" wrote: Cruelty support gains increased effect per level and per quality but, using the game tooltip after hitting something (Worm flask for consistency) you only gain exactly 50% more damage instead of 62.5% for 21/23. It doesn't even work with a 1/0 gem, as it has by default 10% increased effect but the tooltip dps still shows a 50% increase instead of a 55%.
Thanks for your report, this is intended. Cruelty will only supply up to 50% more damage over time, the increased effect only makes it easier to hit the 50%.
This is similar to Shock where no matter how much "increased effect of Shock" you have, you will still be limited to 50% increased damage taken (except in special cases such as when using Voltaxic Rift).