The Inspired hunger node description is very confusing as written.
On one hand it very much leads you to believe that it gives a long duration (6 seconds per allocated point with a whopping 5 available to allocate)… but on the other hand it says against ‘possessed’ enemies, so that would lead you to believe that the actual duration is only 1.5 seconds.
EDIT: clarification achieved! for those wondering, you either have to cast hungering souls every 1.5 seconds, or you have to find another way to inflict possessed while the buff is up.
Yeah I saw the patch notes, which is why my post says 6 seconds. You’re just validating my point, because this still says against ‘possessed’ enemies. If you look up ‘possessed’ it says that it lasts 1.5 seconds. Nowhere in the skill does it say that the duration of possessed becomes 6 seconds per rank.
It’s relevant if you read the skill description. As per my post, it specifically says ‘against possessed enemies’ so when possess wears off the condition is no longer met. I’m not saying it works one way or another… I’m asking for a more clear description that removes the ambiguity.
While your character has that buff, any damage over time effect it deals to an enemy that is Possessed is increased.
That’s it. You can stand in town and cast Hungering Souls, hitting nothing, and still get the 6 second buff. Whether or not any enemies are currently possessed has nothing to do with whether or not you have the buff.
If nothing is possessed, no additional damage is dealt to anything. If something becomes possessed, additional damage is dealt until they are either no longer possessed or the buff wears off. If one enemy is possessed, and it dies when you have 4.5 seconds left on the buff, you still have the buff.
Okay, so it’s a buff on your character. So if you hit an enemy who isn’t possessed, do you think it would give you damage? If you cast hungering souls on one mob then 2 seconds later hit it with a damage over time effect you’re saying you would still get the boosted damage even though it’s no longer possessed? I don’t think so, not as it’s written anyhow.
No my confusion is from the fact that the node says you only get the damage boost against possessed enemies. I fully believe the buff lasts as long as it says, I just don’t think it’ll effect a mob unless it’s possessed, because that’s how it reads.
The moment you apply a Damage Over Time Effect to an enemy, the game checks all your conditional increases (like the buff from Inspired Hunger).
If the enemy didn’t had the Possesed status before applying it the DoT will not receive the bonus damage from Inspired Hunger
It is really important to understand, that when you directly cast Hungering Souls, you get this buff, independant if you hit anything with Hungering Souls or not.
The buff lasts for 6 seconds, if you apply any damage over time to an enemy during that 6 seconds, if the target is possesed, You will deal more damage.
During the 6 seconds a target can have a possesed status that expires and you can reapply it and still benefit from it.
The problem is that the description is absolutely horrible, because if that understanding is correct, then that long duration is absolutely meaningless… but it’s part of what the node gives you, which in turn makes you think maybe that’s not how it actually does work.