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Games where poison or other damage over time effects are powerful?

#1DaedalusExPosted 10/31/2013 4:04:56 PM
I really like the idea of poisoning an enemy and letting them die over time from the effect, unfortunately it seems these effects are underpowered in most games, either because they do little damage or because it takes so long for the damage to accumulate that you're better off just outright killing the enemy. So I'm wondering, are there any games where these effects are powerful? Looking for maybe an RPG where I can build a character that specializes in damage over time effects.

And no MMOs please.
#2Tyranius2Posted 10/31/2013 4:05:56 PM
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DotA 2 - play viper or venom
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#3TimePharaohPosted 10/31/2013 4:08:34 PM
You people make weird topics.
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#4Kosba_2142Posted 10/31/2013 4:09:06 PM
in Dark Souls, if you get the Toxic debuff, you're pretty much ****ed if you don't have a way to remedy it immediately.
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#5DiehardFFv2Posted 10/31/2013 4:14:56 PM
TimePharaoh posted...
You people make weird topics.


What do you mean, you people?
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#6eddy1nsanePosted 10/31/2013 4:17:48 PM
pokemon
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#7PraetorXynPosted 10/31/2013 4:51:37 PM
Diablo 2. A properly built poisonmancer is extremely deadly.
Of course a properly built bonemancer craps all over it.
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#8klaxenderPosted 10/31/2013 4:52:03 PM
Dark Souls
Skyrim
Neverwinter Nights 2 (not sure about 1)
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#9Psykic PetrolPosted 10/31/2013 5:00:53 PM
Divine Divinity

Poison Weapon skill, works on both melee and ranged weapons. It would be super OP were it not for frost weapons and the unpatched scorpion traps.
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#10FeatherwindPosted 10/31/2013 5:03:08 PM
In Borderlands 1 the damage over time elemental weapons are extremely powerful.

You can use and make damage over time spells in Morrowind and Oblivion. They are generally more efficient than direct damage spells. The most damaging effects are also often damage over time/poison.

In multiplayer games with RPG mechanics like LoL the poison and DoT characters/classes can be fotm at times.
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