the character i was having the most fun with before taking a break for a few months was my 2h fire strike elementalist, so needless to say when i saw the stats on shar’zul’s worldbreaker i knew i had to farm it
a few hours later i got one with fantastic rolls, and it’s… worse than infernal brimstone.
slightly worse sheet dps (from 75k to 74.4k), but since a large portion of my damage with infernal brimstone is burn damage and worldeater has substantially more fire and phys, i assumed it would perform better. it doesn’t, though, and at least a part of it has to do with the fact that for some reason shar’zul’s wrath is an activated skill and not a proc, so i lose out on the juicy meteors from infernal brimstone.
if my campaign to convince you guys to remove the cooldown from all legendary-granted skills has failed, can you at least make shar’zul’s wrath a proc? i know i sound like a broken record here, but what is the actual point of the skill in its current form? the animation for it is incredibly cool, yeah, but why would i ever use it? it does 2/3 of the damage of my fire strike autoattack (which now has aoe as well), has a longer animation, and it can’t shotgun. i cannot think of any situation in which i would use it.
i get that this is just one build, so maybe there are instances where worldeater is better (like if i was a commando instead, but even then), but it’s really disheartening when something looks like it was made for your build and it turns out to be a worse version of an item that already exists. honestly infernal brimstone is an incredible item, so i don’t really get why you chose to create something that’s essentially a duplicate of it that’s marginally worse or marginally better in certain situations. like, imagine if ultos’s stormseeker was the only 2h legendary lightning axe and then in a minor patch you took the time to create stormreaver.
also, i am not against players having more buttons to press. if shar’zul’s wrath did more damage than my autoattack i would be happy to press it every 2.8 seconds. or you could just make it a proc. alkamos’s scythe has a great proc, so does valbury dude’s weapon, why can’t shar’zul’s too?
on that note alkamos’s scythe is a lot of fun and really well-itemized, so kudos on that