When using the Backlash rune for Mantra of Evasion, what does "a chance" mean?

Successfully dodging an attack has a chance to create a burst of flame dealing X% weapon damage as Fire to all nearby enemies.

  • for some reason I thought it was 50%, but I can't find the source
    – l I
    Commented May 31, 2012 at 3:20
  • after playing around with it more, I think it triggers 100% of the time, but has a cooldown during which it can't trigger no matter how often you dodge. I'll do some more testing later.
    – l I
    Commented Aug 27, 2012 at 19:58
  • @yx. very interesting. I look forward to hearing more.
    – user9983
    Commented Aug 28, 2012 at 2:15

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No one (outside of Blizzard) knows currently. There are other abilities that simply say "a chance to..." for other classes too.

Hopefully when the Diablo 3 official game guide on the battle.net site gets updated from its current state of "basic" to some sort of "advanced", questions like this will be answered.

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    I wouldn't count on it, sadly. Blizzard seems obsessed with Security by Obscurity. Commented May 31, 2012 at 4:03

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