First: Would channeling Sleet Storm trigger the Cold Blood passive by itself? The tooltip of Sleet Storm doesnt say it 'chills' enemies (required by Cold Blood), but rather that it "slows" them...
Second: How do Critical Hits work with channeled spells? Is it determined on the initial cast or per every tick? That is, would channeling Sleet Storm have the possibility of granting me several crits during on the same 'cast'?
Edited by Dino#2891 on 01/05/2012 09:54 BST
...comes along the way....
First yes. Or the wording would be completely wrong for Cold Blood.
Second. Channeled skills can crit and do have the chance on every "tick" to do so. Only dots have a crit/no crit mechanic where crits are nor counted as real crits.
Edited by Parallaxe#2133 on 01/05/2012 10:16 BST
I Personally think it won't effect the whole channel, and it would be quite !@#$ - or designated at powering up meteor-like spells.
I don't think "it would be %^-* otherwise" is a good reason to assume something isnt that way.
some stuff ARE !@#$, we all know that ;p
That being said, as Rhaloz said, we don't know yet. gotta wait to see @ release.
What would you guys prefer; I was thinking combining Sleet Storm with Slow Time (either +10% AS rune or +20%damage rune)... But with stagger being a possible issue I might have to get Frost Nova instead...
Also, anyone know if stagger is prevented with higher armor? That is, is it damage output or damage done that triggers it?
Edited by Dino#2891 on 01/05/2012 13:49 BST
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