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Question about the new shades

So let me see if I’ve got this right:
A. Not using shades removes any benefits from the two minor traits and sadistic searing, lowering dps.
B. Using shades against a boss that moves means that I lose dps by them constantly moving out of my shades.
C. My shade damage comes from torment, a condition that does more damage when enemies are moving.
With that information stated, my question is: What is the “purity of purpose” regarding shades?

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  • Asum.4960Asum.4960 Member ✭✭✭✭

    It's almost like whoever is designing Necro has no clue what they are doing...

    R.I.P. Build Templates, 15.10.2019

  • @Swan.9815 said:
    So let me see if I’ve got this right:
    A. Not using shades removes any benefits from the two minor traits and sadistic searing, lowering dps.
    B. Using shades against a boss that moves means that I lose dps by them constantly moving out of my shades.
    C. My shade damage comes from torment, a condition that does more damage when enemies are moving.
    With that information stated, my question is: What is the “purity of purpose” regarding shades?

    Correct on all three points. The answer to your question is "why would an Engineer trait matter to a Necro?" At least, you know, according to the devs.

    Plague Signet is the only skill in the game that is worse when traited.

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