How storm benefit from attack speed?

Maybe I choose a wrong topic, so i test it by myself. but the result is so confused. See the pictures below

this is attack speed and reduce cd

and this is only reduce cd

here is attack speed only

nothing left

all 4 wand have the same nature and quality. There are some questions: why reduce cd only can improve the damage per hit? how the demage per second calculated? what is the attack per sencond, why reduce cd can improve it?

Cool down means it takes less time for your spells to recharge so you can cast them again sooner. Attack speed will not help on its own because you cannot recast until the spell is recharged.

You can’t have 2 storms at same time.

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emm…I think I should change my build

I think attack speed and cooldown affect storm. I can cast every 2.8 seconds and youre at 7 seconds.

My CD is at 60.

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Attack Speed only affects the APS of MH Primary Skills, to the best of my knowledge.

Cool Down is for MH Special, and OH Primary & Special.

Storm is affected by Cool Down, but only in how fast you can cast it. Storm lasts 5 seconds, but has a long Cool Down of something like 7 seconds. without CD, you would have to wait to cast it again after it has finished it’s duration.

Storms DPS is misleading in a way. it hits 4 times a second for 5 seconds, but has a very long cool down until you can cast it again, and from what I have read, you can’t have overlapping Storms, or more than one Storm active at a time. not sure how Storm Proc, Specialist, Mirror Cast, Elemental Set, and other ways of multicasting Skills really work with Storm.

Storm does 600% WD and is normally found on Wands, the weakest Wizard Weapon. I used Storm on a Staff for a long time, and it did great!

the thing that makes Storm so awesome is that, with Storm 20, you hit 6 times a second for 5 seconds for 1200% WD per hit. with Storm 40 you hit 8 times a second for 5 seconds for 1800% WD per hit. Storm works great with an Ice Element Build with Frostbiting. putting Points into Storm Skill improves it’s Attack Frequency, which is how you go from 4 hits a second to 6 and 8 hits a second.


I was going to say that :grin::thinking:

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great minds think alike! :brain::brain::brain::thinking:

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Fools seldom differ :thinking: ?

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I am not sure about it, but in my test, attack speed doesnt work

:+1::+1::+1:, I am using a hand with storm now, hand is supposed to be the most powerful weapon. but, attack range is too short. so I use a orb with hand, hit and run. if I want use ep set, I have to get a crystal attack speed with green ep set, realy, emm…and ep bonus or pl bonus, hard to choose

I think youhave high level of storm, in my test, storm is level 1

the problem with Gauntlet is that Blast is like Warrior Sword with Flurry and Rogue Dagger with Quick Attack; you need to get up close and personal.

because Blast kind of sucks in many ways, I used Staff with Storm (second most damage Wizard Weapon, and Comet is a ranged Skill). if you use Gauntlet with Storm, use Ice Element with Frostbiting. while the enemy is getting hammered by Storm for 5 seconds, you can use Blast on those same enemies for even more DMG. use Fester Talent to increase the duration of Freeze, so the enemies take Frostbiting DMG for a longer period of time, which is good against those pesky Epic+ monsters.


Storm is good and it freezes your opponent regardless of element. Noticed it tonight in arena using a shock character. What would you call a it … A shocking freeze ? :thinking: Anyways storm has nice pushback qualities too which I love against tank warriors.

@dickwad storm MH secondary skill “cast” causes Elemental critical, which can be countered by Flawless trophy. You also use “elements” set affix on your pet which will cast shock/stun, ice/freeze, fire/bleed DoT/fire DoT, arcane/orbit, and poison/poison DoT. You will also cast other elements with ascendant set or wizard prismatic talent.

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woah dude what is your build ?