Yea, but I'm wondering how / if your Voodoo mask affects your damage. It cuts the dot time in half, but since you're using soul harvest as main damage source, it doesn't seem to matter how long the dots tick for, since it consumes the entire dot wether or not it lasts 5 min or 2½ mins?
I'm wondering because if it doesn't affect the soul harvest / dot damage combo, then wouldn't it be more damage to use a Mask of Jeram since you're using fetish army? Or even an Andariel's Visage with + cold dmg?
Quetzalcoatl cuts the dot time in half, meaning it will tick for twice as much damage. The Jade Harvester item text is a little bit misleading, as it doesn't actually use up all of the remaining time when calculating damage (when using Creeping Death passive, which extends the length to roughly 5min). The mask makes it last about 2:30min dealing double the damage with every tick. Now, when using Soul Harvest, it will be calculated like the dot would last about 1min (don't know why, probably would be too strong if not, so there was a limit put on it), that means:
With mask: Since dot dmg is effectively doubled, the dmg of 2 minutes is applied upon usage of Soul Harvest. (or, in other words, 1 min with double damage, since it is cut in half)
Without mask: Only the damage of 1 minute of the dot is applied.
When you use Soul Harvest with the 6-piece Jade Harvester's set, it only deals damage equal to 30 seconds of the dot, NOT 60 seconds if you have Quetzalcoatl equipped. If you do not have Quetzalcoatl equipped it deals damage equal to 1 minute of the dot.
Whenever you use Soul Harvest with 6pc JH it deals damage equal to 30 seconds of the dot - whether or not you have Quetz equipped.
What Quetz does, is make your dots tick twice as fast (when you dot a target, you'll see the damage be twice as big (instead of the damage shown twice the amount)), so when you SH with Quetz up, you're - in reality - dealing damage equal to 1 minute of the dot, whereas if you didn't have Quetz equipped, you'd only deal damage equal to 30 seconds of the dot.
All in all: Quetz doubles your DoT damage and the 6pc JH effect. My recommendation is to get Gloves, Shoulders, Chest, Pants and Boots. If you, like me, don't have the boots yet, but have the helm, you can just run around with the Quetz on, and whenever you want to SH a pack for example, equip the JH helm just before doing so.
I hope this clarifies some things, if not; feel free to ask!
Ok thanks, so my understanding was not wrong, just my numbers. It was reported somewhere that it takes the damage of 1 minute of the dot. That's where my calculation came from. With 30sec and 1 min it's basically the same.
Have you done math based on the damage you deal? I just want to get this right for the compendium I'm working on. As I said, saw people in other threads who claimed 6 piece JH takes 1 minute of the dots as a base. The most important thing is to understand that Quetz effectively doubles the damage for that set, but I'm still interested in getting that right.