you know what kind of skill gem i want

I want a channeling skill gem that shoots out a beam of light in the same fashion as scorching ray but instead of applying DoT you deal damage every 0.10 milliseconds the damage would be low like 1 to 2 damage.

here's an example of how i want the skill gem to be like, skip forward to 1:57!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SqmKqFUwnM

would it be too op of a skill or do you think with proper balance it would be a fun and powerful skill gem?
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Doing this every 0.1 milliseconds is impossible. The game can't process things that fast.

Even if it was slowed down a thousand times, triggering damage calculations and on-hit effects against everything in a beam every 0.1 seconds would still be horrible for both balance and performance.
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Last edited by Mark_GGG on Mar 16, 2017 9:27:00 PM
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Mark_GGG wrote:
Even if it was slowed down a thousand times, triggering damage calculations and on-hit effects against everything in a beam every 0.1 seconds would still be horrible for both balance and performance.


To be fair, that's how Mjolner worked and the community loved it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ but at the same time, I suppose that is pretty much the showcase of why such things can't work.
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Mark_GGG wrote:
Doing this every 0.1 milliseconds is impossible. The game can't process things that fast.

Even if it was slowed down a thousand times, triggering damage calculations and on-hit effects against everything in a beam every 0.1 seconds would still be horrible for both balance and performance.
I see, i didn't think about the performance!
thank you for your reply and good luck with the expansion!
A Scorching Ray-esque skill that could leech would be nice, but yeah - no amount of damage effectiveness reduction would really work to make a skill like that not horrifying.

Also we sort of have that skill already in Incinerate. People don't like Incinerate much anymore, of course, but it is a channeled beam-ish skill that hits rapidly. Maybe close enough?
That is the disintegration beam the sorcerer has from Diablo 3.

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