Shocking burst has ~1.5-2 times more damage per hit than arc beam (when you have equal strength and focus), and 7.7 times attack per second (~55% faster than arc beam), and can be affected by cast speed as well. (Test this by observing the max armor reduced with a -all armor per hit wand)
Nobody mentions arc beam has low damage issue except me. Now here is a 2 or 3 times stronger skill ...
It can be amplified by Strength, focus (as electric damage), and electric damage bonus% and cannot proc any spell effect (glacial spike, etc) or steal effect.
If you have a good DPS weapon and high cast speed, the damage is really insane.
Can the fire bombs' fire pool proc? I have a wand from another mod that gives me the fire pools and it can proc wand chaos. So was wondering whether it was the wand or the mechanics of the pool.
It was the wand, absolutely. Fire pool is a flat damage skill, which probably doesn't even have options to proc any spells.
And wandchaos itself already says very clear: only auto attack and magma spear, magma mace, icy blast, shock bolts can proc wandchaos.