I can't remember who told me about this, (so sorry if you read this, but do remind me it was you -Pyrolater), but there was a guy telling me that the Green Steel Aspect of Sundering Ooze was brilliant for repeaters, as mobs you hit from afar have to deal with the uses and won't really come after you as they agro on the Ooze. (Or is that Oozes? In this context, is/are Ooze a countable noun?)
It sounds amusing and, naturally, I'm curious about this and would like to hear if anyone has had any experience.
Usually, I'd want a weapon that could have a DR breaker, like Holy or Good Burst/Blast and if I can have that, I want something that can be a casting implement (as an Artie: Magnetism, ya know?).
However, Aspect of Ooze only has options to supplement/absorb acid/cold, or has Acid/Frost Burst/Blast.
I guess Corrosion/Glaciation would be good paired with the Acid/Cold rune arms respectively...
Alternatively it offers Stat buffs to Wis, Con, & Str both normal and Insightful, or the AC Insight bonuses.
I don't like Con on a weapon, because I swap them out too much. Str isn't terribly important to an Artie, but Wis helps with the Spot skill (which everyone poohs-poohs, I know, but remembering every trap isn't my style and takes away from the "adventurer" stereotype, IMHO), as well as helping with Listen (which I tend to dump) and Heal (which seems more important now).
As I have so many repeaters, it's possible I'll TR into Helves to take the Artie Dilly whenever practical or practicable. So it could be useful to a Sorc/Wizzy or even a pure caster Druid (or Wis based for a Druid or Cleric).
I guess what I'm asking - in a long winded way - is if this weapon really procs enough to be useful, or if it's interesting enough to bother with for and Artificer?
I don't remember Sundering Ooze on a Dragontouched Docent proccing very on my mechanical mutt. But with the Repeater's high rate of fire, it should proc more often (although I've always suspected critical procs might be slightly nerfed on repeaters).
20-30% is what? a roll of 18-20? or 17-20?