Need help understand damage modifers

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Hello Everyone,

If i have boots with 15% Arcane Orb Damage, and Triumvirate with 400% Arcane Orb damage and for example Arcane Orb does 100 Damage.

With those 2 Modifiers is it 100 x 4 x 1.15 = 460 Damage, or is it 100 x 4.15 = 415 Damage ?

Thank you in advance for the help.
06/16/2019 09:50 AMPosted by Pneuma
Hello Everyone,

If i have boots with 15% Arcane Orb Damage, and Triumvirate with 400% Arcane Orb damage and for example Arcane Orb does 100 Damage.

With those 2 Modifiers is it 100 x 4 x 1.15 = 460 Damage, or is it 100 x 4.15 = 415 Damage ?

Thank you in advance for the help.


I think, in general, non-legendary +skill damage is all additive, with one exception. (Hydra + skill is multiplicative for whatever reason, as I recall)

I believe all *legendary* affixes are now multiplicative. It should be 460 damage as in your example. When you add something like Unstable Scepter to the mix, it should be for 2,070% damage and explode an additional time. This is why LoN Meteor and Frozen Orb builds work, as they have enough multiplier items to make the build viable.
Triumvirate is an x5 multiplier.

15% is x1.15
50% is x1.5
100% is x2
.
.
400% is x5
06/16/2019 03:54 PMPosted by Foamy7
Triumvirate is an x5 multiplier.

15% is x1.15
50% is x1.5
100% is x2
.
.
400% is x5


I think this is semantics. Triumvirate is adds 400% damage to the 100% it's already doing. Both ways, I think, are correct?

I've come perilously close to doing math. I'm bowing out. BDF, wherever you are, I hope you see I'm observing your ban on my doing math on the Wizard forums.
100(base) * 15%(Arcane Orb Damage) * 400%(Triumvirate multiplier) = 575
100 * ((15/100)+1) * ((400/100)+1) = 575
100 * 1.15 * 5 = 575

lets pretend we add in a helm with 15% Arcane Orb Damage
- (this is "additive" damage corresponding with your boots Arcane Orb Damage)

CORRECT WAY
100 * (((15+15)/100)+1) * ((400/100)+1) = 650
100 * 1.30 * 5 = 650

NOT CORRECT ----> 100 * 1.15 * 1.15 * 5 = 661.25 <----- NOT CORRECT

PS: Triumvirate multiplier is either
- x5(one stack) 400%
- x9(two stacks) 800%
- x13 (three stacks) 1200%
depending on current signature skill stacks
- you prob already knew this and left it at 400% in post for the sake of making things simple.

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