maka, on 07 February 2013 - 06:05 PM, said:
^^Yes, but is it really 35% per second? Or is it per tick, and the tick speed varies? All the numbers you provide there are approximations, nobody really knows exactly how Blizzard (the spell) works, except for Blizzard (the company), but they won't tell us.
The tooltip gives us total damage and duration. DPS calculation is quite simple in that case
Regarding tick speed (based on LoH tests): 4 ticks/s, not scaling with attack speed (total 24 ticks normally, 32 ticks with Unrelenting Storm).
If you don't trust the numbers, you can always get some min=max dmg testing equip and see for yourself if the actual damage matches your expectations.
But still. While I do believe I have a very good understanding of how Blizzard works, you are right. I did not actually test anything specifically for +duration gear. So my assumption on this part is just that. An assumption. Based on how Unrelenting Storm works.