Lan Deathrider.5910 Posted August 26, 2021 Share Posted August 26, 2021 Alright, @Cal Cohen.2358/ @Cal Cohen.3527, I hope you read the first in the series and had time to digest it along with your Aquafina. Here is number two in the series: Marching Orders and it's linked traits. This one is a bit hedgy as I am not exactly sure if you can do this, but in my mind this falls into just tweaking the numbers category of changes, but may need another team to help implement. I still think this is in your interest from a balance perspective though. Problem: The 10s CD on Marching Orders slows the built in might generation from Tactics needlessly. The traits linked to Marching Orders all share it's ICD creating a difficult to balance set of traits. Solution: Decouple the CDs. Remove the ICD from Marching Orders. This will help both warrior sustain and damage as well as team damage through more effective might support. Marching Orders itself is inherently tied to Burst CDs anyway. A Spellbreaker can get 3 bursts off back to back, and Axe Berserker is locked behind Berserk Mode and is highly susceptible to counter play if they spam Decapitate. Either way this becomes a decent alternative to might generation that requires hitting with Burst, so all the counter play we know and hate love is relevant here. Make Soldier's Comfort's new CD 5s. This is our core support spec, and while we have Vigorous Shouts they were instant and had little counter play outside of poison. SC still needs the burst skill to hit, so there is an immense amount of counter play to it to justify the shorter CD. Keeping the CD to 5s means that back to back bursts cannot be used to spike heal yourself or your party. This is good and avoids problems from too much sustain (see scourge). Lastly Martial Cadence's new CD should remain at 10s. This is inherently a useful trait, but anything shorter than 10s would make it too strong. It would still be weak in relation to PS and VS. The only thing that would make it more competitive in it's slot is outside your purview I believe so I won't even bring up those ideas. With these changes the core support from Tactics would get bolstered, but not become broken OP. There would be more fluidity to the traitline, and decoupling these three traits gives more breathing room for balance decisions later on. I want to emphasize again that my goal here isn't to create something OP, but to find small things that can help warrior do warrior things better. Again, please feel free to reach out if you are able. Thank you very much for you time and efforts, mate. Warrior brethren, please do not bombard this thread or follow up threads with your own suggestions. If you have commentary to add, keep it to the topic discussed directly in the thread. 4 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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