Improved Sticky Gourd

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 Improved Sticky Gourd
  • 25m Range
  • Tactical Skill
  • Max Targets: 5
  • Radius: 5m
  • Induction: 1s
  • Resistance: Physical
  • The Lore-master smashes a phial of foul smelling burning pitch on his foe. It leaves a lasting mark that will cause foes to take further damage.
  • ... Fire Damage
  • Cost: (Level × 1.5) Power
  • Cooldown: 30s

General Information

Class: Lore-master

Set bonus: Liquid Fire

Traits

The set bonus Master of the Elements (2) in the Master of Nature's Fury tree increases the damage of this skill by 10%.
The set bonus Liquid Fire (4) in the Master of Nature's Fury tree replaces this skill by Improved Sticky Gourd, creating a fiery "hotspot" that deals damage to enemies within it in addition.
The trait Master of Fire in the Master of Nature's Fury tree increases the damage of this skill by 15%.
The trait Tactical Damage in the Master of Nature's Fury tree increases the damage of this skill by 10%.

Effects

Using this skill causes the hotspot Sticky Gourd to occur on an enemy target.

Interactions

The Lore-master's Staff Legacy Fire Skills Critical Damage increases the critical magnitude of this skill by up to 25%.
The Lore-master's Staff Legacy Sticky Gourd Base Direct Damage increases the damage caused by this skill by up to 10%.
The Lore-master's Staff Legacy Tactical Skills Direct Damage increases the damage caused by this skill by up to 10%.
The Lore-master's Book Legacy Fire Skills Critical Rating increases the critical rating of this skill by up to 648.
The Lore-master's Book Legacy Target Resistance (Damaging Skills) decreases the resistance to this skill by up to 1580.
The Lore-master's Book Legacy Target Resistance (Fire Skills) decreases the resistance to this skill by up to 1580.

Equipping six pieces of the Stone-reader's Armour set increases the damage dealt by this skill by 10%.

Tactical Information

Improved Sticky Gourd is a very good burst damage skill. The concept is much the same as Burning Embers, although it does not slow an enemy. Instead, it hits up to five (clustered) enemy targets, and creates a "hotspot" upon impact, which remains for thirty seconds and deals fire damage over time to any enemies in it. The skill is a large improvement compared with the untraited Sticky Gourd: it deals a much higher base damage, and on top of that hits five targets and applies the damage over time effect.

Since Improved Sticky Gourd is a tactical skill, but has a physical resistance, it has to go through a physical resistance check. It thus can be resisted and evaded.