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What Melee Weapons Benefit From Channeling Builds More Than Others?


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Well its true, channeling is just a flat 50% more damage, so every weapon gets equal gains from channeling. Except channeling isnt worth it right now, its better to just add base (fever strike, voltaic strike, etc), and then keep the flat channel damage when you want a boost.

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Its a flat boost to damage. All weapons benefit from damage. There are no tradeoffs or negatives from using it so that's why there's only the "smartass" answer here. If there was a penalty of some kind then that would probably prompt more discussion, but as things stand there really isn't one weapon that benefits more than any others.

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I'll rephrase then.

 

What melee weapons benefit from Channeling builds more than others?

 

None, read what i said. Mathematically, if I had to choose, I'd choose the slowest weapons, because it means less energy lost to deal its damage.

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Personally I think the slower heavy weapons benefit more from channeling builds, since you can create those multi effect 15 energy per strike builds without worrying about burning through all of your energy in one burst like you can with something like the Bo or Fang.

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Slower, heavy weapons benefit more.

 

In addition to the energy issue, channeling builds become equal in damage to non-channel at a 1.5x combo multiplier, and get WORSE than non-channel builds by the 2x multiplier.

 

So a channeling build is ONLY a good idea when you rarely/never reach a 2x multiplier, which means 1 swing per enemy and small amounts of enemies at a time.

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Slower weapons are better to channel with, because you won't waste as much energy. Also it's easier and faster to reach the combo multipliers with fast weapons and don't have to use energy to do so. Harder with slow weapons, so getting that extra damage is easier by channeling. 

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