Originally Posted by Nyanko
Originally Posted by RumRunner151
I prefer 2d6. over time I should average +1 damage and I will never do 1 damage. BUT I will base my choice on procs more than dice. So like I'll take a 1d4 with a good proc over a 1d8 with none or a less useful one.

Yes, that's the reason why magic missiles is the most powerful spell in EA. Never misses and does at least 6 damage, even 8 from level 3.

That is why it is frequently a good spell in general. Why it is the most powerful spell in EA even with the item that buffs it more is the way Larian has implemented combat and specifically advantage/disadvantage and vision. So even though Ray of Sickness should do more damage, you are much less likely to hit with it. Better to take the guaranteed damage.