Mathematically the 30% buff should compensate the loss of snapshot mechanic, but practical tests showed that a slight loss in DPS is present.
My understanding is that the losses are due to the fact that the snapshot mechanic not only made buffs last forever, but only used one weapon's statistics actually hiding another buff.
Without the snapshot, the damage of SW is averaged between the damage of the MH and the OH so that those who have very similar weapons are at an advantage over those with a very strong MH and an utility OH.
This also means that who uses only one weapons is bound to get the full buff of this patch.
So I ask, to whoever is willing, to try and compare a few Azmodan kills with these settings:
- 1 weapond and shield
- using only FitL and SW on live
- using only SW on PTR