Look at the skill update, its hardly made any skills useful, pretty much killed sp and has not addressed most of the skills that need fixing.
I'm sure everyone agrees that what they did with SP is overkill.
E-surge isn't nearly as much of a spike w/o sp, why decrease range?
Power flux, takes first place for useless elites: only interrupts spells and power leak drains more instantly.
Hex eater got boosted, but not enough for it to be useful. Face it, as far as damage goes its too conditional, same for enchantment removal.
Sympathetic/Ancestors Visage: another skill nerfed to death. I guess it is still possible to spam if you have factions and prophecies. What if you don't?
And what about tease, extend conditions, air of disenchantment, Enchanters Conundrum? Just a few skills of the top of my head that are completely useless as far as elites go.
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02-02-2007, 01:56 #1
This is ridiculous!
02-02-2007, 02:00 #2
Ahhh, why did I expect a post crying about direct damage from you, SiDima?
Unless you forget, Spiritual Pain didn't exist before Nightfall. The sudden lack thereof is hardly gamebreaking to those of us who have played mesmers for a very long time (17 months here and counting).
And I've always considered the DPS vs. recharge on Energy Surge to be pathetic. You want direct damage? Go play an ele. (E-surge as e-denial in PVP, that's a different story, but still workable.)
02-02-2007, 02:13 #3
I was interested to see they backed off on the buff to Mantra of Resolve. This version still helps with energy consumption but you need high levels of fast casting to keep it active continuously.
I'm still scratching my head over Panic... not sure why they changed it.
02-02-2007, 02:15 #4
please dont argue just for the sake of it. e-surge is designed for damage: 8 energy every 15 seconds (average with 2x20% faster recharge items) is nothing. if you want e denial you can try inspiration, that works 10x better. and if you are still gonna keep using sp after this.. well gl.
02-02-2007, 03:21 #5
People who say that we existed before Spiritual Pain are missing the point.
They are looking to destroy another one of our skills, which is never a good thing, no matter which skill it is.
02-02-2007, 08:37 #6
which skills will you chose when going in a PvE enviroment and still be effective. Thievery skills? Pack up 5 interrupts?! Direct da...wait...it's not 'mesmerish' to do direct damage, now is it.
Do we look dumb to play energy denial in PvE? For god's sake is like playing renewal nuker in PvP!
And also, look at the skill changes. Which of the 'buffed' ones will YOU actually use?!
02-02-2007, 10:02 #7
For PvE you can pack Backfire and Empathy and watch the target explode itself since it doesn't know why to stop. Hardly an arguement for SP being so important (especially since a 30s recharge means you only use it once a fight normally).
For PvP hitting single targets is the majority, which SP can still do, as can E-Surge. People still pack Wastrel's Demise and that never had AoE.
02-02-2007, 11:41 #8
02-02-2007, 13:09 #9
02-02-2007, 15:00 #10Originally Posted by Archedgar
Originally Posted by Windcaller