Can the Raise the Dead skeletons be converted from one element to another?
While I really think the latest change to its damage type is a foreshadowing of the new mastery, I’m finding it pretty difficult to center a character around them.
These two both are very different games. However, having some similarities. Interconversion of elements couldn’t be possible. I have googled it alot. Because your thought is quite different and interesting. But didn’t find anything yet. If i found, I’ll edit my post.
your question had me curious so I decided to do some testing.
Given that Blade spirit, thermite mine and mortar trap as use the same pet, but scales from player bonuses I could use Decree of Aldritch to test if the elemental to aether conversion on it would affect the mines and the answer is: No.
the aether damage effect did not trigger on the mines, so conversion does not affect skills of this type, even if you had Aether to X element or Vitality to X element.
You might want to check on something other than Thermite Mines to be sure. AFAIK, Blade Spirit is a pet that scales with player bonuses…Where as Mines are not pets at all, they are just remote manifestations of the player. Might be a merely thematic difference, but… Hard to be certain.
I use Raise the Dead often, and TBH it’s not like it matters until they tweak player-scaling pets a bit more, especially scaling-wise. Their base damage is just too low, and it takes a staggering amount of +x% damage to make them competitive. Like one of my builds has ~1.5k% buffed vitality damage and they still only hit for like 2k+ damage total with all my buffs. Not too bad since you can have 5 of them up in large fights now thanks to recent changes, and they do make excellent roadblocks, but these guys used to be able to do 10k+ damage each back when they scaled with pet bonuses and could easily break 20k with temporary buffs.
I had actually gone back and tested this after Zantai said that and with thermite mines the interaction was odd to say the least, the mines damage would only occasionally trigger the aether damage effect while other times it would only show fire, so it does work to some extent but, it doesnt seem like a constant thing