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Does Siphoning Strikes Proc Gifts of the Storm?

Does Siphoning Strikes Proc Gifts of the Storm? Has anyone tested this? I tried to, but I'm still not sure if it works. If it does, I'm thinking about maybe an Ego/Pre/Dex melee healer could be pretty sweet.
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  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 9,598 Arc User
    edited August 2018
    As far as I can tell in the battle station w/ pets, Siphoning Strikes does seem to work w/ Gifts. The splash healing isn't too much from it alone (since Siphoning scales w/ crit dps), but it could be a nice thing to have going on in the background.
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  • pwestolemynamepwestolemyname Posts: 978 Arc User
    Cool, thanks! Okay, yeah, I see what you're saying. The Siphoning Strikes healing is not going to be buffed by Pre or any other healing bonus. Man, here I thought I had a neat idea.
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  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 9,598 Arc User
    edited August 2018
    Yea, Siphoning is one of the cases where dps determines healing. That said, even support can have downtime to just hit things, and it does open some possibilities for a melee dps that can assist-heal a bit. Maybe one of the cases where you can combo it w/ Arbiter Mastery just for the helluvit.

    Example, using Hybrid role and Seraphim for more heal aura-iness (though you could just go w/ melee dps role and ID Mastery):

    melee heal aura thing Hybrid
    v3.1:30

    Super Stats
    Level 6: Presence (Primary)
    Level 10: Dexterity (Secondary)
    Level 15: Constitution (Secondary)

    Talents
    Level 1: The Hero (Str: 8, Dex: 8, Con: 8, Int: 8, Ego: 8, Pre: 8, Rec: 6, End: 6)
    Level 6: Acrobat (Dex: 5, Con: 5)
    Level 9: Shrug It Off (Con: 5, Pre: 5)
    Level 12: Finesse (Dex: 5, Pre: 5)
    Level 15: Quick Recovery (Con: 5, Rec: 5)
    Level 18: Impresario (Dex: 5, Rec: 5)
    Level 21: Lasting Impression (Pre: 5, Rec: 5)

    Powers
    Level 1: Kinetic Darts
    Level 1: Ego Weaponry (Stressed Out, Siphoning Strikes)
    Level 6: Mental Discipline
    Level 8: Seraphim (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 11: Telekinetic Reverberation
    Level 14: Ego Blade Frenzy (Rank 2, Instill Doubt)
    Level 17: Bountiful Chi Resurgence (Rank 2, Gifts of the Storm)
    Level 20: Ego Blade Annihilation (Rank 2, Mental Acuity)
    Level 23: Conviction (Reverence)
    Level 26: Telekinetic Shield (Rank 2)
    Level 29: Ego Surge (Nimble Mind)
    Level 32: Telekinetic Eruption (Enhanced Form, Inner Peace)
    Level 35: Rebirth
    Level 38: Ego Blade Pandemonium (Rank 2)
    Adv. Points: 34/36

    Travel Powers
    Level 6:
    Level 35:

    Specializations
    Presence: Repurpose (3/3)
    Presence: Selfless Ally (2/2)
    Presence: Moment of Glory (3/3)
    Presence: Force of Will (2/2)
    Sentinel: Caregiver (3/3)
    Sentinel: Sentinel Aura (3/3)
    Sentinel: Moment of Need (3/3)
    Sentinel: Genesis (1/2)
    Arbiter: Enforcer (3/3)
    Arbiter: Ruthless (2/2)
    Arbiter: Arbiter Aura (3/3)
    Arbiter: Rend (2/2)
    Mastery: Arbiter Mastery (1/1)

    Additional Notes:
    Dex focus

    .. Or something like that. Not the most efficient build out there, but could be fun.
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  • spinnytopspinnytop Posts: 15,303 Arc User
    One thing that makes this shakey is that you can't really ensure that you get Gifts to proc on the biggest hit of Ego Weaponry. Gifts works best with healing that consistently produces high numbers rather than ramping up. Still a cool idea though.​​
  • warcanchwarcanch Posts: 643 Arc User
    Gifts of the Storm is only on BCR nowadays, right? I thought maybe 1 other power had it, but I could be mistaken.

    And we all know the issue of BCR: 10% dmg reduction while active.

    So, most likely not worth keeping up all of the time just to proc a very small AoE heal every 2 seconds. In my opinion, you're better off keeping Dependency going via the assorted ways. Quick tap of Mental Leech is pretty useful.​​
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  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 9,598 Arc User
    Gifts of the Storm is only on BCR nowadays, right? I thought maybe 1 other power had it, but I could be mistaken.
    Gifts was on FotT originally, but that was axed shortly after they moved Gifts to BCR and revamped it. Prob done for balance reasons.
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