Virtuality.8351 Posted February 25 Share Posted February 25 (edited) First edit: for how exactly the rebalance could be done, I have proposed my idea in the comment below. Second edit: DO CHECK OUT the excellent write-up by Asum.4960 in the comments below. This is the best proposal I've seen so far. I have also provided an excerpt for those who do not wish to read long articles. - Looking into the lists of Sigils and Runes on wiki, it suddenly hit me that, the last time we got new Sigils and Runes was from the release of Path of Fire, back in September, 2017. That's been almost 5 and a half years. Both Heart of Thorns and Path of Fire introduced Runes associated with new Specializations (Rune of Weaver, etc). Heart of Thorn, additionally, adds Sigils that proc upon interrupting or disabling foes, and Runes that provides huge Boon Duration or Poison Duration buffs. The End of Dragon release introduced none. It only seems appropriate that at least new Runes associated with EoD specs will be made up in future patches or paid mini-expansions. Meanwhile, we are already provided with a huge variety of options. There are a total of 81 different kinds of Sigils and 127 kinds of Runes available in PvE. The problem is just that the majority of them never see use. Some of them follows dated design, such as stacking bonus attribute points upon killing an enemy (which was meta eons ago). Others just provides buffs that are not meaningful under any circumstances whatsoever (e.g., Sigil of Chilling, barely seen use after Reaper's Chill damage was removed and not even available or useful in PvP), and/or so niche that they are outshined by more generic ones (e.g., Malice Sigil vs condition-specific ones for builds rely on more than one or two types of damaging conditions). With professions and elite specialization update already made "a higher priority" and next balance patch coming in May 2, upgrade components could really use some love too. The first Rune and Sigil balance patch was done in 2014, followed by the second (and also the latest) one in 2018. No major overhaul has been done ever since, and the second half of 2023 seems to be a good time for another round. Edited February 26 by Virtuality.8351 16 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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