Mana leech question

rhettmatic

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Mana leech question

It's been a long time since I've played a melee character, and I recently started a concentrate barb. Ive equipped him with 2 manald heals (+9% mana leech total) and his sword has 4% mana leech. But using concentrate i'll completely empty my mana bulb in a few seconds. So basically my question is how exactly does mana leech work and why does it seem that i'm getting no leech whatsoever?
 

Backdoor Bandit

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It depends on how much dmg you do, but also in what difficulty you are.

Monsters in normal do not have much life, so you dont leech much.

SO: are you playing on hell difficulty?

-Backdoor Bandit
 

sangfagel

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Haw many mana you leach depends on:
1.Your total ml (it simply adds, so in your case = 13%)
2. PHISICAL dmg you make - not elemental, not poison, not magical.
3. Difficulty lvl. In Normal it would be: ph dmg*13/100, and if I recoll it correctly, in NM it´s 1/2 of this amount (ph dmg*13/200) and in hell 1/4 of normal amount (ph dmg*13/400)

If you play in Normal using weapon with average ph dmg 50 and concentrate lvl 1, no mastery, str 100 ---->
1. Your avg ph dmg = 50*2,7 = 135
2. Your avg ml = 135*13/100 = 17
3. You use 2 mana for attack - impossible to run aut of mana.

If you consider a situation in Hell dif with weapon making the same (very low in this case) ph dmg, concentrate lvl 20 and str 200 --->
1. Your avg ph dmg = 50*4.65 = 232
2. Your avg ml = 232*13/400 = 10
3. You use 2 mana for attack - impossible to run aut of mana.

The reason for you problem can be that you kill monsters with VERY low hp. For devilkins in act 1 Norm you can use just a normal attack and it will work. Another reason can be that you use a fast weapon with good elemental dmg but with very low ph dmg.
 

sasja

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It sounds like you may still be quite low level and have a low damage weapon. In the early levels, every character who wants to use their mana using skills needs to drink a lot of mana pots. Consider getting a higher damage sword (which may let you leech more, even though it doesn't have any leech - 9% of 100 is more than 13% of 50, for instance). But if you don't have any, you can rest assured that it's a temporary problem - Concentrate is a cheap skill, and as you get more mana level by level (even without investing anything in energy) and eventually get a more damaging weapon, your mana bulb will always be full (except when facing mana burn bosses) with even a minimal mana leech.
 

sangfagel

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Chaldan said:
Also, you can't leech from skeletons (perhaps some other undead as well?)
Not from skellys - that´s correct but you can from mumies and all kind zoombies. I´m not sure how it is with ghosts but THEY can leech you for sure :lol: No leech from ph immunes and almost non from stoneskins.
 
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