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Does Focus adds to damage from elemental skills, such as the Berserker's Shadow Burst or Frost Breath?

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  • I know focus affects stuff like "+50-60 poison damage", but I'm also curious if it affects the "50% of weapon dps as poison damage" kind.
    – Hex
    Commented Sep 29, 2012 at 19:36

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Yes.

If a skill says deals X amount of Y as Ice/Fire/Poison/Shadow damage or just plain: deals X amount of Ice/Fire/Poison/Shadow damage your Focus stat will be used in the calculation of your damage.

So if you're going to use a lot of skills that mention Elemental Damage, it makes sense to invest in the Focus stat. Even so, my Outlander uses only skills with elemental damage and only has Focus points invested.

It's also easy to verify this (if you don't mind using the console on a test character).
Just use Frost Breath on the dummy, my level 2 hit for about 6 damage on average. I then gave him 200 more Focus (= 100% more elemental damage) and he hit for about 12 on average.

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