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So, we all know that Sword is kinda lacking here and there, in some ways its good. In other ways its not so good. I am finding the damage scales REALLY badly with like 2k Power and 200% Crit damage, it still hits like a wet noodle with crits
Fire Strike/Fire Swipe/Searing Slash: Increase the direct damage. I would also say increase the Burning to 4 stacks but lower the duration.
Flame Uprising: Decrease the cast time, its SO hard to land with it, Maybe increase the Range or the Radius of the attack as well a little.
Cauterizing Strike: Increase Burning from 2 to 5 stacks, decrease duration down to 2seconds
Seiche/Clapotis/Breaking Wave: Damage is fine, healing is fine. Maybe reduce the Cast time for the chain a little. make Breaking Wave a1/2second cast time (currently 3/4second)
Riptide: Fine. Good skill, do kinda wish it went in the direction you're aiming at times
Aqua Siphon: Another solid skill.
Charged Strike/Polaric Slash/Call Lightening: Kinda feels like it needs a damage increase, not too much but just a little bit. Rest is fine
Polaric Leap: Remove the cast time. Whats the point of a shadow step with a short range and a cast time!?
Quantum Strike: Increase Light Strike damage
Crystal Slash/Crystalline Strike/Crystalline Sunder: Damage kinda sucks, the conditions kinda suck. Cripple is nice on the 3rd hit, the bleeding is kinda weak.
Earthen Vortex: Too easy to avoid. It should allow movement underground , other than that, decent evade.
Rust Frenzy: Add either Evade or projectile reflection/destruction
Lava Skin The Barrier flat out sucks! 2.9k Barrier is really weak for a 18second cool down. The base amount of barrier needs to be increased.
Additional: Elemental Refreshment added effect: Remove a Condition when you grant yourself a Barrier.
Natural Frenzy: Swap the Bleeding for Cripple, or maybe another condition like Torment.
Gale Strike: Decrease the cast time, another control ability that has too long a cast time, with an easy visual tell so easily avoided alot
What would you guys like to happen if the stars align and the heavens open and Anet grant us the wish of improving the Sword?