07/21/2013 09:41 AMSo lets say at this point we stop to channel and switch to ZB or WoS - essentially in 2.5 seconds we stack the max of 5 stacks each one will deliver 578% weapon damage.
Posted by Wachati
Thanks for the visual on stacking. Yes indeed, assuming all 3 bears hit per cast, from approximately the 3rd or 4th stack of PB, casting Bears with the residual PB damage will outperform CoB max channel. However, this peak-power is short lived, estimated at the 3rd to 4th second for a total of 2 Bear casts, before the PB effect dwindles down to purely Bear damage after that.
That's for APS = 1.
If the APS is 2 (doubled), the ramp up time is only 1.25 secs, so we can start spamming bears after 1+ sec, and the peak-power will dwindle down by the 2nd to 3rd second. This is also the same 2 Bear casts, like playing a video playback on x2 speed. It is noteworthy that CoB channel at the 3rd sec is only 700+%, not yet 1000%. That means, if mana is not an issue, a PB/ZB cycle at 2.0 APS behaves like a Sine wave fluctuating across the CoB max channel damage - 1+ sec to ramp up PB (this portion is lower damage than CoB max channel), 1+ sec to spam bears and let PB dwindle down (this portion is higher damage than CoB max channel).
1) infinite mana
2) APS near 2.0
3) Cycle PB every 2 bear casts.
4) All 3 bears hit.
The peak PB/ZB damage is about 125% of the CoB max channel, and the trough PB/ZB damage is about 60% of the CoB max channel. This means, the APS of the player must really be high, to reduce the ramp up time. Otherwise, too much time is spent on the cyclic portion below the CoB max channel flat line.