moi said:But say, you put only 10 points in fade. With no + to skills, that's 54 resist all instead of 64 resist all with 20. Is 10 more resist all really worth 10 skill points?
FADE is good for the minus damage reduction too. At level ten with plus skills you will get to maybe 20? But at twenty you get to maybe 30 damage reduction, meaning that you'll be at max damage reduction with just a shako, which you'd want to wear anyway, unless you are wanting to wear guillium's helm. Plus, when you are maxing your resists or raising your maximum resists and trying to maintain that level of resists points in FADE do help.
Second, what other skill would you have them max. Don't only say its bad, say what you'd rather have the points in. Something to remember is this if you are going to be using FADE all the time and you don't have anywhere else to put points, why not put as many points in FADE as possible?
Third, Fade really frees up your gear in two ways.
One you don't have to use a stormshield or a shield at all for resists. You can also drop a lot of your defensive moded items and search for offensive modded items. This is definately an advantage. Whether it be maxing out your poison damage or adding some other form of damage
Two, if you are poor, then this can highly suppliment your gear. Getting you to max resists and getting you to max damage reduction.
Lastly, you can really enhance your FADE too by using the +6 Weapon Switch to , 2 +3 Shadow claws for casting it and casting Venom.
I understand diminishing returns, but at somepoint, if more points somewhere else aren't going to help and you are going to use the skill all the time. For some people maxing the skill will be the right thing to do.
All that being said, at some point the very rich will be using a stormshield or whatever anyway, and more resists and more Damage reduction may not be best for that build, even if they use Fade at level 1 or level 10. Because it helps them more than BoS.