CM Proc Rate (Testers needed)

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Just measured it, losing 0.4 AP/s exactly
https://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8569389295
http://www.reddit.com/r/Diablo/comments/1c89zn/class_changes_to_108_ptr/c9e117w
Wyatt: Spells such as Disintegrate, Ray of Frost, and Firebats DO crit. You don't get big yellow numbers, but they absolutely crit.

The reason is a technical one. Internally many of these powers are classified as "continuous damage over time" spells. The idea being that between really wanting a visceral sense of "applying" a DOT, some of our DOTs apply damage extremely frequently (I think it's 60 times a second under the hood, but don't quote me on that). The upside of this approach is that as you hold your mouse over the target, you get to really feel like you are melting your opponent.

The downside of this approach is that the floating damage numbers became impossible to read at 60 damage amounts per second. Not to mention it was a stream of extremely small numbers. When you first get Firebats you might be doing 11 damage with your Poison dart, and then you'd get a stream of floating 1s for Firebats when the damage was being applied in these very small increments 60 times a second. So to solve that issue we "batch up" all the damage your continuous DOT did over the last 0.25 seconds and present that to you as a floating damage number.

Under the hood, each individual tick can crit (with the ticks being done at this 60 times a second rate), but because the numbers are batched up, there's no clear definition of when to make the number "yellow". In a 0.25 second period you might get 2 crits, 8 crits, or 15 crits.


Here's the main thread link if you'd like to read the full conversation: http://www.diablofans.com/news/1685-ptr-patch-update-a-few-skill-updates/


60 ticks/second might be correct, or maybe it's scaling with APS, too.
0.25s should be 0.5s really... Don't know what's up with that.

Other than that, I really hope to get some follow-up questions answered. I posted them here: https://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8569389295?page=4#70

Anyone have a reddit account to pester him there?^^

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