I've been reading online but info is old....or doesnt apply to dots (from what I have found). I've played a necro on SH....and now on FG. Mentioning this because we don't have most of whats available on live. I think my questions are universal tho. I was never really sure if I was figuring this out right. We dont have any sort of training dummies on FG....so I can't figure this out on my own very effectively. Ability mod: For a necro its based on the first tic of damage was my understanding. So, for example, my Soulrot does 645 max for the first tic and then 254 max for each tic after....so in total if max it can be 1661. I am basing my ability mod on the 645 and not the 1661....right? These number are also with my current gear. When it says base damage is that...with gear on....or naked and then potency? How do things like ability mod effects pets? I didnt think it did....? In regards to other stats. I know I need ability mod, potency, crit chance, casting speed....but...in the past I also concerned my self with haste and MA. Our wands have always seem to do a good portion of our damage. This might not be true on live but according to ACT its usually my #2 or #3 source of damage. I am looking for advice on how to focus my attention. It starts to get overwhelming and figured a better understanding from the start would help. Thank you for any help you can provide. I want to be the most effective I can be....and right now I feel like I am just doing stuff and hoping for the best lol.