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I get the jist. Every hit gives you a 20% chance to do your [current area dmg bonuses] BUT if you do pass that 20percent chance and are ready to spread your love a lil further....nice nice! So you set up an EP. Boom it goes off...dang well actaully 20 things just exploded... [yes im quite good] my question is this......the area dmg procs seem to only come from the first mov you hit that has been EP with sss. Now slow down the madness....when area dmg procs it shoots a smal lighting bolt between the two targets...BUT massive room clearing EP. I saw no lighting bolts. I see them all rhe time just using nomal hits i see its range 10ft. I see its only a 20% chance to happen upon hit with any skill.
What i see is either only 1 ep xplosions got the area dmg.no othe lighting to show area dmg arking all over. ....so does area dmg work with an EP SSS monk?
Those "lightning bolts" you're seeing have nothing to do with Area Damage, that's Nephalem Glory. It's a tiny bit of additional damage (something pathetic like 100% weapon damage) and movement speed (10% at rank 2 and 3) you get for picking up Power Globes.
From what I've read Exploding Palm has all sorts of issues with Area Damage and basically doesn't work with it at all unless you applied the Exploding Palm manually (ie: you spent spirit putting it on a target).