Jul 27th 2008 1:07AM Hot Streak has one redeeming factor which wasn't obvious to me until I was testing it in beta. If you can manage to get a crit with any AOE spell on 3 or more mobs at once your next spell cast crits. Translation: If you have 3+ mobs and you can score a crit on 3 in any cast, then as long as there are 3 or more mobs effected by your next spell it will crit on all of those too, meaning Hot Streak chains constantly when used for AOE.
And it works on Arcane Explosion too at the moment. With a group of 4 mobs in Utgarde keep I was able to cast AE 7 times with each cast critting on all 4 mobs each time.