Trevor Boyer.6524 Posted February 11 Share Posted February 11 (edited) Catalyst will still be OP and will still need nerfing. Spellbreaker will continue to run amuck because it is for whatever reason receiving barely any nerfing. Virtuoso will appear on the metabattle list of 3 viable builds to play in the next meta, due to changes to Master Of Manipulation making it a class that you actually cannot hit unless you have unblockable attacks. Seriously, you won't be able to hit it without unblockable attacks. This single change will likely put it on par with Catalyst levels of OP. People will try to play teleport-crept Hammer Guardian builds but they're still going to suck because Catalyst will still nuke Guardian with 1shots and infinitely kite it with super speed. It also won't be able to hit Virtuosos, and teleporting will be useless against Spellbreakers because Spellbreakers want to bait you into melee range to begin with. Rev is a class favored by the best players but the best player won't be playing Rev because Vindi is getting nuked and it won't compare to Cata/Spell/Virtu. Changes to Ranger's Wilderness Survival will do absolutely nothing to alter competitive build structures, other than nerfing condi variant burst times if they do not lower the natural ICD of Sharpening Stone. Untamed tele-burst play will disappear with animation time added to Unnatural Traversal and it will be replaced by the mandatory use of Signet Of The Hunt which will be required to be able to hit Virtuoso and Catalyst. With the rise of impossible to strike without unblockables Virtuoso bringing in a 2nd invuln archetype that will be massively overrepresented in play alongside of Cata & Spell, this will remove Sic Em Soulbeast from play, as well as all other projectile based builds and I do mean completely. Untamed utilizing the unblockable signet with frequent anti-projectile bubbles, will become mandatory to use. Ranger archetypes will be moot & pointless outside of the unblockable melee strikes from Untamed. Other Ranger specs will be able to utilize the unblockable sig, but it won't work nearly as well as it will on Untamed. Tool Holo & Scrapper will try hard, but they won't make it into the Cata/Spell/Virtu meta. Thief will remain benched, wondering why his class identity was completely removed after too much mobility & stealth creep. Necro will get benched next to Thief, and start conversation with Thief about "What happened? It's like they just forgot about me one day?" Edited February 12 by Trevor Boyer.6524 17 7 10 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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