Diablo® III

Made the switch (SS)

I made the switch between Skorn and 1H and Source and I have to say the extra 50k dps is good but is the loss of 2.3% LS worth it? I think Skorn gives the extra survivability I need on mp9-10. By then way, making this switch Diabro3.com jumped from mp6 reccomendation to mp9. :P
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I too was stuck on the skorn as the one I have is amazing. But have since switched and I really like the attack speed boost. Cant perma freeze stuff with that slow axe. Not to mention missing out on the tri dmg boost from tiumverate
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You might need to get a weapon with a little bit more lifesteal to break even. Right now you and I look about similar in terms of DPS and mit. I have a 2.9ls sword, and with Blood Magic I can stand in a stack of plague while fighting RD mobs. Also, you look a little low in the health department :)
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Yeah I didn't notice the low lifesteal when I bought it, it was at 1d 12h with a low BO so I took it (plus it looked cool :P). I looked through your profile and saw you only had 10 APOC. That enough for you on whatever mp you play on? Does 0.6% lifesteal make that much of a difference?
Edited by darcfeonix#1994 on 8/28/2013 2:14 PM PDT
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on higher dps ranges yes 0.6% will make a big difference - if you can find another 40k dps somewhere you will be smooth sailling ;)
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08/28/2013 02:12 PMPosted by darcfeonix
I looked through your profile and saw you only had 10 APOC. That enough for you on whatever mp you play on? Does 0.6% lifesteal make that much of a difference?


Yeah 10 apoc is enough with Power Hungry for everything but ubers and yellows by themselves. .6% ls makes a nice difference :)
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Alright anyone want to sell me a sword similar to mine except more than 2.7 LS for 50 or so million?
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08/29/2013 05:32 AMPosted by darcfeonix
Alright anyone want to sell me a sword similar to mine except more than 2.7 LS for 50 or so million?


I don't have a spare sword to sell, but I can give you the rest of my gold, as I don't play anymore. I dunno how much I left since I haven't logged in for awhile, but you might be able to get a shiny new sword.
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OP, 0.6 more life steal on your 2.3 sword would mean 20% more life coming in, while 0.7% more life steal would mean 30% better performance. So yeah, just huge.

08/28/2013 11:00 AMPosted by darcfeonix
I made the switch between Skorn and 1H and Source and I have to say the extra 50k dps is good but is the loss of 2.3% LS worth it? I think Skorn gives the extra survivability I need on mp9-10.

To be honest, for most SS/EB builds, I think swapping from 2H to 1H isn't worthwhile in the low 200k DPS range. The damage from a Skorn SS build is competitive with 1H/OH well into the 200k range, and gives amazing life steal on top of that. I think it isn't until well into the 300k range before 1H starts pulling ahead of 2H. At that point, the increased 1H/OH sheet DPS will start making up for the 3% life steal cap. Ultra geared 500k+ guys like Malakai are running fine with just 1.5% from Blood Magic, just like ultra high end Archon players do, like Jaetch. Malakai swaps into a life steal wand against Reflect packs, though, since he's a mere AP guzzling mortal, unlike Jaetch.

Anyway, for more normal ~200k players like us, I've found that Blood Magic plus ~3% life steal is already very good sustain along with a decent defense. As for offense, I personally think the DPS multiplier from 1H SS builds is a bit low, and as such isn't worth choosing over 2H with Reactive Armor. My own wizard is kind of an exception since I squeeze an extra 1 to 2x multiplier out of adding Arcane Mines into my SS channel. edit: frankly, if I didn't use AM in this way, I'd probably have switched to a Skorn.
Edited by MILESIAN#1982 on 8/29/2013 9:37 AM PDT
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@Bukizzle that would be great. found an okay replacement in the mean time.

@MILESIAN I think i still feel more comfortable with 1H and Source as AP is no longer an issue and I feel like I'm killing things quicker on MP10. I switched to Pinpoint so I get that extra armor to make up for that loss of LS and 50k dps upgrade makes up for some of it. With a Skorn I constantly run out of AP. Even with all that LS, sometimes I'm not putting out any damage and I die anyway.
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@darcfeonix - I'm not sure when I'll be on next, but add me anyway and I'll hook you up whenever I have the time (or motivation) to log in :)
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