Using my infernal, have a few of powers that do better if the target is bleeding. (advs on venomous breath, Devour essence)
I have been using Barbed Lariat with Open wounds to apply bleed, mostly cause I thought the pull would be useful to being into melee range for DE. But I find I am not using it all that often. Its usually faster to just cover the distance, then to pull.
So I am thinking of swapping for something else to apply bleed. I don't want any of the single blade ones. Something I can pop off before venomous breath to high proc on stun and poison stacks.
Trying to decide what would work best:
- Throwing blades. w/ aggression. Can tap for instant aoe bleed in melee range. Charge for bleed at range. Decent opener
- Controllable pets. Fire and forget. But less control over what they will hit. Not sure how reliable the bleed application is.
- Curse w/ needles - Nice advantages and synergy, but will only bleed 1 target. Feels like the opposite of what I am looking for. Better to curse after the breath, not before, to get the most advantage of the aoe stun. And I'm not a fan of the voodoo doll effect
- Shred. Not sure if it is single target or aoe cone though.
I know there are other bleed sources, but these seem to fit most with what I am looking for.
I guess I am leaning towards the blades. But curious if there is something else I should be considering.
Any devices that can proc bleed reliably? Etc.