I’ve been studying how different stat values affect Locust Swarm’s damage on the dummy target over the past hour, both with and without the Soaring Scourge passive.
I was surprised to see that the Locust Swarm did less than a third of the damage when its based on minion damage (through Soaring Scourge) compared to when its based on my own damage.
I was trying to figure out how, since my gear/build favours minion damage over my own (though I haven’t made a full transition yet to minion damage, but still).
I belief Attunement/Strength is the culprit, I have over 100 combined Strength/Attunement from The Last Bear set and passives. They added 49 tick damage per point on the dummy without Soaring Scourge, but WITH Soaring Scourge it seemed to have no impact on its tick damage whatsoever.
I’ve tried going in and out of form and relogging to make sure it wasnt some snapshotting issue, but that made no difference.
I’m assuming by default Locust Swarm depends on Swarm Strike’s scaling tags (Physical, Melee, Strength, Attunement).
If specced into Soaring Scourge these scaling tags get replaced to any Minion Damage type modifiers MINUS Attunement/Strength?
Seems kinda strange if that is correct, since locust spawned from Summon Hive has the scaling tag for Attunement/Strength and should benefit from those stats no?