APS only affects the stacking for Invoker set, I'm trying to get to the point where I can go over 20 stacks single target, probably need over 2 aps for that though.
Thorns was classed as 'physical element' has that been disabled?
thorns are physical (escept the demon set bonus thorns which are fire, afaik the only non physical thorns) BUT they're not skill damage and as such do not benefit from physical skill damage % boost
blocking is a good part of the invoker stacking, hamelin spawned on me and i was just starting him when the rats spawned invoker stacked so high the rat just keeled over, it took me a second to understand what just happened
Any sort of data to show element not affecting thorns? I can't record so I wouldn't have proof either way but I'm not inclined to believe anyone in this sub forum regarding something like that with no evidence. No offence, but this doesn't tend to be the most technical sub forum or class. We've had some really active trolls in here in the past, tons of p400 hero's who will tell you all about the game and mechanics while being very misinformed.;
The reason I'm on about that is at one time physical damage did affect thorns damage. Didn't matter that it wasn't tied to 'skill', Pain Enhancer isn't a 'skill'either it's proc and is modified by phys. Also note the leaderboards, many people in the top 50 have phys% damage in several spots on gear. In some cases you can see that the item equipped may not be 'choice' and they're using for the LoN buff, but others appear to be stacking it.
There was as of last night a top 10 or 15 player using convention of elements as well, stacking with LoN. Even though I can't record I can see a very strong damage difference when I run Invoker6-coe and phys% rolls around,