Questions about early recast of Unstable Wall of Elements?

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    Detridus

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    Does anyone know if the explosion from Unstable Wall of Elements can be triggered by recasting the spell?

    Visuallly, I can see an explosion with fire staff when recasting. However, with lightning staff I see no explosion when recasting.  Makes me wonder if there is any explosion damage being applied when you recast this spell early, regardless of element type?

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    chaomera888

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    I don’t know for sure as I haven’t tested it myself, but it depends entirely on how it’s coded. Usually, recasting an ability counts as the effect ending, which is why Burning Embers is such a good heal; it deals a crapton of damage and can be recast on demand to heal however much was done. I would assume UWoE works the same way. Do you use any add-on with combat trackers or have the in-game scrolling text active?

    Also, just a recommendation; if this is a DPS build, most people would suggest you use elemental blockade instead. The main reason why is that most of your damage is coming from your main spammable ability, and with UWoE’s lower duration that means casting it more which means less main attack weaving. Having started with UWoE myself and then switching over, I can confirm that the extra explosion at the end doesn’t quite make up for the loss of DPS with the shorter duration, and even if it did having the longer duration makes for a much easier rotation.

    Hope that helps!

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    FrancisCrawford

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    chaomera888 said on March 21, 2017 :

    I don’t know for sure as I haven’t tested it myself, but it depends entirely on how it’s coded. Usually, recasting an ability counts as the effect ending, which is why Burning Embers is such a good heal; it deals a crapton of damage and can be recast on demand to heal however much was done. I would assume UWoE works the same way. Do you use any add-on with combat trackers or have the in-game scrolling text active?

    Also, just a recommendation; if this is a DPS build, most people would suggest you use elemental blockade instead. The main reason why is that most of your damage is coming from your main spammable ability, and with UWoE’s lower duration that means casting it more which means less main attack weaving. Having started with UWoE myself and then switching over, I can confirm that the extra explosion at the end doesn’t quite make up for the loss of DPS with the shorter duration, and even if it did having the longer duration makes for a much easier rotation.

    Hope that helps!

     

    An even bigger reason for me to favor Elemental Blockade is the size and shape of area of effect. It’s MUCH more reliable at hitting enemies, especially at moderate range.

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    chaomera888

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    FrancisCrawford said on March 21, 2017 :

    chaomera888 said on March 21, 2017 :

    I don’t know for sure as I haven’t tested it myself, but it depends entirely on how it’s coded. Usually, recasting an ability counts as the effect ending, which is why Burning Embers is such a good heal; it deals a crapton of damage and can be recast on demand to heal however much was done. I would assume UWoE works the same way. Do you use any add-on with combat trackers or have the in-game scrolling text active?

    Also, just a recommendation; if this is a DPS build, most people would suggest you use elemental blockade instead. The main reason why is that most of your damage is coming from your main spammable ability, and with UWoE’s lower duration that means casting it more which means less main attack weaving. Having started with UWoE myself and then switching over, I can confirm that the extra explosion at the end doesn’t quite make up for the loss of DPS with the shorter duration, and even if it did having the longer duration makes for a much easier rotation.

    Hope that helps!

    An even bigger reason for me to favor Elemental Blockade is the size and shape of area of effect. It’s MUCH more reliable at hitting enemies, especially at moderate range.

    Also very true!

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