MarzAttakz.9608 Posted February 11 Share Posted February 11 Sooo... As a Staff Catalyst on a primarily cloud-based no voice server there are practically no regroups to buff (25 might + fury in this context) during engagements and no targetted spikes (boon strip, removal of barrier + aegis, cc) so the onus is on me to do what I can when I can which suits me fine. As a result of that I've changed my utility layout to be: Arcane Brilliance (gives me a blast on demand, can be used offensively too), Flex Spot (what I'd like to discuss), Fortified Earth or Invigorating Air (no stun break if running Earth hurts but I accept that if I die I kittened up), Lightning Flash (can it please be a stun break already, ten years on my bar getting dusty), Elemental Celerity or FGS (depends on the group we're fighting's ability to react quickly or not) - fairly standard stuff here with a few personal changes. What I'd like to discuss is how to most efficiently use Relentless Fire (for the damage boost and unblockable) or Shattering Ice (for chilled as soft CC to keep targets in the danger zone longer). Before discussing Fire Attunement my favourite ways to use Relentless Fire are in Earth together with Unsteady Ground (earth 4) and Shockwave (earth 5). Question: does unblockable negate a reflect of Shockwave though? In Fire Attunement things get interesting and it's where I have the most questions. Let's start with Lava Font (fire 2): Relentless Fire interaction is obvious here, who doesn't want unblockable 15% damage increase? But what happens if I use Shattering Ice instead? Is having chilled applied going to keep targets inside the field for longer and should they move out of the field, will the chilled ticks keep them inside of Meteor Shower longer? Which brings me to Meteor Shower (fire 5) and the real reason why I even considered using Shattering Ice in the first place. As with Lace Font using Relentless Fire is the obvious choice, however I have questions around maximising the damage boosts. Lava Font will always be placed to proc traits, do you: Jade Sphere + Relentless Fire > Lava Font > channel MS or Lava Font > channel MS > Jade Sphere + Relentless Fire - simply put do damage boosts apply while channeling or do they apply to individual ticks? Furthermore should I use Shattering Ice will the chill apply at each tick of Lava Font and each individual impact of Meteor Shower? (chilling and keeping them inside the area longer without needing additional cc) Apologies if this sounds convoluted. Have any of you tested out similar things? I haven't personally tested on a target dummy, where the kitten do I go to do so (asking for friend)? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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