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DOes plus fire% damage add to Corpse Explosion?

Discussion in 'Necromancer' started by sad, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. sad

    sad IncGamers Member

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    DOes plus fire% damage add to Corpse Explosion?

    Everyone knows that Corpse Explosion is a fire skill. I was wandering if fire facets increased the fire portion of the damage dealt. I mean, if it did, then that might be a whole new build in itself! Does anyone know if this is true? Also, does Fire Mastery (From Trangs) affect it?
     
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    Necrochild313 IncGamers Member

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    These are questions that have been brought up before (by myself once), and no, they do not. I did a single player test using fourty annis (muled over with atma) and full trangs set. I set the players to 8, and with the level 40+ fire mastery Corpse Explosion killed monsters at the same speed that it did when I removed a piece of trang-oul's set (so that fire mastery is not present).

    I do believe that the -res portion on facets does help it though.
     
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    Pherdnut IncGamers Member

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    Good god NC. How the heck did you get forty Annis?
     
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    Necrochild313 IncGamers Member

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    A special item pack that was once released on this site for the 1.10 beta had an anni in it.

    I simply muled over the anni fourty times without saving changes on the mule :)
     
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    sad IncGamers Member

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    Darn, Oh well, it's just wishful thinking i guess. Thanks for the message necrochild.
     
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    Pherdnut IncGamers Member

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    Well, don't write off -resist items and +damage stuff. Packing a bunch of facets a runeword with -resists could pack a punch if those effect CE.
     
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    Necrochild313 IncGamers Member

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    The +% dmg works exactly the same way as fire mastery, in fact, it is additive to fire mastery, so I don't imagine that they'd work.

    the -res portion would be quite useful, though, an Infinity Polarm on a merc would take care of that :D
     
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    Myrakh-2 IncGamers Member

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    We all know that conviction, lower resist, amp damage and decrepify work with corpse explosion, but -% enemy resist is a different thing.

    The aforementioned skills are not directly attached to corpse explosion (or offensive spells in general); they are attached to the monster. -% resist doesn't do anything to the monster; it's connected to the spell more than it is to the monster.
     
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    So just exactly how big is the radius of a level 76 corpse explosion? Don't tell me you didn't test the radius...
     
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    27.6 yards IIRC

    I was thinking about that, but I've read some post somewhere (did a few searches to no avail, for some reason the forum likes to filter out "CE") that it works. You could be right though, I just wish it were a bit easier to test such a thing, perhaps 17 (-5%) fire facets could be used. I'll look into this.
     
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    batuchka IncGamers Member

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    Gee wonder how CE damage would be like if a necro equipped a Hand Of Justice or Obedience weapon with some fire facets and his merc with Infinity...with slvl 15 lower resist hehe
     
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    Mad Mantis D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator

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    Depends on the corpse used.
     
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    Necrochild313 IncGamers Member

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    Ok, I'm gonna dig through my diskettes to find a backedup copy of that 1.10 pack and this test will be done tonight. ;)

    Just got done with my last final in college [email protected]#[email protected]
     

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