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    Default Question regarding shaman/druid abilities.

    I am running this build atm :

    http://rift.magelo.com/en/soultree.j.../DkBa4Ell5i/nd

    I have 3 points to spare.

    my question is :

    is Vicious Streak better? or Powerful Grip?

    also, Powerful Grip vs Brutal Impact, both are the same, yes?
    what exactly is weapon attack? and physical damage?

    which shaman/druid abilities count as physical/weapon/non-physical?
    cal someone please explain?

    say im using Eruption of Life, what kind is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDoomgiver View Post
    I am running this build atm :

    http://rift.magelo.com/en/soultree.j.../DkBa4Ell5i/nd

    I have 3 points to spare.

    my question is :

    is Vicious Streak better? or Powerful Grip?

    also, Powerful Grip vs Brutal Impact, both are the same, yes?
    what exactly is weapon attack? and physical damage?

    which shaman/druid abilities count as physical/weapon/non-physical?
    cal someone please explain?

    say im using Eruption of Life, what kind is it?
    1) usually, an increase in ability damage is better than an increase in critical strike chance

    2)brutal impact increases the damage of all your abilities, and your pet. powerful grip only increases the damage of your weapon attacks

    3) physical damage has nothing to do with weapon or non-weapon attacks, physical is simply the type of damage

    there are a few types of abilities:

    - weapon attacks: it says "requires a weapon" in the tooltip ex. massive blow, EoL
    - spells: does not say requies a weapon. ex. Crushing force

    weapon attacks can either be physical or non-physical (aka other elements)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcruxs View Post
    2)brutal impact increases the damage of all your abilities, and your pet. powerful grip only increases the damage of your weapon attacks
    still dont get this.

    what will powerful grip boost? only the weapon damage, or the skills which require a melee weapon?

    imho, the weapon damage (the one shown in tooltip), is completely worthless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDoomgiver View Post
    still dont get this.

    what will powerful grip boost? only the weapon damage, or the skills which require a melee weapon?

    imho, the weapon damage (the one shown in tooltip), is completely worthless.
    weapon damage has no bearing whatsoever on any cleric abilities, only SP, CP, and crit do. powerful grip just increases the damage of all abilities that say "requires a melee weapon"

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    ah, alright!!

    i've grabbed the powerful grip. gave about 250 extra damage on massive blow. (from ~4000 to ~4300)

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