Is Flicker worth the skill points?

#11jason9832Posted 10/21/2012 9:36:02 AM(edited)
If a gun has a 18% chance to do elemental it adds 30% of 18% or 5.4% and that with all 5 points.
#12MC2011Posted 10/21/2012 9:34:44 AM
Apparently the percentage added by Flicker is multiplicative, not additive.

So 30% of say... a 12% elemental chance would be boosted to 15.6%, not 42%.

Then again, that's what I've heard.
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#131Denton28Posted 10/21/2012 11:47:30 AM
Again , ruin may be great......but why must the majority of the tree be useless?


Flicker is at best placebo, at worst it offers the most minuscule of benefit.

The tree is broken and should be/have been fixed to work properly.


Zero should not be a better elemental damage dealer than Maya.
#14iwishPosted 10/21/2012 11:50:07 AM
Well... if you want to get Ruin, Flicker is better than Backdraft, Blight Phoenix, Immolate, and Cloudkill, so technically yes.

But otherwise, not really.
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#15CGB_SpenderPosted 10/21/2012 11:51:42 AM
So I assume More Pep for Mechrmancer is even worse?
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#16AarksharkPosted 10/21/2012 11:56:06 AM
CGB_Spender posted...
So I assume More Pep for Mechrmancer is even worse?


It's +20% to shock, and there are +5/+6 mods out there, boosting it to +40/44% (along with the mod also adding a chance to shock.) For other elements, yeah, pretty much.
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#17Scary RaebbitPosted 10/21/2012 12:14:02 PM
If you are using an elemental SMG like Hellfire or Bad Touch, you are probably putting down enough lead that you are going to get a proc anyway.
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#18ShAd0wF1amEPosted 10/21/2012 12:17:00 PM
With Legendary Siren, Flicker becomes +60% elemental effect chance... Along with my badass bonuses, that would be almost double elemental effect chance. I think it's alright, and like most users already said, most of the other skills are useless. If you're going to go for Ruin and you want to actually use elemental weapons, Flicker isn't a horrible choice.
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#191Denton28Posted 10/21/2012 3:03:31 PM
Let's see.....

If you have an elemental weapon with 50% proc chance (5 out of 10 shots), and it gets boosted by 60%, you now have a 78% chance to proc (7-8 out of 10 shots)

Or from 2 out of 4, to 3 out of 4.

If you feel that is worth 5 points I am unlikely to convince you otherwise.
#2012345sniperz123Posted 10/21/2012 3:15:39 PM
I've played it endgame, its not as good as you think, I'll opt for a change most likely