Since there are so many questions concerning Rend mechanics - this is what I have found.
.Rend is not affected by increased attackspeed in any way.
.Rend CAN crit - however the numbers shown will appear white, not yellow.
.When Rend is cast the crit dice is being rolled for each enemy individually. If you hit 3 enemys, it is possible that 2 are effected by 'Critical Rend' and 1 by 'Regular Rend'.
.Rend does not trigger Life-on-Hit (although its being said that the initial tick has a 33% loh-ratio, cant confirm this however).
.Neither does Rend stack, nor does it override the first debuff. What happens is the following:
Let us assume Rend has 10 ticks (2 each second). Your first Rend is critical. After 5 ticks you cast Rend again which is not critical. To reach the full duration 5 (uncrit) ticks are being queued. This results in 5 more critical ticks then 5 uncrit ticks.
If there are any more questions I will try to answer them later this afternoon.
Please leave feedback when you have found the mechanics to be different.
what about the 9% life gain, is it nerfed on inferno, as Life Steal is by 80% ?
and how is this calculated.
it's based on weapon dmg..main hand or both weapons ?
The 80% decreased lifesteal in inferno seems to apply to Blood Lust too.
Also it seems that the raw Rend damage is being calculated using the average damage of BOTH weapons. Lets say you have dual wield two weapons, 1: 50-100 dmg, 2: 100-150 dmg. The average damage of weapon 1 is 75, the average damage of weapon 2 is 125 damage. The average between those two values is 100. This value is then being multiplied by strenght value and other damage modifiers (brawler passive etc).
Note that Weapon Damage is not equal to DPS.
Weapon damage only counts the DAMAGE on your weapon, your strenght and damage modifiers.
The DPS values shown on your weapon and inventory also use crit, speed etc.
23/08/2012 13:11Posted by GlückvogelIf multiple Barbarians are present in a party, does their Rend stack with each other?
I have tested this with a friend and it appeared that they do stack - both of us got their damage off.
Question: Anyway to tell when rend crits? And can it proc item effects like bleed? (when u cast it)
24/08/2012 14:21Posted by LipsterSince rend can crit, can it trigger battle rage-bloodshed or wotb-slaughter?
If rend is a crit the damage values showsn are noticably bigger. They appear in the same color and size though. For me uncrit tricks are 7500-9000, crit ticks 30000+ damage. ('Display Damage Numbers' must be enabled in Gamplay Options menu)
However Rend can not proc on-hit-effects like Slaughter or Bloodshed.
Sorry it took me so long. Had some unexpected visitors yesterday.