'm using Blinding.
You're doing it backward. Faith in the Light adds a bonus damage range of 25% to 35% to your weapons. Think of it as boosting your damage. You can read more about it here:http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415601873
Think of it as boosting the base damage of your weapons, because that's what it does :)
Anyway, if you activate FitL and then
activating Sweeping Wind, SW will "snapshot" the FitL bonus, so you'll keep the extra damage (30% x APS) until SW expires. This means that you should charge within range, blind the mobs, and then
activate Sweeping Wind. If you activate SW without having FitL up, you'll have to wait until it expires (or right-click the icon above the skill bar) before you can benefit from the locked FitL bonus.
@Deathonate: I was talking about a FoT helm bonus and Blazing Wrath, not Faith in the Light. The numbers I posted are valid. If you activate FitL before you activate SW, the bonus will affect the vortex and
the tornadoes. On the PTR, the vortex and the tornadoes read your DPS each time they damage something, so you can't lock in the damage any more.