Arcanist buffed ftw! 20% ED per enemy and great with 200% WD. @CandySweets
Also 90% weaken and higher is easy and extremely effective. Twice better than Ignore Resist and even more so with Effective Mythic.
It's still Arcanist + Ascendant but the Arcanist effect is better and the character that uses weaken ftw. Weaken applies Debuff but Ascendant extends it .
Let's have say 300% ED. Then you have 20 enemies effected . Each having 20% ED.
20×20= 400% ED . 300%+400% = 700% ED!
I have 200% WD and my damage is 9750 from chakram +7475 in power 103.
9750+7475 = 17725 .
Now 200% WD. 17725×3= 53,175 .
Now 700% ED instead of previous 300%.
53,175×8= 425,400 damage. This is high base damage before multiplication from Sets and Crits but it's very high compared to before.
Before Arcanist and 20 enemies affected so previous 300% ED on gear as example.
53,175×4 = 212,700 damage.
That 212,700 damage is still more than previous 170k or so base damage from 100% WD but it just goes to show how good 200% WD is with ED% and even more so with Arcanist.
Even more damage if you're a wizard with empowered and Focus. Could get up to 300% WD and well yeah. Lots of damage.
Yup that new effect is way better than old Arcanist effect even if it's not so visible.
The old effect did help because of total damage 20% per enemy by Crits but it felt lacking at times and really requires so many more enemies . The best it did was buff the after damage but the buff to before skill cast is far better imo.