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    Rift Disciple Stanly Manly's Avatar
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    Default Bolt of Judgment, Light Bolt discrepancy.

    Bolt of Judgment lists a base damage of 122-126 damage.
    Light Bolt lists a base damage of 111-116 damage.
    Both have 2 second cast times (in my build).

    BoJ average damage: 485-489, noncrit.
    LB average damage: 595-600, noncrit.

    My current spellpower is 1212. What is the deal?

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    You sure you did not spec into the cast time reduction? That would change the spell power coefficient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanly Manly View Post
    Bolt of Judgment lists a base damage of 122-126 damage.
    Light Bolt lists a base damage of 111-116 damage.
    Both have 2 second cast times (in my build).

    BoJ average damage: 485-489, noncrit.
    LB average damage: 595-600, noncrit.

    My current spellpower is 1212. What is the deal?
    Bolt of judgment used to have a better ratio, but was nerfed. Light Bolt was never deemed a problem and never touched. The 2 second cast ability in the purifier tree (i forget the name) also has a higher ability power ratio than untalented Bolt of Judgment.

    It gets really bad if you drop the cast time to 1.5 seconds though. That's why most DPS inquisitors simply skip bolt of judgment and cast only depravity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanly Manly View Post
    Bolt of Judgment lists a base damage of 122-126 damage.
    Light Bolt lists a base damage of 111-116 damage.
    Both have 2 second cast times (in my build).

    BoJ average damage: 485-489, noncrit.
    LB average damage: 595-600, noncrit.

    My current spellpower is 1212. What is the deal?
    Castigation has no effect on BoJ damage like the guy who originally responded to you suggested. The difference is LB has a higher spellpower coefficient than BoJ... stupid as hell but it is what it is unfortunately.

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