Eye Beam stat scaling

Demon Hunter
I did some searching, but I can't find an answer.

Eye Beam always crits. That means it doesn't scale with crit.

Eye Beam always does 30 ticks in 2.7 sec (with Blind Fury). [edit: it does scale with haste albeit not viscerally. 2.7/1.4 is approx. 0.5 sec faster, and that's inside Meta]. (Unless it hits harder proportionate to haste, as Fel Barrage does?) Its cooldown also does not scale with haste, as Immolation Aura does.

Eye Beam does Chaos damage. It must scale with mastery.

Eye Beam is damage. So it must benefit from versatility.

Are all of these correct?
Haste reduces the cast time.
So the only stat proc worth syncing eye beam with, is vers? And agi procs, obviously.

It's our hardest-hitting ability, used on CD, on single targets too in BFA.
09/29/2018 12:09 AMPosted by Esteemed
So the only stat proc worth syncing eye beam with, is vers? And agi procs, obviously.

It's our hardest-hitting ability, used on CD, on single targets too in BFA.
Haste makes it cast faster, meaning that it only helps you get through (almost) the same rotation in a shorter amount of time. It's similar to almost every other ability.

Cooldown-reducing abilities like Immolation Aura scale better with haste than normal abilities as they allow you to get through the exact same rotation in a shorter time. You don't cast Immolation Aura every X seconds, but rather every X GCDs.

DOTs scale better with haste than normal abilities as they both do more damage and take less time to cast.

So actually, the only stat that doesn't affect Eye Beam is crit.
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So the only stat proc worth syncing eye beam with, is vers? And agi procs, obviously.
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09/27/2018 09:10 PMPosted by Esteemed
Eye Beam always does 30 ticks in 2.7 sec (with Blind Fury). [edit: it does scale with haste albeit not viscerally. 2.7/1.4 is approx. 0.5 sec faster, and that's inside Meta]. (Unless it hits harder proportionate to haste, as Fel Barrage does?) Its cooldown also does not scale with haste, as Immolation Aura does.


It ticks 15 times with Blind Fury, not 30. 5 times per second, every 0.2 seconds before haste.

Eye Beam itself gets little benefit from haste, but it's still one of our strongest stats, and haste especially benefits the periods immediately after Eye Beam, for Demonic specs, since it allows more uses of Death Sweep, and more GCDs in general, during that Demonic window.
09/27/2018 09:10 PMPosted by Esteemed
Eye Beam does Chaos damage. It must scale with mastery.


Chromatic.
Haste is golden. Raid fights before Mythic has become shorter and shorter when people gear up. Haste makes everything smoother, even Demon's bite feel less horrible when you have good amount of haste. During some fight you hero at start, you can channel blindfury beam within less than 1 sec.
10/05/2018 07:34 PMPosted by Lunardirge
During some fight you hero at start, you can channel blindfury beam within less than 1 sec.


With Blind Fury (which you have selected), that would require 200% haste. You get 25% from meta, 30% from lust (stacking multiplicatively). That means you need ~85% from rating (5780 rating), which is categorically impossible regardless of ilevel and azerite traits.

All that said, whether haste is good or not wasn't the question. The OP was asking what stats Eye Beam scales with, and it doesn't really scale with haste, insofar as its damage contribution per minute is fixed regardless of haste. Same thing with crit. It's damage per minute does rise with mastery and vers, though.

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