Pre-Buffing Question

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Pre-Buffing Question

Post by HalfGodBro on Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:01 am

I was wondering if every single buff keeps the +skill bonus if you cast it with more +skill before switching out to another weapon?
Like for exemple, Vessel of judgment? its a buff that cast spells, if i switch to my +5 all skills staff before casting it, will it keep the higher damage?
im quite sure it will not keep the higher buffed damage from Life and death tho

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Re: Pre-Buffing Question

Post by Borgin on Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:24 am

So this is a pretty complex answer.

If you want to pre-buff, it usually works the way you want. Why only usually?

In MXLU, there are a lot of "buffs" that also deal damage to enemies by using missiles. VoJ is one such buff. When using these types of buffs, any +skill bonuses used upon casting are applied. The weirdness comes when the buff starts actually creating missiles. When a missile is spawned by the player, it uses their current equipment/stats to determine the damage of the missile. Basically, what will happen is that you'll have the base damage increase of your prebuff gear, but the %spelldamage bonuses of your current gearset.

It is possible to exploit this by using very large +skill gear, casting prebuffs, and then switching to very large %spelldamage gear. You get the "best of both worlds"- high base damage (and long duration, usually) along with increased spelldamage percents.

Caveat: I might be wrong but I'm about 90% sure on this. Wait for confirmation from somebody smarter than me. Wink

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I should clarify as well- for anything that's just a "regular" buff, pre-buffing works as expected- you inherit your pre-buff gear's +skills and +duration bonuses (as well as anything else your pre-buff gearset may give). In the case of VoJ, pre-buffing should affect it, and its relevant passive (you won't "lose" the synergy upon gear switching). It's just the missile thing that gets weird.

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Re: Pre-Buffing Question

Post by HalfGodBro on Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:28 am

thanks a lot, i was wishing it was actually working like this Razz

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