I've noticed that Magic Weapon - Electrify no longer seems to proc Tal Rasha's set 4-pc lightning meteors, and http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/14058716363?page=1#2 seems to confirm this. Does anyone know if this is intended or a bug, and if intended, what change in the 2.1 patch is supposed to cause this? I do not yet have a Thunderfury, which I was hoping to use to support the lightning meteor proc instead of Electrify; will that work? The battle.net forum thread suggests that procced elemental effects no longer set off meteors from the Tal Rasha's set.
Jahpahjay, is that a 2.1 change, or was it like that previously?
It's a 2.1 change, and one I hate. Using Thunderfury was the only way I was able to reliably throw all the meteors.
On the subject of Magic Weapon: It has to do with the way Magic Weapon behaves. I believe that the only Magic Weapon rune that currently procs meteors is Ignite. All the others don't actually do damage, despite having a listed damage type: their bonus damage is simply rolled into your other skills.
Is it a change listed somewhere in the patch notes? Neither Tal Rasha's Elements, nor Thunderfury (nor Magic Weapon) show up in the patch notes in any way which might explain this. Nor does it show up under general changes or bug fixes in any way obvious to me. If it is not listed, might it be a bug, or has Blizz confirmed it to be intended behavior?
The fact that they changed things around so that "procs will no longer procc proccs" probably is a good idea for some reasons, but in the case of the Tal Rasha set, this was just wrong. The Tal set is too weak compared to anything else at higher grift levels anyways. Guess this is what happens when sweeping changes are being made.
Yup, it is quite sad that we are forced to play a single spec in order to proceed with GR. I have not seen anyone doing well in GR without firebirds, that is really sad. I really liked the idea of meteors and was quite cool but alas it was too weak to survive.