Quote from ElectricEel
Supposedly in the beta the spectral blade gets a bonus from magic weapon spell, I don't see it really being used with the insanely small percent of damage added by magic weapon.
Your quoting the words of the description but nobody has actually used it with runes to know outside of the people who programmed it. You could be right, it just sounds like magic weapon and spectral blade are useless if they don't stack together. Even if spectral blades get the effect of magic weapon it is still bad except for AP regen from magic weapon with golden rune and magic weapon with knockback etc. Compared to enchant from Diablo 2 magic weapon sounds totally impotent. I thought they said there weren't going to be any useless spells but what they did to this compared to Enchant is almost laughable. In Diablo 2 the enchant lasted way longer compared to 1 minute of magic weapon but the rune effects for magic weapon are ridiculous (and these are level 60 runes) I couldn't see this spell being used outside of act 1 - 2 before your laughed off the game. I don't get what they were thinking, only 20% bonus to damage at max, it should be +50% bonus to damage at base level but you have to put a level 7 rune to get 34% that is total bull. That level 7 rune should be plus 100% to a base spell of +50% damage for magic weapon. They bent us over the fence with this spell. I think I'm just going learn my lesson early and hop off while I still have self respect and few splinters.
As I said before, a melee hit is a melee hit, it's pretty clear what that means.
Magic Weapon costs 8 AP and has no cooldown. In other words, it's duration is essentially infinite. You're making a lot of hyperbolic statements which make it hard to take your complaints seriously. How do you know a 20% damage increase to a melee weapon is a joke? We have no idea how much damage melee weapons might do. We don't even know if that 20% is modified by your Attack stat, just like any spell. For all we know as it stands now melee wizards running around and smacking stuff without casting a single spell could be the most overpowered class in the game. (likely not *waves hi to monks*)
Writing something off just from theory-crafting is silly. Testing is the only way we're actually going to learn anything.
Writing off Spectral Blade procing a Magic Weapon rune is probably pretty safe though.