Question about Wand Passives

#1chewyshrapnelPosted 2/4/2013 7:51:59 AM
Passives in question:
Wand Fire Damage - 10% of wand Physical damage added as Fire Damage
Wand Cold Damage - 10% of wand Physical damage added as Cold Damage
Wand Lightning Damage - 10% of wand Physical damage added as Lightning Damage

Do these passives add an additional 10% of the respective elemental damage outright, or do they just convert 10% of the physical dmg to the element?
#25171522Posted 2/4/2013 7:58:11 AM
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#3FluttershyPonyPosted 2/4/2013 8:12:22 AM
The only skill that wand damage affects is power siphon.

As for that question they add bonus damage equal to 10% of your wand's physical damage as X element, any talent that states "physical" is generally a crappy talent though, compared to generic damage bonuses.
#4chewyshrapnel(Topic Creator)Posted 2/4/2013 8:21:56 AM
Thanks for the answer guys. Another question:

Do passives with increased elemental damage affect your global elemental damage? Or just on spells.

The reason I ask is there are passives that add weapon elemental damage as well. Do passives that say +5% elemental damage also affect weapon elemental damage?
#55171522Posted 2/4/2013 8:26:50 AM
+Elemental damage = global

+Weapon elemental damage = weapon attack only
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#6FluttershyPonyPosted 2/4/2013 8:28:29 AM
Elemental damage

> all spell bonuses(added chaos damage support gem doesn't benefit.
> all elemental damage done by your weapon and gear(+XX as fire) and the elemental portion of skills (lightning strike converts half of your physical to lightning, so that 50% of your physical damage gets boosted

Elemental damage from weapon

>does not work on spells
>same mechanics as above, except talent points get a very big bonus to this compared to generic spell damage
#7Rydis-ShikoPosted 2/4/2013 8:36:19 AM
Like wise elemental physical damage is augmented by physical damage also since its based off of physical damage
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If good things come to those who wait - arn't they just the leftovers of those who got there first?
There is not good or bad, just perspective and opinion.
#85171522Posted 2/4/2013 8:41:15 AM
That's like saying the damage you do when you swing your weapon is augmented by having more damage on your weapon.
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#9Rydis-ShikoPosted 2/4/2013 8:42:54 AM
5171522 posted...
That's like saying the damage you do when you swing your weapon is augmented by having more damage on your weapon.


I have had people argue with me increasing str or taking physical damage nodes would have 0% impact on the elemental damage the weapon does..so you never know
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If good things come to those who wait - arn't they just the leftovers of those who got there first?
There is not good or bad, just perspective and opinion.
#105171522Posted 2/4/2013 8:43:47 AM
Depends on whether the weapon elemental damage is a static amount or a percentage of the weapon damage.
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