EcchiOtakuTM wrote: »
Basically out of 68 points they're all exclusively put in Double Slash, Poison Edge, Poison Vial, Surprise Attack, Ruthless Guile, and Haste. No cunning tactics nor quickstep? While the gameplay I did was fight against the CD timer to reapply poisons.
Seems really luck base hoping you get cunning for edge this way under strict timeline, unless there's extra skill points I don't know about. After testing it for quite some time, I'm not seeing it outbeat vicious guile. This build's high point is 80k dps every surprise attack, consistent 76-77k dps; vs vicious guile 82-83k with occasional 84k spikes. And because I'm not use to it there are some really god awful low points for surprise attack focus, but I've not seen anything about worth some big hullabaloo of best build 2018.
As for the alternate gameplay of waiting until all 5 stacks+Vial are on the target waiting about to run out I didn't bother with that method because if that's the case I wouldn't bother using it at all. That's essentially a worse diablo 3 witch doctor's gameplay. I've played that character way too much to like that playstyle anymore. Spamming it every time it's up like somersault but trying to apply poisons between each surprise attack is pretty entertaining, would definitely make another skill page for it although definitely going to opt to free up 2 skill points next time used.
MareSEphemeral wrote: »
Problem with testing PE builds on dummies is that you need to move on PE's last hit to get optimal damage. PE also has a bit of a wide hitbox so you have to be careful not to hit the other 2 dummies while attacking, or there will be inaccuracies. Not to mention that if you don't position yourself exactly and stay immobile, you're also running the risk of hitting more than 1 dummy with vial, which cheats your dps by quite a bit. And if you try to stay immobile to make sure you only ever hit 1 dummy, you're not actually hitting optimal damage with PE.
And you do have to wait until poisons are about to run out before throwing it out. You're missing out on a lot of damage from poison ticks if you just SA off cd. This is a bit of a problem because SA cd is so much shorter than poison durations, so whether you SA off cd or SA right before poisons run out, you miss out on a lot of potential damage either way. You'll also see some big spikes with a max SA build before it goes back down. Vicious guile is a bit more consistent but can also have some nice spikes if you get lucky with multiple cunning procs.