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    Default 38/28, hk crystals, etc.

    Hey fellow squishies,

    Going to get my 4th Nyx piece fairly soon and already bought the WL crystal. Not having played 38/28 pre-1.7, I'm kinda curious:

    1. What was the 4-piece bonus on the crystal before 1.7?
    2. Why wouldn't 38/28 be viable at 3 pieces, since you get a sp buff at 3 pieces and there is no 4-piece bonus from the crystal that affects the rotation?
    3. With the updated crystal, how much of a gap between 36/30 and 38/28 is there now? With my own tests I haven't been able to break my top 36/30 parse on the dummy, but I'm really good at the 36/30 rotation and just barely getting familiar with 38/28. With an unpracticed 38/28, however, I got within 80 dps so I'm hopeful a practiced 38/28 can pull way ahead.

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    it used to give 30% crit damage for 18 seconds or something when casting defile
    the cap is closer, but 38/28 still wins
    without 4pc 36/30 is better

    u got within 80dps with 4pc? or 3pc
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKillian View Post
    it used to give 30% crit damage for 18 seconds or something when casting defile
    the cap is closer, but 38/28 still wins
    without 4pc 36/30 is better

    u got within 80dps with 4pc? or 3pc
    Sorry, that was with the 3-piece, and there was a typo - I got within 180 dps. Was on my first cup of coffee when I typed it up.

    Specifically it was

    36/30 3 pieces of HK gear and Nyx warlock crystal
    38/28 3 pieces of HK gear and Nyx warlock crystal

    Didn't test 36/30 with my usual pyro crystal, but my guess was that 38/28 still wins out with more practice.

    That crystal change seems like a fairly significant nerf on paper, but I guess the drop-off hasn't been horribly bad?

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