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• posted a message on Can we get some clarification on certain stats?
Quote from Volpethrope

Take the base cooldown and write is as "number of cooldowns per minute." (or hour or day or whatever, the specific unit doesn't matter, as long as it's consistent) Multiply it by your CDR percent as a decimal added to 1.

Example: Explosive Blast has a 6 second cooldown, which would be ten cooldowns per minute. You have 100% CDR, which we'll express as 1, and add it to 1, giving us 2. Multiply the number of cooldowns per minute by this number, to get 20. Now we can divide 60 seconds by 20 to get 3 seconds, the new cooldown.
If you had, say, 35% CDR, Explosive Blast's cooldown would be reduced to about 4.4 seconds. 1000% CDR would reduce it to about half a second.

TL;DR: Don't think of it as a percent decrease to your cooldowns, because that would allow you to remove your cooldowns entirely. Think of it as a percentage increase to how many times you can use an ability in a given timeframe. 50% CDR means you can use Explosive Blast (or whatever) 50% more times in the same timeframe than if you had 0% CDR.
Ty very much for the quick reply, makes complete sense that way. Just not what I'm used to "traditional" CDR being in games.

Would still love to know why we don't see CDR and resource reduction on our tooltips.
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• posted a message on Can we get some clarification on certain stats?
What are the exact mechanics on how CDR works?

4) How does cooldown reduction work?
If you have 100% cooldown reduction, it does unfortunately not mean your spells have zero cooldown. 100% cooldown reduction essentially half the cooldown of a spell; for example, Explosive Blast (6 second cooldown) with 100% cooldown reduction has a 3 second cooldown, with 200% cooldown reduction it has a 1.5 second cooldown, and so on.

I'd like to know how those numbers are found. I could be missing something OVERLY obvious, so a bit more detail into the actual mechanic would be nice.

Also, why doesn't CDR and resource cost reduction reflect onto the tooltip of our spells/abilities? This may have been answered somewhere else, so sorry if it was.
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• posted a message on Cheerleader Barbarian build aka Team Arreat
i got the ik gloves so far.

474str 409vit 9.5%CC 5%IAS

im excited to even get the 2pc muchless going for 3 and 4. i wish there was an easy way to farm the rest of the pieces =/
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• posted a message on Imperial Gems?
ROS will be dropping Marquise gems and Imperial gems are the new radiant stars. we work our way up from marquise
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• posted a message on Ninja Wizard for Console? :)
Why would anyone want to do this? That took him forever to kill elites... If you want to have fun doing something unconventional, thats fine. But there will always be a way to min-mix your time as far as efficiency goes.
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• posted a message on Being 1 shot by arcane sentries
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try wearing a helm?

I post certain items on the AH before logging to try and profit sorry. I have a 9/3 18x dex mempo. Same with my ring that i flipped for a 40m profit while i was asleep this morning.
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• posted a message on Being 1 shot by arcane sentries
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Nola-1580/hero/17425469
is my monk and im being 1 shot by arcane beams right now anyone else seeing this happen? another friend is having problems with dying a LOT on his monk which never really happens. doesnt seem to matter what mp ranging from mp6-mp10 were both dying wayyyyy more than usual. hes noticed that hes dying to more than just arcane. he said almost any affix on elites is hurting him really bad right now. his monk isnt quite as geared as mine (granted mine isnt AMAZING either but its something that i shouldnt be insta dying on).
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• posted a message on Is the zombie bear skill messed up again ?
It sometimes happens if theres some or any kind of path blocking behind you or to one of your sides.
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• AH is the fastest way they aren't even that expensive.
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AH is the fastest way they aren't even that expensive.
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