Galvanizing Spark weaker than tooltip suggests

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Poly
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Galvanizing Spark weaker than tooltip suggests

Unread postby Poly Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:29 am

The tooltip of a 375 Galvanizing Spark says it increases the damage of arcane blast by 170.
But this is incorrect. It actually only increases its damage by 154.
A difference of about 9% damage.
375 "Mantle of Containted Corruption" euqipped: http://prntscr.com/llcbjk
To compare the damage without the trait i swapped to another piece of same item level:
375 "Shadra Silk Mantle" : http://prntscr.com/llcc7s.

I noticed this behaviour on the ptr while trying out the new traits and thought it was a tooltip not up to date or something so i checked on live.

Has it been nerfed and they just have not told us anything in the patchnotes or is this just a tooltip not beeing updated for 2 over two months?
Poly
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Re: Galvanizing Spark weaker than tooltip suggests

Unread postby Poly Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:50 am

Further investigation: After unequipping everything but the above named pieces galvanizing spark only increases the damage by 145 instead of 170 which is a difference of ~ 18%.
nickseng
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Re: Galvanizing Spark weaker than tooltip suggests

Unread postby nickseng Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:19 am

Did you take into account of the Arcane Aura?

https://imgur.com/a/c3FTodp
Poly
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Re: Galvanizing Spark weaker than tooltip suggests

Unread postby Poly Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:16 pm

I also had that idea. But i don't think that the aura is the reason because if it was it should still be a fixed amount and not scale with other items you have equipped.

The amount of damage that arcane blast was increased by galvanizing spark actually did go down when i unequipped my other gear pieces. I only had one piece with Galvanizing Spark equipped and everytime i unequipped something else the damage increase of galvanizing spark decreased until i only had the azerit item equipped ultimately ending up at only 145 down from 154. Which again is - ~9% damage.
Keldion
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Re: Galvanizing Spark weaker than tooltip suggests

Unread postby Keldion Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:55 am

Bonus damage from Galvanizing Spark will be affected by Versatility as well as the Arcane Mage aura, and the tooltip reflects all three.

If you applied the present 85% Arcane aura to your 170 point Galv Spark, you would get a result of 144.5.
Poly
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Re: Galvanizing Spark weaker than tooltip suggests

Unread postby Poly Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:52 pm

Bonus damage from Galvanizing Spark will be affected by Versatility as well as the Arcane Mage aura, and the tooltip reflects all three.

If you applied the present 85% Arcane aura to your 170 point Galv Spark, you would get a result of 144.5.
Oh

I did not know it was acutally also scaling with versatility :O. That explains a lot

Thanks you

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