my sorc has about 940~ bonus dmg and 1280~ expertise
my wrath proc which adds 20% dmg and lightning strike still hits non tank targets for under 1k
that is a waste of a cooldown bioware.. and a prime example of bioware's ignorance with this class
i will admit ive crit upwards of 2.2k ish with wrath on other sorcs...
which still pales in comparison with other classes and even other ranged classes...
snipers have ridiculous burst.
mercs as weak as they are, if left to free cast have much harder hitting abilities than us
sorcs in general need a dmg buff across the board
lightning is better my opinion. If u have the ability to instant cast use it on crushing darkness because its internal damage not energy