Marksman with Jelkhor's knife: Lightning or Melee Lightning?

Hi guys,

I came across the Detonating Arrow (DA) Build with Explosive Trap (ET) using Jelkhor’s knife to a discussion whether Lightning Damage or Lightnig Melee Damage is a better choice for affixes on the knife and the relict. I would assume that LD > LMD because ET also benefits from.

Thanks in advance!

there are rumors in the theorycrafting community that Melee Lightning Damage is better in early game and with better gear % lightning Damage gets better. But I didn’t see any calculations for this thesis yet.

Both stats are useful for this build…

The only build I know only uses one node in the Marksman tree and then flicks through all the other melee skills.