A few things about Wizards' skill Arcane Torrent seem to not be clear to some players and Wyatt Cheng made some detailed clarifications on them on Reddit today.
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It's per weapon attack period, which is the same for all skills that are in this vein whether it be Tempest Rush, Whirlwind, Disintegrate, Rapid Fire, or what have you.
So, if you have a 2.0 attack speed, then your weapon attack period is 0.5 seconds, so you are doing X% weapon damage every 0.5 seconds.
This is analogous to a more standard attack such as Magic Missile or Bash, which also list their damages as per weapon attack period. It just tends to be more obvious that is what's happening in those cases because your character animates over the course of the attack period to provide clear delineation points.
Could you explain how it works specifically with Arcane Torrent and a 1.0 attack speed one?
Arcane Torrent baseline says it does 210% weapon damage. This means it does 210% weapon damage for every attack period of your weapon.
If your weapon has a 1.0 attack speed, then it means your weapon goes through one attack period every second. Therefore your attack period is 1.0 seconds, and you'll do 210% weapon damage every 1.0 seconds or 210% weapon damage per second.
If your weapon has a 1.4 attack speed, then it means your weapon goes through 1.4 attack periods every second. Therefore your attack period is 0.714 seconds, and you'll do 210% weapon damage every 0.714 seconds or 294% weapon damage per second. (Reddit)
Aesthetically, What is Your Favorite Armor Set?
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If the relative strength of your armor was not a concern, and you could freely don your hero with whatever armor you wished for maximum visual satisfaction, we want to know: In terms of pure aesthetics, what is your favorite armor set in Diablo III?
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We know that every little bit of XP helps, so coming soon in patch 1.0.8, level 60 players who complete quests will earn experience towards Paragon levels. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Still No Release Date for 1.0.8
Development of patch 1.0.8 is well under way, but it includes far more than just mob density changes. If you're curious about all the details, you can find the latest PTR patch notes for patch 1.0.8 here.
We highly encourage players to take part in the patch 1.0.8 PTR and offer us their constructive feedback and bug reports so that we can make patch 1.0.8 the best possible patch it can be before it goes live. That said, we don't have a release date announced for the patch yet, but we're working on it just as quickly as we can. :) (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
When Does an Item Roll?
Items roll their stats the moment they are dropped, and identifying them has no effect on those stats. If you want to read a little more about items, here is a link to the Items and Equipment section of the game guide. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)