Fire Dragon Totem or Magnotium Totem?

Discussion in 'Monk' started by Cody Yang, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. Cody Yang

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    Can't decide which one would be best until I get an epic totem. What do you guys think?
    Fire Dragon Totem Unique Stats:
    +15 Fire Damage
    Deals Fire Damage
    Magnotium Totem:
    Duck/Sway grants Fire Attribute
    +10% Fire Damage
     
  2. Ace humanity was a mistake

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    Fire Dragon Totem
    +15 innate fire damage > +10 percent fire dmg
     
  3. Vince Omega

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    You sure about that? +15 innate fire damage is like....almost 7.5% (give or take) more damage vs 10% more fire damage.
     
  4. Ace humanity was a mistake

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    Say you have 100 base fire damage
    FDT would give you 115 fire damage while MT would give you 110 fire damage

    I thought about it the same way you did, but I don't think it's as clear cut as a smash-like bonus
     
  5. Vince Omega

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    Good point. I didn't take that into account.
     
  6. Jetstream ( ≖‿≖)

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    Magnotium Totem's effect is inflict additional damage aka deathblow long as you have inflict fire damage on it. Neople's korean to english translations are incredibly shoddy.
     
  7. DMG

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    Figured Mag bonus was 10% to fire damage you end up dealing after conversion rate, not 10% more fire element stat. 10% ele stat bonus would be weaker than 10% damage up til some pretty absurd point, I believe around 222 ele dmg stat. IIRC, 222 = 100%.

    If the bonus dmg counts as separate instance of dmg (sounds that way from Jetstream), that may be pretty solid for the second awakening combo passive stuff or whatever. More combo hits you land, stronger you get or harder you hit etc I don't even know the specifics.

    Mag totem probably ends up better unless we're vastly wrong about how it applies bonus damage, or about separate damage instance for the bonus dmg. Only downside is reliance on Duck/Sway to maintain element. 4 second applied window (if item reads correctly) may be pretty annoying.
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2015
  8. SillyCow Cat Pig Cow Man

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    It'd be really annoying to have to Ducking Dash or Sway before doing something like Hurricane n Roll, Wrath of God, or Big Bang Punch. And they'd likely wear off if you do perform them too late.

    But you could always use Salamander Flasks or Cube Contracts, too, I guess. ¯\(ツ)/¯
     
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