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Question about venom

Discussion in 'Assassin' started by Polecat Warrior, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. Polecat Warrior

    Polecat Warrior IncGamers Member

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    Question about venom

    I am building a Venom Bow/Trapper for Pvp.

    At present, Venom is level 28 and I am carrying 4 Shadow Disc. GC's.
    One of them has 1-6 poison damage over 3 secs as a mod. I also have a poison
    facet in my Widowmaker (At least until I find a good IAS jewel).
    I have heard that added poison damage (as opposed to added poison SKILL
    damage, i.e. Trang's Gloves) can nerf venom attacks because it acts much
    slower than the venom skill itself.
    Can't find info about this so far, and can't really tell when testing with/without
    it.
    My question is, is this added poison damage hurting me?

    Any thoughts much appreciated.
     
  2. themachine

    themachine IncGamers Member

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    Venom does xxdmg over 0.4 seconds so if it is added with any other poison dmg sources (ie 50Pdmg over 6secs) your redilculous amout of Venom dmg is getting spread out over 6 seconds and isn't so great anymore. If using Venom as a skill get rid of ALL other sources of poison dmg.
     
  3. Silent Shaddow

    Silent Shaddow IncGamers Member

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    hmmm, although this is what i understood the case to be i maybe be entirely worng however(and correct if need be)

    i believe it is the other way round... when dealing the poison dmg the game shortens the duration to the shortest source ie 0.4 secs... (scaling the dmg as well)
    if u take an average bowies 290 over 10 secs sc then that becomes
    29 over 1 sec
    2.9 over 0.1secs
    11.6 over 0.4 secs which isnt worth it... but vemon is un effected...
    over iirc if vemon is maintained for 10 secs than it deals the full 290 dmg, its just by then a lvl 20 vemon would have delt 10625 dmg...:rolleyes:


    edit, after some awkward play testing i can say that the duration of any poison dmg is shortened 2 0.4 secs
    (i got that weird crossbow thingy with 3sec and 30 dmg, shot something and then casted vemon the duration was alot lot shorter... no stopwatch involoved tho)

    edit again, ty i can rest in peace now... =-)
    just out of interest, does any1 know what the dmg is for a lvl 50 prebuffed vemon with df nd trangs etc?



     
  4. Moritz

    Moritz IncGamers Member

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    silent is right ;>

    i can confirm it.
     
  5. Polecat Warrior

    Polecat Warrior IncGamers Member

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    Question about venom....

    Thank you all for your help.

    This seems to confirm my own in-game experience. So I can keep the GC
    for the plus skill to venom without penalty. The Poison facet has already been replaced with a sheal rune with noticeable benefit, as I didn't think it helped
    alot anyway.

    Much appreciated.

    Silent, there is only one Polecat.....I wonder if you are the same Silent
    I've been in PvP games with lately......?
     

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