I don't get it. Am I using the wrong skills or something?
try Bola + spike traps (scatter or echo)
1. if i have massive mob surrounding me, with my slow bola/spike can I still facetank without LS with only gloom.
gloom is 15% vs your 2.7%
- you won't notice it gone, it contributed 1/6 of your leech
if you are at a razor thin margins for perma-gloom, addition of weapon leech may help pad out its need; But then again ~5% more crit chance or ~10% ias would compensate you with more disc
So in that case, go with the ones that add DPS; killing two birds with 1 stone
2. my spike crits at 1500K. That reflects back pretty damn hard and if I forget my gloom, it's a one shotter reflect. Does it still work without LS?
by default gloom mitigates reflection, no matter how much damage (provided you have more than 2500 armor and 250 resistance); when it is off you are in serious trouble
You'd need some gear numbers more like 5000 armor, 600 all resistance and 4-5% leech to cast off gloom and not care much about reflection
try to never place spikes without gloom on against refection pack unless you are dead certain on the RD buff timer. Spike traps 'snap shot' leech% on deployment (not on detonation)
if you place them, and then activate gloom you will not get the leech and can self jib yourself for sure
pool hatred and as gloom is about to expire then drop spike traps at the last 1/2 second
1.2 seconds later they will still detonate and leech, allowing you about 1 second of non-gloom time but still getting LS - it is for that reason I prefere echos. You can place about 2 of em at the last second and they provide a ton of leech for over 3.2 seconds while you continue to use bola for hatred the damage won't hurt much since the echos are recovering so much for you,
in that case you don't need perma gloom, more like 75% uptime if discipline is a bit light