"Bloodstained Weapon" Rare RE
"Increases physical damage done by autoattacks by 3% and returns 3% of the damage dealt as health back to the attacker. Can only have a maximum of 3 elemental weapon enchants."
Just like the other elemental weapons, but for physical damage with the addition of lifesteal, again catering to the vampire class fantasy.
@Vulpinenin overall I really do like this enchant idea and would love to see some variant of it. However it stacking up to 9% healing on autos and 9% more auto damage is quite high. Maybe if it stacked up to a total of 3% and 3% or the enchant itself just did not stack?
Basic example of: lets say your autos (without critting) hit for around 200 damage. You'd heal for 18 hit points with every swing. Including effects like windfury or the hand of justice trinket. These numbers obviously grow with the increase of damage, as I'm sure you know xD
It's a ton of free sustain in this current iteration.
@Realunstable Dunno, it could use some balancing of course, but I was thinking it in terms of comparison to the current elemental enchants, which are 5% damage increase on autos per enchant. The lifesteal is kinda mediocre, because, if we think of it in terms of 1v1 arenas, if you and your opponent both have, say 10k hp, and you do 50% of your total damage with autos (this percentage will obviously be quite a bit lower with most builds), if you win the arena, and your opponent did not heal, you'd have hit 5k with autoattacks, which would have healed you for a grand total of 450 with 9% steal. Even a death coil heals for more, not to mention a normal flash of light with 0 healing power, which heals for double of that at 70. I don't think it's overpowered at all, maybe even a little underpowered.
Edit: not to mention any healing reduction effects your opponent might inflict you with.
Life steal is an mechanics to explore, even if in PvP it would be hard to balance.
Would fit perfectly blood DK.
But with what would you build around RE / Spell / Synergies?
@Armadragon There are a few other REs that include lifesteal, like the one which lifesteals from bleeds, and REs that revolve around destruction warlock spells, because you can talent them to steal life. I'm currently leveling ironman with Master of Shadows LRE and it gets pretty good lifesteal out of the instant shadowbolt procs. Shadow priest's vampiric embrace is also nice, but it heals for less, althout it has some REs buffing it.