@Irenio CalmonHuang.2048 said:
- Sanctuary: Increase number of enemies that can be knocked back by this skill from 10 to 20 before it expires.
- Tome of Resolve, Chapter 2 - Radiant Recovery: The existing split from PvP of cleansing 2 conditions is brought to WvW as well. This ability would continue to cleanse 3 conditions in PvE.
- Tome of Courage, Chapter 2 - Daring Challenge: This skill grants retaliation for 3 seconds instead of aegis.
- Tome of Courage, Chapter 5 - Unbroken Lines: This skill no longer grants aegis or retaliation.
- Feast of Corruption: Reduce damage by 20% in PvP & WvW. The existing split from PvP of corrupting 2 boons is brought to WvW. This ability continues to corrupt 3 boons in PvE.
- Devouring Darkness: Reduce damage by 20% in PvP & WvW. The existing split from PvP of corrupting 2 boons is brought to WvW. This ability continues to corrupt 3 boons in PvE.
- Sand Cascade: Reduce the barrier granted by this skill by 33% in WvW & PvP.
- Sand Flare: Reduced the barrier granted by this skill by 25% in WvW.
Preface by showing I know about upcoming balance changes to these two specs, but would like to state that these changes do not even come CLOSE to bringing down these two vastly over performing classes.
These two specs simply bring so much utility to the table in both small scale and large scale that it makes other combo's look like a joke.
You come up against players of equal ability that are running these specs you lose. Every SINGLE time. Only if there is a great skill gap will you find yourself victories against these specs.
The worst part is the player base is well aware of this. Feels like 50% of the player base AT MINIMUM are running either a firebrand or a scourge. Its been this way for months.
I Know a lot of players were hoping for a new expansion for the 30th of Aug announcement. But frankly I breathed a sigh of relief at the news that there would be no new expansion (yet), as balance seems to get SIGNIFICANTLY worse as each expansion is released. I found the thought of being stuck with BROKEN elite specs for 4-6 MONTHS to be horrifying.
Love this game, but getting really tired of having quite a bit of fun in WvW until you run into a decent group/duo that's either running a fire brand or a scourge, at which point you either re roll to your own FB/Scourge or hop map.
You guys have high hopes for alliances and new WvW maps, which quite frankly is a delusion. Alliances aren't coming. New maps aren't coming. But would it Kill arena net to simply provide a balance patch every month or two? Or Emergency balance patches to fix critical issues? Is that too much?
I know this post will change nothing but it does provide some catharsis.