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Is Thunderstorm at all useful anymore?

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by Lantto, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. Lantto

    Lantto IncGamers Member

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    Is Thunderstorm at all useful anymore?

    I'm finishing up the last skillpoints on my CL/orb sorc. Putting 2 points in nova and TS would give me a TS of 1.9k-2.4k putting the 2ps in charged bolt instead would raise CL 200 dmg and Lightning 400. What would be most worth it? Its a strict PvM MFer/rusher.
     
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    Compman IncGamers Member

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    Thunderstorm sucks, boost your synergies.
     
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    Zarhrezz IncGamers Member

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    I say got for TS. A few 100 max damage on your main skills is nice, but a hit for close to 2k damage every seconds for a very long time is definitely worth more imo.
     
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    SHouston IncGamers Member

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    I agree with Zarhrezz, TS is a "hit and forget" skill. You'll be doing the 2K Dmg on top of your Main Skill without having to think about it, just turn it on once in a while.
     
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    Lantto IncGamers Member

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    Just realized I calculated my dmg as 20p in thunderstorm before +skills rather then 1... heh... :scratch: The dmg it will actually do is 700-1.2k. Guess its better to go synergies in that case right?
     
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    Zarhrezz IncGamers Member

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    Not in my book. You get a free average 950 damage once per 1-1.5 seconds (or thereabouts) for a few minutes, as long as you're close to monsters. Synergies will up your average damage by like 100 damage, so unless you hit at least 9 monsters per second, the TS comes out on top. Also, TS keeps dealing damage while you have to move/Teleport/whatever.
     
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    Erm, with Chain Lightning you even hit 11 times with 1 cast. You can effectively cast 4 CL in the time 1 TS blast hits. So 44 * 200 vs 1 * 1.2k = no doubt in my mind what I would choose. It's not even a close call when you take averages.
     
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    xAnjelofLytex IncGamers Member

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    TS rocks. You can be dealing out great dmg without even lifting a finger (except to turn it on when it stops).

    I would go for it.

    Just my opinion...
     
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    vexed_raven IncGamers Member

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    Its a tad risky for me...But then again, i'd just try to get some light facets if i was going for more burte lightning damage. I got 2 x perf rainbow light facets for trade :yep:
     
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    Nova synergizes too. Thunderstorm for one point is great, go for it. It might stun the monster/player with low life giving you a split second to escape.
     

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