Empowered Flame is doing too much damage.
The description on the Shard says: "Flamethrower Tower has a 15% chance to hit the target again for 180% damage."
My Flamethrower Tower is currently dealing 24,433 damage. When the Empowered Flame shard procs, it should do it's normal attack for 24,433, plus a second attack that does 24,433 * 1.8 = 43,979.
However, when it procs, I can clearly see the regular hit for 24,433, plus a second hit for 68,412. This is exactly 24,433 + 43,979, or 24,433 * 2.8.
So instead of hitting the target with a normal attackin, and then again for 180% damage, it is either hitting the target for it's normal damage twice plus a 3rd hit for 180%, or it is doing 1 normal attack plus hitting the target again for 280% damage. Either way, the result is that this shard is doing 100% more damage than it should be doing.
Video proof that the extra hit from the Empowered Flame proc is doing 280% damage not 180% damage.
Why was this changed to Needs Your Help? I showed the math, I recorded and uploaded a video of it, what's the problem here? Someone set it to Needs Your Help but didnt bother to say what help is needed.
I don't agree on the crit part.
2 and 3 are actually the same hit. And rightly so.
It's the 280% special hit + the usual crit BONUS (in your case 130K or so)
For simplicity sake i'l refer to the crit value dispalyed on dummy as crit and the value displayed in tooltip as crit bonus
So crit is base+crit bonus
So basically the special damage always does 280 of base damage and can crit for the usual bonus value.
Also whether the special atack crit or not doesn't seem related to crit on main one.
All in all it should either deal base damage + 1.8 base damage
Or crit damage + 1.8 crit (if main hit crit)
The tricky part is most proc damage can crit ... It's currently the case.
So if it was working right it would lead to hit four scenarii :
If proc on base : either base *1.8 OR base *1.8+crit bonus
If proccing on crit hit : (base+crit bonus) *1.8+crit bonus OR (base+crit bonus) *1.8+crit bonus
So it should not only do 1.8x of last damage (base or crit) instead of 2.8 of base damage but also should'nt be allowed to crit.
Also, my regular Crits do 154,261 damage. When I get a crit on an Empowered Flame proc, I get both my regular attack for 24,433 damage, and a crit that deals 198,240 damage. This is exactly my regular crit attack + the 180% extra hit.
This is further evidence that when Empowered Flame procs it is doing 3 hits
but hits 2 and 3 are combined into a single number being displayed.