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    Default NecroLock question: Deathtouched Soulstone worth it?

    All in the title.

    Obviously with 4 dots running at all times, one would think this Greater Essence might be worth it.

    But a closed thread suggested pretty much all Greater Essences (and specifically this one) are a waste.

    http://forums.riftgame.com/showthrea...stone-Question.

    Theorycrafters? This still a valid analysis? Should we put a good lesser in the slot instead?

    Thanks in advance.

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    It doesn't scale. If your DoT does 100 total damage this will increase it's total damage bu 111%. If your DoT does 1000 total damage it will increase it's total damage by 11.1%.

    On top of that you would need a new Sigil/Machine with equal quality essences to even start to make it worth it.

    I concluded it, and pretty all of the epic Greaters, were not really worth it.

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    I wouldn't say ALL of them are useless, but I would say that most aren't worth it.

    For instance, we have the same person run archon every night, and that particular soulstone is pretty decent imo. For the average person it wouldn't be worth it, 2 lessers would go a lot further, but for someone with multiple sigils, certain specs/soulstones combined could be worth it.

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    Thanks guys.

    That includes Necrotic Rage? Same story?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EcoDragon View Post
    Thanks guys.

    That includes Necrotic Rage? Same story?
    Necrotic Rage is good for a long time.. i still have mine.

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    Thanks, BD. My hero, as usual. You don't even want to know how many times I click refresh on your page a day. <3

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    i bought the dam thing and im scared to replace necrotic rage or my living river. so for now ill have to wait till tommaro and put it in my PVP trinket lol. cant hurt in pvp.
    Deepstrike,were the real men PvP.

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    I comented on this in an earlier thread and I want to revisit it with 3 issues and some napkin math:

    1) Is the 111 dmg flat, i.e. not affected by your SP?

    2) I don't know how the mechanic of this Ess works. I presume it gives you a 20s buff that increases the dmg of each dot you do. This would help avoid getting the dot from overwriting itself. And does it have a seperate timer / icon from the main dot? Or is it all passive?

    3) Draining Bolt has 30s CD, so you gain the benefit 1 time for 20s every 30s.

    111 dmg per dot, used 3 times over 30s = 333 Dmg per dot.
    Assuming you rotate 3 dots in those 30s = 999 damage.
    999 dmg / 30s = 33.3 DPS (3 dots, 3 uses, 30s)
    i.e.
    11.1 DPS per dot cast (1.5 GCD) .. which equals
    27.75 SP for a Void Bolt cast (40% spell coefficient).

    Now to put it in perspective of Necrotic Rage which gives:
    48 SP
    19.2 DPS per cast (1.5 GCD Void Bolt)

    .. and Living River:
    30.5 SP, 10 SCrit
    12.2 DPS per cast (1.5 GCD Void Bolt)


    All this is my calculation. Is the math correct or am I missing something ?
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