Damaging enemies with Arcane, Cold, Fire or Lightning will cause them to take 5% more damage from all sources for 5 seconds. Each different damage type applies a stack, stacking up to 4 times.Elemental damage from your weapon contributes to Elemental Exposure.
Elemental Exposure does NOT increase your damage, it increases the damage the mobs take.
It applies a debuff to the mobs, there is a difference.
All sources means the debuff your attacks place on the mobs is shared with other players, this aspect alone can make it worth your while to use this passive.
You will NOT want to stack multiple elemental damage bonuses on you tiems, stick to 1 element as your main damage dealer.
Woah hang on a minute your saying sticking to 1 element when the passive works on 4 elements...so aren't you going against EE itself, because technically your probably doing it wrong.
If your only focusing on 1 element then EE is totally gonna be a waste of a passive to use.
If you really want to get strong on 1 element then fine but you might as well not use EE at all.
This topic is to explain how EE works and get the most out of it and your explanation didn't really help.
See this is what makes this passive so confusing since we NEED to explain in layman's terms to explain it all and not some technical jargon.
So 1 Element does 5% damage debuff for 5 seconds.
But in order to get up to 20% does that mean I have to attack with all 4 elements to get 4 stacks within 5 seconds.
Because it saids this:
3.Each debuff is independent. The debuff effect from one element lasts 5 seconds, no matter how you use other elements. Using a new element doesn't extend the debuff of another element.
So basically that means each element doesn't extend the timer...but then how do you get up to 20% then if they are all independent.
How does it exactly stack up to 4 times?
1. Attack with Arcane which does 5% for 5 second then lightning for 5% for 5 second then Cold for 5% for 5 seconds and then finally Fire for 5% for 5 seconds.
2. Or is it try an attack with each 4 elements within 5 seconds.
But the problem I see with this is that its very hard to attack with 4 elements within 5 seconds because each skill has its own speed of attack and time of release of each attack and connecting.
Like I might attack with 4 elements but it might not be within 5 seconds of each other so there for I might not be getting the stacks correctly...if you know what I mean.
What I'm asking is how exactly do I know I'm doing or getting 4 stacks?
Like I could be only get getting 2 to 3 stacks to connect even though I'm using 4 elements due to the timing of each attack.
Another question if your only using 1 element(say fire) and then if I attack with 4 different skills of nothing but Fire element skills does that mean it's STILL only 5% and will not stack any further than 5% because your only using Fire skills.
From what I can sort of understand is that each element has its own timer of 5 seconds.
So if you attack with each 4 elements then that is 4 different timers for each element because they are independent.
But to make sure your getting up to 20% then each attack must all meet within all 4 element timers.
So basically all 4 elements within 5 seconds....well that's what I like to know if true or not.
So what I said before I attack with arcane for 5% which last for 5 second, then attack with lightning which give me another 5% as long as I'm within the 5 second timer of my previous attack which was arcane.
So by the time I attack with Cold and Fire the timer of arcane will have already run out and there for I probably haven't got the full 20% because the arcane timer has expired long before I managed to attack with fire...if this can explain the timer issue that I'm taking about.