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What is shaper dps and how do you calculate it? In h/o my tooltip says 60k, i think in fights with flask i think it goes to around 100k

BlueBZS
Sep 18, 2019 21:30:11 PM

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BlueBZS wrote:
What is shaper dps and how do you calculate it? In h/o my tooltip says 60k, i think in fights with flask i think it goes to around 100k


Shaper DPS is your damage output vs the Shaper, since he does not take as much damage as regular enemies. It's used as a benchmark for end-game damage output because it's the only meaningful metric when you get to the point where you are 1-shotting most mobs and melting most regular bosses.

You need to download Path of Building, properly configure it (e.g. "yes" for "have you shocked an enemy recently?", aura active, Arcane Surge in effect), and then manually factor in your shock effect to see your true damage. I think Enki has the formula for calculating extra damage based on shock effect posted in the guide.

WorderMostFoul
Sep 18, 2019 22:45:07 PM

Enki, what on Earth is your secret for getting Lighting Warp so quick?! I just watched your newest UE video with Kaom's Roots on and you're at least as fast as I was last league (Fulminologist character) when I was running faster casting, had 30 movement speed, and a bonus 28% increased cast speed from profane wand implicits. I had the helmet enchant and everything else I can think of that would make a difference...so how the hell are you so fast?! Let's not even talk about the videos where you're NOT wearing Kaom's.

Anyway, I decided to start the league with an ED/Contagion trickster because I thought I'd be able to gain more of an early advantage with currency/farming with an easier playstyle and more robust defenses. Maybe true, maybe not. It's a strong build, but this build is way more fun and I'm starting to miss it. I also had an Inpulsa's drop the other day, which seems like a sign. :D

I will probably start an Arc witch in the next week or two, once I'm to the point where UE is easy with my trickster. Hopefully, we'll have more feedback about and guidance on the effectiveness of Elemancer , which looks like a novel and powerful variant of this build I've never tried. I'm on the lookout for a 6L staff for when that happens. I'm regularly checking this thread for updates and look forward to getting back to my go-to build! <3

WorderMostFoul
Sep 18, 2019 23:07:25 PM

Hello, guys. i have rus guide for Arc Elementalist and can suggest some ideas:
pob - https://pastebin.com/EcKtB6dJ (DeathStormix)

1. Take Eldritch Battery
2. Drop Elwer worm ring (12+ exe...)
3. Take 3 aurs, reserv all MP, have ES
4. Take mechanic Focus from sustain hp, craft those affix
5. 3 golems - OP, imba)))

anybody have still good ideas?

I_GameR
Sep 19, 2019 08:13:51 AM

@WorderMostFoul
I'm using Profane Wands too now, the rest comes from +2 extra levels on LW through my wands and Golem Commander buffing Lightning Golem more.

@I_GameR
I've already said it before, i've compared Mana vs EB with beginner, realistic and highend gear and EB is straight up worse for this build. You lose survivability, damage, consistent sustain on demand and the build loses its accessibility, something that goes directly against this builds purpose. If you want to play EB, choose a build that doesn't have a ~100ES chest as BiS and use a different Ascendancy.

Also not sure where you take the need for Elder Essence Worm from. Have you read the guide?

Enki91
Sep 19, 2019 14:32:06 PM

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I_GameR wrote:
Hello, guys. i have rus guide for Arc Elementalist and can suggest some ideas:
pob - https://pastebin.com/EcKtB6dJ (DeathStormix)

1. Take Eldritch Battery
2. Drop Elwer worm ring (12+ exe...)
3. Take 3 aurs, reserv all MP, have ES
4. Take mechanic Focus from sustain hp, craft those affix
5. 3 golems - OP, imba)))

anybody have still good ideas?


Yeah, dude...Enki already tried exactly those mechanics (at least the first 3) for this build during the Synthesis league. You can look at my Coruscations character in standard for an idea of how it was at least geared. DPS was a bit higher from the auras, but it needed to sacrifice too much survivability and was a lot more expensive to gear. If you want some good ideas, try Devouring Diadem (for obvious reasons) and Zealotry with Watcher's Eye mod giving Arcane Surge (only way to get AS with EB).

That said, your current character doesn't look it's running anything close to either build.

WorderMostFoul
Sep 19, 2019 15:42:35 PM

Enki91 yes, i read. "essence worm ring - best DPS ring"

i tried and it rly work, just need Discipline + Energy Leech Support

WorderMostFoul i knew about all. but u plaid with other mechanic and style... ok, how know)

I_GameR
Sep 19, 2019 18:09:30 PM

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I_GameR wrote:
Enki91 yes, i read. "essence worm ring - best DPS ring"

i tried and it rly work, just need Discipline + Energy Leech Support

WorderMostFoul i knew about all. but u plaid with other mechanic and style... ok, how know)

Essence Worm =/= Elder Essence Worm

I'm not claiming EB doesn't work, you've just somehow managed to completely ignore all other points. So i'm not sure I even wanna bother with laying it out in detail if it's just going to be ignored aswell.

Enki91
Sep 19, 2019 18:16:38 PM

Hey Enki! Awesome guide. Can you recommend a shield for this build ? Sorry if it has been asked before.

Saroner
Sep 19, 2019 18:30:53 PM

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Saroner wrote:
Hey Enki! Awesome guide. Can you recommend a shield for this build ? Sorry if it has been asked before.

No unique shield is really worth it, so just any rare with spell/lightning damage, spellcrit, cast speed and life.

Enki91
Sep 19, 2019 18:38:23 PM
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