Diablo® III

PVP: If SOJ adds elemental dmg then...

For SOJ's that are adding Cold Damage does this mean that a pretty big percentage of this damage will be mitigated by anyone wearing ice climbers? IF so doesn't this make a COLD SOJ not so good for PVP? Just wondering if anyone can tell if this is the case or not.
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The actual amount of cold damage is negligible (just compare sheet dps with soj to any crappy rare ring for example). It's used for the slow effect and the elite damage.
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Since the SoJ only adds maximum of 6% cold damage... and IC is ~10% cold reduction... it's really not that much mitigation. SoJ doesn't make all your damage cold... just that extra %.
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well the amount of dmg that 6% adds depends on the player. For very high DPS players that 6% DMG could be quite large. Anyhow, so I am guessing for skills like Rend that elemental dmg that is added by the SOJ does not come into play anyhow right?
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01/29/2013 10:19 AMPosted by Crypter
well the amount of dmg that 6% adds depends on the player. For very high DPS players that 6% DMG could be quite large. Anyhow, so I am guessing for skills like Rend that elemental dmg that is added by the SOJ does not come into play anyhow right?


It's not as much as you're thinking. Best case scenario: you're using a 1300 avg damage Skorn. No elemental damage so the 6% will apply to all of your weapon damage: it adds less than 100 damage. SOJ's true power is the bonus vs elites (other players are considered elites) so the 30% damage buff is going to be waaaaay more significant than 6% cold damage.

Also, remember that the cold damage from the SOJ is going to be mitigated by armor/resists as well, so by the time the IC 10% cold mitigation comes into play it's probably only going to shave off a couple points of damage.
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