OK, so I have a build in mind that would utilize the Storm Rift node in the Earthquake tree. But, as usual, I have a couple of questions. I was hoping a couple of the more seasoned veterans on the forums could assist me.
Storm Rift states it is “now a spell and no longer scales with melee damage”. I understand this but have a question on the bonus of the base skill scaling “melee damage at +300%”. Since it is now a spell do bonuses to spell damage get added at +300%?
I’m pretty sure this means the weapon used no longer matters for the build. Once a skill goes to spell damage weapons don’t equate into its damage numbers?
2a. If the above is true, and weapons don’t matter, doesn’t it hurt builds to change to a spell. With 2-handed weapons, or dual wielding, there is soo much base damage one can get from weapons. I don’t see how the conversion is advantages.
Please help me understand how this conversion is beneficial. I LOVE the sfx with it and want it to work, I’m just having a hard time grasping how it isn’t a hinderance.