Point blank and poison arrow

Since point blank buffs projectile attacks and the poison arrow cloud is affected by projectile buffs, if I take point blank and fire at the ground next to my character would the cloud do 50% more damage?
I dont know whether poison cloud is affected by the projectile damage(before full release it wasnt-but now im not sure), however if it affected by projectile damage, then it is also affected by point blank
"
Aetherium wrote:
I dont know whether poison cloud is affected by the projectile damage(before full release it wasnt-but now im not sure), however if it affected by projectile damage, then it is also affected by point blank


The faster projectiles gem increases the cloud damage and LMP decreases it, that's why I though point blank might increase it as well.

It would be interesting to make a poison arrow/viper strike build this way. Take all the +chaos damage/DoT nodes and the drop a cloud around you and switch to viper strike for any mob that enters.
the poison cloud is affected by increase damage over time nodes or increase chaos damage nodes.

cause i know poison arrow has 2 tooltips. there is a damage you do the moment you fire the arrow, and one lists as your poison cloud does damage over time. hence i don't believe projectile damage will increase the poison cloud damage.
IGN: Kills_La_Killz (Standard)
IGN: UnlimitedBladeWork (Warband)
Last edited by 07Ghost on Jan 4, 2014, 5:00:11 PM
there is a difference between "projectile" and "projectile attack"
The Poison Cloud from Poison Arrow is created via an aura from an invisible entity I believe (or maybe the arrow), which is why I don't think the cloud damage would be effected by PB. However, the direct on-hit damage would be.
My Keystone Ideas: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/744282
"
07Ghost wrote:
the poison cloud is affected by increase damage over time nodes or increase chaos damage nodes.

cause i know poison arrow has 2 tooltips. there is a damage you do the moment you fire the arrow, and one lists as your poison cloud does damage over time. hence i don't believe projectile damage will increase the poison cloud damage.


here are images of poison arrow linked to faster projectiles, check out the cloud damage:

http://i.imgur.com/TomBCr8.png

http://i.imgur.com/Aq1ZwYi.png
Last edited by vaskov17 on Jan 4, 2014, 5:10:00 PM
"
vaskov17 wrote:
Since point blank buffs projectile attacks and the poison arrow cloud is affected by projectile buffs, if I take point blank and fire at the ground next to my character would the cloud do 50% more damage?

No. Point Blank modifies projectile attack damage. The cloud does not deal attack damage.
"
Daniel_GGG wrote:
"
vaskov17 wrote:
Since point blank buffs projectile attacks and the poison arrow cloud is affected by projectile buffs, if I take point blank and fire at the ground next to my character would the cloud do 50% more damage?

No. Point Blank modifies projectile attack damage. The cloud does not deal attack damage.


Thank you
Since PA is not effected by PB, you could justify using it though - the initial arrow damage would do a lot up close and the cloud damage would weaken enemies from afar.
My Keystone Ideas: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/744282

Report Forum Post

Report Account:

Report Type

Additional Info