[mechanics work] Corruption #11628

L30m4nc3r opened this Issue Feb 19, 2014 · 3 comments


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Corruption on whole battle remembers the speed at the first overlay.

When Corruption is refreshed, the crit rating is not updated to the actual crit rating of your character or the actual crit debuffs on the mob. Instead, the crit rating you had when you applied the first Corruption keeps "rolling" as long as you keep refreshing it. The same is true for percentual damage increases, namely Tricks of the Trade and Death's Embrace. This has lead to a rather unintuitive way of maximizing corruption damage: Pre-Pot ([Potion of Wild Magic]), cast SB and Haunt, cast UA or CoA while Haunt is in the air, activate [Nevermelting Ice Crystal], then apply Corruption. If you have 4pT10, try to prolong this sequence by filler spells to get that proc as well. When the boss hits 35%, reapply Corruption while using NMIC and a pot again. Ideally, get Tricks of the Trade on both occasions and bribe your RL to announce heroism at 35%. The damage difference is significant: The Corruption damage will rise by roughly 30%, increasing the total damage by more than 10%.
This trick has been mentioned in a blue post, saying it is actually NOT an abuse, but clever use of game mechanics.
Even if you don't want to use it, it is gооd to know that applying Corruption before your first shadow bolt hits is actually a bаd idea. This is the reason for the starting sequence: Make sure (someone's) Shadow Bolt already hit the target when you apply Corruption.
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This "refresh", as opposed to the spell getting recast specifically by the player, is the source of an emergent gameplay mechanic which is not intuitive but is incredibly powerful when mastered.
The important thing to understand about the "rolling Corruption" is that certain stats continue when the spell is refreshed while others are reset to what you character has at the time of the refresh.
The stats that do roll are:
->Critical strike chance
->Percentage damage modifiers
The stats that do not roll are:


Faq commented Feb 20, 2014

  1. no need for russian lng here;
  2. where is hash tag?

jasperrietrae commented Feb 20, 2014

@Faq: here: #


Trisjdc commented Jun 25, 2014

This solved a while ago.

Trisjdc closed this Jun 25, 2014

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