[BUG] Thaumaturge and Elemental Expert Broken Damage and Damage Shields.

Kildayen
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Greeting Players and ZoS staff! I just took a lot of time testing and typing everything out and I hope this does not go to waste. This post will show you that something is badly broken with our Champion Point system. At the end of this post you will see that abilities are being affected incorrectly and that damage done as well as damage absorption is not working correctly.

I just want to add that this was tested before the current patch as well as today, after the patch.

***Request to GM's*** Please refund to me the gold I spent to respec my Champion Points to share these numbers with you (12,000 gold).

There is a weird issue with Thaumaturge and Elemental Expert from the Champion Point trees. With 44 points put into Thaumaturge it is supposed to increase my damage with poison, disease, and magic by 14.1%. If I take those points and put them in Elemental Expert instead, then my flame, frost, and shock damage is supposed to be increased by 14.1%.

Here is where the bug comes in, and this has been tested with a few others as well with the same result. As a Sorc in PVP, I use a few abilities that do magic damage. Four of my main PVP attacks involve using Inevitable Detonation, Velocious Curse, Crystal Fragments, and Daedric Minefield. Being that these abilities are all magic damage abilities, I have all my points in Thaumaturge so I can take advantage of the extra 14.1% damage increase.

If I take all of my points out of Thaumaturge and put them into Elemental Expert, I get the same amount of damage on the tool tips for those same 4 abilities that do magic damage. I also do the same amount of damage on abilities that do flame, frost and shock damage when I have all my points in Thaumaturge. Why do these abilities do the same amount with both Thaumaturge and Elemental Expert, when Thaumaturge is supposed to INCREASE only Magic Damage and Elemental Expert only flame, frost and shock? Shouldn't the tool tips be different for each? Am I not understanding something?

Things get even weirder with my damage shields. Stay tuned until the end...

Let me give you the full active breakdown, although this is going to cost me another 12,000 gold to get back to my current setup. Hopefully ZoS can refund this.

All tests were done wearing the same armor and weapons and with the following active buffs: Supernatural Recovery, Stage 4 Vampirism, Offensive Scroll Bonus 1, Enemy Keep Bonus 3, Dark Stalker, Boon: The Mage, Battle Spirit. My magicka pool also stayed the same.

Test #1:
Champion Point Distribution

The Apprentice (1 point in Elfborn - Increase Spell Critical Damage by 1%, 1 point in Spell Erosion - Increase Spell Resistance Ignored by 1%)
The Ritual (44 points in Thaumaturge - Increase Damage with Poison, Disease, and Magic by 14.1%)
The Lord (47 points in Bastion - Increase the Effectiveness of Damage Absorbing Effects by 14.2%)
The Tower (47 points in Magician - Reduces the Magicka cost of spells by 10.1%)

With the above Champion Points in place, here are the numbers from my tool tips:

Crystal Fragments - 10179 Magic Damage
Velocious Curse - 8776 Magic Damage and 4040 Magic Damage to nearby enemies
Inevitable Detonation - 10530 Magic Damage
Daedric Minefield - 7161 Magic Damage
Boundless Storm - Increase Spell Resistance by 5120 and 684 Shock Damage to nearby enemies
Crushing Shock - 1896 Flame, Cold and Shock Damage
Lightning Flood - 1046 Shock Damage and 6619 Shock Damage to enemies from Synergy if activated
Endless Fury - 2558 Shock Damage, 8274 Shock Damage and 1653 Shock Damage to nearby enemies. Restore 3425 Magicka
Hardened Ward - Absorb 11065 damage plus 33%
Harness Magicka - Absorb up to 12536 Spell Damage and restore 1139 Magicka plus 6% for each piece of light armor equipped
Healing Ward - 2486 heal and 5606 damage absorbing ward
Healing Springs - 1923 Health Restoration

Now when I change my Champion Points, removing Thaumaturge from the equation and putting all 44 points into Elemental Expert, all the numbers stay the same. Keep in mind that the only Champion Point Passive I get from making this change is the Increase Spell Critical Rating by 12%. This should not affect the tool tips at all.

What happens when I take those 44 points out of the equation and not have any points in Thaumaturge or Elemental Expert? All the other points remain. This is the end result:

Test #2:
Champion Point Distribution

The Apprentice (1 point in Elfborn - Increase Spell Critical Damage by 1%, 1 point in Spell Erosion - Increase Spell Resistance Ignored by 1%)
The Lord (47 points in Bastion - Increase the Effectiveness of Damage Absorbing Effects by 14.2%)
The Tower (47 points in Magician - Reduces the Magicka cost of spells by 10.1%)

With the above Champion Points in place, here are the numbers from my tool tips:

Crystal Fragments - 9844 Magic Damage
Velocious Curse - 8488 Magic Damage and 3908 Magic Damage to nearby enemies
Inevitable Detonation - 10183 Magic Damage
Daedric Minefield -6987 Magic Damage
Boundless Storm - Increase Spell Resistance by 5120 and 661 Shock Damage to nearby enemies
Crushing Shock - 1834 Flame, Cold and Shock Damage
Lightning Flood - 1012 Shock Damage and 6400 Shock Damage to enemies from Synergy if activated
Endless Fury - 2474 Shock Damage, 8002 Shock Damage and 1599 Shock Damage to nearby enemies. Restore 3425 Magicka
Hardened Ward - Absorb 10461 damage plus 33%
Harness Magicka - Absorb up to 11853 Spell Damage and restore 1076 Magicka plus 6% for each piece of light armor equipped
Healing Ward - 2403 heal and 5418 damage absorbing ward
Healing Springs - 1859 Health Restoration

As you can see from the numbers that are bolded out, all the damage amounts go down on the tool tips. This proves to me that the tool tips should definitely be different depending on where the points are placed (Thaumaturge vs Elemental Expert)

Here is where things get even more broken. Look at the healing amounts and the shield amounts compared to the original test numbers. Not only does the amount I heal for go down, but the amount of my damage shields lower too! Why is Thaumaturge and Elemental Expert affecting my Damage Absorption abilities?
  • Kildayen
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    I was just informed that Champion Points to not change what is written on tool tips. I basically just wasted a few hours of my time and 15k gold.

    Why is this set up like this?
  • Sacadon
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    Kildayen wrote: »
    I was just informed that Champion Points to not change what is written on tool tips. I basically just wasted a few hours of my time and 15k gold.

    Why is this set up like this?

    I agree, tool tips should be updated to reflect stats that change as you allocate champion points. I don't know why, only ZOS knows. Sorry you went through all that. It does suck the big one.
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  • timidobserver
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    Kildayen wrote: »
    I was just informed that Champion Points to not change what is written on tool tips. I basically just wasted a few hours of my time and 15k gold.

    Why is this set up like this?

    The best way to test damage is to fine a mob somewhere and test what your attacks do to it.
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  • Kildayen
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    Kildayen wrote: »
    I was just informed that Champion Points to not change what is written on tool tips. I basically just wasted a few hours of my time and 15k gold.

    Why is this set up like this?

    The best way to test damage is to fine a mob somewhere and test what your attacks do to it.

    No, the best way would be for Zenimax to update the tool tips and give us this info.
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