When casting Lightning Blast (LB) that has been specialized into Closed Circuit (CC), LB appears to only grant the CC buff when it has chains available, despite not needing to chain to grant the buff.
That is, when casting LB at yourself, with no other targets in range:
- LB specced into both CC and Chain Lightning will grant the CC buff.
- LB specced into CC, but not specced into Chain Lightning…
- … will grant the CC buff if another LB has been cast Recently (due to the extra chain available from Arcing Power).
- … will not grant the CC buff if another LB has not been cast Recently.
Note that I am determining whether or not the CC buff is active by watching the damage stats in my character details screen, so it’s possible, if unlikely, that the buff is active but not being displayed correctly.
Thanks for all your hard work!
(Though, incidentally, while I have your attention, maybe get someone to do a second pass of the recently revised skill trees? The descriptive text of Null Profusion in the Focus tree still says the cooldown is 10 seconds, though the stats and patch notes say 8, for example. Not particularly high-priority, but, you know.)