some questions about point blank - maybe ggg staff can answer?

hello, i would like to know few things about point blank:

1. if i hit something with chain/fork, is it considered as if i hit them from distance 0 and gain the point blank 50% bonus?
2. if i firstly hit someone at close distance, and the hit pierce and hit someone far away, will the second hit be considered also as 50% bonus? or will it be calculated from scratch?

thx
my builds:
- COLB (Cast On Last Breath) first ever build: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1632595
- the Flash: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1367774
- the oro's bridle build: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1409823
Last edited by The_x_ile on Jul 27, 2013, 2:50:43 PM
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my builds:
- COLB (Cast On Last Breath) first ever build: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1632595
- the Flash: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1367774
- the oro's bridle build: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1409823
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The_x_ile wrote:
hello, i would like to know few things about point blank:

1. if i hit something with chain/fork, is it considered as if i hit them from distance 0 and gain the point blank 50% bonus?
2. if i firstly hit someone at close distance, and the hit pierce and hit someone far away, will the second hit be considered also as 50% bonus? or will it be calculated from scratch?

thx


I believe the answer is no to both questions (i.e. distance is calculated simply as distance between you and the mob). Someone else would have to confirm though
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elf_01 wrote:
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The_x_ile wrote:
hello, i would like to know few things about point blank:

1. if i hit something with chain/fork, is it considered as if i hit them from distance 0 and gain the point blank 50% bonus?
2. if i firstly hit someone at close distance, and the hit pierce and hit someone far away, will the second hit be considered also as 50% bonus? or will it be calculated from scratch?

thx


I believe the answer is no to both questions (i.e. distance is calculated simply as distance between you and the mob). Someone else would have to confirm though


thx but can any1 tell me a confirmed answer?
my builds:
- COLB (Cast On Last Breath) first ever build: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1632595
- the Flash: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1367774
- the oro's bridle build: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1409823
PB calculates the distance from you, not the source of the attack. This was addressed in a patch a few weeks back.

Hmm, now I'm thinking about using totems to abuse this. Drop one in front of the mobs and abuse the bonus damage.
1. No.
only the initial hit counts, chain damage is based on it, PB only apllies once.
Imagine you pierce, chain, fork, do you really think the PB bonus would apply 4 times in a row to the same projectile?
Would be pretty OP...

2. Im not sure.
Either way only the first hit counts and the second gets the same bonus or both hits are counted separately, one gets the bonus, the other does not. fork and stuff is based on the initial hit its connected to, my guess.
Last edited by KalHirol on Jul 27, 2013, 10:04:38 AM
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KalHirol wrote:
1. No.
only the initial hit counts, chain damage is based on it, PB only apllies once.
Imagine you pierce, chain, fork, do you really think the PB bonus would apply 4 times in a row to the same projectile?
Would be pretty OP...

2. Im not sure.
Either way only the first hit counts and the second gets the same bonus or both hits are counted separately, one gets the bonus, the other does not. fork and stuff is based on the initial hit its connected to, my guess.


thx, so as for quastion 2, i would like to know if i hit some1 from 0 distance... and get the PB bouns, and the shot pierce him and hit some1 at distance (same shot), does he get the same dmg as first 1?
thx
my builds:
- COLB (Cast On Last Breath) first ever build: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1632595
- the Flash: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1367774
- the oro's bridle build: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1409823
any1?
my builds:
- COLB (Cast On Last Breath) first ever build: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1632595
- the Flash: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1367774
- the oro's bridle build: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1409823
Maybe Obama can answer?
I think your mixing up maths here.
All buffs only apply to the first hit.

If you shoot at something at a distance with 25% bonus, your initial hit gets +25%.
The fork/chain/lmp or whatever is based on this already buffed damage and does not get any bonus.

If the first hit gets no bonus, fork gets no bonus, or anything else which is connected to the initial hit, there is only ONE check for PB.

If this would not be the case, PB would be pretty OP, because you could get +50 damage with every additional chain/fork/lmp.
Last edited by KalHirol on Jul 27, 2013, 3:15:51 PM

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