Mechanical Questions Thread

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Mindtroverted wrote:
If I combine Bodyswap + Arcane Surge + Less Duration will the Less Duration gem actually reduce the time between Bodyswap casts?
But Bodyswap has no duration tag nor a cooldown. Perhaps you are thinking about faster casting (which works)?
Im not sure i understand how the area of effect works. Since the area of effect changes if i increase a 20 radius skill area with 100%, then it will become 30 radius. But theoretically if i reduce it with 100% it will be only 10. In my opinion before the area of effect patch 100% reduced would make the area to 0.

If correct what i write, then 100% more area now should increse 20 radius to 40 and 100% less area to 0. How i know the MORE tags on skill gems are additive, so if i have a gem with 30% more damage and another with 20% more damage then i have 50% more, not 1.2*1.3 damage. Then if i have LESS damage it should work the same way theoretically. But it should work this way with everything else... so with area of effect too.

Then the question: A level 1 spell cascade (25% LESS area of effect), level 1 concentrated effect (30% less area of effect) and level 1 intensify (with 4 intensity stack, 48% less area of effect) with 103% less are of effect why not reduce the skill area to 0?

Currently it looks like ~50% less area of effect which means it not LESS but REDUCED area of effect or the LESS area of effect isnt additive stat which isnt looks correct to me too.

No matter how we see, if we start from the wording and other similar mechanics, then the LESS area of effect stat doesnt work properly.
Why?
Last edited by ShinigamiKller on May 18, 2019, 2:31:15 AM
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Zphyr wrote:
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Mindtroverted wrote:
If I combine Bodyswap + Arcane Surge + Less Duration will the Less Duration gem actually reduce the time between Bodyswap casts?
But Bodyswap has no duration tag nor a cooldown. Perhaps you are thinking about faster casting (which works)?


Arcane Surge adds the duration tag to any skill gem it is linked to. This allows for some combinations that otherwise wouldn't work. However, I don't know if the actual duration of skills that originally had no duration tag can be changed or not. Therefore my question.
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Then the question: A level 1 spell cascade (25% LESS area of effect), level 1 concentrated effect (30% less area of effect) and level 1 intensify (with 4 intensity stack, 48% less area of effect) with 103% less are of effect why not reduce the skill area to 0?

Why?


Don't quote me on this, but let's say that the linked gems need to be activated in a certain order. If you start with 100% area effect and apply lv1 Spell Cascade, you will end up with 75% area of effect. If you then apply lv1 Concentrated effect, you'll end up with 52.5% area of effect. Apply lv 1 Intensify to that and you get 27.3% area of effect.

What I'm saying is that maybe the Less reductions do not apply additively, but in succession.
Last edited by Mindtroverted on May 18, 2019, 1:50:51 PM

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yes it is correct, only kills caused by the explosion are counted as herald kills, in my opinion it will more profitable to use rarity/quanatity support with tornado shot, herald of ice kills are really indirect and less likely to happen

I understood everything, thank you very much for the answer)
Hi Mark!

I just invested in a legacy variant of Atziri's Acuity in game. This was easily the biggest trade I've made since I started POE in 2013. There are a number of things that have lead me to believe the item will continue to retain it's legacy instant leech mechanic if I divine it. Such as:

3.1.0: Atziri's Acuity: No longer instantly leeches Life from critical strikes, and instead grants Vaal Pact if you have dealt a Critical Strike Recently. This does not affect existing versions of the item.

Forum claims: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2106341/page/1#p15354920

Youtube: (Published on Mar 10, 2018) (3.1.0 dropped December 8, 2017) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzSWZV0McTI

But I want to be 300% sure nothing has changed between now and these community findings because, like I mentioned, much of my POE career has lead to this point. Could you please confirm these findings are still correct before I proceed? Thanks, Cheers!
Question about the Flesh Binder Ascendancy:
Do enemies killed by the caustic cloud count as being killed by you, or your minion?

IE if I were to use Mon'tregul's Grasp, would the caustic cloud count as the minions kill, thus triggering the flame explosion?
Theory craft, its why I have used all 24 character slots and the strangest builds you'll ever see.

Mechanic's Post: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2089241/page/1
Why is the effective duration of Blade Vortex affected by Temporal Chains (i.e. Shackles of the Wretched) but not by Shaper's Presence (from Solstice Vigil)? See this thread for details: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2508216
Hows does the beast limit work. If you reach the limit and then capture the beast does the oldest one disapear or you cant capture the new one?
How much is the party quantity bonus (for both items/currency)? The wiki is missing info (only goes to 4 players) and doesn't have a source.

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