So after lurking through the interwebs for a few hours yesterday, and again for a little while this morning, I have yet to find a difinitive answer to the following question:
What stats affect the damage output scaling of the majority of Riftblade abilities?
After finding in patch notes that attack power no longer contributes to auto-attack damage, I decided to forego my DW build, however after playing both DW and 2H builds last night in a dungeon (granted I'm only level 18 right now, so stat scaling won't have much of an effect if any) I was doing more damage with my DW setup than my 2H build, and I am not sure why.
With the majority of our damage being elemental in nature, from our bursts and the "weapon damage + x elemental damage" abilities.... what stats cause that portion of our damage to scale? Obviously better weapons would cause the "weapon damage" portion of our abilities to be higher, but what about the elemental damage?
I've heard that it doesn't scale, which would be absolutely retarded at endgame because it would essentially mean that at level 50, regardless of gear, a Riftblade would always be doing the same or similar damage to every other level 50 Riftblade.
Does anyone have any data or official post or something that can confirm how Riftblade abilities scale with gear?