Rapid Fire

#1adgatoPosted 5/29/2012 1:07:02 PM
Having fun with it on normal. I know normal is not a good gauge, so: is rapid fire viable on the higher difficulties? Can it crit?
#2FiendingHardPosted 5/29/2012 1:08:18 PM
On Nightmare and Hell sure. Inferno is a whole another story.
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#3GM_Posted 5/29/2012 1:11:08 PM(edited)
After Nightmare the usefulness of RF quickly diminishes. Unless you're in a group and fighting a Boss then the skill is mostly useless in Hell and Inferno due to how much damage you take. Any skill that requires you to stand still can and will get you killed.
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#4capgamerPosted 5/29/2012 1:20:01 PM(edited)
Unfortunately it gets worse the farther you get into the game. You simply can't deal enough damage to kill mobs before they reach you in the later difficulties.

I switched to impale and haven't looked back. It does comparable damage (or better) and you don't have to stand in one place.
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#5red255Posted 5/29/2012 1:21:09 PM
Ball LIghtning of elemental arrow is pretty much your go to skill, does much more damage than anything else, and is easy to aim.

at level 60 you consider switching to nether tentacles.

theres also the charam but its not as awesome.
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#6capgamerPosted 5/29/2012 1:22:40 PM
Nether tentacles is basically nothing but a better version of ball lightning. Same damage and it heals you. Kind of disappointing they chose to do that.
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#7noz3r0Posted 5/29/2012 1:26:55 PM
You'll move from Rapid Fire to Multishot once you unlock it's first Rune that makes it only 20 Hatred. After Multishot you'll move to Elemental Arrow + Ball Lightning -> Nether Tentacles. Other attacks are good but don't quite generate the same damage.

In short, Rapid Fire goes down the drain halfway through Act III Normal.
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#8CheapGamerPosted 5/29/2012 1:28:21 PM
Nether Tentacles has FAR less range than Lightning Ball. LB will hit the same enemy twice as it passes, that's how much range it has. Nt's healing is also worthless on Inferno. You will get OHKO'd in Act 3 and up anyway. Pump DEX and focus on your kiting skills.
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#9FiendingHardPosted 5/29/2012 2:03:40 PM
CheapGamer posted...
Nether Tentacles has FAR less range than Lightning Ball. LB will hit the same enemy twice as it passes, that's how much range it has. Nt's healing is also worthless on Inferno. You will get OHKO'd in Act 3 and up anyway. Pump DEX and focus on your kiting skills.


Nether Tentacles also hit twice. Ball of Lightning doesn't have more DPS unless its a huge mob since ball of lightning has more range and will hit more enemies.
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#10adgato(Topic Creator)Posted 5/29/2012 2:15:14 PM
Thanks guys.