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Yeah, ES is just about worse than armor now. Not sure how that one happened. Ironically, the one OP part of CI remains... Why the hell should we get free Blood Rage? I mentioned this ages ago... At least with the Alpha changes from way back it was no longer free, even if it was based on pre-CI life. Instead, CI as a whole is pretty damn shitty yet you get that free 3-6 frenzy charges as you die!
If you need multiple uniques that take up slots that provide resistances or damage to make CI so much as survive, you're in a bad place. Ring and an amulet? On an elemental ranger, that's practically half the player's base elemental damage/crit/ias (probably about 40% of DPS or so with good gear). And now you're talking no resistances save for 30% cold res between two items. Then shock will still last 8 seconds every time you get hit with an arc which already rapes you without shock.
Honestly, CI IS terrible now. You can make it okay with Zealot's Oath or Ghost Reaver if you try, but that'll cost you extra nodes/gems and basically just make you more like a gimped life build. CI USED to be a node that forced a playstyle because the ONLY way to regen ES was to not get hit. Nowadays, toss in a life leech (less damage there again!) and just facetank everything with Ghost Reaver. Because that's exactly why I made my CI build, to play it like a life build.
bormoth, you forgot about how they also nerfed ES gear. Tell me when you see a 200 ES pair of gloves or boots on the forums, I've been waiting.