Magizen.7842 Posted January 31 Share Posted January 31 (edited) (PvP Balance) Cata Nerfs: Dragon Tooth: 15-20% damage nerf. Water Trident: Remove the 50% damage buff on chilled enemies but instead add a 25% additional healing and 5 stacks of vulnerability to chilled targets hit. Shatterstone: Increase chill duration from 2 to 3s. Blinding Flash: Change the ammo from 2 to 1. Rock Barrier: 10% damage nerf and completely remove barrier. (Arguably the most bloated skill on scepter.) Elemental Celerity (Cata elite): Cooldown goes from 60s to 75s; Cast time is increased from 1/4s to 1/2s. *I think this elite is arguably the strongest thing Catalyst has as a whole yet it has very little if not non-existent counter-play to it. Do be reminded that the meta FA Cata build pre-patch was trash and had no place in either ranked or competitive matches as there was simply no reason to play it and it's really just the scepter buffs that made it too good combined with Focus. In my opinon, If an Ele build is running focus (or a defensive) off-hand it shouldn't be able to dish out "glass cannon" damage because it's really not a 'glass', only exception was FA weaver because that build commits nearly all their traits/utilities for more damage modifiers to achieve the "glass cannon" status it has. This means to keep FA Cata strong without being "broken"/"OP" they would need to play dagger off-hand to keep up with the damage loss they had with these nerfs but this would open up more counter plays to the build and would certainly make the build much more skillful and justify the reward. Focus off-hand would still remain good but the damage would be a bit lacking despite running berserker but it makes up for it with its utilities (gale, comet, swirling winds) to remain useful in team fights in coordination with other DPS classes. The balance team has a history of nerfing overperforming builds to the ground that you don't see them again for months or even years to the point of destroying other future builds for that spec as well due to how 'x' was over nerfed. I think starting with nerfing or reverting some scepter changes would be a safe and good start. Edited January 31 by Magizen.7842 To clarify it's for PvP 3 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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