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So, I'm noticing that of all the elemental damages, COLD rules! Holy, Arcane, Fire, Lightning, Poison all just provide pretty effects. Cold actually has a real "effect" in that it slows the enemy. Why is that? Shouldn't it be something like this:
Holy - 2x damage vs. Undead
Arcane - 2x damage vs. Deamons
Fire/Poison - 4x weapon damage over XX seconds (DOT)
Lightning - 1.5 second stun on hit.
I mean, if Cold gets an auto SLOW hit, shouldn't the others get something like the above? Or am I missing something and the other elemental damages have an effect I'm not aware of??
Chill on hit would slow attack speed and run speed, slow on hit would only reduce run speed.
I agree, this is part of the whole itemization issue.
in d2 poison had a dot effect. but the others were just pretty effects/different numbers. for instance lightning damage was always really really wide. with most skills/damahge on weapons having a higher maximum value than others. but the minimum value being 1 damage.
All of that would have been waaaaay better than...um...nothing.
You know, everyone is all DPS-crazy, but if you made the right tweaks to some of the secondary effects, it can bring a borderline DPS weapon up into a possibility. For example, if I can stun everyone around me with a wide lightning smash attack and keep that stun up, I can forgo a lot of melee/defense and focus on offensive bonus jewelry and armor set ups. It would just bring into play way more armor/weapons/legendaries and make the game just that much more enjoyable (and viable hunting wise)
So COLD damage on a weapon isn't accurate? Or if a weapon does 1000 dps and it says "Cold Damage 400-600" then instead of 1000 dps + 400-600dmg you are doing 1000 dps, but half that is in "cold dmg"? Vs. a black weapon where 300 min + 300 max actually adds that dmg to the weapon?
if they left in the original effects on critical hits. it would have been awesome
except instead of people complaining there are no effects they would just be complaining that the best effect doesn't spawn with enough damage
SO BS FIRE DEALS 1000 but Cold only deals 200!!
AHHH NERF POISON
COLD IS SO OP
BLACK WEAPONS ARE USELESS THANKS JAY.
I think it would have been cool, but ahh well.
Edited by J1M#6203 on 1/25/2013 9:21 PM PST
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