Icestorm

The problem with Icestorm and some other similar skills is the same - AOE. Increasing AOE will decrease your single-target dmg and reliability. Using max-concentrated on single-target dmg will decrease your clearing speed because you'll need to cast it for every small pack or even single mob. Still quite a few impacts will miss target even with conc effect and zero "increased aoe" since conc. effect will decrease each impact radius too. But at least it gets more reliable versus single-target.
I decided to go inquisitor CI crit WI trying to get aoe from HoI. Still not there yet at 75 lvl since I need that 140% multiplier "Increased AOE" support for HoI but I'm close to it. Seems like it's the only way to get both reliable single-target and AOE for clearing packs.
But with all those investment in crit and mana reserve Int is very hard to obtain. So overall dmg is okish (thx to crit at least) but not really good.
Permanently sorry for bad English :D
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Completed 20 ChallengesVipermagi wrote:
Empower, Enhance and Enlighten apply only to Supported Active Skill Gems. Icestorm does not come from a Gem.



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Completed 20 ChallengesVipermagi wrote:
They could call it the Wiener Festival but that wouldn't make Icestorm a wiener.

You don't have to agree with the logic behind this interaction, but just to save you some time: no amount of argumentation will change the facts.


Pardon me, I was providing feedback on a skill provided by an item which is affected by other socketed support gems, but not empower.

While your first comment was logical and factual, it does not change my feedback suggesting empower's applicability to Icestorm.

Your second comment was elitist bloating of your own vanity, which serves only you, and not the forums intent.
Life will be technically better Soon TM
You asked a question: "Why doesn't empower work?"
I gave you the answer to that question: "It only applies to Gems"
You decided to get snippy at that: "Well it's the GEM FORUM RIGHT"
I make a snippy comment in return: "It's a name for a forum, it's not definitive, duh"
Reap what you sow.

(my own definition of 'feedback' also seems to be different but w/e)
Last edited by Vipermagi on Oct 14, 2016 7:23:33 AM
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Completed 20 ChallengesVipermagi wrote:
You asked a question: "Why doesn't empower work?"
I gave you the answer to that question: "It only applies to Gems"
You decided to get snippy at that: "Well it's the GEM FORUM RIGHT"
I make a snippy comment in return: "It's a name for a forum, it's not definitive, duh"
Reap what you sow.

(my own definition of 'feedback' also seems to be different but w/e)


Hi vipermagi,

your depiction of events above does not accurately portray what unfolded.

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Completed 40 Challengeswaskely wrote:
Why doesn't empower work for icestorm? seems like it should...


I have bolded and underlined my feedback you omitted.

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Completed 20 ChallengesVipermagi wrote:
Empower, Enhance and Enlighten apply only to Supported Active Skill Gems. Icestorm does not come from a Gem.


Somewhat helpful, it only applies to gems. Sure. However, there is no better place to supply my feedback than this very forum I provided my feedback in, and is negated of any reasoning for empower not working when other support gems DO affect Icestorm.

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Completed 40 Challengeswaskely wrote:
And here we are, in the SKILL GEM FEEDBACK forum for Icestorm.


My intent was not to be snippy, reading this now, I do not read it that way, merely reiterating this is the place to provide feedback on the skill Icestorm regardless of the lack of an Icestorm Gem. Reiteration was necessary to prevent a small mindedness technicality from dismissing my proposed interaction with the empower support gem.

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Completed 20 ChallengesVipermagi wrote:
They could call it the Wiener Festival but that wouldn't make Icestorm a wiener.

You don't have to agree with the logic behind this interaction, but just to save you some time: no amount of argumentation will change the facts.


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Completed 40 Challengeswaskely wrote:
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Completed 20 ChallengesVipermagi wrote:
Empower, Enhance and Enlighten apply only to Supported Active Skill Gems. Icestorm does not come from a Gem.



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Completed 20 ChallengesVipermagi wrote:
They could call it the Wiener Festival but that wouldn't make Icestorm a wiener.

You don't have to agree with the logic behind this interaction, but just to save you some time: no amount of argumentation will change the facts.


Pardon me, I was providing feedback on a skill provided by an item which is affected by other socketed support gems, but not empower.

While your first comment was logical and factual, it does not change my feedback suggesting empower's applicability to Icestorm.

Your second comment was elitist bloating of your own vanity, which serves only you, and not the forums intent.


I used actual quotes, and described your negative input in hopes to bring you back to the level which got you "Valued Poster" but was unsuccessful as we lead into your most recent reply...

Life will be technically better Soon TM
CwC release breaked up all self-cast WI builds. There is no practical reason to use Icestorm w/o CwC.

Skill cast time and mana cost are too high and should be tuned down as well as skill duration int scaling.

Spoiler
I still have WI builds from previous leagues, I'd call '129% cast speed / 0.26 cast time' as 'heavy cast speed investments' for WI build, I'm absolutely sure if I drop all cast speed jewels (which have cost me around 25 exa) and respec to 0.35 cast time CwC - gameplay will be the same.

respec to CwC equal to:
cast speed jewel replacing - 'free' 18 jewel suffixes (int, % aoe damage, resists, crit multi etc.)
i.e. 15-25% more damage or 100% total res overcap.

solving mana issue - free flask slot (no more mana flask for bosses), free boots enchant (no need to keep shitty leech), free link for HoI (no need to keep mana leech gem)
The game has a tremendously fun and rewarding PvP experience. ©
Last edited by a_z0_9 on Apr 18, 2017 3:33:16 AM
There's no enchantment for Icestorm? :(
Perception is reality.

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