Level 10 Onslaught corruption does not trigger using Toxic Rain, but gem does.

Using toxic rain in a quill rain bow, it triggers immediately if I stick an onslaught gem in bow, but the level 10 onslaught corruption on the bow never does..

is this intended?

Is it a bug because its DoT?
mostly harmless
Last bumped on Oct 14, 2018, 8:22:21 PM
Hi there, thank you for your report.
What were your gem settings when you were using 1) Bow with onslaught corruption 2) Onslaught gem setting?

If you were using Mirage archer for the 6th link in your corrupted bow setting, that could be the reason due as projectiles/pods from mirage archer can not trigger onslaught on killing blow.
I was running
Concentrated Effect
Toxic Rain
Swift Affliction
Vicious Projectiles
Damage on Full Life
... and mirage archer

Mirage archer t does a lot less damage than me so should at least trigger onslaught occasionally even if not when the mirage archer gets the kill

So I tested again with
Concentrated Effect
Toxic Rain
Swift Affliction
Vicious Projectiles
Damage on Full Life
.. and Onslaught instead of mirage archer.. now onslaught triggers


...
after your post I tested the following
Concentrated Effect
Toxic Rain
Swift Affliction
Vicious Projectiles
Damage on Full Life
Void Manipulation instead of mirage archer, still no onslaught triggers from the bow and now there was no mirage archer


so it's either a bug or intended.. since you replied, I'm assuming it's a bug.

mostly harmless
Hi thanks for getting back to us.
The onslaught support gem states that
"...grants the Onslaught buff when dealing a killing blow." meaning that it can only be triggered by killing a monster with a 'hit'.

For toxic rain, only the initial projectiles and the pod explosion are considered as a hit.

But because your main source of damage is from the DoT, where the monsters are mostly dying from, the initial projectile and the pod explosion are very unlikely to land a killing blow thus not granting you the onslaught buff.

For the [6-L Corrupted Quill Rain] testing you have reproduced to us, you have swapped out mirage archer for Void Manipulation, which adds more DoT damage decreasing your chance of killing monsters with your hits.

For the [6-L with Onslaught] testing, because your 6th link is Onslaught Support, your DoT would have been less increasing the chance for the initial projectiles and pod explosions to deal the killing blow. This could be why you were getting onslaught buff more often.
If you try killing monsters with your pod explosions(without any supports) you should be gaining onslaught buffs more easily.

Hope this cleared things of for you.
I see..

so since it's still took almost 5 minutes in a monster level 2 zone (the coast in act 1) to get the onslaught to trigger with toxic rain (21/20) as the only gem in the bow.. I'm just going to put this down as "well, we sure didn't think this through when we made that corruption possible" and vendor the bow..
mostly harmless

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