I have no idea how a 10k spamable AoE skill is considered low damage... You should be able to get out 9 hits of Cursed Burst over a 10 second window before having to fix things up. And it's not like waiting 5-6 seconds (at minimum) to set things up again is a big deal either. Overall, that means 90k damage over a 15 second window, every 15 seconds. Sure, got a few other things to often get in the way of rushing this, but a 20 second window isn't unreasonable. If you want this in a DPS value, that's 4.5kdps over 10 targets, or a maximum value of 45kdps AoE. If you think that's low, I worry what kind of damage you wish for.
Consume Stigma? Nothing consumes stigma, it just wears off overtime. A target with 5 stigma getting hit with CB or Tempest or LoD will still have 5 stigma. This is also why Stigma Thread is totally awesome, especially for people who enjoy CB and LoD. Even using BG, I find ST has it's place in an AoE rush (especially if you want to capitalize on CB).
My combo while grinding: LoD, BG x4, LoD, BG, ST, CB x9. That destroys a whole mob of 10, it will actually be dead before you finish. If you have more than 10, use ST before the cooldown expires (while some things are dead already) to thread it further. If you mess up, start the combo over. That combo takes about 20s to complete, and does over 150k damage to each mob (7.5kdps over 10, or 75kdps total) in the group of 10.. which equates to 1500k damage collectively, or 1.5 million, over 20 seconds. Once again... not sure where this isn't considered "good enough".
Can you show your proof that ur Curst Burst deal 10k every second Because in my case CB's damage is very low (around 3k as normal & 6k if crit)
And your 45k damage AoE is not enough My Mermaid hit like 9k at least and dot for 4k per sec (18k if crit and more in awake) or my Vador hit like 10k every 3 sec (20k if crit and more in awake) My pet cd is around 15s which mean I got extra 15 sec for double vador or mermaid
My LoD hit like 2k5 (5k if crit) every 1 sec and my cd is 6s so I got extra 4s to double LoD's damage
If I use mermaid then: (4k + 2.5k) x10 = 65k damage over 10 targets in 1 sec (not count crit, mermaid's normal attack, extra 15 sec when 2 mermaids on the field, extra 4 sec when 2 LoD are active)
If I use vador : (10k x 6/3 + 2.5k) x10 = 225k damage over 10 targets in 1 sec for 20 sec duration or (10k x 10/3 + 2.5k)x10 = 358k damage over 10 targets in 1 sec for 30 sec duration. (not count crit, vador's normal attack, 15 sec when 2 vadors on the field, extra 4 sec when 2 LoD are active)
I don't see any benefit from the chain of skills Lod, BG X4, LoD, BG, ST, CBx9 that you're using Why press so many buttons just for grinding I only need 2 buttons for normal grind (LoD + Vador/Mermaid) and mobs die in 3 or 4 sec
I got this result while farming at Fallen Fortress. If you want I can make another while doing Mummy in Osiris Temple.
In my mind, I never think PvE or grind is a problem That why I didn't see any benefit from Curst Burst, Stigma Mastery, Stigma Thread, Stigma Debuff and think gravity should revamp them for more effective in PvP. Why not choose the shortest & more effective way? Why make everything complicated with your chain skills?
Edited by HikariKouka, 11 April 2014 - 10:42 PM.