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Quick question about volley.

Does the focus cost on it make it valuable against single targets? ot should i turn it off?
 

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It doesn't worth using it on pure single target moments (When u got only 1 target on around 85% or more of the duration of the fight).

If you have any cleave or AoE that exceeds that, Volley starts to pull ahead AMoC.

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Please forgive my ignorance, but I don't really understand how to use volley.  It says "While Active".  And I notice the icon changes appearance.  It's not passive but I see arrows dropping out of the sky.  Is that just from auto attack?  In other words, I need the basic basic explanation of volley.  Only then will I be able to understand priorites, etc.  Thanks.

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If you've taken Volley as a talent, you keep it on. Period. When it's active, every auto-shot will come with a volley of arrows. The only maintenance required is to turn Volley back on if you die or accidentally turn it off. 

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19 hours ago, blindcoyote said:

Please forgive my ignorance, but I don't really understand how to use volley.  It says "While Active".  And I notice the icon changes appearance.  It's not passive but I see arrows dropping out of the sky.  Is that just from auto attack?  In other words, I need the basic basic explanation of volley.  Only then will I be able to understand priorites, etc.  Thanks.

If you're spec'd for Volley, then the Volley button is an off/on action.  It's like the pre-Legion Aspect of the Cheetah.  You turn it on, you run fast, you turn it off, you don't.  Same thing.

Volley always procs from an auto-shot when enabled. While the auto-shot hits one target, the volley hits anything within 8 yards.  You get dinged 3 focus for every auto-shot basically.  Should you turn it off on single target?   Cobra shot in BM is 40 focus.  Not sure it's worth turning it off and on, for purely single target fights, if only for the fact that if you forget to turn it back on for AOE, that's a big DPS loss.  For that Tich fight, I did 20M with Volley for 9% of my damage.

Here's an example from my log
 

"00:00:01.133","Snowtracker Auto Shot Tichondrius *62837*",""
"00:00:01.419","Snowtracker Volley Tichondrius 39471",""
"00:00:03.697","Snowtracker Auto Shot Tichondrius 45871",""
"00:00:03.993","Snowtracker Volley Tichondrius 57626",""
"00:00:06.271","Snowtracker Auto Shot Tichondrius *91744*",""
"00:00:06.568","Snowtracker Volley Tichondrius 57626",""
"00:00:08.822","Snowtracker Auto Shot Tichondrius 45872",""
"00:00:09.146","Snowtracker Volley Tichondrius *115254*",""
"00:00:11.392","Snowtracker Auto Shot Tichondrius 45871",""
"00:00:11.697","Snowtracker Volley Tichondrius *115254*",""
"00:00:13.948","Snowtracker Auto Shot Tichondrius 45871",""
"00:00:14.259","Snowtracker Volley Tichondrius *115254*",""
"00:00:16.526","Snowtracker Auto Shot Tichondrius 45871",""
"00:00:16.821","Snowtracker Volley Tichondrius 57627",""
"00:00:19.084","Snowtracker Auto Shot Tichondrius 31419",""
"00:00:19.376","Snowtracker Volley Tichondrius 39471",""
"00:00:21.649","Snowtracker Auto Shot Tichondrius 31419",""
"00:00:21.952","Snowtracker Volley Tainted Blood 3 39875",""
"00:00:21.952","Snowtracker Volley Tainted Blood 2 *79748*",""
"00:00:21.952","Snowtracker Volley Tichondrius 39470",""

In some cases, it appears that the auto shot may do less damage than the volley on single target, but it really shines on multiple targets.

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Having volley on is always better than having volley off, since it deals more damage per focus than cobra shot.

However, the focus cost makes your burst during Bestial Wrath slightly less efficient towards using Killer Cobra's effect, so Murder of Crows beats Volley in single target by a massive amount of damage.

Edited by Khallid
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