Deal X% more damage traits don't apply to condition damage...
Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:13 PM
On golems each tick of bleeding doled out 116 damage, burn damage was like 695 or so per tick (iirc, mostly focused on bleeds).
I wanted to see if this could be increased through traits and so I tested some of them out. None of the traits I tried increased the amount of bleed damage from 116, it seems the effects of X% increased damage traits are only applied to direct damage spells/components, e.g. Earth 1, and are not applied to burn or bleed damage. What a bummer. I tried applying burning before and after bleeds, no effect ever.
None of the following apply to increasing your condition damage ticks. When the tooltip says damage what it means is direct damage:
Ember's Might (and I'm assuming Burning Rage) - 5% increased damage to burning foes
Salt Stone - 5% more damage to bleeding targets
Stone Splinters - 5% more damage when within melee range
Strength of Stone - 10% more damage when attuned to earth
Didn't test (I forgot) but assuming the result is the same:
Enduring Damage - 10% more damage when endurance is full
Has anyone found it worth taking these talents if they only effect Earth 1, the initial burst on Earth 2 and Earth 5? Seems like you would be much better off lowering Earth CD (Earth X), increasing bleed duration by 20% (Earth VII) and adding an extra 3 seconds of burning to your fire signet (Fire II) then taking things that increase damage by X% considering that power is a secondary stat to the build. Mostly just curious if anyone things the damage talents are worth taking for that initial burst on Earth 2.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:45 PM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:02 PM
I'm working on a condition build for fun and hoping to post the results in the next day or two, in the meantime I'm probably going to make a thread because I am seeking advice on a few runes/traits.
Edited by Nonlinear, 27 November 2012 - 11:05 PM.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:35 AM
Apparently you can switch to earth for eruption, then to water, cast geyser and use arcane wave for geyser heal plus double blast heal not bad.
Edited by Nonlinear, 28 November 2012 - 12:45 AM.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:06 AM
I may be re-working my spec then. However I do know that power does effect condition damage. When sitting at my base stats of gear, my bleeds tik for around 101 each or so. Add 10 stacks of might on there, and they're pushing 125. Thanks again for the info!
Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:43 AM
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