for a long time, I have wished for the ability to use a Gauntlet with Comet on it, because Gauntlet does a lot of Damage, but Blast is a short range Skill. the last few days while looking through the Codex and some Items I picked up, I started looking at Spell Sword Set Affix on Warrior and Rogue Legend Items.
now I can put Comet on a Gauntlet!
so I pulled out my Testing Gears and did some experiments and testing with Spell Sword and the four Wizard MH Weapons. (Weapons level 100 with +25% item quality)
Gauntlet does the most Damage of Wizard Weapons, but the MH Primary Skills have an APS of 1.5. together, this gives Gauntlet/Comet the best DPS of the four Weapons (28.0k).
Wand does the least Damage of Wizard Weapons, and MH Primary Skills have an APS of 2.1. together, this gives Wand/Comet the third best DPS of the four Weapons (17.3k).
Staff is second for Damage of Wizard Weapons. the MH Primary Skills have an APS of 1.7. together, this gives Staff/Comet the second best DPS, a little higher than the Wand (22.0k)
Sword is third for Damage of Wizard Weapons. the MH Primary Skills have an APS of 1.8. together, this gives Sword/Comet the lowest DPS (16.4k).
haha, when I was doing this earlier, Wand had a better DPS than Staff, but now it is in third place. guess I was seeing things.
as soon as I can get a few more test equipment ready, I am going to see how much +60% Attack Speed changes the DPS. I think the Comet DPS on a Wand might get higher than Comet DPS for Staff, but the Damage the Gauntlet does might keep it in first place for DPS, even with the slowest APS and +60% Attack Speed.
I also took the Spell Sword Weapons into the map to see how it looks. being used to Comet on a Staff, it was weird seeing it cast slower with a Gauntlet, and kind of exciting at how fast it was being cast with a Wand.
Barrage and Comet both do 100% Weapon DMG, so their DPS was the same. but that shouldn’t be. Comet does 100% Weapon DMG and then does 100% Weapon Damage Explosion (AoE). I think it showed this difference earlier, and now it doesn’t, which is why I was surprised that Wand DPS is lower than Staff DPS now.
lastly, I did look at Spell Sword on Warrior & Rogue Weapons, and they all have different APS too. there were 1 or 2 where the APS for the Comet was lower than the APS of the original Skill. one had an APS of 3, but showed Comet with 1.5. but I didn’t go to the map to see how Comet looked being cast with other weapons. I think I will do that now.
for Wizards, Spell Sword can put Comet & Meteor on any Weapon, and since these are Wizard Skills, can be raised to Skill Level 40.
for Warrior & Rogue, these Skills can only be raised to 20, so these Classes would need find other ways to make up for the loss of the other 20 Skill Points. there are some Builds that have Skills only up to 20, so this might not be as bad as it looks.
anyone using Spell Sword on their Builds want to share what you know? I have been looking through the Forums for info and would like to know more. I really like the idea of using this Set because I really like using Comet. and after researching Spell Sword, I have some new ideas for new Builds using it.