03/22/2013 12:15 PMPosted by DruinI understand now, however I must say EL is OP with this build, I crit 8 times in every direction for 2mil solid and with the Wall of light rune I crit for 400k-600k per strike much much worse, blinding light is nice if you wanna stun stuff but the insane dps in all directions critting on everything around you for 2mil well... lets just say you dont need to stun a corpse. I have epic gameplay with MoR against all odds and WOL EL combo that I have tested between overawe, dodge which I take back what I said earlier its not really for this build, I have decided after tooling around that MoR AAO w/ WOL EL Skorn Blackthorns setup with high crit is OP.
First, I am really glad that you are enjoying the game. That is the best thing you can possibly be doing and I support it 100%.
If you enjoy the MoR:AaO + WoL:EL setup, more power to you!
However, I simply can't let mathematical inaccuracy go unattended.
WoL:WoL does 1202% weapon damage divided up 3x.
WoL:EL does 914% weapon damage 1x.
Let's assume you crit for 2m on average with WoL:EL.
This means your weapon damage is: 2,000,000 / 914 = 2188
So how much damage would WoL:WoL do per crit on average?
1202/3 = 400.67 * 2188 = 876,732
Your stated numbers of 400-600k are mathematically inaccurate.
The most reasonable explanation would be confirmation bias. You want EL to be better AND you are more likely to notice crits in the 2m+range because they look awesome. This causes you to notice all the 2m+ crits on EL while ignoring the variance below that number while simultaneously over-noticing the lower-bound crits for your WoL:WoL because it supports your desired conclusion.
This is an EXTREMELY common practice and something I find myself falling prey to every single day.
As for the other functions of EL, I personally find the radius of WoL to be big enough for my tastes. That doesn't mean it is right for you and I 100% understand that.
I am extremely aware that the math doesnt add up, I just amde a video so you can understand better how EL hits, I just made several clips and compared WoL WoL to WoL EL and the difference is 1.5mil in crit damage, I know it doesnt make sense but watch this video if you don't believe me: