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Diablo 3: Explain how Arcane Torrent damage is calculated


Arcane Torrent is a brand new Diablo 3 Wizard skill which has no comparison to any Sorceress abilities seen in Diablo 2,but lots of players may not understand how to calculate the Arcane Torrent, Whirlwind, Rapid Fire and so on skills.  Today Blizzard`s senior technical designer Wyatt Cheng give players a detailed explanation on this issue. We hope this explanation to be able to help you a deeper understand the Diablo 3 game.

Is the Arcane Torrent damage per missile fired, or per second?

It’s per weapon attack period, which is the same for all skills that are in this vein whether it be Tempest Rush, Whirlwind, Disintegrate, Rapid Fire, or what have you.

So, if you have a 2.0 attack speed, then your weapon attack period is 0.5 seconds, so you are doing X% weapon damage every 0.5 seconds.

This is analogous to a more standard attack such as Magic Missile or Bash, which also list their damages as per weapon attack period. It just tends to be more obvious that is what’s happening in those cases because your character animates over the course of the attack period to provide clear delineation points.

Could you explain how it works specifically with Arcane Torrent and a 1.0 attack speed one?

Arcane Torrent baseline says it does 210% weapon damage. This means it does 210% weapon damage for every attack period of your weapon.

If your weapon has a 1.0 attack speed, then it means your weapon goes through one attack period every second. Therefore your attack period is 1.0 seconds, and you’ll do 210% weapon damage every 1.0 seconds or 210% weapon damage per second.

If your weapon has a 1.4 attack speed, then it means your weapon goes through 1.4 attack periods every second. Therefore your attack period is 0.714 seconds, and you’ll do 210% weapon damage every 0.714 seconds or 294% weapon damage per second.

Arcane Torrent is a very cool looking skill, but most of its runes are not very useful. Cascade is the only rune which potentially makes Arcane Torrent more appealing to use for general purposes. You think so? For more information about game you can visit the official site.


1.08 PTR patch update: some changes to Career Skills

The Diablofans sites List of changes in new PTR patch, it is noteworthy that this change is focused on the role of skills. From now on the official do not release the corresponding content, but we believe there will be continuously updated the PTR testing with Diablo 3 In the near future.


Demon hunter

Even when shooting a consumption: 20 hatred, hatred consume additional 6 / per second during the process of shooting quickly shot, that deals 438% weapon damage the value of the physical damage. Serial bombardment: continuous injection explosive grenade, to all enemies within 48 codes that deals 414% weapon damage of fire damage. Firepower: the shoot in the boot process, a second launch 2 tracking missiles, each can be that deals 145% weapon damage to nearby target values of the physical damage. Body count shooting: initial hatred consume reduced to 10 points, and ignite your arrows, will attack to fire damage.


Witch doctor

Fire bat consumption: a consumption: 221 mana, the boot process consume an extra 66 mana per second/call a group of enemy fire burning in front of the bat, that deals 180% weapon damage of fire damage.



Can split light consumption: 18 points the secret/fired a beam of pure energy, dealing 220% weapon damage of arcane damage, and decompose to kill the enemy. Reinforcement: damage over time slowly increased up to 286% weapon damage of arcane damage. Entropy: light beam is scattered, with a range of conical short discount deals 253% weapon damage of arcane damage. Arcane torrent consume 16 points in the secret can launch a lot of/a secret method, damage to all enemies impact near 210 deals 285% weapon damage of arcane damage. Secret stream pentium: killed by arcane torrent of nearby foes have a 100% chance the enemy to launch a new secret law, dealing 285% weapon damage of arcane damage. Arcane blast flare: no longer penetrate the secret method, to set up arcane explosion. He will start in 2 seconds, when the enemy is close to produce explosions, that deals 340% weapon damage of arcane damage. In the explosion within the scope of the target’s movement and attack speed by 30%, lasts 3 seconds.

Now the 1.08 is coming out, and we can see, what the adjustment will work in the game. To buy the cheapest Diablo 3 gold with fastest delivery and warmest service, just a simple click to Diablo 3 gold.