Talk:Chaos Storm

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Duration[edit]

Does anybody have data on how long this field lasts? I'm guessing it applies a random condition/boon once every second? Folktalesin 07:28, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

It lasts less than 10 seconds. Used this skill quite a bit in PvP but didn't bother exactly timing its duration. Mediggo 07:37, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
I'm assuming that from the note, '6 hits' = '6 seconds'. Such a shame. Anybody else notice that everything in GW2 has shorter durations than those in GW1? Skills these days, have no patience to stick around. When I was their age... Folktalesin 11:16, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
Nothing's saying that the skill has to hit every second. Many skills in GW2 behave uniquely... striking at various intervals. 6 hits in 10 seconds sounds more balanced than 6 hits in 6 seconds or 6 hits in 18 seconds. And no, five seconds is really the standard time for AoE in GW1. Mediggo 10:04, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
Um, balanced as an attack. Not balanced as in game balance, though I don't see this to be particularly OP or anything. Though stunning an enemy into this... Mediggo 10:05, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
Gotcha ;-) Well, maybe somebody will come along and inform. I've been trying to watch videos, but people are shocking at keeping the camera in one position! What is the 'dodge' mechanic this is driving me batty... he heh. Folktalesin 11:16, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Main source of Chaos Storm's DPS?[edit]

My staff-based mesmer relies on Chaos Storm as her main source of DPS, but the large number of effects produced by this skill and their very short duration makes it impossible to see what effect is responsible for most of its composite damage. Because of this, I don't know what traits to raise, and because traits can't be changed on a whim, I can't discover the info I need by experimentation either. This is a total pain compared to logically working out the best build settings in GW1.

Can anyone shed some light on which part of Chaos Storm is mostly responsible for its effectiveness, and explain how they know that please? Guesswork is not what I'm after. (Perhaps we've been spoiled by GW1's skills being so clear.) Morgaine 09:50, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

Well, Poison is the only secondary effect that causes damage from what I can tell. And there's no Vulnerability inflicted, so damage isn't multiplied. --Ph03n1x 00:55, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Related traits[edit]

Shouldn't Domination XII (chance to stun on daze) be mentioned also?