Originally Posted by Manumitted
Why does Cold Mastery increase physical damage? That makes no sense, but it must be the answer. I carefully watched a few dozen castings of the spell last night, and damage never exceeded 424 on listed Criticals, which value must have been Crit Crushes and showed up several times.
Going a little off-topic here, but whatever... I've been thinking about this for a while now, and it really bothers me that the various Mastery skills increase "skill damage" instead of increasing their specific elemental damage. I'd much prefer them as skills increasing elemental damage across the board, because for one it just makes more sense, and secondly, it would also increase the usefulness of fire/ice bombs and weapons with elemental damage bonuses.