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More stat steal for necromancer

Hello,

The stat steal mechanic is a very unique thing in guildwars sadly the only skill that uses it is one of the lich form transformation. Another form of it in skills or traits would be a nice addition to necros toolset.

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  • Dadnir.5038Dadnir.5038 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 24, 2019

    Well technically this isn't "stat steal", this is closer to a temporary stat buff on hit. But I'd find it interesting as well if we could reduce our foes stats and gain an equivalent stat buff with some utility skills.

  • Crystal Black.8190Crystal Black.8190 Member ✭✭✭

    The necromancer gains vitality while the target hit loses the same amount. While this is handled in form of temporary buffs/debuffs I still see this as a stat steal.

  • Dadnir.5038Dadnir.5038 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Crystal Black.8190 said:
    The necromancer gains vitality while the target hit loses the same amount. While this is handled in form of temporary buffs/debuffs I still see this as a stat steal.

    What I'm saying is that grimspecter don't impact your foes vitality. It just drain life from it and give you a stack of vitality each time you drain life which isn't stealing stat.

    Unless you are talking about leeching life but in this case you could also say that the scourge's trait feed from corruption is what you're looking for.

  • Crystal Black.8190Crystal Black.8190 Member ✭✭✭

    I must admit I never tested it and trusted the wiki which says it reduces the targets vitality that got hit by grimspecter.

  • Dadnir.5038Dadnir.5038 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 24, 2019

    You'd have PvPers complaining all over the forum if it was the case. Imagine a low health pool profession with unblockable minus 150 vitality and drained every second by 1k damage life steal effect... This would create a riot.

    The vitality that the wiki refere to is the health point from the life stealing effect.

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